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IoT security - what you need to know (Gary explains)

You have probably heard the term “the Internet of Things” (IoT) being bandied about, according to some it is the next big revolution after mobile, for others it is more hype than reality. The truth is somewhere in between. However one thing is sure: the number of computing devices connected to the …

Bruce Schneier

Futuristic Apple touchscreen will let you feel textures and temperatures

3D Touch is all well and good, but future Apple devices may incorporate advanced haptic technology which lets software simulate textures ranging from the grain of wood surface to the cold feeling of metal.<p>That’s according to a new patent published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

India Says The Cost of Solar Power Is Now Cheaper Than Coal

The moment we've been waiting for.<p>To anybody who's been reading the headlines on investment into clean energy production, it's clear that India has …

The Panama Papers Search Tool Began as an Academic Skunkworks Project

<i>A version of this post titled “Panamania” originally appeared in the Cyber Saturday edition of Data Sheet, Fortune’s</i> <i>daily tech newsletter.</i><p>The Panama …

The 25 highest-paying companies in the US in 2016

As you might expect, tech companies dominate this year's Glassdoor list.<p>"Salaries are sky-high at consulting companies due to 'barriers of entry' in this field, which refers to employers wanting top consultants to have personal contacts, reputations, and specialized skills and knowledge,"says …

Employment

Sleeping immune cells in tumours can be 'woken up' to fight cancer

Sleeping immune cells which are already in tumours can be ‘woken up’ to fight even the most deadly cancers, scientists have discovered.<p>In order to evade the body’s defence mechanism, cancer cells have learned to flick a switch in immune cells which switches them off.<p>The switch is there to stop the …

Immunotherapy

This Tiny Turbine Could Be the Next Big Thing in Power

Driven by "supercritical fluid," the turbine could someday leave steam in the dust.<p>Jet engines may be getting bigger, but power plant turbines might be getting smaller. The tech is still in its early stages but GE Global Research is developing a turbine that—though only the size of the average …

Renewable Energy

Shape Security Brings Its Bot-Blinding Technology to Mobile Apps

The same tricks used against bot armies on the Web can now help fend off attacks against mobile APIs.<p>Two years ago, the startup Shape Security emerged from stealth mode with an interesting new idea for protecting websites from some of the most common forms of attack. Today it announced it has …

Obama Administration

With $90 Million In New Funding And Unicorn Status, Anaplan Looks Ahead to IPO

Anaplan announced a $90 million round today at a valuation of S1.09 billion after funding, putting the company squarely in unicorn territory, those companies with valuations of a billion or more.<p>What’s more, CEO Fred Laluyaux said this will be the last private round prior to an IPO some time in …

Looker Analytics Platform Scores $48 Million Led By Kleiner Perkins

Looker is trying to simplify the way companies use analytics and today it announced $48 million in Series C funding to continue the mission.<p>The round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). Previous investors Redpoint Ventures, Meritech and Sapphire Ventures also participated. This …