Alonso Seravalli

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Smartphone cameras can give away PIN codes, researchers warn

<i>Correction: This article originally said the user’s eyes were what gave away the code, but it is in fact the orientation inferred from captured</i> …

Court stops scientists from publishing codes that could wirelessly lockpick Porsches

Three cryptography experts from a Dutch university have cracked the codes used to start luxury cars such as Audis, Bentleys, Porsches, and Lamborghinis, knowledge that could allow anyone with the right tools to wirelessly lockpick a $300,000 car. The researchers were preparing to publish a paper in …

How Blippex handles the data behind its time-driven search engine

Search for something on Blippex, a recently launched search engine, and the results you’ll find might be quite different from that of a more popular …

How to cache offline maps in latest Google Maps for iOS

On Tuesday Google released an update to Google Maps for iOS, as promised. The update's most notable new feature is the addition of Google Maps for iPad.<p>One other feature added to the app that isn't completely obvious is the ability to cache a portion of a map for offline use. The process is …

Nanosolar is now selling off its solar assets

Time is up for eleven-year-old thin film startup Nanosolar: the company is now selling off its assets.<p>Following layoffs, a low-valuation financing …