Ian Simpson

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Hacker sets off emergency alarms, frightening Dallas residents

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dallas residents were jolted out of bed late Friday evening after a hacker triggered all the city's emergency sirens, setting off a wave of panic and confusion.<p>All 156 emergency sirens were activated around 11:40 p.m. in what appeared to be a hacking incident that "woke up a lot of people," …

Law Enforcement

Subpostmasters fight to clear names in theft and false accounting case

Former staff to sue Post Office over accusations that left many jobless and with criminal records<p>More than 1,000 subpostmasters who claim they were wrongly accused of theft or false accounting could join a class action against the Post Office to clear their names.<p>The case could result in a payout …

Corruption

How DNA could store all the world’s data

Modern archiving technology cannot keep up with the growing tsunami of bits. But nature may hold an answer to that problem already.<p>For Nick Goldman, …

A Hackable Dishwasher Is Connecting Hospitals to the Internet of Shit

Despite all kinds of internet-connected things getting pwned, manufacturers insist of putting stuff on the internet without any security.<p>If it's connected to the internet, it can be hacked. In an age where manufacturers are rushing to put any kind of device onto the internet, we're quickly finding …

Dutch startup aims to save our environment from billions of wasted IoT batteries

It’s fitting that a solution for harnessing weak amount of solar energy comes out of the rainy Netherlands.<p>There are already a staggering amount of IoT devices around, but predictions show that number might quadruple in the next three years to 20 billion devices. This is terrible news for the …

Telehealth Doctor Visits May Be Handy, But Aren't Cheaper Overall

Telehealth takes a lot of forms these days. Virtual visits with a health care provider can take place by video, phone or text, or via the Web or a mobile app. The one commonality: You get to consult a doctor from your home, the office, Starbucks or anywhere with a wifi or mobile connection.<p>These …

Health Care

Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia

Jacket would distinguish pneumonia’s symptoms up to four times faster than a doctor, in battle against illness that kills half a million children under five in sub-Saharan Africa every year<p>Ugandan graduate Brian Turyabagye was studying engineering when his friend’s grandmother fell seriously ill. …

Sub-Saharan Africa

CIO interview: Ian Turfrey, British Medical Association

Follow:<p>The British Medical Association’s (BMA’s) CIO, Ian Turfrey, is putting improved collaboration and productivity at the forefront of the …

Resource Planning

Microsoft HoloLens Is Changing Neurosurgery For The Better

This Band-Aid Can Mimic Human Skin

It’s made of a conductive nanowire mesh embedded inside a thin layer of elastomer.

A Sneak Peak Inside Magic Leap: Remaking the World Around Us

Behind the Magic<p>We know very little about Magic Leap, aside from what we see in their numerous video demos and tweets from their CEO, the most recent …

Data dissection | Scientific Computing World

Next generation sequencing (NGS), high content screening, metabolomics, and other emerging biological disciplines are allowing scientists to drill …

Big Data

Tech Tent: The promise and perils of data

Rory Cellan-Jones @BBCRoryCJ on Twitter<p>Stream the latest Tech Tent episode on the BBC website<br>• Download the latest episode as a podcast<br>• Listen to previous episodes on the BBC website<br>• Listen live every Friday at 15.00 GMT on the BBC World Service<p>Big data. It's one of the tech cliches of the age. The …

Artificial Intelligence

How to deal with a medical emergency on the Space Station

<b>A major medical emergency has never occurred on the International Space Station - but what would happen if it did? And what lessons could be learnt for treating similar emergencies on Earth?</b><p>When Tim Peake blasted into orbit in December, he knew that the 40 hours of medical training he'd received …

Space Science

South Korea launches first Internet of Things network

<b>South Korea has launched its first commercial, low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) network aimed at making the country even more connected.</b><p>The network would allow smart devices to talk to each other via the network.<p>Phone carrier SK Telecom is behind the initiative, which uses technology that will …

Internet of Things

Technology explained: What is the internet of things?

<b>The "internet of things" is all about connecting objects to the network and enabling them to collect and share data.</b><p>The BBC's Jane Wakefield explains how the technology can be used.

Internet of Things

NHS send-to-all email causes turmoil

<b>An email that was accidentally sent to all the NHS's staff in England has caused havoc.</b><p>One of the health system's employees fired off the message on Monday morning without realising they had copied in 840,000 of their colleagues.<p>The action quickly clogged up the system and was exacerbated by users …

NHS

'Brain wi-fi' reverses leg paralysis in primate first

<b>An implant that beams instructions out of the brain has been used to restore movement in paralysed primates for the first time, say scientists.</b><p>Rhesus monkeys were paralysed in one leg due to a damaged spinal cord.<p>The team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology bypassed the injury by sending …

Neurophilosophy

Type 2 diabetes: Data reveals hotspots for cases

<b>Prescriptions for type 2 diabetes have risen by a third in England in the last five years from 26 million to 35 million a year, according to NHS data.</b><p>The analysis of the data also shows there are hotspots for the disease in London and Lincolnshire, with the London borough of Newham having twice the …

Diabetes

YouTube now lets creators ‘pin’ their top comments, reveals beta tool that auto-detects trolling

YouTube is unveiling a trio of new features to let creators show commenters some love, while also lifting the lid on a new tool that automatically detects rogue comments.<p>First up, creators will now be able to pin a specific comment to the top of their feed, meaning they can promote a particularly …

Robot surgeons and artificial life: the promise of tiny machines

<b>The 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded for the design and synthesis of the world's smallest machines. The work has overtones of science fiction, but holds huge promise in fields as diverse as medicine, materials and energy.</b><p>All grand endeavours start small.<p>This is especially true of …

Nanotech

Technology: Read the instructions

Altmetric: 141<p>Citations: 2<p>More detail<p>Outlook<p>Andrew R. Scott<p>Personalized medicine<p>Remarkable progress in sequencing technologies and data handling is …

Surgeons use robot to operate inside eye in world first

British surgeons hail successful procedure to remove membrane 100th of a millimetre thick from retina<p>British surgeons have successfully performed the world’s first robotic operation inside the eye, potentially revolutionising the way such conditions are treated.<p>The procedure was carried out at John …

Oxford University

Microsoft's hi-tech mosquito trap and other tech news

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news, including the news that the US prepares to relax its regulations on flying drones.<p>Plus, Microsoft researchers have built a hi-tech mosquito trap to help combat diseases like the Zika virus.<p><b>More at</b> BBC.com/Click <b>and</b> …

Regulation

Children make 3D-printed boot for penguin and other news

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news, including the news that Mercedes-Benz has tested its self-driving bus in the Netherlands.<p>Plus, schoolchildren in Connecticut collaborated with an aquarium to make a 3D-printed boot for an injured penguin.<p><b>More at</b> …

3D Printing

MedSec's 'hackable pacemaker' report autopsy: Bombshell crash claim in doubt

No conclusive evidence of bricked devices, say uni expertsResearchers at the University of Michigan (U-M) have poured doubt on one claim by MedSec …

Computer Science

Keep to the beat! – Heart Rate Monitor Tutorial

Last tutorial in our LED trilogy! If you haven’t – then check out our Light It Up!-LED Tutorial and CEED Universe Compass Tutorial.<p><b>Components …

Arduino

Apple buys Gliimpse to help iPhone owners store and share health records

Apple’s Watch may track your activity to encourage you to get fit, but the company’s devices could soon give you a much more detailed picture of your …