Venkateswaran Ramachandran

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Predator drones could soon hide under dielectric 'invisibility cloaks'

America's fleet of Predator UAVs could soon become even harder to shoot down (or even detect for that matter) thanks to a new kind of camouflage developed at UC San Diego. UCSD professor Boubacar Kante and his team published their findings last month in the journal Progress In Electromagnetics …

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations<p>Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations …

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Hyundai's 2015 Genesis will let you lock the doors through Google Glass

Tired of reaching into your pocket just to lock your car's doors? You won't have to when Hyundai rolls out the 2015 Genesis sedan next year. The automaker plans to launch a Blue Link app for Google Glass that offers Genesis owners the same remote services they'd get through a smartphone, including …

Old Phone Booths Converted Into Beautiful Aquariums

Now that everybody and their grandmother has some sort of cellular phone most people no longer have any use for public phones, let alone the metal …

Twitter Tries to Get Your Attention

Twitter’s great, but if you’re a regular human, you can’t spend <i>all</i> of your time looking at it.*So what if someone plops out something interesting, …

Twitter Steps Up Test of Local Tweet-Discovery Feature

As <b>AllThingsD</b> first reported in April, Twitter is continuing to test a feature that surfaces nearby tweets based on a user’s location. Spotted by The …

An SMS by Any Other Name (Comic)

Google Pulls Privacy Feature it Says Wasn’t Supposed to Be in Android in First Place

With the latest update to Android, Google has removed a hidden feature that had been used to allow phone owners to more tightly control which …