Electronics

Software flaw affects security of nearly every Wi-Fi enabled device

Software flaw affects security of nearly every Wi-Fi enabled device

Hacks and cybersecurity attacks are in the news so frequently—and the threats can be so abstract—that some people find it easier to tune out. But...
Anyone can track you with $1,000 of online ads

Anyone can track you with $1,000 of online ads

For around $1,000, anyone can buy online ads that could allow them to track which apps you use, where you spend money, and your...
Wearable gadget could shield your voice from hackers

Wearable gadget could shield your voice from hackers

A security-token necklace, ear buds, or eyeglasses could eliminate vulnerabilities in voice authentication—the practice of logging in to a device or service with your...
5 ways to protect yourself from retail and restaurant data breaches

5 ways to protect yourself from retail and restaurant data breaches

Theft of payment card information through retail and restaurant data breaches is becoming more common. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were more...
For $1,000, anyone can purchase online ads to track your location and app use

For $1,000, anyone can purchase online ads to track your location and app use

Privacy concerns have long swirled around how much information online advertising networks collect about people's browsing, buying and social media habits -- typically to...
Revolutionary guitar string rocks the guitar world

Revolutionary guitar string rocks the guitar world

A revolutionary guitar string developed at the University of St Andrews has struck a chord with some of the greats of the music world. The...
Twitter’s new 280-character limit trial is a risky strategy

Twitter’s new 280-character limit trial is a risky strategy

Social media site Twitter is trialling longer, 280-character limits to help users “easily express themselves”. At first glance this announcement might seem like nothing but a nice...
Log into your computer with your heart

Log into your computer with your heart

Goodbye, login. Hello, heart scan A new computer security system uses the size and shape of your heart to let you log in instead of...
80 percent of activity tracker users stick with the devices for at least 6 months

80 percent of activity tracker users stick with the devices for at least 6...

Use of activity trackers, such as wearable devices and smartphone apps, is on the rise, and a new study shows that 80 percent of...
5 most popular cases for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

5 most popular cases for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Since the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were introduced two weeks ago, many people have been excited to have one. The new iPhone 8...