Electronics

Would you bank with Amazon or Google? More than half of us say ‘yes’

Would Americans consider putting their money in an Amazon Bank or Google Financial Services? A surprising number of us would. Nearly 60 percent of American banking...
Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Smartphone apps that use “open ports” to share and receive data are more vulnerable to security breaches than previously thought, mainly due to the...

Knitting electronics with yarn batteries

When someone thinks about knitting, they usually don’t conjure up an image of sweaters and scarves made of yarn that can power watches and...
Flexible TVs and high performance wearable smart tech one step closer

Flexible TVs and high performance wearable smart tech one step closer

Flexible televisions, tablets and phones as well as ‘truly wearable’ smart tech are a step closer thanks to a nanoscale transistor created by researchers...

Army research rejuvenates older zinc batteries

Army scientists, with a team of researchers from the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, have created a water-based...

Researchers achieve HD video streaming at 10,000 times lower power

Wearable cameras such as Snap Spectacles promise to share videos of live concerts or surgeries instantaneously with the world. But because these cameras must use...
iPhone has changed the world in addictive ways

iPhone has changed the world in addictive ways

Apple released its first iPhone on June 29, 2007 — forever changing how people interact with each other and the world. A decade later, smartphones...

Sensor-carrying drones ‘talk’ to each other

New hardware and software that can coordinate sensor-carrying drones may be able to assist in evaluating local atmospheric conditions, measuring electronic signals such as...
Facebook privacy settings

Facebook privacy settings: how to make your account more secure

Social media giant Facebook is gradually making changes to the design of its privacy settings page in order to make it easier for users...
Think Facebook can manipulate you Look out for virtual reality

Think Facebook can manipulate you? Look out for virtual reality

As Facebook users around the world are coming to understand, some of their favorite technologies can be used against them. It’s not just the scandal...