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MIT's 'Kinect of the Future' Device Tracks People Through Walls [VIDEO] - 0 views

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    "The device tracks a single person with an accuracy of plus or minus 10 centimeters - about the size of an adult hand. Apart from the ability to "see" through a wall, its main advantage is that the person being tracked isn't required to wear a transmitter. While other location systems depend on Wi-Fi, this device can track a person's movements within the radius of its radio waves."
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Wearable Device GIST Helps the Blind 'See' What's Around Them | Singularity Hub - 0 views

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    "Meet GIST, a gesture-controlled wearable device that helps the visually impaired navigate the world around them. University of Nevada computer scientists Vinitha Khambadkar and Eelke Folmer recently debuted GIST at a technology conference."
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Couple's Amazon Device Recorded Private Conversation, Sent To Friend « CBS Boston - 0 views

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    ""The person on the other line said, 'unplug your Alexa devices right now,'" Danielle told KIRO. "'You're being hacked.'" The couple had reportedly placed Amazon devices in every room of their house to control the heat, lights, and security system. All of the gadgets were pulled out after their colleague proved they had received the unauthorized recording."
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Thinnest-ever electronic tattoos are capable of precision health monitoring / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "The graphene temporary tattoo seen here is the thinnest epidermal electronic device ever and according to the University of Texas at Austin researchers who developed it, the device can take some medical measurements as accurately as bulky wearable sensors like EKG monitors."
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Fuseproject designs wearable device that diagnoses diseases | design - 0 views

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    "San Francisco studio Fuseproject has created a concept for a wearable device to allow people in the developing world to test themselves for symptoms of chronic illnesses such as malaria without having to visit a doctor (+ slideshow)."
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Mobile Med-Tech Revolution Hits Hospitals | Singularity Hub - 0 views

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    "The benefits of mobile technology in a healthcare setting have not, it's safe to say, gone unnoticed. A throng of companies are trying to turn the smartphone into an assortment of medical devices, from blood pressure cuffs to otoscopes. Such devices offer patients a chance to keep up with chronic conditions and send data to their doctors on occasion."
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Europe's next privacy war is with websites silently tracking users | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    ""Parties who wish to process device fingerprints which are generated through the gaining of access to, or the storing of, information on the user's terminal device must first obtain the valid consent of the user (unless an exemption applies)," the Article 29 Working Party wrote. It means that some websites, including Google, Facebook and Microsoft, that have used alternative technical processes to try to bypass the need for a "cookie policy notice" will have to show a notification after all."
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A search-engine for insecure cameras, from baby-monitors to grow-ops / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Shodan is a search engine for the Internet of Things, scanning the public Internet for devices communicating on ports and over protocols that are commonly used by IoT devices. By feeding it the right parameters -- Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP, port 554) -- you can find innumerable publicly shared webcams, ranging from CCTVs that oversee marijuana grow-ops and many, many baby-monitors. "
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Surveillance used to be a bad thing. Now, we happily let our employers spy on us | André Spicer | Opinion | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "This RFID-enabled device allowed its proud new owners to do things such as log into their computer, open doors and purchase food in the office cafeteria with a flick of the wrist. Nearly half of the company's 85 workers had the device implanted when the firm held a "chip party". YIKES!
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This Android malware has infected 85 million devices and makes its creators $300,000 a month | ZDNet - 0 views

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    "A strain of of Android malware has infected 85 million victims across the globe, generating at least $300,000 every month for the gang behind it, thanks to millions of pop-up adverts and app downloads."
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Students: bring your own technology to uni | Education | theguardian.com - 0 views

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    "But Lodge admits that the BYOD trend does have a number of flaws. His biggest concern? It encourages students to use technology during teaching time: "The major downside of BYOD is the potential for distraction. Students' own devices are likely to include all the applications they use on a regular basis. This cannot be controlled like it can be with computers provided by the institution.""
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Chinese companies using GPS tracking device smartwatches to monitor, alert street cleaners - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - 0 views

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    "Following backlash, the company said it removed the alarm function from the smartwatch, but reports maintain the employees are still being required to wear the device so their location can be tracked."
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BBC News - Microsoft launches Project Natal and new games for Xbox - 0 views

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    Natal... The future of gaming, be able to control your 360 in your sitting room... However, they neglected to mention how the device has a motion-sensing camera meaning that your living room is more susceptible to being hacked now... 
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BBC News - 3D TV is being billed as possible industry saviour - 0 views

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    3D TV! At last, a new input device that will allow us to be drawn even more into our Televisions =D
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AWESOME: Muscle-Based Computer Control Scheme [VIDEO] - 0 views

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    I bet none of you had thought of this interface device...
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Major cyber attack disrupts internet service across Europe and US | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "DDoS attacks are also becoming more common. Brian Krebs, an independent security researcher, observed earlier this month that the "source code" to the Mirai botnet had been released by a hacker group, "virtually guaranteeing that the internet will soon be flooded with attacks from many new botnets powered by insecure routers, IP cameras, digital video recorders and other easily hackable devices""
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Iraq shuts down the internet to stop pupils cheating in exams | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The blackouts coincided with exams for secondary and high-school students and were implemented as the ultimate step in the country's battle to stop students cheating using smuggled mobile phones and internet-connected devices in exam halls. While attempting to ban mobile phones from exams or setting up local jamming equipment might be a less draconian measure, shutting off the internet is undoubtedly efficient. However, the outage impacted every person and business in the parts of the country controlled by the Iraqi government, causing human rights campaigners, including Access Now, to condemn the move."
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Why the internet of things is the new magic ingredient for cyber criminals | John Naughton | Opinion | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The significance of the attack on Krebs is that it looks as though many of the attacks on him came from large numbers of enslaved devices - routers, cameras, networked TVs and the like. "Someone has a botnet with capabilities we haven't seen before," says Martin McKeay, Akamai's senior security expert. The DDoS arms race has just moved up a gear."
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