A team of five Berkeley engineers has developed a new hardware product that utilizes precision location tracking to make smartphone notifications highly intelligent and contextual.
In the technology-minded world that we live in it’s nearly impossible to walk down the street without encountering someone on their phone. However, with the amount of information that we store in our phones it can be difficult to filter out what’s important and what’s not.
This is where Dot enters the scene.
Developed by startup Iota Labs, Dot is a physical push notification that informs your smartphone where you are so that it can determine your patterns and behaviors in the [...]
Hong Kong-based company USB Killer believes that “any public facing USB port should be considered an attack vector.”
A crucial medical device crashed during a heart procedure due to an antivirus scan that managed to crash the equipment, requiring doctors to perform a reboot of the computer entirely.
An antivirus software installed on a PC led to an untimely crash during a heart procedure, causing doctors to reboot the computer, disrupting the procedure for about five minutes. The mishap did not result in any complications and the doctors were able to complete their procedure without any risks to the patient.
The disrupted device is a Merge Hemo, a piece of medical equipment used to monitor and supervise heart catheterization procedures wherein doctors plug a catheter inside a [...]
Fingerprint censors are all the rage in mobile phones these days, with the feature becoming common even in cheaper and more affordable mobile devices. In a leap for the technology that enables personal cybersecurity, LG has announced a fingerprint censor that resides under a phone screen’s glass.
LG’s components subsidiary, LG Innotek, has revealed a new fingerprint reader module that can be integrated underneath a phone screen’s display glass.
Most phones these days come with a sensor component integrated into the home button of the device, primarily due to restrictions caused by the current breed of fingerprint censors.
Notably, the innovation also helps [...]