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Popular electricity smart meters in Spain can be hacked, researchers say

By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Network-connected electricity meters installed in millions of homes across Spain lack essential security controls, according to two researchers who say the vulnerabilities leave room for hackers to carry out billing fraud or even cause … Continue reading

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Smartphone management flaws puts users at risk, researchers say

By Eric Auchard VIENNA (Reuters) – Security researchers have revealed two separate threats this week they say could put up to 90 percent of the world's 2 billion plus smartphones at risk of password theft, stolen data and in some … Continue reading

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Flaws could expose users of privacy-protecting software, researchers say

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Researchers have found a flaw that could expose the identities of people using a privacy-oriented operating system touted by Edward Snowden, just two days after widely used anonymity service Tor acknowledged a similar … Continue reading

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Sony’s latest target market for its $1,100 ‘Digital Paper’: legal researchers

Sony's still searching high and low for the kind of folks that need a replacement for regular paper and aren't too worried about the cost ($ 1,100). The latest potential buyers (after lawyers and HR departments) of its 13.3-inch E … Continue reading

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Big Bang researchers aren’t so sure they have proof of cosmic ripples

Remember that evidence of the early gravitational waves formed by the Big Bang? Apparently, it's not as surefire as scientists once thought. The newly peer-reviewed findings note that there's "unquantifiable uncertainty" in the source data; cosmic dust in the astronomers' … Continue reading

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Researchers want your body odor to be your new ID

Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid are currently developing a new form of biometric authentication based on personal body odor. The Group of Biometrics, Biosignals and Security (GB2S), with help from the Spanish engineering consulting firm Ilía Systems Ltd, … Continue reading

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Researchers develop ‘micro-windmills’ to recharge your cell phones

If you were to glue a hundred of them onto a cell phone case and hold it out the window, researcher J.C. Chiao says, you could potentially revive your dead phone in just a few minutes. The 1.8mm-wide windmills look … Continue reading

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Researchers develop tiny windmills that can power your gadgets (video)

Portable solar chargers aren't so out of the ordinary anymore, but minuscule windmills that can charge your phones? Now, those are something new. A couple of UT Arlington researchers, Smitha Rao and J.C. Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

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Swiss researchers created a cube that can sit, jump and walk (video)

Swiss researchers have created a metallic cube that can "walk" across a surface. Staff at the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich crammed a series of inertia sensors and constantly-spinning rotors (called reaction wheels) into a 15-centimeter cube, dubbed Cubli, that … Continue reading

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Researchers develop 3D-printed, urine-powered robot heart

Last month, scientists at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the UK announced they had successful create a prototype robotic "heart" that runs on human urine, fabricated with a 3D printer. For now, researchers built only the heart itself out of … Continue reading

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