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Mar 14, 2019

How to Steal DNA With Sound

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, information science, mobile phones

The latest Facebook hack should have shown everyone nothing is safe. Researchers have now shown how easy it is to steal data from people doing research.

Engineers at the University of California say they have demonstrated how easy it would be to snoop on biotech companies making synthetic DNAll you need is an audio recording, they say. Place a smartphone near a DNA synthesizer, record the sound, run the recording across algorithms trained to discern the clicks and buzzes that particular machine makes, and you’ll know exactly what combination of DNA building blocks it is generating.


Researchers devise method for snooping on DNA synthesis using acoustic recordings. But is it a real threat?

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Mar 11, 2019

Scientists one step closer to a clock that could replace GPS and Galileo

Posted by in categories: mapping, mobile phones

Scientists in the Emergent Photonics Lab (EPic Lab) at the University of Sussex have made a breakthrough to a crucial element of an atomic clock—devices which could reduce our reliance on satellite mapping in the future—using cutting-edge laser beam technology. Their development greatly improves the efficiency of the lancet (which in a traditional clock is responsible for counting), by 80% — something which scientists around the world have been racing to achieve.

Currently, the UK is reliant on the US and the EU for the that many of us have on our phones and in our cars. That makes us vulnerable not only to the whims of international politics, but also to the availability of satellite signal.

Dr. Alessia Pasquazi from the EPic Lab in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Sussex explains the breakthrough: With a portable atomic clock, an ambulance, for example, will be able to still access their mapping whilst in a tunnel, and a commuter will be able to plan their route whilst on the underground or without mobile phone signal in the countryside. Portable atomic clocks would work on an extremely accurate form of geo-mapping, enabling access to your location and planned route without the need for satellite signal.

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Mar 7, 2019

A student accidentally created a rechargeable battery that could last 400 years

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones

There’s no better example of that than a 2016 discovery at the University of California, Irvine, by doctoral student Mya Le Thai. After playing around in the lab, she made a discovery that could lead to a rechargeable battery that could last up to 400 years. That means longer-lasting laptops and smartphones and fewer lithium ion batteries piling up in landfills.

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Mar 5, 2019

Your iPhone keeps a detailed list of every location you frequent — here’s how to delete your history and shut the feature off for good

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The little-known “Significant Locations” list tracks every location you’ve been and how often you go there. But there’s a way to delete your history.

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Mar 3, 2019

Energizer’s Brick-Like New Phone Has a Battery That Lasts 50 Days

Posted by in category: mobile phones

But would you actually want to carry it around?

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Mar 2, 2019

5G can make digital humans look real and turn real people into holograms

Posted by in categories: business, holograms, internet, mobile phones

Holograms. Emotive, life-like digital human beings. Washing machine repairs directed from miles away.

The rollout of 5G wireless networks that will continue throughout 2019 and beyond promises a slew of new smartphones that will hum along much faster than the models they’ll eventually replace. But while zippier handsets compatible with the next generation of wireless are surely welcome, 5G’s potential extends beyond them.

Verizon, and some of the entrepreneurial startups it is working with, recently demonstrated a few of the fresh consumer and business experiences made possible or enhanced by 5G, at its 5G Lab in New York City, one of five such labs around the country.

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Feb 27, 2019

Apple Co-Founder: Where’s My Foldable iPhone?

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The tech has caught Steve Wozniak’s attention.

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Feb 25, 2019

This Pinoy-made app was designed for fishermen with no smartphones

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A smartphone app that helps people without smartphones? Read on to learn how it works: #SpaceApps #SpaceAppsPH


ISDApp is a Pinoy-designed app made especially for fishermen without smartphones. Learn how this app works—and why it won an award from NASA.

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Feb 24, 2019

Huawei’s Mate X foldable phone is a thinner 5G rival to the Galaxy Fold

Posted by in categories: internet, mobile phones, space

A foldable that folds without a gap.

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Feb 22, 2019

Video: Glitter-sized ‘metalenses’ may soon power your smartphone camera

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones

Glass lenses, used in everything from smartphone cameras to microscopes, are bulky, heavy, and expensive. Now, a team of U.S. researchers has created high-power lenses from thin, flat arrays of nanosized towers of titanium dioxide that are thinner than a sheet of paper. The novel lenses are made from so-called metamaterials, engineered to control the way in which light waves interact (above). In this case, they are able to focus light across the visible spectrum. The setup allows them to magnify images up to 170 times with high resolution, as good as conventional state-of-the-art optics, the researchers report today in. The new lenses also have the potential to be fabricated—at much lower cost—with standard computer chip–making techniques. As a result, devices such as phones, tablets, and microscopes may soon be built with smaller, and cheaper, metalenses.

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