Model could help replace nonsense online with real facts

A new model could shed light on how false information spreads through social networks online.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs internet internet-of-things journalism social-lives social-media

App tells you who’s collecting your data and why

A new app called IoT Assistant can tell you when your data's being collected in public places. Try it out on your own phone.

Daniel Tkacik-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: featured science-and-technology internet-of-things laws privacy security

This site shows the security risks of your smart devices

Do you have a smart thermostat, voice assistant, or other internet-connected devices? A new website can tell you about their security risks.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
Sept. 5, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: featured science-and-technology consumers internet internet-of-things security

Hacking self-driving cars could cause mass mayhem

Hacking cars could plunge a city into gridlock and it wouldn't even take hacking a majority of internet-connected vehicles to do it.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech • futurity
July 30, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: science-and-technology hackers internet-of-things physics security self-driving-cars vehicles

‘Smart’ fabric boosts wearable device signals to save power

New 'smart' textiles in clothing can boost the signal of wearable devices by 1,000 times, which cuts power consumption and improves security.

National University of Singapore • futurity
July 29, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: featured science-and-technology clothing internet-of-things metamaterials mobile-devices sensors wearable-devices

New wireless transceiver chip goes ‘beyond 5G’

The new transceiver skips right over 5G to deliver faster data processing while using less power than even the next generation of tech.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine • futurity
July 29, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: science-and-technology internet internet-of-things mobile-devices self-driving-cars

Super cheap tags can make our dumb stuff smarter

"Imagine a world where your pill bottle keeps track of your medication intake and a water glass monitors your hydration level."

Gabe Cherry-Michigan • futurity
April 12, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: science-and-technology internet-of-things sensors

Wake-up timer saves power for I.o.T. sensors

To save power, a cheap new timer can tell smart sensors when to wake up—no batteries required.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Dec. 27, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: science-and-technology internet-of-things sensors sustainability

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