Engineers develop multimaterial fiber 'ink' for 3-D-printed devices

[ad_1] Using the 3-D printing method developed by the MIT researchers, a structure such as this model airplane wing could have both light emitters and light detectors embedded in the material, so that it could continuously detect any micro-cracks as they begin to form. Credit: Felice Frankel A new method developed by MIT researchers uses […]

The internet will always have enough space for all our devices

[ad_1] Credit: Shutterstock It seems that every five years, news emerges that the digital sky is falling in. Back in 2010 and 2015, rumours spread that the internet would soon run out of IP addresses. Now, the regulator of Europe’s internet domains has predicted that the region’s 1.91m remaining addressees will most likely run out […]

Website rates security of internet-connected devices

[ad_1] A row of cameras is among the internet-connected devices whose security has been assessed by researchers from Georgia Tech and the University of North Carolina. Credit: Allison Carter, Georgia Tech If you’re in the market for an internet-connected garage door opener, doorbell, thermostat, security camera, yard irrigation system, slow cooker—or even a box of […]

USB4 devices are clear to roll out next year

[ad_1] USB4 will use the same form factor as USB type-C and will be backward compatible with USB 3.2, USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt 3. In other words, you’ll be able to use just about any existing USB type-C device with a machine featuring a USB4 bus. The new connection will be similar to USB3 in […]

Smart software for smart devices

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Almost everywhere one turns, one sees someone using a smartphone or other mobile, internet-connected device. Commonly, usage of such devices is not to make and receive phone calls as one might expect but the use of countless services that allow one to manipulate, share, download, view, listen to digital entities, […]

Specification vulnerability in devices that speak Bluetooth is addressed

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The discovery of a flaw in Bluetooth specification that could enable an attack to spy on your information made news this week; the attacker could be able to weaken the encryption of Bluetooth devices and snoop on communications or send falsified ones to take over a device, said The Verge. […]

Security sleuths eye attack devices planted in packages

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain How is this for irony. Everyone talks about security exploits getting more sophisticated. Yet an up and coming threat to the digital world, aka the hair-pulling mischief universe, could not be more elementary: hiding, in a package, a low-cost, low-power computer designed for access attack and sending it off in […]

Wearable pet devices are putting human privacy at risk

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The billion-dollar pet industry now has a growing market dedicated to wearable devices but new research from the University of Bristol has found these devices capture more data on the owners rather than their pets. Consumers have the option to track location, activity and health data of their pets but […]

Researchers develop a rapid, low-cost method to 3-D print microfluidic devices

[ad_1] Concept and demonstrations of microfluidic devices fabricated using DIW 3D printer. Demonstrated devices includes: Mixer, cell culture chamber, droplet generator, multilayer gradient generator, flow resistor, integrated electrodes and integrated porous membranes. Credit: SUTD Microfluidics is the manipulation and study of sub-microscopic liters of fluids. Technologies that utilise microfluidics are found in many multidisciplinary fields […]