Consumer & Gadgets

Ambient Mode announced for some Android phones

As far as Android announcements go, the one for Google Assistant Ambient Mode was more like a pleasant cowbell ring than a blasting trumpet but nonetheless it is a new feature and will please those who like the idea of being ...

Engineering

Digital PLL achieves a power consumption of 0.265 mW

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed an advanced phase-locked loop (PLL) frequency synthesizer that can drastically cut power consumption. This digital PLL could be an attractive building block for Bluetooth ...

Security

F-Secure finds a way to hack older RFID based hotel key locks

A pair of researchers at F-Secure, Timo Hirvonen and Tomi Tuominen, has reported to the press that they have found a way to hack some older RFID-based hotel room key locks. They are also planning to give a presentation outlining ...