Security

Up to 1,500 firms hit in Kaseya ransomware attack

Hundreds of Swedish supermarkets remained shut Tuesday after a major cyberattack that has crippled hundreds of companies worldwide for the past four days, with the perpetrators demanding $70 million in bitcoin to undo the ...

Security

Hackers demand $70 mn after Kaseya ransomware attack

Hackers were on Monday demanding $70 million in bitcoin in exchange for data stolen during a "gargantuan" attack on a US IT company that has shuttered hundreds of Swedish supermarkets.

Software

Wi-Fi Aware allows neighboring 8.0 Android phones to connect

Google's new Wi-Fi Aware functionality, also known as Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN), allows devices running on Android 8.0 (API level 26) and higher to detect and directly connect to each other without any secondary ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Smart suit wirelessly powered by a smartphone

Athletes are always on the lookout for new ways to push the limits of human performance and one needs to first pinpoint their current limits objectively if they seek to overcome them. A team of researchers from the National ...

Engineering

Device tracks house appliances through vibration, AI

To boost efficiency in typical households—where people forget to take wet clothes out of washing machines, retrieve hot food from microwaves and turn off dripping faucets—Cornell University researchers have developed ...

Machine learning & AI

Gaze-controlled robotic arm for the speech and motor impaired

People with severe speech and motor impairment (SSMI), a condition caused by disorders like cerebral palsy, have difficulty physically operating devices such as a joystick, mouse or trackball, or use speech recognition systems. ...