Computer Sciences

An Android application checks how roasted coffee beans are

Coffee, one of the most popular and consumed drinks worldwide, is made from water and coffee beans. Coffee beans are the seeds of the Coffea plant, which is grown in several parts of central and South America, as well as ...

Computer Sciences

Safe Paths: A privacy-first approach to contact tracing

Fast containment is key to halting the progression of pandemics, and rapid determination of a diagnosed patient's locations and contact history is a vital step for communities and cities. This process is labor-intensive, ...

Security

Smartphone apps may connect to vulnerable backend cloud servers

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in the backend systems that feed content and advertising to smartphone applications through a network of cloud-based servers that most users probably don't even know ...