Android Devices Running Versions Below Android 9.0 Pie Vulnerable to Tracking by Apps: Researchers

HIGHLIGHTS Newly discovered Android security flaw can be used to track users The vulnerability can expose details to all the apps in your device Google apparently fixed the flaw with Android 9.0 Pie only Researchers have pointed out an Android security flaw that apparently exposes details about a user’s device to all applications running on the device. Google has … Read more Android Devices Running Versions Below Android 9.0 Pie Vulnerable to Tracking by Apps: Researchers

LinkedIn Will Allow Economics Researchers to Mine Its Data

Once, Facebook allowed academic researchers access to its data. We know how that story ends: with the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Now LinkedIn, the professional social networking site owned by Microsoft, says it will open its vast trove of data to academic researchers. But the company, whose chief data officer, Igor Perisic, made the announcement in a blog post Monday, … Read more LinkedIn Will Allow Economics Researchers to Mine Its Data

Wearable Sweat Sensor Could Help Diagnose and Treat Disease, Say Researchers

An ultra-sensitive, wearable sweat sensor may improve diagnosis and treatment of cystic fibrosis, diabetes and other conditions, researchers said Monday. Unlike previous sweat sensors, the new model requires only a trace of moisture to do its job and doesn’t require patients to sit still for 30 minutes while it collects sweat. “This is a huge … Read more Wearable Sweat Sensor Could Help Diagnose and Treat Disease, Say Researchers

Researchers propose a way to use your heartbeat as a password

Researchers at Binghamton State University in New York think your heart could be the key to your personal data. By measuring the electrical activity of the heart, researchers say they can encrypt patients’ health records. The fundamental idea is this: In the future, all patients will be outfitted with a wearable device, which will continuously … Read more Researchers propose a way to use your heartbeat as a password

Researchers create wild ReRAM memory chips that store data and act like a processor

Computer scientists in Singapore and Germany have collaborated to create a resistive RAM chip that not only stores data but can act as a computer processor. The breakthrough uses state-of-the-art memory chips known as Redox-based, resistive switching random access memory (ReRAM) and could lead to much faster and thinner mobile devices. Today’s computers must transfer … Read more Researchers create wild ReRAM memory chips that store data and act like a processor

Researchers create ‘mini-brains’ in lab to study neurological diseases

Neurons (stock illustration). Credit: © ktsdesign / Fotolia Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say they have developed tiny “mini-brains” made up of many of the neurons and cells of the human brain — and even some of its functionality — and which can be replicated on a large scale. The … Read more Researchers create ‘mini-brains’ in lab to study neurological diseases