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Blu-Ray Encryption over HDCP cracked with $267 of equipment

11/28/2011, Security researchers have found a way to crack the Blu-Ray encryption while the video content is transiting via an HDMI cable between the player and the television. Normally, the content is encrypted during this trip to prevent piracy using a...

New battery electrode could last 40,000 charge cycles

11/25/2011, As our smartphones start doing more for us and become more feature packed, the more battery it would drain, but the thing is it does not matter how big a battery you have because the more you charge it, the less effective it becomes, ultimately resulting...

Scientists use Twitter to work out if it’s raining

11/02/2011, Twitter is a very interesting tool. Besides serving as a source of news or a form of communication for a large number of people worldwide, people have also been studying how tweets have an impact on our lives and world around us. For example, recently...

Explosives detectors printed with inkjet printers

10/31/2011, Explosives detectors usually do not come on the cheap side, but yet there is an increasing need for such devices, whether it be at the airport or on the battle field or used by police officers during their patrol. Unfortunately the downside to such...

Researchers use the iPhone 4 used as a keylogging device

10/25/2011, There exists malware for computers that log keystrokes, which is used to determine passwords and credit card numbers. There also exists malware on our smartphones that log calls and text messages, but interestingly a team of researchers at Georgia Tech...

Salt used to increase hard drive storage capacity

10/17/2011, With the quality of our media on our computers getting larger (i.e. HD movies, Blu-ray rips, etc), and with the quality of our games going up and eating up more resources, we’re starting to need more and more hard disk space just to back everything up....

Scientists develop self-wiring chip

10/17/2011, There’s an increasing trend to start producing gadgets that are getting thinner and thinner with each generation. Heck, Motorola is set to unveil the Droid RAZR, which based on the legacy of the RAZR feature phone, will most probably end up being one of...

NEC’s new battery technology said to last twice as long

10/17/2011, While we long for new battery technology that will be able to let us use our smartphones or tablets for longer periods of time, NEC has managed to develop a new lithium-ion battery technology that they are claiming will be able to double the life span of...

Wireless transceivers used to monitor breathing patterns

09/19/2011, Thanks to Neal Patwari and his colleagues at the University of Utah, they have come up with a new study where they demonstrate how their motion detecting technology could be used to monitor breathing patterns and could possible aid in understanding sudden...

Researchers come up with new way to extend smartphone battery life

09/16/2011, Battery life on smartphones are an issue. Compared the battery life on smartphones these days with feature phones like the Nokia 3310, where it could last you just about forever. With smartphones, turn on 3G/4G/WiFi, surf the net for a while and suddenly...