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12 Easy-Peasy Passwords Designed to Foil Hackers

12 Easy-Peasy Passwords Designed to Foil Hackers

hy is it so difficult to remember all of our passwords and so simple for a hacker to break in? Take, for example, the more than 1 billion user names and passwords that were stolen from some 420,000 websites recently by the Russian gang called CyberVor. One billion. These Internet credentials weren’t stolen from individuals’ personal computers, but from online vendors that ... Read More »

Exoskeleton First: Workers Don Suit for Heavy Lifting

Exoskeleton First: Workers Don Suit for Heavy Lifting

It’s always exciting when concepts from science fiction migrate to the real world, but it can be tricky to determine when a sci-fi tech has truly arrived. Take, for instance, the idea of robotic exoskeletons — a sci-fi staple from Aliens to Iron Man. Real-world exoskeletons have been around for a few years now in various proposal and prototypescenarios, but we haven’t seen any large-scale commercial deployment — ... Read More »

Humans and robots will come together to compete in the 2016 Cybathalon

Humans and robots will come together to compete in the 2016 Cybathalon

The Olympics are meant to test human ability. But technology is now augmenting what humans can do, allowing them to cut through water faster and run on prosthetic legs at speeds faster than athletes who have legs. The Olympic committee has often reacted by banning equipment and clothing that give athletes too much of an advantage. A new Swiss competition called the Cybathlon, scheduled for 2016, sets ... Read More »

Pay For Ice Cream Using Only the Palm of Your Hand

Pay For Ice Cream Using Only the Palm of Your Hand

Have you ever lost a credit or debit card? The entire process immediately following losing that vital piece of plastic is brutal. Perhaps you’ve never lost a credit or debit card, but you’re paranoid of identity theft or some unwanted foe getting their hands or eyes on your payment info. Either way, Swedish company Quixter may have found a solution ... Read More »