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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 »

Could this be the new Toyota Supra?

Could this be the new Toyota Supra?

Toyota pulled the first surprise of the Detroit Motor Show by unwrapping the FT-1. It’s a serious high-end sports car. Beautiful too. Unfortunately it’s only a concept and they’re being a bit cagey about whether it will go into production. On the other hand they have made a virtual FT-1 too, and from tomorrow you can download and drive it ... Read More »

Bionic Fingers Could Help Humans Get a Grip

Bionic Fingers Could Help Humans Get a Grip

A new robotic device could make simple, everyday tasks — such as peeling a banana or unscrewing the cap from a water bottle — even easier. Developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the “supernumerary robotic fingers” device is a wrist-mounted robot equipped with two long digits. A specially designed algorithm controls the digits, enabling them to move in sync ... Read More »

MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words. The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like a ring on the user’s finger, equipped with a small camera that scans ... Read More »