While manufacturers have successfully increased the water-repelling nature of smartphones, they are still far from "waterproof." A water-resistant product can usually resist water penetration to some extent, but a waterproof product is (meant to be) totally impervious to water.... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-30
The art of concealing or misrepresenting one's identity in the physical world has long been practiced by spies engaged in espionage. In response, intelligence agencies designed techniques and technologies to identify people attempting to hide behind aliases.... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-30
Zillow Group Inc. will lay off 55 employees in Texas as continues its exit from the home-flipping business.... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-29
Today marks 15 years since Apple released what's arguably its flagship device: the iPhone. A decade and a half later, there are few products that have managed to reach a similar level of brand recognition.... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-29
Facebook and Instagram have started taking down posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to get them after the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade.... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-28
Research teams at the University of Tokyo, Keio University and Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan have developed a virtual robotic limb system which can be operated by users' feet in a virtual environment as extra, or supernumerary, limbs. After training, users reported feeling like the virtual robotic arms had... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-27
Opening the windows at night and pulling down shades during the sunniest part of the afternoon can keep homes from becoming dangerously hot during extreme heat waves.... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-24
Amazon's Alexa might soon replicate the voice of family members—even if they're dead.... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-23
You've got a smartphone. Maybe a smartwatch. Or even a smart doorbell.... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-22
Is the Better Business Bureau still relevant to consumers in an age of almost instant response on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram?... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-22
Chris Reynolds and Jason Angelides developed the gizmo on the TV remote that brought deep-dive sports stats—tracking game momentum and player statistics—to millions of Xfinity subscribers.... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-21
A trio of U.S. senators is urging support for a universal charging standard for smartphones and mobile devices after the European Union recently agreed on new rules.... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-20
It's hard to imagine that three random words have the power to both map the globe and keep your private data secure. The secret behind this power is just a little bit of math.... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-17
Despite attempts to label the blockchain as a disruptive "trust machine", the tangible business applications of this nascent technology have yet to take shape in practice and be more visible for customers.... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-17