Giefz Zuckerberg one - and make sure it leaks allsorts of personal data...
Would be a real hoot if the FB master password can be compromised this way, and an rm -rf * be done on it...
Wearable devices – and anything that relies on an app to help with configuration – has at least three attack surfaces and your existing secure development lifecycle probably isn’t going to cope with the complexity that creates. So said Kavya Racharla, a security research manager for Intel’s Sports Group, and Deep Armor founder …
Shouldn't that be 4?
"All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic heavy elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver and Steel. Sapphire and Steel have been assigned."
This applies to anything and everything that has
a. A network connection and
b. an app
That's a lot of things. Wearables and industrial equipment, yes, but also those voice assistants, some "smart" headphones, consumer-purchasable NAS boxes (you would hope to avoid the cloud with them, but actually no), IoT things like those networked light bulbs (at least the comparatively smarter ones that have a local bluetooth connection so you can turn them on even if your network went down, as opposed to the network-only ones which are just terrible), smart TVs or TV-connected sticks or boxes that have a phone-remote-control app, and even some internet-connected ovens. It's been proven that the developers at this point couldn't care less about security, and the general population don't care to understand, except for those who care enough to become terrified and ludditish. So do you have any suggestions about what we can do to get the problem rectified? Because I've tried all I can.
Alibaba's DingTalk collaboration suite has entered "extended reality" with a new offering powered by smart glasses.
DingTalk offers messaging, video conferencing, and other collaboration tools.
Released yesterday, "DingTalk XR" extends the DingTalk experience into what the company has called "extended reality" by running on smart glasses from an outfit called Rokid.
India's PC market has achieved new sales records, according to analyst firm IDC.
Sales of what IDC calls traditional PCs – lappies, desktops and workstations – rose 30 per cent compared to the same time last year, reaching 4.55 million units. That's about five per cent of the global market – rather behind India's 17 per cent of global population. But IDC said the quarter was the best ever for PC sales in India, even beating total yearly consumer PC shipments in 2019.
Consumers shopped more than businesses, accounting for 2.3 million PC sales across the quarter. Business PC purchasing grew faster though, with shipments rising 47.6 per cent year-on-year as vendors cleared order backlogs.
Brainiacs at UC San Diego say they have created a wearable designed to turn your horrid sweaty hands into a charge for your electronic devices – while you barely have to lift a finger.
"We envision that this can be used in any daily activity involving touch, things that a person would normally do anyway while at work, at home, while watching TV or eating," said Joseph Wang, professor of nanoengineering at UC San Diego and the study's senior author. "The goal is that this wearable will naturally work for you and you don't even have to think about it."
Previous efforts to generate energy from sweat, including earlier work at UC San Diego on a sweat-sucking shirt with embedded microgeneration, focused on the really sweaty types who exercise. This time around, it's for everyone – including couch potatoes.
Review Xiaomi's Mi Smart Band 6 fitness wearable is a pleasant device but is too small and finicky to satisfy those who take athletic performance seriously.
I strapped on the Xiaomi band after signing up for a cycling event that will require me to climb more hills than I've ever tackled in a single day, with the most sustained and savage ascents placed sadistically close to the finish line.
Recognising that I'll need to train somewhat seriously, I asked cycling pals for their tips. They suggested a wearable device could help by gathering data to demonstrate progress and showing things I need to work on.
Spending on wearable kit is forecast to jump this year by roughly 18 per cent to $81.5bn, if analyst house Gartner is to be believed.
As Reg readers knows, "wearables" is a broad term that covers a disparate group of tech products, with the sole commonality that they're used while physically affixed to the user. Of these, the biggest category is "ear-worn" wearables, which are expected to account for nearly half of all wearable sales.
Again, there's some nuance here. Ear-worn wearables (sometimes called "hearables") refers to a diverse array of products, from high-end headphones, to the kind of headsets worn by those attending Zoom meetings from the comfort of their kitchen table, or in contact centres.
Imagine you are out for a run with tunes fuelling your stride. Suddenly, your earbuds run out of juice and your good vibes come to a screeching halt. "Ugh," you groan as you look to your activity tracker for encouragement, only to realise it's dead too.
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego reckon they have developed a solution that harvests and stores human energy to charge small electronic devices.
The robot-chic look is a microgrid made of flexible, electronic parts screen printed onto a shirt. The three main elements are sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered triboelectric generators, and supercapacitors to store the collected energy.
Samsung and Google have decided to combine their wearable operating system efforts in what looks like an admission that developers don't care about either.
The plan will see Samsung's Tizen OS combined with the Wear OS Google offers to all-comers.
The result will be called "Wear" and both companies are saying it will deliver all sorts of exciting new wrist-based experiences real soon now.
iFixit, terror of the tri-point, has pulled apart Apple's latest wrist job and found that the friend of the well-heeled fitness fanatic has retained the repairability of its predecessor.
The Watch Series 6 made its debut at an Apple event last week free of the usual fanboi whooping but heavy on the hyperbole. Aimed squarely the fitness market, the revamped wearable features an updated health sensor capable of reading blood oxygen levels, an always-on display, and a power-sipping Apple S6 system-in-package processor.
The iFixit gang were curious to see if the innards of Cook & co's new wearable were as healthy as its purchasers wished their own to be.
At $179.99 (£140), Amazon's Echo Frames smart glasses aren't cheap. So, if they break, can they be easily fixed? According to the veteran tech torturers at iFixit, the answer is... not really.
Breaking into the Alexa-powered eyewear was easier said than done, with components tightly packed into the chassis, and in some cases affixed with plenty of glue. In order to completely disassemble the device, iFixit was forced to use a heat gun to melt various blobs of adhesive.
Ignoring the fact that consumer tech has become less and less user-serviceable over the years, wearable tech is seldom designed with repairability in mind. For manufacturers in the sector, there are more pressing concerns, like ensuring all components fit into a small and ergonomically pleasing chassis.
The tagline for today’s Apple product launch event was “time flies.” How ironic given 2020 feels like it's been a decade long.
Expectations were inevitably raised. And what did we get for our patience? New watches, a refreshed iPad and iPad Air, and… that’s about it.
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