Tiny hardware imperfections in smartphone and tablet accelerometers lead to unique “fingerprints” within the data they produce, researchers find.
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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Amid a wide range of new platforms to manage streams of data from the Internet of things, a simple version emerges that anyone can use.
It’s only a matter of time before more cyberweapons emerge, says the founder of the Moscow-based computer security firm Kaspersky.
Google believes open hardware innovation could help it find industries and markets for its software and services.
A new tool roots out ads that are too easy for users to accidentally click.
Developers and designers are now building apps for Google’s smart watch platform.
New cars will soon come with high-bandwidth connections and app stores.
An info-war is under way as websites are blocked and telecom cables to Crimea are mysteriously cut.
Device-makers align around a wireless charging technology that works through tables to charge multiple devices—and it’s expected in products later this year.
With the devices business gone, Nokia’s CTO says he’ll try to capitalize on innovations in sensors, materials, and cloud software.