Two years ago, a consortium of scientists, lawyers, and entrepreneurs announced a plan to synthesise an artificial human genome from scratch – an extremely ambitious endeavour that’s struggled to secure funding. Project organisers have now disclosed details of a scaled-down version of the venture, but with a goal that’s still quite audacious: creating human cells that are invulnerable to infections.
Some smartwatches come with powerful processors, lots of storage, and robust software, but have limited capabilities compared to smartphones thanks to their tiny touchscreens. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, however, have now created a smartwatch prototype with a built-in projector that turns the wearer’s arm into a smartphone-sized touchscreen.
It was recently confirmed that the new Gmail will contain a ‘Confidential Mode’ which will allow users send emails that will be destroyed after a set period of time.
REA Group’s CISO Craig Templeton has been in the job for just a few months. While the information security business has been largely focussed on technical skills, Templeton told his team they needed to develop a new ability; the Jedi Mind Trick. I spoke with Templeton about this and some of the challenges he sees when it comes to security and privacy.
The man charged with cracking down on the “black economy” has revealed how he would like to keep track of your $100 and $50 notes.
While WIndows 10 is the last release of Windows to get a new version number, it will continue to be updated by Microsoft. At the moment, there are two feature releases each year. But the first build of Windows 10 that was released, designated Build 1507, will no longer receive security updates.
Of all the technology I read about, blockchain most feels like a solution people are trying to apply to the wrong problems. The application of blockchain as a platform for crytopcurrencies is the most well-known use, but governments and private businesses are looking to use it in other areas, notably identity. Dr Mark Staples, from Data61 is an expert in blockchain and a number of other technologies. I spoke with him at the recent Data61+LIVE event in Melbourne.
We’ve known about TAG Heuer’s plans to release a high-end Android Wear device for months now, and the luxury watchmaker has finally made it official. At its press event, TAG took the wraps off its new connected smartwatch, the TAG Heuer Connected.
To HACKERS, activists and netizens everywhere, November 8 is known as Aaron Swartz day.