The second generation of live Xenobot robots is ready

A new generation of live “Xenobot” robots have been created by scientists in the U.S. These are tiny life forms, which self-assemble a body from simple frog cells, do not need muscles to move and have memory capability. These “collective” cells have the ability to work together in swarms and in the future will undertake various tasks; such Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

New apps on its maps announced by Google

After of course the search engine and email services, Google’s hugely popular service is the one with its maps. The online services giant has announced that it has created a number of new apps for “Google Maps”. The most interesting is an augmented reality app that the company called “Indoor Live View”. Users can activate it when they are indoors; such as airports, train stations, shopping malls, etc. The Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The dangerous app on Android that ‘steals’ your data

In “Android” there is an application named ‘System Update’. But it’s not what it looks like. That is, a system upgrade. As researchers at mobile phone security firm “Zimperium” discovered, it’s a malicious app that says it will update, but if you download it, it will steal all the data you have on the phone; and Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Keep preschoolers away from electronic devices

Even preschoolers spend time with all kinds of electronic devices found in homes. For various reasons, young children are exposed to mobile phones, computers and tablets. Previous studies have shown that between 2013 and 2017, the time that preschoolers spent into electronic devices tripled. Although there is no recent relevant research, it should be considered Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Microsoft Mesh: Futuristic holographic communication platform with mixed reality

Microsoft presented “Mesh”, its futuristic holographic communication / collaboration platform with “mixed reality”. As part of the presentation, Guy Laliberte, co-founder of “Cirque du Soleil”, appeared at the company’s “Ignite” digital conference through “holoportation”, which uses “3D capture” technology to project a “live” image of someone in a “virtual” scene.  In the company’s first demonstration Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Autonomous robot emerging from the seabed to save drowning people

An underwater rescue robot —designed to support rescuers attempting to save drowning people— has been developed by researchers from the “Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB”, in Germany, in collaboration with Halle’s rescue service.  According to the German rescuers’ association, around 420 people drowned in Germany in 2019, with the majority of them losing their lives Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Microsoft denounces cyberattacks by China hackers

A group of hackers allegedly linked to China “looted” “inboxes” of email accounts using vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s “mail server” software, the company and outside investigators reported on Tuesday. In a related “blogpost” Microsoft states that this cyber espionage company used four vulnerabilities in different versions of the software and was the work of a group it calls “HAFNIUM”. According Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Robot can “listen” thanks to dead grasshopper’s connected ear

Researchers at “Tel Aviv University” said they were able to successfully connect the ear of a dead grasshopper to a robot that receives electrical signals from it and reacts accordingly; the result is the robot moves forward when the grasshopper’s ear hears clapping once and moving backwards when they clap twice. The results Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …