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October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

World-First Demonstration of Virtualized 5G Architecture

Oct. 24, 2016 — The University of Surrey's 5GIC (part of the Institute for Communications Systems) has -- for the first time worldwide -- produced a full demonstration of its FDC, which points to a significant ... read more

Potential Harms of Parents' Online Posts About Children

Oct. 21, 2016 — What parents share with others about their children in today's digital age presents new and often unanticipated ... read more

Weakness of 2G Mobile Phone Networks Revealed

Oct. 21, 2016 — A fast and relatively simple attack on second generation digital mobile phone communications highlights the need to update security on older mobile ... read more

Designing the Future Internet

Oct. 20, 2016 — This century, our world will be flooded with hundreds of billions of smartphones, gadgets, sensors and other smart objects connected to the internet. New research is at the forefront of efforts to ... read more

Donald or Hillary? Tweetcast Predicts Your Vote

Oct. 18, 2016 — What you tweet says a lot about your politics and who you are going to vote for in this highly volatile presidential election, according to TweetCast, an online tool developed by Northwestern ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — If you type on your desktop or laptop computer's keyboard while participating in a Skype call, you could be vulnerable to electronic eavesdropping, according to ... read more

Children Involved in Cyber-Bullying Much More Likely to View Web Content Containing Self-Harm and Suicide

Oct. 18, 2016 — A new English study on the link between cyber-bullying and suicide has found that ten per cent of children are involved in cyber-bullying, as victims, perpetrators or both, and that they are much ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — With the rise in wearables such as smartwatches and fitness trackers that rely on smart sensors, and the continued popularity of smartphones, smart devices are taking our country by storm. Wireless ... read more

Computers Should Be Named on Patents as Inventors, for Creativity to Flourish

Oct. 17, 2016 — New research is calling for inventions by computers to be legally granted patents. The research states that the rapid increase in computer power is posing new challenges when it comes to patenting an ... read more

15 Percent of Sixth-Grade Students Commit Cyber Abuse

Oct. 13, 2016 — Fifteen percent of sixth-grade students reported they had perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology, according to a new ... read more

Just Give Me Some Privacy

Oct. 12, 2016 — Not everyone who strives to navigate the internet without being tracked is up to no good. This is the underlying premise of a qualitative study led by researchers who gathered the stories of people ... read more

Encrypting Medical Photos With Chaos

Oct. 11, 2016 — Chaos and confusion could be used to encrypt color photos and protect them from prying eyes, according to computer scientists in Algeria. Writing in a new article, the team describes a new algorithm ... read more

Brain-Inspired Device to Power Artificial Systems

Oct. 7, 2016 — New research has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be used to power artificial systems that can mimic the human brain. Artificial neural networks (ANNs) exhibit learning ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — The elusive and complex components of creativity have been identified by computer ... read more

Online Emancipation: Protecting Users from Algorithmic Bias

Oct. 6, 2016 — To establish a system of auditability and build trust and transparency when it comes to internet use, researchers want to learn more about the concerns and perspectives of internet users with the aim ... read more

Study Solves 50-Year-Old Puzzle Tied to Enigmatic, Lone Wolf Waves

Oct. 4, 2016 — Solitary waves called solitons are one of nature’s great curiosities. In a new paper, a team of mathematicians, physicists and engineers tackles a famous, 50-year-old problem tied to these ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Computation is stuck in a rut. The integrated circuits that powered the past 50 years of technological revolution are reaching their physical limits. This predicament has computer scientists ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — An ultrahigh speed, wireless communication network using THz instead of GHz frequencies is now one step closer. Researchers have shown that it is possible to effectively transmit signal waves with ... read more

Gone Phishin': How Our Ability to Spot Phishing Emails Is Far from Perfect

Oct. 3, 2016 — Each year, tens of millions of phishing emails make it to your inbox, uncaught by your email client's spam filter. Of those, millions more slide past our own judgment and are clicked and opened. ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — A researcher is working to advance research to develop secure user authentication methods, by looking at using brain waves as individual identifiers. However, those brain waves can tell more about a ... read more

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