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March 7, 2019
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When it Comes to Smartphone Lifespan, Brand Name Matters More than Hardware

The environmental costs of smartphones are often exacerbated by the relatively short lifespans of these globally ubiquitous devices. When it comes to extending the lifespan of these products, brand name might be more important than repairability, a Yale-led study finds.

January 6, 2019
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New Nerve Gas Detector Built with Legos and a Smartphone

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a way to detect the presence, type and concentration of nerve agents in the field using Legos, a smartphone and a chemical sensor. AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at The University of … Continue reading

January 1, 2017
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Secure passwords can be sent through your body, instead of air

Sending a password or secret code over airborne radio waves like WiFi or Bluetooth means anyone can eavesdrop, making those transmissions vulnerable to hackers who can attempt to break the encrypted code.

November 16, 2016
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Smartphone und Internet dominieren die Freizeit Jugendlicher – Die Art der Nutzung hängt von Einkommen und Bildung ab

DIW-Studie zeigt: IT und Kommunikationstechnologien sind im Freizeitverhalten der Jugend  allgegenwärtig – Der Zugang ist für alle gewährleistet, eine Kluft besteht aber in der Nutzung – Bildungspolitik muss auf die IT-Fertigkeiten der jungen Leute aufbauen

December 13, 2014
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Email vom Chef: Tagebuch-Studie misst berufliche Nutzung von Smartphone und Laptop am Feierabend

Ein großer Anteil der „Wissensarbeiter“ unterbricht den Feierabend gelegentlich oder häufig für den Arbeitgeber. Darauf deuten die Ergebnisse einer sogenannten Tagebuch-Studie der Universität Kassel hin. Demnach nutzen rund zwei Drittel der geistig tätigen Beschäftigten manchmal, häufig oder immer auch abends … Continue reading

March 7, 2014
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New Technique Targets C Code to Spot, Contain Malware Attacks

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new tool to detect and contain malware that attempts root exploits in Android devices. The tool improves on previous techniques by targeting code written in the C programming language – which … Continue reading

January 19, 2014
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Studies in perception: At arm’s length: Plasticity of depth judgment

People have a distance at which they are best able to judge depth. That distance, it turns out, is dictated by how long people understand their arms to be. Researchers showed this in the Journal of Neuroscience by tricking subjects … Continue reading