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Kickstarter project Noke offers padlocks for the future

  • 30/08/2014 at 17:04 by It's a Gadget Staff
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KickStarter Project Noke PadlockTired of padlocks with keys and combinations? FUZ Designs was, so they came up with a solution: Noke, the first Bluetooth activated lock that connects to your iPhone or Android devices.

According to the Kickstarter info, Noke works by connecting wirelessly to Bluetooth 4.0 available in either Apple or Android smartphones via their app. When you are within ten feet, you can click on the latch and it will open for you. If you are more than ten feet away, it will remain locked and you will get a push notification about the attempted breach.

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Google tests delivery drones after two year secret project

  • 29/08/2014 at 23:31 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Google Project Wing Delivery DronesAfter two years of secret development, Google has begun testing their patented drones as part of the Google X’s top secret “Project Wing”.

You may remember during their last Google I/O conference that a protester started shouting:  “You all work for a totalitarian company that builds machines that kill people!” He also ranted about “killer robots”.

There was no real context to that statement. Maybe a reference to the company’s interest in robotics? Perhaps a metaphor for the potential “killing power” of technology, ala the Android mascot? Or it could be a reference to Project Wings, a top secret (but still speculated about) effort of the mysterious Google X branch.

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IndieGoGo project TouchPico introduces touchscreens to any surface

  • 24/08/2014 at 22:50 by It's a Gadget Staff
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IndieGoGo TouchPicoA new IndieGoGo project has introduced projected touchscreens that can be applied to any surface.

Tabletop electronics have been more or less a failure from the time they were introduced back in the 80′s. But now a high tech spin is looking to change that, turning touchscreens into a portable tool that can be applied to any surface.

TouchPico is a projector that is both handheld and powerful. It uses projected touch interface and wireless streaming to create a surface touchscreen that comes directly from an Android run PC.

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17-Year-Old finds major PayPal security flaw

  • 06/08/2014 at 23:39 by It's a Gadget Staff
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PayPal LogoThree months after announcing a security flaw he has found in their system, a 17-year-old hobby researcher has decided to come forward due to a lack of response from PayPal.

Referred to as the Paypal Complete 2-Factor Authentication(2FA) Bypass Exploit, an eBay account could essentially be used to bypass the two-tier security system in place to keep others from accessing PayPal funds. It did not have to be the PP account associated with an eBay account to do so.

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Blink, the latest thing in home monitoring and alert niche

  • 02/08/2014 at 16:59 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Blink Home MonitoringBlink, a Kickstarter campaign, has just hit over $195,000 beyond their goal. What has people so excited? A wireless home monitoring and alert system that hands control over to the home owners.

If you have ever wished you could monitor your home, whether it is a house or apartment, from anywhere, this is a great tool for you. The wireless system can be set anywhere, and it will watch over your home 24/7.

You can tune in any time and see what is happening from your smartphone device. Whether you are across town, or across the globe, you can rest easy knowing your home’s security is in your hands.

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KickStarter: OwnPhones, the 3D printed earbuds of the future

  • 01/08/2014 at 22:00 by It's a Gadget Staff
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KickStarter OwnPhones 3D EarbudsA Kickstarter project that aims to change the way consumer connect to their music has been launched. OwnPhones use 3-D printing technology to create customized earbuds that perfectly match the shape of the user’s ear, and their personality.

The idea is surprisingly simple. A potential user can take a video of their ear, showing the shape and the way the buds would ideally fit within. Then they send off the information, and OwnPhones uses the video to create a 3-D printed set of earbuds that nestle comfortably, and conform to the shape.

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Tor confirms attack, which may have exposed hidden users

  • 31/07/2014 at 16:23 by It's a Gadget Staff
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TOR LogoThe Tor Project has released an official statement confirming rumors about a long standing attack on the browser that may have put the anonymity of users at risk.

According to the released blog post, the attack began in January. As of February and until the discovery on July 4th, users may have been exposed by the perpetrators. That means at least six months of a security breach.

When they were discovered, a thread was followed to find out exactly what had happened, Staff found that someone had applied modifyed Tor protocol headers to do traffic confirmation attacks. It remained on the network, undetected, from January 30th onward. 

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