Touchscreens continue to proliferate, but researchers know very little about what effect they might have on children. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, kids under the age of two should not be using touchscreens, while older kids should limit use to two hours.
A week after the Heartbleed vulnerability emerged, the SANS Institute’s Internet Storm Center cancelled its yellow alert that required immediate action to contain the impact. As things settle down, the finger-pointing begins.
Kenya’s Communications Commission has licensed Mobile Pay, Finserve Africa and Zioncell Kenyato to offer customer registration, SIM cards issuance, billing and customer care in a mobile payment market dominated by Safaricom’s M-Pesa.
Swedish company Quixter has come up with a new variation on biometrics that lets customers at retail outlets swipe their palms instead of their credit cards to make a payment.
Google has boosted its Cloud Platform with two new East Asia regions to serve the growing number of users in Asia. The move follows Google’s recent launch of new datacenters in Taiwan and Singapore.
Going against the automation trend, Toyota is replacing machines with humans in plants across Japan to allow workers to develop new skills and find new ways to improve production lines.
A team of researchers from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has created a light, flexible generator made of thermoelectric substances printed on glass fabric – a design that minimizes heat loss and maximizes output.
Looking ahead to a future where furniture can sense our emotions and respond accordingly, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with Transform, a table-like structure that metamorphoses based on the motions and emotions of humans around it.