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Lithium-Ion Batteries That Don’t Catch Fire May Arrive Soon, Researchers Say

Adding powdered silica (in blue container) to the polymer layer will prevent lithium-ion battery fires. At a time when consumer electronics players are aiming to develop safe Lithium-ion batteries that don’t catch fire, a team of researchers has developed a practical and inexpensive way to help prevent these fires. In a lithium-ion battery, a thin piece of plastic separates the ... Read More »

Google Quantum Computing Services Said to Be Available to Researchers

For years, Google has poured time and money into one of the most ambitious dreams of modern technology: building a working quantum computer. Now the company is thinking of ways to turn the project into a business. Alphabet Inc.’s Google has offered science labs and artificial intelligence researchers early access to its quantum machines over the internet in recent months. The goal is to ... Read More »

Researchers Claim to Have Bypassed iPhone, iPad Activation Lock

Researchers Claim to Have Bypassed iPhone, iPad Activation Lock Hemanth Joseph, a Kerala-based security researcher, has identified a bug running in iOS 10.1 version of Apple’s operating system that allowed him to bypass the Activation Lock on an iPad. The Activation Lock in Apple’s iPhone or iPad is hard for someone other than owner of the device to hack and ... Read More »

Hobbyist Hackers Probably Caused Friday’s Internet Meltdown, Researchers Say

Some have worried that the massive cyber-attack that disrupted the Internet on Friday was the work of Russian government-backed hackers, politically motivated hacktivists or sophisticated cyber-criminals. But researchers at cyber-intelligence firm Flashpoint say the Internet meltdown may have been carried out by amateurs who haunt a popular hacking forum. Flashpoint helped Web service provider Dyn determine that hacked Internet-connected devices ... Read More »

MirrorLink Car Smartphone Network Has Vulnerabilities, Claim Researchers

MirrorLink Car Smartphone Network Has Vulnerabilities, Claim Researchers A system of rules that allow vehicles to communicate with smartphones may be vulnerable to hacking, a new study suggests. Many of today’s automobiles leave the factory with secret passengers: prototype software features that are disabled but that can be unlocked by clever drivers, researchers said. In what is believed to be ... Read More »