Technology

App Flaw Reportedly Creates Backdoor for Hacking Millions of Android Phones

A recent study has found that hundreds of Android apps on Google Play that help users connect to PCs via Wi-Fi leave some ports open and poorly secured, exposing the device to hackers. This research was done by a group of researchers from the University of Michigan, who claim that the most vulnerable among the lot, is an app called ... Read More »

Car technology: What manufacturers have in store for machine-driven vehicles

Editors Note: Are you thinking of getting a dash camera for your car? Watch our report on how one YouTuber got started with his channel Orlando Dashcams: (Consumer Reports)–A look at some of the plans, actions, and promises from auto, software, and technology companies. Will human drivers one day be rendered obsolete? Almost every automaker has entered the race to ... Read More »

Boulder announces technology speaker series

Boulder announced on Wednesday that it has launched a speaker series that will focus on how new technology is already affecting how people live and how technology is at the heart of the city’s work on resilience, broadband, infrastructure, climate, energy and transportation. The speaker series, called “The Future is Here: How Technology is Positioning Boulder for Social, Environmental and ... Read More »

MEAT TECHNOLOGY IRELAND LAUNCHED

Meat Technology Ireland, a strategic research and innovation base in beef and sheep meat processing in Ireland, was launched last week by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O Connor TD and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD. Meat Technology Ireland (MTI) is a new industry-led initiative with significant funding from Enterprise Ireland that ... Read More »

These five trends are shaping technology development in Australia

Four out of five Australian executives agree that technology development is no longer a linear process, but is happening exponentially. In the Accenture Technology Vision 2017, the overriding message is that as technology becomes more sophisticated, it’s not the technology itself that’s driving change – it’s us. The Technology Vision 2017 contains five key trends, which underpin the overarching theme ... Read More »

Maryland added 1,335 technology industry jobs in 2016

Maryland added 1,335 technology industry jobs in 2016, bringing the total number of people employed by a technology company in the state to 182,539. Across all sectors, about 183,300 workers had a technology occupation in Maryland last year, according to Cyberstates 2017, an annual report on the national technology workforce by technology association CompTIA. The report defines a technology industry ... Read More »

New Smart Phone Technology Could Help Men With Fertility Trouble

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — New smart phone technology could help millions of men struggling with infertility. Millions of couples have trouble trying to have a family. Forty percent of infertility is attributable to men. Now, instead of repeated visits to doctors offices, men might be able to do some critical testing in the privacy of their homes. “I think this device can be ... Read More »

The silver thread of technology that runs through future jobs

America is a country of two labour markets, with jobs aplenty for PhDs and even more for burger flippers, but not enough in between. This is a problem in an economy that consists largely of consumer spending. Donald Trump rose to office promising to bring back those middle-class jobs. But even if the US president were able to reverse globalisation ... Read More »

Technology behind ‘all serious crime’

Technology is now at the “root” of all serious criminality, says Europe’s police agency. The returns generated by document fraud, money laundering and online trade in illegal goods helps to pay for other damaging crimes, said Europol. The wider use of technology by criminal gangs poses the “greatest challenge” to police forces, it said in a study. It revealed that ... Read More »

Hacker briefly hijacks insecure printers

A hacker has briefly hijacked more than 150,000 printers accidentally left accessible via the web. The attacker made the devices print a warning urging their owners to cut off remote access. Large printers in offices, domestic devices and tiny receipt printers in restaurants were all caught up in the hack. The attack came soon after a German academic study found ... Read More »