Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system that can accurately detect and alert drivers when they are texting or engaged in other distracting activities, and possibly help avoid accidents. The system uses cameras to detect hand movements that deviate from normal driving behaviour and grades or classifies them...
Slovakia-based IT and Security company; ESET early this week on Tuesday begun sending out warning about a new malware dubbed Joao that was discovered by their researchers and is currently targeting gamers. According to the company, the malware is spreading via computer games published on unofficial websites and is a modular...
Twitter and other social media platforms can help track natural disasters in real time and alert first responders of the areas that need urgent aid, scientists say. With over 500 million tweets sent every single day, new research is investigating innovative ways to use that data to help communities respond during...
Researchers at security company, Lookout, have identified a family of malware, referred to as 'SonicSpy' on Google Play Store, that can remotely control infected Android smartphones, the media reported. The samples of 'SonicSpy' most recently found on the Play Store, called 'Soniac', is marketed as a messaging app, the researchers said on Sunday....
According to a new study that was conducted by Norwegian software firm; Opera and digital reading non-profit WorldReader - found out that women in Africa are using mobile internet heavily more than the men do. According to reports by IT News Africa, Opera ran a survey on 1,500 women and...
Governments around the world are enlisting "cyber troops" who manipulate Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets to steer public opinion, spread misinformation and undermine critics, according to a new report from the University of Oxford. Adding to growing evidence of government-sponsored efforts to use online tools to influence politics, researchers found 29 countries using social media...
The findings of a new report show that the more fliers use technology throughout their travel experience, the higher their passenger satisfaction levels rise. In the recently released 2017 SITA Passenger IT Trends Survey, travelers reported higher levels of satisfaction when they were able to use self-service technologies, compared to...
According to online reports, scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD in Rostock in Germany have developed EarFieldSensing (EarFS), that recognizes facial gestures via a special ear plug. The researchers evaluated various technologies with which the movements of a person's head and face can be interpreted. In this process, great importance was placed...
Playing video games can help alter the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills -- skills that enable us to recognize a square, triangle, cube or pyramid -- as well as make them more efficient, say scientists in an analysis of over a 100 scientific studies. In the study,...
More than 70 percent of smartphone apps are reporting personal data to third-party tracking companies like Google Analytics, the Facebook Graph API or Crashlytics, according to the new study. When people install a new Android or iOS app, it asks the user's permission before accessing personal information. Some of the information these apps are...