Rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a new report warns. The study, published on Wednesday by 25 technical and public policy researchers from Cambridge, Oxford, and Yale...
If you are feeling left out because your partner is spending more time on their smart device, you aren't alone. McAfee study which looked at online behavior of people and how it affects their real-world relationships with friends and partners, found that close to four-fifths of the respondents thought that...
Facial recognition technology from Apple and Samsung will prompt other manufacturers to include the feature in their devices, a market research firm said on Thursday, adding that 1 billion smartphones will have some form of a face unlock solution in 2020. According to a report by Counterpoint Research, this development could lead to facial recognition becoming...
Kaspersky Lab researchers have helped uncover a number of unknown vulnerabilities that have left gas stations around the world exposed to remote takeover, often for years. The vulnerabilities were found in an embedded gas station controller of which there are currently over 1,000 installed and online. The manufacturer was...
In a series of experiments, with more than 3,000 participants, the researchers demonstrated that video game concepts do not 'prime' players to behave in certain ways and hat increasing the realism of violent video games does not necessarily increase aggression in game players. The dominant model of learning in games...
After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers said on Wednesday. A report by the security firm McAfee said the ransomware outbreaks of 2017 offer just a taste of what's to come as hackers develop new strategies and...
Research is always a fascinating thing, you get to know things that you couldn't imagine can happen or exist. Some studies might actually work, some might be false, some might be on a balance, but it all doesn't stopped there as researchers are/always do their best to find new...
In a study, published in the journal Trends in Molecular Medicine, diabetics may soon be able to manage the disease with their smartphones. According to a study which shows that stimulating the body's electrical network can help treat the condition. The research indicates that data available on a wide range of nerve...
Individuals suffering from mental health problems can strengthen their psychological well-being through mobile apps, a new study says. The study, published in the journal JMIR Mental Health, stated that people who struggle with mental and emotional health problems feel like they lack control. People should take confidence among themselves that the mental healthcare apps...
Over one third of the notifications on smartphones worsen our moods, triggering us to feel hostile, upset, nervous, afraid or ashamed, a study has found. Researchers at the Nottingham Trent University in the UK studied the effect on mood in 50 participants who received thousands of digital alerts over a five-week period. Out of...