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Household Robots Do Not Protect Users' Security And Privacy, Researchers Say

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TechAndComputer (Oct. 9, 2009) — People are increasingly using household robots for chores, communication, entertainment and companionship. But safety and privacy risks of information-gathering objects that move around our homes are not yet adequately addressed, according to a new University of Washington study.

It's not a question of evil robots, but of robots that can be misused.

"A lot of attention has been paid to robots becoming more...

TechAndComputer (Oct. 9, 2009) — People are increasingly using household robots for chores, communication, entertainment and companionship. But safety and privacy risks of information-gathering objects that move around our homes are not yet adequately addressed, according to a new University of...

New Publication Offers Security Tips For WiMAX Networks

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TechAndComputer (Oct. 9, 2009) — Government agencies and other organizations planning to use WiMAX— Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access—networks can get technical advice on improving the security of their systems from a draft computer security guide prepared by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

WiMAX is a wireless protocol that can cover an area that incorporates a few miles such as a campus or small town. It...

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Eight-channel Wireless EEG System For Ambulatory Monitoring Developed

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TechAndComputer (Oct. 6, 2009) — IMEC and its research affiliate Holst Centre have unveiled a miniaturized and wireless 8-channel EEG system. The system is suited for remote monitoring of patients in their daily environment, resulting in more natural readings and greatly increasing the patient’s comfort.

The EEG system can be connected to individual electrodes, standard EEG monitoring hats or proprietary EEG headsets. The system records high...

TechAndComputer (Oct. 6, 2009) — IMEC and...

More Powerful Internet Access On Airplanes And Trains

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TechAndComputer (Oct. 11, 2009) — For the first time, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin/Technical University Berlin, have demonstrated 60 GHz broadband radio for wireless transmission of HD video data, HDTV, live. The findings mean more robust transmissions that are less susceptible to interference.

This opens up the possibility of using the 60 GHz band for...

TechAndComputer (Oct. 11, 2009) — For the...

Researchers Design Rooms With Sensors That Help Dependent People

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TechAndComputer (Sep. 10, 2009) — Researchers of the Department of Signal Theory, Computer Networks and Communications of the University of Granada, led by José Carlos Segura Luna, are working on a project with researchers of Telefónica I+D to develop a system for locating dependent people in their environment, so that their stay and safety can be guaranteed by using intelligent environments.

This is a Project of Excellence of the Andalusian Ministry of Innovation to spread...