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  • MIT Researchers Defend Against Wireless Attacks
    By on August 25, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    alphadogg writes “MIT researchers have devised a protocol to flummox man-in-the-middle attacks against wireless networks. The all-software solution lets wireless radios automatically pair without the use of passwords and without relying on out-of-band techniques such as infrared or video channels. Dubbed Tamper-evident pairing, or TEP, the technique is based on understanding how man-in-the-middle attacks tamper with wireless messages, and then detects (more…)

  • Fujitsu Eyes Wireless Gadget Charging For 2012
    By on September 13, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    angry tapir writes “Researchers at Fujitsu Laboratories have developed a wireless charging system that they say can simultaneously charge a variety of portable gadgets over a distance of several centimeters without the need for cables. The system, which will be detailed at a technical conference in Japan this week, could begin appearing in mobile phones and other products as soon as 2012, the company said. Fujitsu’s system is based on magnetic resonance (more…)

  • George Lucas sues to stop Jedi Mind wireless headset
    By on September 1, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    LucasFilm has filed a $5 million trademark lawsuit against a company marketing a technology that allows users to control computer applications directly with their minds…


  • The Shoddy State of Automotive Wireless Security
    By on August 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    angry tapir writes “Researchers from Rutgers University and University of South Carolina have found that wireless communications between new cars and their tires can be intercepted or even forged. While the potential for misuse may be minimal, this vulnerability points to a troubling lack of rigor with secure software development for new automobiles, said Wenyuan Xu, a computer science assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, who was (more…)

  • Free 3G Wireless For Nintendo’s Next Handheld?
    By on November 2, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    itwbennett writes “‘Nintendo is feeling the sting of competition from the iPhone,’ writes Peter Smith in a recent post. ‘At least, that’s the feeling one gets when reading Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s thoughts on the future of Nintendo handhelds. According to a Financial Times piece, Iwata suggests the next Nintendo handheld (and to be clear, he isn’t talking about the big screen DS launching in Japan next month) might include free 3G wireless, (more…)