Encoded DNA Used To Carry Computer Malware
Researchers in the US have used digitised human DNA loaded with malware to infect a computer as part of an experiment to demonstrate that open-source programs used by laboratories worldwide are vulnerable to hackers.
Li-Fi Could Boost Wi-Fi
Upcoming wireless protocol Light Fidelity or Li-Fi could be used to complement and boost Wi-Fi by turning special LED light bulbs into network access points, and by co-existing in mobile devices to improve performance.
BBC Developing AI Voice-Controlled iPlayer With Microsoft
In partnership with Microsoft, the BBC is developing its own iPlayer video service, powered by voice recognition and artificial intelligence capabilities.
Consumers Still Unaware of Current Account Switching Service
Recent research has shown that despite spending £750m on an IT system that has simplified and sped up the process of changing bank account providers, only 28% of us know that the Current Account Switching Service (CASS) exists.
Bitcoin At Record High, And Splits Into Bitcoin 'Cash'
The value of Bitcoin reached a record high value of £2,651 per coin this week according to the Coindesk Bitcoin Price Index, while the new spin-off crypto-currency, Bitcoin Cash, is trading well below the peak price of 557 per coin.
Tech Tip : Setting A Picture or PIN As Your Password
As traditional passwords have become less secure options, Windows 10 offers you the chance to sign-in by using a picture (annotated by you), or a PIN as your password. Here's how:
Your Amazon Echo Could Be Used To Spy On You
A British security researcher is reported to have said that malware can be installed on an Amazon Echo along with code that could allow the device to eavesdrop on your conversations.
New Windows Eye-Tracking Feature
Microsoft Windows Insiders are reported to have been trying out a new eye-tracking feature that enables users to type and even draw the shapes of letters just using their eye movements.
New UK Data Protection Laws Give You The Right To Be Forgotten
New UK data protection laws, designed to align UK laws with European laws (GDPR) for Brexit and beyond, will give people more control over how companies use their data, including the ‘right to be forgotten’.