Gears & Gadgets

How law enforcement gets around your smartphone’s encryption

Enlarge / Uberwachung, Symbolbild, Datensicherheit, Datenhoheit Westend61 | Getty Images Lawmakers and law enforcement agencies around the world, including in the United States, have increasingly called for backdoors in the encryption schemes that protect your data, arguing that national security is at stake. But new research indicates governments already have methods and tools that, for […]


Trinamix’s molecular sensing lets smartphones assess the best cosmetics for your skin

When it comes to customer expectations, the pandemic has changed everything Learn how to accelerate customer service, optimize costs, and improve self-service in a digital-first world. Register here Trinamix has created molecular sensing technology that lets you use your smartphone to test which cosmetics would be best for your skin. But that’s just one of […]


Time spent on smartphones isn’t damaging teens’ mental health, study shows

Klaus Vedfelt/Digital Trends In the last decade, many commentators have expressed concern over how much time we spend using technology and its effects on mental health. This is particularly an issue with younger people, who can experience high rates of cyberbullying and can have adverse reactions to social media. However, teens themselves don’t necessarily agree, […]