A hard drive's LED light can be used to covertly leak data

The seemingly harmless blinking lights on servers and desktop PCs may give away secrets if a hacker can hijack them with malware. Researchers in Israel have come up with an innovative hack that turns a computer's LED light into a signaling system that shows passwords and other sensitive data.

Sony just announced the world’s fastest SD card

Sony’s latest SD cards are the fastest ever created, according to the company. The SF-G UHS-II SD card features read / write speeds of 300MB/s and 299 MB/s, respectively, making it the fastest SD card announced to date.

Holographic 3D printer uses lasers to print thousands of times faster than its rivals

Think you've seen it all when it comes to 3D printing Daqri's forthcoming hologram-powered 3D printer carries out its prints using green lasers and a tub of goo. Oh, and it's super fast, too.

Insect-Inspired Wind Turbines Offer 35% More Efficiency

Traditional wind turbines are great- as long as the wind blows at a certain speed. Now, with inspiration from insects and some clever engineering, scientists haive designed a new turbine blade which is 35 percent more efficient than traditional turbines.

Progress in brain-computer interface gives paralyzed patients more control

Working with three paralyzed patients, researchers have implanted tiny silicone sensors into the subjects’ brains, allowing them to eavesdrop on the electrical activity of brain cells.

Huawei is releasing a 360-degree camera for its smartphones

Huawei has announced the Honor VR Camera, a 360-degree clip-on camera for smartphones. Developed in partnership with Insta360, the Honor VR Camera supports “3K photography” and live-streaming.

Drones and blimps will soon be providing cellphone service in the U.K.

On Tuesday, British mobile carrier EE debuted a new plan to use its own patent-pending balloon- and drone-based mobile coverage solutions in order to provide service for its most rural customers.

Xiaomi's Mi Max 2 will boast a 6.44-inch display and 6GB of RAM; rumored to launch this May

Based off of what we've seen so far, smartphones with bezel-less displays appear to be the main attraction for 2017. Leaks of the upcoming Galaxy S8 and LG G6 look mighty impressive, but a company that's already proven to know a thing or two about phones with very minimal bezels is that of Xiaomi.

China’s Robot Police Use Facial Recognition to Catch Criminals

Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the law: Chinese robot police officers are using facial recognition to catch criminals. The new E-Patrol Robot Sheriff recently rolled into the Zhengzhou East Railway.

Apple iPhone 8 Might Have An Xbox Kinect-Like Feature: 3D-Sensing Camera Could Be Used For AR Games

Apple’s iPhone 8 smartphone is expected to be a far cry from its predecessor – the iPhone 7. While we are still far from the device launch, leaks about the device have begun taking a definite shape.

Google’s new tech turns VR headsets invisible

If you’ve ever watched someone wear and use a VR headset, you know how odd they look with a high-tech blindfold on. That’s not good for demonstrating the emerging technology, especially while it still has a lot to prove before it enters the mainstream.

Microsoft announces Skype Lite for low connectivity areas, launching in India first

At its Future Decoded event in Mumbai, India, today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the launch of Skype Lite, a retooled version of its voice and video calling service, designed for use in areas with limited connectivity on Android devices.

China Is Building Asia’s First Vertical Forest to Fight Air Pollution

Asia’s first Vertical forest, called the Nanjing Vertical Forest, will be built in the South of China’ Jiangsu province. The vertical forest is expected to produce 60 kg of oxygen every day which will reduce the air pollution which plagues China.

Build your own Raspberry Pi-controlled robot arm with this Kickstarter kit

Robot arms are getting cheaper than ever, making it possible for you to get your own personal assembly line / disembodied droid buddy to have around. But maybe you’re not ready to spend $500 for a robotic arm wrestling partner.

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem & New RF Front-End Modules For Mobile Devices

Qualcomm announced its first LTE Advanced Pro modem, the X16 LTE, last February, supporting downlink speeds of up to 1.0 Gbps. Today the company announced its second-generation gigabit class LTE modem, the Snapdragon X20 LTE, along with some new RF front-end components.

Meitu's latest smartphone is for the selfie-obsessed

By now, you would've heard of Meitu — the top Chinese beautifying app that's taking the world by storm. The Chinese app maker is also capitalising on the selfie-obsessed with its range of "selfie phones."

Raspberry Pi Wearable Augmented Reality Display (video)

Maker and developer Shahrukh has used the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC to create a wearable augmented reality display, Check out the video below to learn more about the project and the components used.

3D printing Martian habitats from the ground up

Given the cost of transporting goods to Mars, the first human colonists of the Red Planet will need to pack lightly – but it's going to take a lot of equipment to get that settlement set up.

Safety last: Russian hoverbike is equally amazing and horrifying

Those from the health and safety brigade might want to click away now, but aspiring amputees should check out this latest manned multirotor out of Russia. The Hoversurf Scorpion is a motorcycle-styled hoverbike with four high-speed props mounted right at leg-amputation level.

Facebook copies Snapchat again with a ‘new’ WhatsApp feature

Today, WhatsApp announced that it's adding a new feature, called Status, to its notorious app. The feature goes into beta in France and the Netherlands today, with a global rollout expected in the near future.