Software

The surge of information leaks from highly confidential sources in recent years demonstrates the futility of current cyber defenses. The leaks of U.S. diplomatic cables, Office of Personnel Management data, CIA operational documents and most recently client files from the Panamanian law firm of Mossack Fonseca...

There is a common thread that connects the hack into the sluicegate controllers of the Bowman Avenue dam in Rye, New York; the breach that compromised 20 million federal employee records at the Office of Personnel Management; and the recent spate of “ransomware” attacks that...

New research published May 3 by SophosLabs reveals that even while attackers continue to design custom-tailored lures to exploit users, the inconvenient truth is that the most popular vulnerabilities are issues that have been patched years ago....

Hospitals are starting to hire younger, more diverse people to handle the new coding. The shift will likely benefit healthcare organizations in time, but it won’t happen overnight. The transition to ICD-10 is already beginning to change the make-up of coding staffs. While ICD-9 coders,...

The report by Lux Research said that advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) will allow health systems of the future to use wearables and other digital technology to discover connections and common solutions between many diverse medical conditions....

There’s a soul-crushing moment in The Iron Giant when [spoiler alert] the alien robot chooses to save humans from an atomic bomb. The 1968 story by British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes presents one of the archetypal intersections of technology and humanity. It was science fiction...

While improvements in camera-phone technology have led to our mobile devices slowly but surely replacing clunky single-purpose cameras, most heavy editing and production still has to be done on desktops. This is especially true for live video, which often requires a full mixing board and...

Elliptic Labs has been passionate about gesture-controlled technology since its founding in 2006. While much of their energy has been focused on a touch-free mobile phone experience – enabling hands-free video recording and selfies – they unveiled EASY IoT software at Mobile World Congress, allowing...