Tag Archives: Smartphone

These Fake Fingerprint Stickers Let You Access a Protected Phone While Wearing Gloves

by Andrew Liszewski, GIZMODO

Gloves that work on touchscreen devices are nothing new—they’ve existed almost as long as smartphones have. But gloves that can unlock a mobile device that’s protected with a fingerprint reader? It might be a solution to a first world problem, but it’s a problem we’re happy is solved. Continue reading These Fake Fingerprint Stickers Let You Access a Protected Phone While Wearing Gloves

Scientists develop a cancer-detecting smartphone add-on that’s up to 99% accurate

by Jessica Hall, EXTREME TECH

Researchers from Washington State University have come up with a diagnostic rig that can use a smartphone, a prism, and an ELISA plate to detect cancer. In the controlled settings of their lab, with the high-purity reagents they had to work with, the researchers were able to detect the cancer marker interleukin-6 (IL-6) with 99% accuracy.

Obviously results in the field will not reflect the near-ideal conditions of lab work. The concepts, though, are solid. The rig consists of a back lit ELISA assaying plate with 96 wells, a “micro-prism array,” and a 3D printed cradle that holds a smartphone with a camera. The diagnostician using the rig would take samples from a patient, put them in the assay plate, and turn on the back-light. Continue reading Scientists develop a cancer-detecting smartphone add-on that’s up to 99% accurate

How to Securely Wipe Your Smartphone’s Data

by Joseph Steinberg, Inc.

“Factory resetting” a device often does not prevent later users from recovering your files that were previously stored on it. Here’s what you need to know.

Are you planning to upgrade your smartphone, to sell your old device, or to give it to a child or friend?

Were you planning to “factory reset” your device to clean out all your data?

Unfortunately, in many cases, “factory resetting” a device does not stop later users from accessing your data. Continue reading How to Securely Wipe Your Smartphone’s Data