Ultrathin electronic tattoos for wearable computing

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering are using an off-the-shelf printer to develop robust, highly flexible, tattoo-like circuits for use in wearable computing. The low-cost process adds trace amounts of an electrically-conductive, liquid metal alloy to tattoo paper that adheres to human skin. These ultrathin tattoos can be applied easily with water, the […]

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Is your smartphone spying on you?

ome popular apps on your phone may be secretly taking screenshots of your activity and sending them to third parties, according to a new study by a team of Northeastern researchers. The researchers said this is particularly disturbing because these screenshots—and videos of your activity on the screen—could include usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and […]

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