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Electronic nose detects harmful airborne substances

Researchers say their device, which includes a computer chip, USB ports, and temperature and humidity sensors, will be the size of a credit card.

By Aug. 21, 2012


Microsoft declares WebGL 'harmful' to security

Just after a security firm raises new WebGL concerns, Microsoft declares the 3D Web graphics technology unsafe. Universal browser support for WebGL seems very unlikely.

By Jun. 16, 2011


Manning's attorney says WikiLeaks disclosures weren't harmful

New filing, which says last year's leaks did no "real damage to national security," previews defense strategy in case of alleged Wiki-leaker.

By Nov. 28, 2011


Cell phone use excites brain, but is that harmful?

A new study shows that cell phone use in test subjects triggers more brain activity. But researchers could not determine whether such activity poses health risks.

By Feb. 23, 2011


WikiLeaks app banned by Apple, branded 'illegal' and 'harmful'

Apple has removed an unofficial WikiLeaks app from the App Store, the latest in a series of major companies to block services or funding to the whistleblower site.

By Dec. 22, 2010


Character limitations in passwords considered harmful

Some Web sites only allow alphanumeric characters (letters and numbers) in their passwords. This invites bad passwords, lowering security for everyone.

By Dec. 2, 2009


Laser printers don't emit harmful toner dust, study says

Contrary to earlier reports, a new study shows that laser printers don't emit much toner into the air, although they can still pose health hazards.

By Dec. 4, 2008


UK filters to safeguard children block wrong sites -- report

The UK is now drafting a list of sites that should be unblocked by the filters and put onto a whitelist to ensure they stay accessible.

By Jan. 31, 2014


Google keeps an ever-closer eye on non-Play Store apps

Google is taking additional steps with Verify Apps to protect Android users from potentially malicious non-Play Store apps, even after they've been installed.

By Feb. 27, 2014


'Lab on a phone' detects mercury in water

Researchers at UCLA are using a 3D printer to produce an inexpensive, lightweight smartphone attachment that could ultimately take the place of large, expensive lab equipment.

By Feb. 5, 2014