iPads Are Crucial Health Care Tools in Combating Covid-19

iPads Are Crucial Health Care Tools in Combating Covid-19

Over the past three weeks, Massachusetts General Hospital has undergone a transformation. Like most US hospitals these days, a palpable tension hangs over the building. The halls are quiet and devoid of visitors, isolation wards are filling with patients, and staff are dressed in extensive protective gear. There’s an unusual stillness in the air. The…

A Cheap 3D Printer Can Trick Smartphone Fingerprint Locks

A Cheap 3D Printer Can Trick Smartphone Fingerprint Locks

It’s been nearly a decade since fingerprint sensors proliferated as a quick and easy unlocking mechanism for smartphones and laptops. Attacks to defeat these scanners have been around just as long, albeit impractical for all but the most motivated—and well-financed—hackers. But new research shows that the equipment needed to reliably spoof fingerprints and break into…

A Meme Account About a Mall Is Now a Lifeline

A Meme Account About a Mall Is Now a Lifeline

When Cher Horowitz felt impotent and out of control in Clueless, she found sanctuary in a place where she could gather her thoughts and regain her strength: the now-shuttered Westside Pavilion. When Jackie Brown pulled off a sting, conning both the feds and her gun-dealing accomplice, she chose the Del Amo Fashion Center. When they…