Bluetooth’s Complexity Has Become a Security Risk

May 22, 2019

Bluetooth is the invisible glue that binds devices together. Which means that when it has bugs, it affects everything from iPhones and Android devices to scooters and even physical authentication keys used to secure other accounts. The order of magnitude can be stunning: The BlueBorne flaw, first disclosed in September 2017, impacted 5 billion PCs, phones, and IoT units. As with any computing standard, there's always the possibility of vulnerabilities…


Tommy Hilfiger has launched a ridiculous line of smart clothing that rewards you for wearing it

July 26, 2018

Here comes more smart clothing nobody asked for. Fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger today announced the launch of a new line of men’s and women’s clothing, Tommy Jeans Xplore, which comes with smart-chip embedded technology. Unlike, say, Google’s Project Jacquard and its partnership with Levi’s, the goal is not to offer access to calls, texts, maps and music controls when you can’t get to your phone – like when you’re riding your…


How Fitbit created its first ‘dumb’ wearable

September 15, 2017

The Fitbit Flyer is ready to be thrashed.Image: lili sams/mashable Fitbit has a surprising new release coming out later this fall: a set of workout-ready wireless headphones called the Fitbit Flyer. The Flyer is Fitbit’s first product without any sensors or fitness-tracking features, a significant departure from the company’s signature line of largely wrist-based activity trackers. The Flyer is closely tied to the company’s other big fall release, the Ionic…