Industry News - Week of Sep. 25, 2017

'BlueBorne' is an Equal Opportunity Threat

Anything with Bluetooth, including devices running Android, iOS, Linux and Windows, is vulnerable to any of eight separate flaws revealed last week and collectively known as "BlueBorne."


Chilling Video: Watch as Hacker Uses BlueBorne to Take Over a Pixel


Artificial Intelligence Is Good For Guessing Passwords

Technology that calculated 25 percent of LinkedIn's 43 passwords is being used to improve security by getting better at the guessing game.


Scanner Detects Food Freshness


Using a pair of optical sensors, the Bosch X-Spect can decipher fabric types, the composition of a stain and whether a peach will taste sweet.


Android Studio 3 Beta 6 is Available

The latest beta fixes issues related to httpclient, corrupt DEX files and build failures resulting from older versions of CMake. For access, visit the Early Adopter download page.


Apple vs. Google: Whose AR Tools are Better?

Augmented Reality is arguably one of the next great frontiers in development. With Google's ARCore recently hitting the scene with Apple's ARKit, which is the better choice?


New Wireless Charger Works in a One-Foot Radius

Silicon Valley startup Pi Inc. is taking pre-orders for the Pi Charger, a cone-shaped device that uses beam-forming technology developed at MIT to direct resonant induction fields only where devices are.


'Zero-Touch Enrollment' Elevates Staging to New Level

Zebra is among the companies working directly with Google on technology introduced this week that allows devices to be pre-configured so that users can power up and immediately start being productive.