Tag: users

Computer-aided knitting

The oldest known knitting item dates back to Egypt in the Middle Ages, by way of a pair of carefully handcrafted socks. Although handmade clothes have occupied our closets for centuries, a recent influx of high-tech knitting machines have changed how we now create our favorite pieces.  These systems, which have made anything from Prada […]

A faster, more efficient cryptocurrency

MIT researchers have developed a new cryptocurrency that drastically reduces the data users need to join the network and verify transactions — by up to 99 percent compared to today’s popular cryptocurrencies. This means a much more scalable network. Cryptocurrencies, such as the popular Bitcoin, are networks built on the blockchain, a financial ledger formatted in […]

The privacy risks of compiling mobility data

New research by Durch researchers finds the growing practice of compiling massive, anonymized datasets about people&rsquos movement patterns is really a double-edged sword: Although it can offer deep insights into human behavior for research, it might also put people&rsquos personal information in danger. &nbsp Companies, researchers, along with other entities are starting to gather, store, […]