Ορολογία της Ημέρας (T.O.D) – 22/2/2017 [4-D printing]

4-D printing is additive manufacturing that prints objects capable of transformation and perhaps even self-assembly.

When a complex item is created using 3-D printing, the item is printed in parts that must be assembled. The purpose of 4-D printing is to reduce the total time needed to create a finished product by printing with materials that are capable of changing form or self-assembling with minimal human interaction. The “D” in 4-D printing stands for time — more specifically, time saved. Continue reading

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Ορολογία της Ημέρας (T.O.D) – 21/2/2017 [Ransomware]

Ransomware is malware for data kidnapping, an exploit in which the attacker encrypts the victim’s data and demands payment for the private decryption key.

Ransomware spreads through email attachments, infected programs and compromised websites. A ransomware malware program may also be called a cryptovirus, cryptotrojan or cryptoworm.

Attackers may use one of several different approaches to extort money from their victims: Continue reading

Jiobit – συσκευές tracking για άτακτα παιδιά…

Chicago startup Jiobit wants to use wireless technology to bring parents peace of mind whenever and wherever their kids may roam. Its flagship product is a location tracker that can stand up to the rough and tumble activities of a toddler or a tween, with a long battery life, and mobile app that sends alerts…

via Jiobit finds $3 million for kid trackers that work indoors, not just at the park — TechCrunch

Smart Homes – Smart toasters – smart stuff everywhere…

My favorite thing, hands down, about the Griffin Connected Toaster is the slider on the app. On one side is an icon of a white piece of bread. On the other, is one that’s all black. Sure, a smart toaster is the epitome of connected appliance ridiculousness, but there’s something to be said for being…

via Smart toasters are here — TechCrunch

Matibabu – Νέες Εξελίξεις στην Υγεία – ενάντια στην Μαλάρια

Matibabu, which is competing in our Hardware Battlefield at CES today, isn’t looking to cure any diseases. Instead, the Uganda-based company is looking to make it easier to diagnose malaria so those who are infected can get the right help faster. I actually first ran into Matibabu back in 2013 when the team competed in…

via Matibabu uses light to diagnose malaria — TechCrunch

Pillar Technologies & Έξυπνοι Αισθητήρες IoT – Πιο ασφαλείς τις οικοδομές — TechCrunch

Construction sites can be dangerous places. And while recent advancements in safety technology have done a lot to help protect workers, there hasn’t been as much focus on protecting the site itself from things like fire, water and mold damage. Any of these three risks can cost construction companies (or insurance companies) millions of dollars in damages,…

via Pillar Technologies is making construction sites safer with smart sensors — TechCrunch