On Monday, Philips introduced an SDK for its Hue wireless LED light bulbs. Yes, you read that right: Philips wants developers to create apps for its LED light bulbs.
According to Technology Review "the APIs let programmers write custom iOS applications for Hue" to control the color of the light or set lights to go on and off on a schedule.Read More
Researchers at the 7th Workshop on RFID Security and Privacy 2011 (RFIDsec11) in Amherst, Massachusetts, will demonstrate this weekend a way of observing (and therefore decoding) the encrypted RFID signals from common contactless smartcards. While side channel attacks (SAS) are not new, the method they propose to observe the electronic leakage of data is considerably less expensive than previous methods and thus provides a real world threat as RFID comes into the mainstream.Read More