Northwestern University has developed a way to plug privacy holes in Android apps once and for all

Consumers may not have to endure through the game of whack-a-mole that the mobile industry has been playing with security exploits on Android for much longer if one of the newest projects at Northwestern University bears fruit. Its computer science department has developed a piece of software that could effectively bullet-proof mobile apps against privacy leaks.…

LG patents world’s most awful convertible laptop

Some ideas really aren’t meant to be put to paper. The latest example of that comes from none other than LG, which has channeled its vast talent pool and decades of experience building consumer electronics into developing what is possibly the single most overengineered take on the convertible laptop yet: The adjustable support mechanism at…

Dell is working on a dual-screen tablet

The more the better is Dell’s mantra with the tablet revealed in a recent patent filling published as part of its latest monthly batch, which consists of two separate displays joined by a vertical hinge. The specifications suggest that it could be one of the most ambitious revivals of the dual-screen approach since the 2012-vintage Sony Tablet P. The…

Asus is building a GPS wristband

Asus has discovered a new application for wearables that could potentially come tremendously handy for travelers and joggers alike. The concept wristband revealed in a patent filing from last month promises to provide a smaller and more convenient alternative to the navigator in your car. Installed under the display is a gravity sensor used to…