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Encryption plays an important role in securing one’s package. However, it adds complexity to the device or service. Moreover, the excessive data consumption is highly impractical on low-end and small devices. This is why Google wants to replace its encryption with a more efficient method – Adiantum. Encryption involves reversible transformation of one block of data into another. Such transformation is complicated as it needs extensive mathematical calculation to constantly

Acoustic-enabled Tech may impart Contextual Awareness to Smart Devices

Smart devices are profoundly interactive, with other devices and people, but do they possess ‘environmental awareness’? Not yet. Context-based awareness and computing is still an unexplored realm in smart device technology. But things may soon change, if recent works by a team of researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University are to be believed. Smart devices may pick up specific sound vibrations and map them to human activity; also, they can