A group of Belgian academic security researchers from KU Leuwen have published a paper detailing their investigation into improving the security of neurostimulators: electrical brain implants used to treat chronic pain, Parkinson’s, and other conditions.
They found that — as is typical for medical implants — security for these devices is, at best,Read More
Wolf Richter’s dental insurer sent his family a free “smart” toothbrush that records how often and how well you brush, using a set of proprietary consumables to clean your teeth.
Richter discovered that not only did his toothbrush rat on him, his insurer was paying attention: when he failed to unbox and startRead More
Image: Zadorozhna Natalia/shutterstock By Kellen Beck2018-01-06 23:17:45 UTC No matter what Gwyneth Paltrow’s dubious health website tells you, please talk to your doctor before shooting coffee into your colon. In an article titled “The Nuts and Bolts of Colonics,” Goop writer Dr. Alejandro Junger suggests a specific brand of enema device for people who wantRead More
Once big data systems agglomerate enough data about you to predict whether you are likely to get sick or badly injured, insurers will be able to deny coverage (or charge so much for it that it amounts to the same thing) to anyone who is likely to get sick, forcing everyone who might everRead More
173 Shares Image: Mode/REX/Shutterstock By Kelly Kline2017-07-16 15:31:06 UTC As a person with nearly perfect vision (not trying to brag, I swear), the thought of a morning routine that includes touching your eyeballs sounds pretty horrifying. One woman seems to have the routine nailed down to a tee… she just happened to forget the second,Read More
K. Thor Jenson, one of the enduring lights of web culture, spent two years writing clickbait about balls for a good cause: testicular cancer research.
I signed on with the foundation in early 2015. Together, we developed a business plan for the site. We quickly realized that a 100% testicle-focused site would runRead More