smartphone http://wvxu.org en Someday your smartphone could be smarter than you http://wvxu.org/post/someday-your-smartphone-could-be-smarter-you <p>In a perfect world, <strong>your smartphone would automatically tag whatever it sees</strong> through the camera's field of view. This could be helpful when using Google Glass, facial recognition systems, robotic cars and more.</p><p>Big powerful computers can do it already with something called deep learning. It requires layers of neural networks that mimic how the human brain processes information. A Purdue University researcher is <strong>working on it for smartphones and mobile devices</strong>.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 26626 at http://wvxu.org Someday your smartphone could be smarter than you Phoning In Identity Theft http://wvxu.org/post/phoning-identity-theft <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>According to a recent report, there were 12.6 million victims of identity fraud in 2012. And increasingly, criminals are taking advantage of the poor security measures smartphone and tablet&nbsp; owners use to gain access to important personal&nbsp; information. Many users keep banking information on their phones or check their bank accounts via public Wi-Fi. And many people leave their phones unattended at their office&nbsp; or in their parked cars. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:30:05 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 19737 at http://wvxu.org Phoning In Identity Theft Outsmart Smartphone Thieves http://wvxu.org/post/outsmart-smartphone-thieves <p><strong>Smartphone theft</strong> is on the rise, in part because criminals can resell the devices for up to $150 a piece.</p><p>Police say nearly 900 smartphones were stolen from January to June, a 10% increase from last year. iPad thefts are up 71%.</p><p>http://vimeo.com/71455154</p><p>According to Acting Chief Paul Humphries, the new <a href="http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/police/news/outsmart-smartphone-theives-initiative/">Outsmart Smartphone Thieves Campaign</a> urges people <strong>not to leave their phone unattended</strong>. Other ways to protect yourself and your device:</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:12:14 +0000 Ann Thompson 15725 at http://wvxu.org Outsmart Smartphone Thieves