Prime your muscles for a workout, Today Online

SINGAPORE — Are you a fitness enthusiasts looking to boost your exercise regime? How about sending electrical pulses to your muscles?
A Singapore-based company, Smartmissimo Technologies, has developed a product called PowerDot (picture), which claims to be the world’s first mobile muscle stimulator connected to a smart device.
It works by sending electrical impulses to your muscles via a pair of sticky electrode pads attached to parts of your body, mimicking the nerve impulses that your brain sends to your muscles to prepare for or sustain a workout. According to the company, the result is a noticeable difference in stamina, endurance, strength, and recovery from exercise.
This technology is not new, and has been scientifically proven to enhance sports performance. For example, professional football athletes in Europe use electrical muscle stimulation to fast-track their recovery from massive injuries or fatigue, although in such cases, bulky or stationary machinery is used.

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High-tech extortion attacks nearly doubled in first quarter, report says, Today Online

BERLIN — High-tech extortion schemes nearly doubled in the first three months of this year, while attacks on Adobe Flash software used in streaming media and casual game sites quadrupled, a global report said today (June 9).
Intel Corp’s McAfee Labs Threats Report for May found that ransomware surged 165 per cent in the first quarter, rebounding from a slight dip earlier last year when police agencies worldwide staged a coordinated crackdown to knock out a major ransomware network.
Ramsomware is malware which cybercriminals use to seize control of computer and phones when unwitting users click on an infected link or download a tainted document, locking them out of all access to their devices unless they make ransom payments.

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Protecting mobile phone data against malicious apps, Today Online

This commentary is part of a series in TODAY’s Science section, in collaboration with the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Computing, that explores computer science research projects conducted here.
As mobile phones are increasingly used for a wide range of services beyond phone calls, such as banking and health data storage, hackers are seeking new ways to exploit the data in mobile devices. The decentralised access control in the cloud-based applications and malware on mobile devices have made data protection in the cloud/mobile environment a daunting task.
Attacks can come in a variety of ways: SMS, WhatsApp, or email, luring the user to open a link that will install malware. Once the user clicks on the link, the malware app will be installed in the mobile phone, intercepting and stealing personal data, such as SMS messages, emails, and contact information. On a “rooted” Android device, which has been modified by users to gain more privilege, malware apps can intercept all data and user behaviour on the device.

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Airbus to build satellites for OneWeb to beam Internet from space, Today Online

CAPE CANAVERAL (Florida) — Europe’s Airbus Group will design and build about 900 satellites for privately owned OneWeb, which plans to offer high-speed, space-based Internet access to billions of people worldwide, company officials said yesterday (June 15).
About 700 of the satellites, each of which will weigh less than 150kg, will be launched into orbit around Earth beginning in 2018. The rest will stay on the ground until replacements are needed, said OneWeb, based in Britain’s Channel Islands.
Bankrolled in part by Mr Richard Branson’s London-based Virgin Group and chipmaker Qualcomm, the project will cost between US$1.5 billion (S$2.02 billion) and US$2 billion, OneWeb founder and Chief Executive Officer Greg Wyler said.

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App helps keep women safe in cities worldwide, Today Online

NEW DELHI — For women travelling on their own who are unsure of areas to avoid at night, or parents who want to track their daughters to ensure they return from school safely, a map-based mobile safety app may be the answer.
Safetipin, designed by the charity Jagori, uses crowdsourcing to rate the safety of areas in News Delhi based on factors such as lighting, population density, transport and gender diversity. It also acts as a personal GPS tracker, allowing users to be tracked and loved ones to be traced.
The app is one of thousands of projects being rolled out in cities across the world as part of a United Nations (UN) initiative to stem cases of rape, sexual harassment and molestation in urban areas.
From New Delhi to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea and Quito in Ecuador, a small but growing number of municipalities, charities, companies and community groups are joining the UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Initiative.

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