Gadget Freak James Kinney was looking for a way to take the pressure off the back end of a tow truck when itís carrying a heavy load. If you can equalize the pressure of the truck bed so all the weight is not on the back end, there will be less stress to the truckís suspension system. Kinney developed the air suspension system, called the Mechatronic Microcontroller, in his mechatronicsí class at Colorado State University. The gadget uses a resistive touchscreen from an electronic Sudoku game to select the ride height of the tow truckís bed to make it level, thus spreading the stress of the towing weight evenly across the truckís suspension.
Kaspersky Labs indicated at its February meeting that cyber attacks are far more sophisticated than previous thought. It turns out even air-gapping (disconnecting computers from the Internet to protect against cyber intrusion) isnít a foolproof way to avoid getting hacked. And Kaspersky implied the NSA is the smartest attacker.
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