Fully Charged: Electrify your bike, EE extends its reach, and malware learns to talk

It's time for your morning hi-tech roundup, bringing all the days biggest gadget news to consume alongside your cornflakes

A Wheelie good idea

It's been a hit online for a while, but cyclists rejoice - you can finally buy the Copenhagen wheel and electrify your ride.

The Wheel, which sports a range of 30 miles, is powered by a 48-volt rechargeable battery.

It's designed as an entirely self-contained unit, so riders simply pedal as normal, and the $799 wheel will boost your pedal strokes.

Source: Superpedestrian

EE Extends its reach

EE has given its 4G service a big boost today with the addition of services in Bath, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cambridge, Darlington, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Northampton, Poole, Portsmouth and Redcar.

The superfast cellular provider says it will have 19 more UK towns and cities fully covered by Christmas, giving people in 160 places across the UK access to its service. · 19 more UK towns and cities to be fully covered by Christmas, giving people in 160 places across the UK access to superfast 4GEE mobile internet.

EE also says its seeing a big rise in mobile shopping - 39% of 4GEE customers say they will buy their gifts on their smartphone or tablet this year – up from 15% last year – with fashion, electronics and books the most popular purchases.

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Shhh! The malware is talking

It’s bad new for computer security - scientists have developed a malware prototype that uses inaudible audio signals to communicate, meaning that even computers not online can be infected.

The researchers, from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing, and Ergonomics, say it can covertly transmit keystrokes and other sensitive data even when infected machines have no network connection.

Using the built-in microphones and speakers of standard computers, the researchers were able to transmit passwords and other small amounts of data from distances of almost 65 feet.

The software can transfer data at much greater distances by employing an acoustical mesh network made up of attacker-controlled devices that repeat the audio signals.

Source: ArsTechnica

Google give Glass something to listen to

Google has officially added support for its Music service to Google Glass, meaning users can look even more absurd in public by asking Glass to play them music.

It'll recognise artists, albums, and all the usual play controls - and can access all the music in your Google account.

Source: Google+

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