A primer on ‘authentication’ vs ‘authorization’; wearable tech & other exciting designs to check out (like SpaceX 3D rocket design toolkit); and our listeners ask for tips (photo management & watermarking)…and offer them (for failing headphones).
a prototype for regulating the temperature in hot cars.
New articles discussing what kind of data can the NSA can decrypt and how they have been working to get around existing uncrackable encryption.
Showing a few technologies coming together – get excited by tech, watch this video.
The resulting shriek concerned Nokia negotiators that the Microsoft honcho was displeased with their counter-offer.
Watermarking in Adobe Bridge.
Continuous audio recording that allows you to save that last 60 seconds of a moment you want to keep forever.
Great for capturing those spontaneous ideas! Or, do you have a sexual harassment problem? Perhaps an audio record would prove it. [Or improve it — Bonnie Jean]
A stylish ring to tell time.
Following up on Brian’s report today: In an episode from July 27th 2013, Lindsey & Bonnie discuss other wearable tech designs to blur the line between human & machine. Your dream of becoming bionic is getting closer & closer to reality.
“Solution for failing headphones: Buy them from an actual store (not online) and keep your receipt. When they stop working after three weeks, take them back to the store where they will replace them immediately. Repeat.
“It takes a bit if effort, but you only have to pay once for perpetually functioning headphones, as long as you don’t change brands. Maybe this will force the stores to pressure the manufacturers to improve durability.”
Prizewinning designs include braille tiles so the sighted can write to the blind people in their lives; personalizeable vaccination beads that are fun to wear; and a cone set up for distilling clean drinking water. Smart!
I think the reason people do not use PGP is partially because it is hard to understand. Here is my attempt to explain it.