Crypteks takes data storage to an all-new level of cool

Crypteks USB driveFor those people who have been living under a rock for the past ten years, I have a few updates for you:

  • The United States has its first African-American President
  • 99% of the population in the U.S. are pretty upset at 1% of the population
  • American author Dan Brown wrote a series of books starring symbologist Robert Langdon that introduced us to a whole new world of religious mystery and a really cool device called the cryptex

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Will near field communication open a Pandora’s box?

Will near field communication open a Pandora’s box? || “iPhone Users Are About to Be Screwed Over” http://ow.ly/6unOu

If there is a senior statesman among technology writers in the PC era, John Dvorak is it.  He’s often been wrong in his predictions (“The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a ‘mouse’. There is no evidence that people want to use these things.” San Francisco Chronicle, 1984) but he’s also been right on the money quite often. Continue reading

Interesting perspective on the newest background checks

Interesting perspective on the newest background checks || “I Flunked My Social Media Background Check. Will You?” http://ow.ly/5Cv4A

Facial recognition was only a matter of time, why is anyone surprised?

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Facial recognition was only a matter of time, why is anyone surprised? – “Why Facebook‘s Facial Recognition is Creepy” http://ow.ly/5ds30

Fear is here, Unisys released their Spring 2011 security index

Fear is here, Unisys released their Spring 2011 security index – “Security Fears Skyrocketing in the U.S.” http://ow.ly/4PsJL

Master Lock, master innovators

Master Lock has been making locks since 1921 and their signature padlock has remained the same for decades, a staple of high- and middle-schools across the U.S.  Earlier this year they announced the first major innovation on this platform in memory – the Speed Dial.  Clearly they are marketing this new advancement to the adolescent user, but I have to say that it looks pretty cool to me:

As expected, Facebook Places raises questions

As expected, Facebook Places raises questions – “New Facebook feature raises more privacy concerns” http://ht.ly/2sdKn #socialmedia