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Apple and Serious Security: NOT an Oxymoron

Ryan--

Spot-on #1: security is almost always a trade-off. Let's consider Apple Pay as it exists (as opposed to my concoction). Even though setting up Apple Pay is relatively easy, many people will never go through the steps to activate it. And others w…

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Move over Internet toaster: the wireless pan lid is here

Little pucks on the (glass) lids, regular on the induction hob sensors! Deadpan calls on whether things are pan-grilled rare, medium or well (but no promise of acidic or burnt smell when it's well done...maybe it's in the user preferences.) Will it promis…

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Are You an Android or a Robot?

Android without a display does not make much sense, nor does it work very well. You also need a network.
If your users won't be creating and downloading applications, maybe a generic Linux and window manager is a better choice. Don't be a sucker for the …

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I Brick Your Chip

I think this bricking is more than inconvenient, it is unethical and potentially dangerous. What if they brick devices in our weapons systems, or in our medical devices, or in some important control system?

FTDI should have some recourse, but this isn'…

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Analog wrist watch can call emergency numbers even without a phone

It's the world's first crash-only watch; it just wails loudly enough to wake the dead once the user becomes unaccountably cold. Or it has a punchdown tool, I can't decide which.

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Sensor Arrays

Finally, a condenser location that won't saturate! Why, the sooner we can improve the VOC condition of the mineral environment by running an all-photonic control loop plant, the sooner we can mine and do pressure and height-mass based energy storage miles…

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NASA releases massive library of sounds recorded in space

Mostly you know, ah...screaming. But not you, probably. B-roll is an audio engineer's bread and butter, and NASA had all these...yes, stereo and 8-track heads...plus a roster of things it could rule out in the Mission Failure column.

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