Finally, Handmade 18-Carat Gold Earbuds that Cost $14,500

Akhirnya, Handmade 18-Carat Gold earbuds yang Biaya $ 14.500

Tech

As a tech blogger, there are few things in this world that I would spend three years’ salary on.

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To keep hackers away from implanted devices, researchers use the heartbeat as a password

Untuk menjaga hacker jauh dari perangkat implan, peneliti menggunakan detak jantung sebagai password

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Just like a phone or computer, devices implanted inside the body can be hacked; potentially with life-threatening consequences. It’s not a common occurrence, but researchers are keen on taking protective measures now instead of later.

A new system out of Rice University uses a combination of a patient’s heartbeat and a medical care provider’s touch as a password before allowing access to an implant.

“If you have a device inside your body, a person could walk by, push a button and violate your privacy, even give you a shock,” graduate student Masoud Rostami said in a release. “He could make (an insulin pump) inject insulin or update the software of your pacemaker. But our proposed solution forces anybody who wants to read the device to touch you.”

The system works by pairing an internal reading of a person’s heartbeat with an external reading touched to their body by the…

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The Myth of Steve Jobs’ Constant Breakthroughs

Mitos Steve Jobs ‘Konstan Terobosan

Tech

Last Friday, Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c went on sale. The company sold nine million of them in the first weekend, breaking the five-million-phone record it set last year with the iPhone 5. I sort of thought that was clearly good news for Apple and the iPhone. Or at least not, you know, worrisome news.

Then I read a piece by Sandy Cannold at ABCNews.com (which I found via MG Siegler’s ParisLemon). Cannold says that the new iPhones selling so well and generating so much hoopla is potentially alarming:

To me though, all this over-the-top fanfare and even the record-breaking first weekend of sales could actually be cause for concern. Now before Apple lovers pillory me and say that I have no idea what I am talking about, hear me out. I fully concede that Apple is going to make billions in profit from the sale of…

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