Password please?

In the wake of news of the latest iPhone comes this article about passwords and security online. Those who followed the IPhone frenzy heard that the latest device comes with a fingerprint scanner that you can use instead of a key-lock to protect your phone. Personally I think its a great idea considering we store everything from our bank account information to our most coveted pictures on our phones and having a unique identifier such as a fingerprint would make everything more secure.  

But if this new development isn’t CSI enough for you, there are way more upcoming innovations in the field of non-password protection, one of which includes a headset that scans your brain waves to verify the password you are thinking of is correct.

>> Machines Made to Know You, by Touch, Voice, Even by Heart <<

-Monisha

 

Staying Focused in a Distracting World

We live in a society where it’s socially acceptable to check your phone right in the middle of a conversation. We are used to having many different distractions calling our name while we try to focus our attention to any one thing. So in the midst of all this, how do we pay attention? Moreover, does the way we deal with the amount of distractions around us influence how the future generations will respond to those distractions as well? This article certainly doesn’t answer all these questions, but it makes a solid attempt:

>> The Art of Staying Focused in a Distracting World <<

-Monisha

The Harlem Shake

>>How Your Harlem Shake Videos Make Money for the Original Artist<<

If you’ve always wondered how exactly these youtube sensations make thousands of dollars, read the article above to find out. This article presents an interesting perspective that ties together pop culture with business. We as the general public may not view fads like gagnam style or the harlem shake as anything more than a passing craze, but the creators of these videos know a thing or two about a thing or two. 

Another interesting idea that I read elsewhere is how youtube and the internet have revolutionized the popularity of music. Gone are the times when we needed to rely on our local radio station to tell us what the latest hits were. Now music is traveling from the internet to the radio. I think this presents a certain freedom in the way music is created and popularized. In a certain sense it creates equal footing for everyone to get their chance to shine. Even if that chance only lasts up until the next craze begins. 

-Monisha