uncoveror writes "Do you use Windows 8 picture passwords on your touch screen? The oils on your skin will rub off, and leave a pattern of finger trails. They may be all a hacker needs to get in, as Naven Jones has discovered. Get a cloth and some Windex. You will need them." Link to Original Source top
uncoveror writes "Do you ever want to search for something, but aren't sure how to put it into words? Do Google, Yahoo and Bing spit back off-topic junk every time you try? Google thinks they will have a solution for this problem by around 2015. Their system, if it works, will be able to directly interface the human brain, so you don't have to put it into words.
"Wi-Fi is the key to the whole thing...It turns out that if we simultaneously use the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands, we can make a wireless connection to the brain. This is easily done now that dual band Wi-Fi gear is becoming common."" Link to Original Source top
uncoveror writes "There are no more than six degrees of separation between any two people, so you may have heard. Everyone you know is one degree away, everyone they know is two, and everyone they know is three degrees away. With six hops between people you know and so on, you should find a connection between you and anyone else, such as Kevin Bacon. There was a study done at Columbia University in 2003 to determine whether this is so, and they claim to have confirmed it. An article about this study was published at The Washington Post, and then picked up by other media outlets such as MSNBC. In spite of the fact that the numbers do not justify the conclusion they claimed, no one in the press until now has taken them to task for it. I will." Link to Original Source top
uncoveror writes "Look at this picture! I can see the light fixture above me and the window behind me like I am looking in a mirror, but the image on the screen? Not so much. I am constantly craning my neck, moving the laptop and trying to adjust the tilt of the screen to no avail.
...You may have also noticed that this PC is running Vista and Office 2007. I hate those, too. Vista is such a memory hog that I needed to upgrade my ram to 2 Gigabytes just to make it usable, and it is still slower than the old pc it replaced! Two Gigabytes, two billion bytes. That sounds like the amount of memory the Enterprise's onboard computer in Star Trek uses. You should be able to run the Holodeck with that!" Link to Original Source