Tag Archives: tech

@nycework tweet digest: 06/16-21/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? The secret link between happiness and better work; helping someone is helping yourself; using “unclear” words to connect with your audience; noble computing; they summon your apps with light and sound; your gadget is a marketing spy; whoa, they can hack that, too…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between June 16 through June 21, 2013:

Identity

Internet marketers can track you by “fingerprinting” your devices.
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  • A quote by H. Norman Schwartzkopf about what happens when you help someone meet a goal;
  • an article about how crooks use music, lighting and TV frequencies to trigger malicious apps in smartphones and other devices;
  • a video in which Shawn Achor shares the secret formula for happiness and better work;
  • a list of words that have many meanings, which makes them perfect for “spicing up” your headlines and titles;
  • a list article suggesting ways you can compute and be environmentally friendly;
  • an article about how Internet marketers are silently and aggressively tracking you by “fingerprinting” the devices you use to access the Internet;
  • and, @nycework’s previous digest that includes a video post featuring Avi Rubin talking about how easily hackable all technological devices are.

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@nycework tweet digest: 06/09-14/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Your mental outlook determines your choices; making more money; getting people to spread your ideas; the best day to grocery-shop; gaming to improve your typing; hackable devices you own; a chronically rebellious printer that prints the same words over and over…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between June 9 through June 14, 2013:

EnviTote eco-friendly, reusable bag

You can get better deals on groceries when you shop on certain days of the week.
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  • A quote by Frederick Langbridge about how mental attitude affects the choices you make;
  • a video featuring Avi Rubin talking about how all devices are hackable;
  • an article explaining why it’s best to shop for groceries on a certain day of the week;
  • a web-based, Space Invaders-like game that tests and improves your typing;
  • an article with 9 insights to help sharpen your money-making skills;
  • a visual example of why it’s important to secure your printer and other wireless devices;
  • and, @nycework’s previous digest that includes a video post with Seth Godin talking about how to get people to spread your ideas.

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Avi Rubin: All Your Devices Can Be Hacked

@nycework tweet digest: 05/26-31/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Slashing big bills; fingerprinting your success; charging mobile phones super-fast; levitating furniture; gadgets that led but weren’t followed; life imitating science fiction; even grandma has a drone…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 26 and May 31, 2013:

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  • A quote by Oprah Winfrey on how to truly succeed;
  • an article about how publicly- and privately-owned drones are raising serious privacy concerns;
  • an article with video about Eesha Khare, an 18-year-old whose supercapacitor invention charges mobile phones in seconds;
  • an article about 27 science-fiction concepts that became scientific facts in 2012;
  • an article featuring 20 innovative, futuristic-looking pieces of home furnishing ranging from a levitating, cloud-shaped couch to a pod-shaped bathtub with built-in MP3 player;
  • an article about 5 gadgets that were commercially unsuccessful because they were too advanced for their time;
  • and, @nycework’s previous digest that includes a post about how to quickly cut 5 big household bills.

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@nycework tweet digest: 05/12-17/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Getting good at being you; healthcare for $60 or less per month; budgeting successfully through thick and thin; big data as the new crystal ball; the dangers of being profiled with eye-tracking technology; what you can do with tiny computers; eco-friendly paper towel etiquette…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 12 and May 17, 2013:

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
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  • A quote by Abraham Lincoln urging you to be good at being you;
  • an article about how information you share publicly can be used to predict your future;
  • an article about a doctor who charges $60 or less per month for basic healthcare because he believes the U.S. healthcare system sacrifices patients’ health for profit;
  • an article discussing ways to use USB flash drive-sized PCs that run Android or other GNU/Linux-based operating systems;
  • an article about how eye-tracking technology could pose serious risks to your privacy;
  • a video demonstration of an eco-friendlier way to dry your hands using a small amount of paper towel;
  • and, a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a post about 5 ways to “make it” regardless of the state of the economy.

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Bottoms Up! Nanotechnology ‘Escapes’ Into Food Supply

Did you know there are man-made machines that are invisible to the naked eye? Microscopic guitars, cars, computers and many invisible things are being designed using nanotechnology.

Now nanotech’s found its way into food. Yes, nano foods are already on store shelves.

Reading about nanotech reminds this blogger of a scene from the 2003 movie X2: X-Men United. In the scene Magneto Escapes, the movie’s villain Magneto breaks out of confinement by extracting iron from a prison guard’s blood. No, the prison guard didn’t boost his body’s iron levels feasting on chicken liver just before going to work. His body was hacked. The scene Bottoms Up! shows how the “iron hack” was done.

So what do these advancements in nanotech potentially mean? For starters, every one of us and everything in life is now potentially hackable. Bottoms up, folks!


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