Reality Check

Should you find yourself on the shore of Lake Como be sure to look up the Villa d’Este. It has been home to cardinals, queens and— during the Italian Grand Prix— drivers for the Ferrari team. With rooms starting around a grand per night it truly is an address of distinction.
 
But every April a showing of exquisite cars steals the limelight, and the villa is transformed into an automotive shrine. The Concorza d’Eleganza Villla d’Este is one of the most incredible car shows in the world.
Enjoy these photos from Petrolicious: The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Is A Gorgeous Glitch Of Reality 

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The Password Insanity

Or, How to Stop the Madness

Let’s just admit it: Passwords are a pain.
Nearly every week we hear about another security breach or virus or phishing scam that threatens to steal or broadcast our account credentials. Using the same, simple password over and over just isn’t acceptable in today’s connected world.

By now everyone has got that memo– but it’s a lot easier said than done! Modern browsers make it convenient, even offering to generate complex passwords (aka gibberish). But what if you share accounts with friends or family? What if you need additional details beyond username and password? What if you want encryption? Thus the need for a password manager .

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Lookout

Never look up from your phone again!

That’s the pitch for a very convincing product called Lookout. It’s a spoof, but I’m guessing a whole lotta people don’t realize it. Maybe we could set up a Kickstarter— and donate the proceeds to a distracted driving campaign?

In a new parody ad, designer Alex Cornell makes fun of our ever-increasing smartphone dependency, using the language of tech advertising so precisely that some viewers might not even realize it’s a parody.

Watch the sadly spot-on ad for Lookout below:

Source: This tech ad parody is so spot-on, we almost refuse to believe it’s not real