You ever read something and think, Doesn’t everyone know that?
That was my reaction when I read about recent survey survey from Sonos. The shocking discovery was listening to music while you work can reduce stress and make you more productive.
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 .Continue reading The Password Insanity
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:
The CIA has launched an Instagram account.
Just too weird not to share.
Sure enough, America’s top spy agency’s debut post on Instagram is an obviously staged shot of a fake CIA employee’s desk; complete with props that would be more at home in Harriet the Spy than Zero Dark Thirty. There is a wig disguise and a paper bag labeled “Top Secret Pulp”. The caption is “I spy with my little eye…”.
Source: The CIA is Now on Instagram