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

I Spy…

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

Spoon of the Future!

Here’s a unique product I picked up at a thrift store in Stillwater, Oklahoma. It was just too weird not to rescue and offer on eBay!

It’s the Combination thermometer & spoon!

This product is called the Thermo Spoon by Gaydell and is still sealed in the 1965 cellophane. The handle features a dial-style analog thermometer that I assume is connected to the spoon’s ladle.

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New E-Bike from Zero

This Zero is All Zip

Zero Motorcycles has once again raised the bar for all-electric bikes.

Zero SR/FThe all-new 2020 Zero SR/F is a naked streetfighter boasting 110 BHP and 140 ft/lbs of torque. Tipping the scales just under 500 pounds the SR/F offers a range of 161 miles in standard trim. Zero calls it the first fully “smart” motorcycle. 

 

Source: This Zero is All Zip