Send Passwords Through Your Body

A research team at the University of Washington show-cased how to open a door with a password send from an iPhone’s fingerprint scanner through the body to a receiving device.

This “on-body transmission” might provide an alternative to wifi or bluetooth for short-distance communication scenarios. It could also be applied for secure key transmissions to medical devices such as glucose monitors or insulin pumps, which seek to confirm someone’s identity, according to the researchers.

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Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington

Minor tweaks are not enough

“Real digital transformation requires transformation at a deeper level—transformation of the leadership team’s core beliefs. Changes at the surface create small, local differences. Changes of belief percolate throughout an organization. This is why most digital transformations are a lot of talk, a little action, and very little real effect.”

Read how Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of GE, tries to create real digital transformation.

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Digital Transformation requires a change in the leadership team’s core beliefs

Already more Bots than Humans on the Web

“Global web traffic has increased sharply over the past few years. However, the majority of today’s website traffic is not actually human traffic. More than 60% of website traffic can be traced back to bots that automatically browse websites for different purposes. Roughly half of all automated traffic comes from good bots, that search engines such as Google use to index a website’s content. The other half of automated traffic is malicious though, caused by content scrapers, spam bots or and other programs that mean harm.”

Infographic: Humans Account for Less Than 40% of Global Web Traffic | Statista

Click on the diagram to get to the source. You will find more statistics at Statista.

How Real is Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’? Artificial Intelligence Experts Weigh In

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JOAQUIN PHOENIX as Theodore in the romantic drama “HER,” directed by Spike Jonze, a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

“In Spike Jonze’s Oscar-nominated, futuristic film “Her”, computers compose music, carry on seamless conversations with humans, organize emails instantaneously, and even fall in love. But what appears to be pure sci-fi has more grounding in actual science than the casual viewer might believe.”

Read more on what experts have to say.