Scott and I were talking yesterday about his compromised Apple ID. I was telling him I didn’t understand why he was so upset about it - it seemed perfectly reasonable that Occam’s Razor applies here: Scott had his login/password hacked somehow. But that’s not the problem - turns out there’s a lot more going on here.
This isn’t recent at all. The Scott referred to is Scott Hanselman of Microsoft. The reference to Occam’s Razor was from TechCrunch’s MG Siegler, and not anything special. But the substance of the post WAS interesting, in its reference to Benford’s Law and cloud security.
Read the rest of the post Could Benford’s Law haved saved an Applie ID? on Wekeroad’s long dormant tumblr.
A couple weeks ago I talked about a patent awarded to Apple to charge devices wirelessly using induction charging. This is still viable… however, I just learned about an even better technology.
Ubeam is a tech start-up that invented a concept [demo’d] at the D9 Conference. Think of an audio speaker that plays music. It transmits radio waves from the speaker to your ears. Using ultrasound, Ubeam transmits very high sound from their charger to a charging station where you can plug in multiple devices to charge simultaneously, wirelessly. The only catch is there can’t be anything blocking it.
I think it will be a success if Ubeam gets the right funding."