Archive for Computers

Heartbeat and eye movement: passwords of the future

heartbeat

As passwords become easier and easier to hack with powerful computers, researchers are now looking at new ways to secure access to things and information. Two candidates are your eye movement and your heartbeat. It is believed that a person’s exact manner of moving his eyes around is unique, like fingerprints. Oleg Komogortsev, a computer scientist from Texas State University-San […]

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Filipino netizens and hackers opposing the oppressive Cybercrime Law bring tears to my eyes

PNP Abuse 2

When the Philippines’ Anti-Cybercrime Law¬†seemingly came out of nowhere last September 12, a lot of Filipino netizens expressed their outrage. Soon enough, even traditional journalists, lawyers, and international groups supported the rally against this law. The law went into effect in October 3, but due to the citizens’ severe reaction towards it, the Supreme Court unanimously agreed in October 9 […]

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The iconic 1984 Apple Macintosh commercial

Apple Macintosh 128K (the first Macintosh, 1984)

In January 22, 1984, Apple aired this iconic advertisement to promote the Apple Macintosh personal computer during Superbowl XVIII: The imagery came from George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, which is set in a dystopian future where “Big Brother” keeps the citizens in line through surveillance and censorship. The advertisement was shot in Britain, directed by Ridley Scott with a budget […]

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