Wanted: Tree stump to live in.


…declared in a top secret document it had regained access to BlackBerry data and celebrated with the word, “champagne!”

via Privacy Scandal: NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data – SPIEGEL ONLINE.



Don’t look now, but it’s 2000.


You wake up at 7am on a wonderful morning in early 2000. Dreamy as you are, you grab your phone to check the news and your email. Well, the news is that no one has texted you while you were sleeping and that your phone doesn’t connect to the internet. Because, well, you don’t have a smartphone. Just like everyone else doesn’t.

via 2000, the Year Formerly Known as the Future — Editors Picks — Medium.


Smartphone as alter ego


The 14mm device measures up to five indicators, including proteins like troponin, that show if and when a heart attack has occurred. Using Bluetooth, the device can then transmit the data to a smartphone for tracking. The device can also track levels of glucose, lactate, and ATP, providing valuable data for physiologic monitoring during activity, or in possible disease conditions like diabetes. As far as tricorders go, this device may be the one you have been waiting for, provided you are on board for the implant.

via World’s smallest blood monitoring implant tells your smartphone when you’re about to have a heart attack | ExtremeTech.