Space Pen Turns 50

AG7-LE Limited Edition Apollo 7 50th Anniversary Gold Titanium Astronaut Space Pen & Coin Set

Price: $500.00

Individually Numbered – Only 500 Sets Available
Length: 5.06″ .37″ Diameter
Composition: Gold Titanium Nitride Plated Brass
Cartridge: Fisher Pressurized PR4, Black Ink, Medium Point
Packaging: Clear Black Lacquer Gift Box w/ Gold Cardboard Outer Box & Black Velour String-Tie Bag

https://www.spacepen.com/AG7-LE.aspx

 

Kosher Bacon

If it’s kosher can it be bacon?
And how about a kosher cheeseburger?

And ultimately, a kosher bacon cheeseburger?

Viktor Maciag, who works for the start-up Mission Barns, with flasks containing cell cultures. The Mission Barns laboratory is growing duck, chicken and pig meat.

A rabbi at the world’s largest kosher certification agency is leading an effort to determine if and how meat grown from animal cells can satisfy Jewish law.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/30/technology/meat-labs-kosher-bacon.html

Who’s Hacked Your E-mail Address?

Check out Monitor, a service from Firefox, that checks your email address against a database of publicly known data breaches.

You can also sign up to get a report every time there is a new security breach to let you know whether your account has been compromised or not.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90241330/firefox-has-users-to-thank-for-its-new-security-feature

Free Freeze Now Available

Update 3:09 PM with additional info link: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/credit-freezes-are-free-let-the-ice-age-begin/

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Here’s your reminder and follow-up from last week to take a few minutes to freeze your credit records and foil identity theft.

Like most everything in life, nothing is as simple as we might like it to be. Here’s some more additionally detailed information.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/14/your-money/credit-freeze-free.html

Please, let’s all do this if not today, since it’s Friday, but at least before the end of the weekend.

U.S. PIRG also recommends freezing your file at a lesser-known reporting agency known as the National Consumer Telecom and Utilities Exchange.

https://uspirg.org/sites/pirg/files/reports/FinalReport4Sept18_Equifax.pdf

The exchange provides credit information to some cellphone, pay television and utility companies. (Some consumers have reported having cellular accounts opened in their names, even though they had placed freezes on their credit reports at the main bureaus.)

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/05/another-credit-freeze-target-nctue-com/

iOS 12 New Features, Tips, and Tricks

Most importantly, security, many of which may already be on by default
https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/17/five-security-settings-in-ios-12-you-should-change-right-now/

Some Not So Obvious
https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/17/11-neat-hidden-features-in-ios-12/

And Some More
https://www.fastcompany.com/90234155/here-are-ios-12s-best-new-features

What Autonomous Vehicles Might Lead To

 

Eating on the go takes on a totally new meaning
Self-Driving snacks are already here

https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/611943/self-driving-snacks-grocery-delivery-becomes-a-test-of-autonomous-vehicle/

Mobile Clinic

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612125/ikea-designs-future-autonomous-cars-that-work-as-hotels-stores-and-meeting-rooms/

Punkt – A New (Not So Smart) Smartphone

Swiss manufacturer Punkt has a new phone that can keep you connected securely to e-mail via Blackberry Secure messaging while avoiding all of the time-sucking apps many are so susceptible to.

It’s 4G connectivity allows it to function as a mobile hot spot to browse the Web,and whatever with your laptop.

And it’s priced at 50% less than the least expensive new iPhone!

https://www.fastcompany.com/90237811/want-to-toss-your-smartphone-the-perfect-dumbphone-is-here

Conserve The Sound

Conserve the sound is an online museum for vanishing and endangered sounds. The sound of a dial telephone, a walkman, a analog typewriter, a pay phone, a 56k modem, a nuclear power plant or even a cell phone keypad are partially already gone or are about to disappear from our daily life.

Accompanying the archive people are interviewed and give an insight in to the world of disappearing sounds.

https://www.conservethesound.de/en/

Free Freeze

The credit bureaus will no longer be able to charge you for placing a freeze on your credit report as of next Friday, 21 Sep.

So set a reminder, calendar appointment, or whatever it takes, because you will no longer have cost as an excuse for not taking the time to protect yourself from identity theft when it comes to some lowlife obtaining credit in your name.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/in-a-few-days-credit-freezes-will-be-fee-free/

https://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/info-2018/protect-credit-by-freezing.html

 

Coffee, Tea, or IoT

News from the IoT (Internet of Things).  It’s a coffee delivery drone that can sense when you are tired and automatically deliver coffee to you. Or you could use hand gestures to call for a coffee delivery.

IBM patents Drone Delivery of Coffee based On A Cognitive State of an Individual

https://www.networkworld.com/article/3301277/internet-of-things/ideas-this-bad-could-kill-the-internet-of-things.html