Disney Hacks a Smart-Watch and Your Body!

In everyday life, we come into contact with hundreds, if not thousands of items. Some we knowingly touch such as our phones or our computer peripherals, but what about that spoon that we compulsively pick up every time we go into the kitchen, no just me?

Most of the items we touch are insulated, but most give off a small electromagnetic ‘noise’ which our bodies can pick up because we are pretty impressive conductors. Disney has partnered with Carnegie Mellon University and has hacked together a proof-of-concept that can pick up the noise that travels through our bodies in real-time and displays the object on the display. The group calls this innovation “EM-Sense”.

Ars Technica reports the device has been created by essentially hacking a Samsung Galaxy Gear with a host of bulky tech such as a “software-defined radio receiver” to allow the watch to more accurately determine what is being used, with a current accuracy rating of just over 96%.

If you want to try your hand at this yourself, the researchers say that the setup is something “hobbyists can replication” and will cost “under $10” (assuming you already own a Galaxy Gear).

Personally I really like this idea, but this sort of technology could be manipulated and abused. In the future, the information stored could be sold/ used by the device manufacturer to display ad’s for products, or what if the device could be hacked and it knows when you go to an ATM and determine what buttons you press on the keypad for your pin number.

Do you think this technology would be too intrusive? Let us know in the comments.

Fallout’s Vaults Are Real!

Vivos luxury bunkers are just as awesome as they sound; they are the closest to the Fallout vaults you can get! The vaults are carved out of a mountain in Germany, measuring a whopping two-hundred and fifty thousand square feet. The mountain houses 80 apartments in total.

The Vivos project began in 2007 when Vicino decided to act upon a “message from above” that he received around 30 years ago. His theory is that the Atlantic will be struck by an asteroid on September the 23rd, so best get your name down quick!

The shelters are prepared for nuclear war, electromagnetic pulses and more, you will also be picked up in a private jet providing your application is successful. However, Vicino has only accepted the super wealthy into the vaults, people with royal heritage and on the Forbes rich list have already signed up. You do have a chance if you have a specific skill, mind. Vicino is offering discounts to people with medical, military and security skills.

They have enough food and supplies for three years and are seriously secure. The Doors are two foot thick, nuclear blast-proof, weigh 100 tonnes and take one hour to open by hydraulics and 24 hours to open by hand crank, so they’re certainly nice and safe!

I wonder if you have to take the G.O.A.T. test?

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