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August 10, 2012

Please Turn On Two-Factor Authentication

You should read Mat Honan’s heartbreaking tale of a hack attack and the ensuing discussion on Techmeme. Much of the story is about Amazon or Apple’s security practices, but I would still advise everyone to turn on Google’s two-factor authentication to make your Gmail account safer and less likely to get hacked.

Read more at Lifehacker.

July 18, 2011

Amazon begins renting textbooks for Kindle


June 7, 2010

Making online orders with a nod or a smile? Amazon seeks patent is famous for its 1-Click ordering system.
But what about 1-Nod ordering?

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is seeking a patent on a system that would let people make purchases with a nod, a smile or even a raise of the eyebrow.
Called “Movement recognition as input mechanism,” it envisions a computing device that could interpret certain facial expressions and enhance or potentially replace “conventional input devices such as keypads and touch screen.”

Some excerpts from the patent application:
“For example, if the user wishes to purchase an item, the user can perform an action such as nodding his or her head up and down to indicate that the user would like to purchase the item.”