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Forget Your Password?

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Did you forget your password? Well, according to Google the time is coming where you will forget your password. As in, not required. Just when you thought you were already living in the digital age. Google gets us one step closer.

Imagine a phone or computer that doesn’t need a password to gain access? The device is so sophisticated, it knows you better than you think. I dont know about you, but that feels like a time travel into the future. Feels like one click away from microchips.

Here’s what the folks.at Google have been cooking up.

Smart Lock Passwords is cool, but Google Project Abacus puts us closer to a password-free world

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group has been on a tear at I/O these past two days, demoing lots of new and interesting innovations that may one day hit production and make all of our lives much, much better. One of such projects is Project Abacus, which is seeking to all but eliminate the use of passwords for authentication.

Put simply, our smartphones can collect a lot of information about how we go about our day – how fast we walk, how well we type using our phone’s keyboard, how we talk – and the ATAP group thinks that using this data for authentication is 10x safer than fingerprints, and 100x safer than 4 digit PIN codes. They think that because, well, they’ve gathered lots of data on it – the company has been running trials of Project Abacus since last year in partnership with 33 universities and in total has collected 40 terabytes of data across 28 different states. They did not, however, say how much more secure they are than old-fashioned email and password combinations.

While Abacus runs in the background on your phone and collects data about you, it is constantly calculating a trust score that is basically a score of how confident it is that you are who you say you are, the owner of the phone. When you launch an app, take Netflix, if Abacus can successfully verify your identity, you’ll be logged in automatically. If it is unable to get a high trust score for you, Abacus will revert back to asking for a password. ATAP also says that different apps could theoretically require different trust scores – a banking app would most certainly want a higher trust score than that of a game.

Project Abacus doesn’t totally eliminate passwords but it’s one step closer, and makes total elimination of them a logical conclusion. And anything that will further mitigate the risk of intruders accessing my digital life is fine by me. When the world is putting this much energy into obfuscating away old-fashioned passwords (don’t forget Smart Lock Passwords) you know their time is up. A world that runs on these highly secure trust scores is on the horizon, I can feel it.

Posted: Mylan Roland

Jennifer Lopez At 45-Years-Old

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According to Us Weekly & Love B Scott:

Our jaws are on the FLOOR! At 45-years-old, Jennifer Lopez STUNS the world by…

Jennifer Lopez looks absolutely incredible on the cover of Us Weekly‘s “Best Bodies” issue.

The Idol judge and 45-year-old mother of seven-year-old twins dons a sexy black cutout swimsuit with gold detail.

Inside the issue, Jennifer makes a declaration that few of us can make as we age. The entertainer says that she looks better now than she did in her twenties.

“I see pictures of myself in my twenties and go, ‘Oh, I look better now!’”

Jennifer also shares that embracing who you are helps with confidence and a healthy body image.

“I think a healthy body image comes from being the best you, not competing with anybody else. You know, I’m not a 6-foot tall model… I’m not a size 2. I think it’s about focusing on yourself and just trying to be the best you.”

 

WATCH behind-the-scenes footage of Jennifer’s Us Weekly shoot below.

70% of Men Under 34 Are NOT Married – Because They Have SENSE

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Everything That Glitters

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Natalie Joos(shoes detail) is seen outside the Diesel show on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)

We bet you’re probably wondering why anyone would name a BLOG The Sparkle Page … With a name like that, we’d be limiting all sorts of people, huh? No. Think again! Anyone who has not followed our page for a significant amount of time would more than likely assume it’s because of an affinity to cute shiny objects, or because everything that glitters IS GOLD in our world; or perhaps, our beauty and worth aren’t found at the MAC counter, or the hair salon or in the latest pair of Christian Louboutins. Hush hush, yes; we said it and YES, we know. This is a Vanity Blog!

Guys and Dolls, we are artists. Creative strategist and very sensitive about the craft. [Sound familiar?] Maybe, (insert emphasis) …our shine comes from somewhere deeper inside, pure, authentic and real. It doesn’t need any gloss or polish or bling to make it SPARKLE!

Moving right along, we decided to go ahead and give blogging another try. After all, what has anyone really go to lose? Who knows, this could just be the answer that we need. – Hey, wipe that smirk off of your face! Often times, you may think to yourself what do I really have to write about or say… It’s even possible that you question whether or not any one would even care to hear what it is you would have to say…or read, for that matter! Taking a page out of the “D-e-f-e-n-s-i-v-e Playbook”, we are well aware that we really don’t know anything; but, people want to pay to know whatever it is we know. Life is good.

Do you all hear that? (Incoming) Sounds like a huge storm cloud of D-o-u-b-t. We’re just going to step aside before getting hit. Whatever the case may be, we’d never have known if we didn’t just start somewhere. Thus, The Sparkle Page is formed. Someone should probably put it out there, there’s no particular strategy. Our page consists of what is called Lifestyle slash Vanity Blogging (Not in the vanilla kind of way…Okay, never mind) By definition, lifestyle is the way in which one chooses to live their life. Vanity is pride in one’s appearance, qualities, abilities, achievements, etc.; character or quality of being vain. Therefore, in public opinion, we’re just going to ”Forest Gump” the entire thing – keep going until we run out of words to say.

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How about you just stay tuned with highlights and updates of The Sparkle Page? We are looking forward to your feedback and continued support as we press forward to greatness.

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Technically Single

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Seriously? Okay, what would’ve been great just now is if the dot on the “eye” (i) of the title-words “technically single” above us had a cute little heart over it. But, that’s just how differently the mind can work when it comes to details, besides the creative graphics would not allow such sophistication on such a basic header. So, we’re moving on…

Ultimately, talking about how one is technically single, simply implies that life doesn’t end after divorce…right? The technicality is this; once someone has been married and then divorced, they technically possess more experience than the average single female out here trying to entice a man with her womanly-wilds on “FLEEK”-mode.  Nevermind, just forget it; it seems like instead of understanding, at the very best, you’re all just going to Laugh at My Pain (in my best Kevin Hart voice). Here’s the thing, looking this great and being at the 40 threshold is both a blessing and a curse.  Granted, youthful by design; (Suddenly, you hear the voice of mother teasing in the background saying…”Yes, I know, you’re FOREVER 21”) companionship doesn’t get any easier to find the older you become and especially when you’ve given your heart away once before. Mother never was a liar!

Listen up! You’d have to admit, any woman having been a daughter, mother, wife, student, sister, best friend, girlfriend, an ex… has had a wealth of lessons, a lifetime of hurt and happiness that the ordinary “single woman” simply has not yet sampled. You may as well say it’s almost like being overqualified to be “single”. So, exactly what does happen when one is overqualified for the single life? Can you say, D-E-N-I-E-D? Try being approached by eligible singles looking for an overnight scenario, quick romp, or to possibly string you along and pose as a lifetime partner, when in actuality they are just not interested in the long haul commitment. Nor mature enough to be dedicated to the intricate process of truly getting to know someone. Oh please, surely the male readers are sitting back boasting about now. Can’t you just imagine the little giggles going on inside of their brains saying “Maybe, QUITAR (1)that’s because you’ve never dated ME” ?Newsflash, we’re especially referring to you!

Now, we’re not getting off on any rants or gender- bashing or anything. However, there is still firm belief  there are some Great, GREAT men out there.