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Month: December 2021

OPLIN 4Cast #783: One of Elon Musk’s companies is working on a more comprehensive metaverse

Posted in Brain-computer interfaces

There’s no doubt that Elon Musk is a controversial figure, but his name is associated with much of today’s bleeding-edge technology. One of his companies, Neuralink, hasn’t gotten as much press as, say, Tesla or SpaceX but, with the advent of Mark Zuckerburg’s metaverse, renewed attention has increased the spotlight on this company that aims to put implants in human brains as computer interfaces.


OPLIN 4Cast #780: Wired earbuds are inherently more secure

Posted in Bluetooth

A puff piece in Politico this week poked fun at Vice President Kamala Harris’s use of wired earbuds and her preference for texting over e-mail, calling her “Bluetooth-phobic” and paranoid. “Should someone who travels with the nuclear football be spending time untangling her headphone wires?,” they ask. Given that there are 495 publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in Bluetooth, I’d say it’s not paranoia if someone is really spying on you.