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ABC’s ‘Selfie’ Comedy Starring Karen Gillan Loosely Based on ‘My Fair Lady’

Get ready  for the first mobile-inspired sitcom: Selfie. As we’ve mentioned before, the comedy from ABC is set to air this fall, and as you’d expect, there are a lot of hashtags, mobiles, and gendered stereotyping. Of course, the show highlights a girl who spends too much time indulging in fake, digital friends on social media – but why is her hero a man with marketing skills for unmarketable things?
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Your Phone’s Accelerometer Can Identify You by Your Tilting Habits

tilting habitsYour phone has been paying attention to your tilting habits, and it can now identify you based on your tilt, your angle, and the way you wave your mobile. Thanks to tilt-sensor technology and an impeccable memory, smartphones can give up your tilt “fingerprint” that can identify and track you as you move.

The findings come from Romit Roy Choudhury, associate professor at University of Illinois and colleagues at the University of South Carolina. According to Choudhury, “There has been a lot of work to catch the leakage of ID information from phones. We are now saying that accelerometer data going out of the phone can be treated as an ID.” Read more