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Shopgirl: A new kind of password; a fun new Habit; and Screen on the Green

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WHAT’S NEW

As more and more areas of our lives become Internet-based, the problem of passwords has become a new frontier of innovation.

Developers have used fingerprints, brain waves and other “biological passwords” as a way to immediately recognize someone, but one Toronto-based company thinks it can do the same easily and inexpensively with just a heartbeat. The brains at Bionym have started selling a wristband that can be linked to a smartphone or computer via Bluetooth, password-protected with your heartbeat and controlled by gestures and sound.

Nymi, the wristband, records a two-minute electrocardiogram to initially set up the system and then can be unlocked or accessed by touching the top of the wristband for a few seconds. One of the coolest aspects of this particular project is that the wristbands are selling for $79 and are expected to stay under $100 – a great price for something so exciting.

WHAT’S TRENDY

Have you joined MyHabit.com yet? MyHabit is Amazon.com’s high-fashion sale Web site, kind of like Gilt or One King’s Lane for clothing.

Sales are organized by theme or designer and usually go for 72 hours. Prices are fantastic, but it’s a very limited supply so there’s that adrenaline rush a la eBay that adds even more fun!

Membership is free, shipping is free and categories range from women’s clothing to toys and children’s accessories. Go to www.MyHabit.com to join, and be sure to check out its blog theFIX as well.

WHAT’S AFFORDABLE

Columbia County is holding its Screen on the Green this Friday and Sept. 20, a fun way to send out the summer with your family.

The movie series is themed Back to the 80’s this year and will feature Harry and the Hendersons and Ghostbusters.

Kids 3 years old and younger get in free, but even older than that the price is just $1. Bring a picnic or enjoy food vendors on site, and the movie kicks off at 7 p.m. You can find more information at www.columbiacountyga.gov or by calling (706) 650-5034.


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