Bytesized |Hedgehogs, Barbie & more

Hedgehog based authentication is now a thing, Barbie has a voice activated dreamhouse, apparently we can’t tell the difference between real and fake news, OK GO has another awesome video out and more in Bytesized.

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So you think your iPhone is safe?

Not at all if you have a hedgehog around.


Barbie now has a voice activated dreamhouse

Well things sure have changed since I was young. Back then Barbie was lucky to have a house, probably made out of wood or fashioned out of books, let alone an internet of things smart house!

You can open doors, make stairs disappear, make the chandelier spin – all with voice commands. Heck you can even have a dance party because the house comes with music too. It costs $300 which is about R4300. 

The presidential photographer’s top pictures of Obama

Official White House photographer Pete Souza captured pictures of Obama’s presidency for almost 8 years. The Atlantic has compiled 44 of the best pictures. To view the entire collection, click here. 

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld knocks on the Oval Office window to begin a segment for his series, ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,’ on December 7, 2015

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We can’t distinguish between fake and real news 

A recent Standford University study of just under 8000 students (teens), showed that 82% couldn’t distinguish between an ad labeled “sponsored content” and a real news story.

Many students judged the credibility of newsy tweets based on how much detail they contained or whether a large photo was attached, rather than on the source.


OK GO have a new video out and it is as awesome as you’d expect

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