There are a lot of great ways to protect yourself in the online world, but things like passwords have vulnerabilities and right now there’s not enough fingerprint technology to make it work. Still, there are ways to keep things safe, and there are some interesting ways in which companies are doing that. For example, there’s technology out there that learns how you type–both pressure and speed–and uses that to protect you. It’s a hacker-foiling, grime resistant, energy-conserving keyboard. It also records keystrokes when the keyboard thinks that someone not you is using your computer, just to make sure your information is protected adequately.
The keyboard is a joint combination of Georgia Tech, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the University of California Riverside. It’s a big combination of people, and a bigger combination of features. Now some of them aren’t as useful as others, but it’s a beginning, and it’s an interesting combination of features that may one day become commonplace. After all, on this keyboard, you have to type 100 words per minute to generate enough juice to recharge your smartphone, and for most people that’s not happening, but hey… maybe one day?Technorati Tags: anti-grime keyboard, anti-hacker keyboard, chinese academy of sciences, energy conserving keyboard, Georgia Tech, keyboards, university of california riverside, unusual keyboards