updated 10:30 pm EDT, Fri August 8, 2014
Power On youth access initiative launches for LGBTQ teens
Straight But Not Narrow, The Trevor Project and Human I-T have announced a joint initiative to provide LGBTQ youth access to computers and online resources. Entitled "Power On", the initiative will run until LGBT Spirit Day on October 17, with the organizations encouraging donations of laptops, tablets and smartphones for distribution to LGBTQ resources centers throughout the US. The aim of the project is to provide youth with access to the Internet for the purpose of being more readily connected to peer support regarding sexual and gender identities. Donated devices will be refurbished by Human I-T.
Atama launches Sesame2 Bluetooth Smart Keyfob, locks Mac or PC
Atama has announced the release of their new Bluetooth Smart keyfob and companion application for locking a computer. Sesame2 aims to increase user security by locking the screen of one's Mac or PC upon leaving the vicinity. The latest version release has been externally redesigned, offering increased battery life and a shorter locking distance when walking away. The Bluetooth signal is provided by a Texas Instruments SimpleLink Bluetooth Low Energy CC2541 wireless MCU. Currently available for pre-order, the Sesame2 is priced at $50.