Quotes of the week: Self-tying laces, Mask-less Mark, & Hacked vibrators

“If I hack a vibrator it’s just fun, but if I can get to the back-end, I can blackmail the manufacturer.”

- Raimund Genes, Chief Technology Officer of Trend Micro, on the dangers of unsecured IoT devices


 “It’s a new kind of social network, and it’s quite strange.”

- Alex Olney, a games journalist at Nintendo Life, on Nintendo’s first smartphone game


“The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available ONLY to members of Nike+.”

- Nike announces its new self-tying lace trainers will only be available to its app users


“Mark goes to Beijing, decides to go running. Mark doesn't wear a mask, comes back to US with lung cancer. Don't be like Mark, wear your mask.”

- Facebook user Cindy Acevedo on Mark Zuckerberg’s mask-less run in China


“The protectionism espoused by Mr Trump are enemies of progress, and as a tech entrepreneur I worry about any US President pursuing a nakedly ‘America First’ policy.”

- Emma Smith, CEO of Memberoo, on the potential Trump presidency


“The CEO of Apple needs to know he’s not above the law, and neither is anybody else in the United States. But believe you me, if I get a toehold in this county and I can get the state attorney’s office to prosecute, and a judge to back us up with it, I'll lock the rascal up.”

- Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd on the Apple/FBI backdoor case


“Measures of sadism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism positively correlate with trolling.”

- Professor Joseph Reagle on internet bullying


“We’re in the pre-iPhone 1 stage.”

- AMD's Sasa Marinkovic on VR


“None of the folks we have spoken to have fixated on a ‘kill IBM’ strategy – there’s no strategic circling of wagons.”

- Lz Labs CEO Mark Cresswell on plans to migrate mainframe workloads


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