Sunday, November 27, 2011

Privacy in the age of Starbucks


Ever wished you could browse the internet or even do work on your computer without someone looking over your shoulder at what you're doing? Well, over at instructibles.com they show you one method. Granted, you risk destroying your old LCD monitor if you make a mistake.. but still.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Privacy-monitor-made-from-an-old-LCD-Monitor/

It involves basically taking the polarized film off of a monitor, leaving you looking at a white screen. Then you apply the polarized film to a pair of glasses, thus allowing you to be the only one able to view your monitor (unless someone else with polarized film glasses wanders by.

I wonder why monitor companies don't use techniques like this to allow us to switch back and forth between a basic mode and a private mode.

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