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Date
October 18, 2013

The Next Big Thing: NYMI

Transcript

Maggie: Now it is time to take a look at what the future could hold. It is the Next Big Thing!

First, let’s see what you thought about our pitch from last week. We told you about the Kite Patch, an easy way to protect against all those nasty mosquito bites. So, did you think it is the next big thing?

Seventy-seven percent of you said, ‘Yes, patch me up!’ But twenty-three percent of you said, ‘No, trash the patch.’

Now, this week we are talking passwords. So many to remember right? Well, the makers behind Nymi might just have the key to your problems. The Nymi is part of a new wave of password software. But don’t worry about forgetting your actual password, because the Nymi recognizes your heartbeat. It uses an EKG sensor – kind of like what doctors use – to record your heartbeat. And if someone wears it without the correct heartbeat, the wristband will lock down.

Karl Martin: There’s actually unique characteristics that relate to the size of the heart, the position of the heart and the physiology surrounding the heart.

Maggie: The idea is that it will replace credit cards, and log you into your tablets and smartphones just by being near them.

They will hit stores at about $80.

So, what do you think? Is the Nymi going to change the way we use passwords? Is it the next big thing? Head on over to Channelone.com to cast your vote and let us know what you think.

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14 comments on “The Next Big Thing: NYMI

  1. Lincoln Elementary East Side WY

    For my opinion I like it because if you really need that password and you forgot what it was, or if you forgot your secret question answer then you can use the mine. :)

    Adriana

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  2. Nicole N.

    I like the mine. I always loose my password so this would be a thing great to have. This should really be the next big thing.

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  3. Nicole N.

    I like the nymi. I always loose my password so this would be a thing great to have. This should really be the next big thing.

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  4. Mackenzie n.

    I dont really think its such a good idea because what if your heart rate changes and you cant get in to something really important.

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  5. Nicole N.

    I think the Nymi is a great idea because then if you forget your password you dont have to worry about it. And i always loose my password so this would be a great thing to have.

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  6. Olivia Graham

    Its a good idea and all but i don’t know what if it didn’t properly read your heart rate right. You would not have access to your passwords. And what if someone else has a similar heart rate. If it read the other persons as your heart beat all your passwords a gone. :(

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