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A patent application from Apple, entitled “System and Method for Authentication Based on Particle Gun Emissions,” was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week. It states that current DRM methods for authentication, but by their nature they can lack security.

Apple’s solution would employ a particle gun, which would send an emission with unique physical properties to a receiver which would be able to verify the authenticity. The receiver would then generate a second value, and compare it with the first.

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Pretty interesting idea. For consumers though, it sounds expensive.  Yea its no i1911 (pictured) but it will have to do.

On a similar note… this youtube parody video makes me cringe:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXh3EfX_CqA[/youtube]

Pointing a gun at a camera or computer screen is one thing, but putting it against your head and putting the trigger is a whole other level of stupidity.

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Apple wants a piece of the market:

I have the following questions:

  1. Will have a user replaceable magazine?
  2. Does it use proprietary .45 caliber ammunition?
  3. Where’s the touch screen?
  4. Is this a grasp at the liberal hippy market?
  5. How many times per month will I have to upgrade the software on it?
  6. Does it require the newest version of that POS iTunes?
  7. What kind of fancy apps can I get for it?

John Moses Browning is rolling in his grave right now… :P

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