And Now For The Amazing Washable Keyboard:
Several studies have tested the germs in office keyboards: the average keyboard contains 150 times the acceptable limit for bacteria and was five times as filthy as a typical lavatory seat. (Think about that next time you take a working lunch at your desk.)
Scientists swabbed 33 keyboards for food poisoning bugs and compared the results to those found on a lavatory seat and lavatory door handle. The keyboards were worse.
So if you’re ever spilled something on your keyboard or wished you could clean out the gunk (and germs) that have built up under the keys, now you can. Logitech is now selling a keyboard that you can put in the sink when it needs a cleaning (in up to 11 inches of water), - its design even includes built-in drainage holes so it will dry quickly.
What happens to the (tens of) thousands of dollars worth of content that you purchased online when you kick the bucket? Passing on iTunes and Kindle libraries is more complicated than you might think. Part of the problem is that with digital content, you don’t have the same rights to the stuff as you do with print books and CDs.
Customers own a license to use the digital files—but they don’t actually own them.
Apple and Amazon grant “nontransferable” rights to use content, so if you buy music from iTunes, Apple limits the use of digital files to Apple devices used by the account holder.
Attorneys say your digital accounts are something of value, and should be treated that way. Unfortunately, the laws haven’t caught up to the 21st century.
For now, the simple alternative is to just use your loved one’s devices and accounts after they’re gone—just make sure they leave you the right passwords.