Basically every aspect of cellphones has improved astonishingly in the past few years, except for the actual phone call part. Cypher, a brand-new startup, has some tricky software it says can fix our muddied mobile conversations. In a short live demo in NYC, it sure seemed up to the task.
Stop what you are doing immediately, and watch the trailer for NBC's new looney-tunes, pirate escapade show Crossbones. Starring John Malkovich, and his indecipherable accent.
If you're not a cryptography or World War II nerd and you know anything about the Enigma machine, chances are you've read Neal Stephenson's novel Cryptonomicon, in which fictional characters work alongside historical figures like Alan Turing to crack the Axis codes and sink Nazi submarines.