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Geekly Update - 22 October 2014

Will Cray's new supercomputer be used to determine the outcome of the World Series? Why is a really bad password sometimes a really good idea? And wouldn't you like to know if your cellphone's lithium battery is about to explode? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 15 October 2014

Why is computer maker Dell excited about mushrooms and cow excretions? What important lesson did the new Microsoft CEO learn about karma? And how does Google know when you need to see a doctor? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 08 October 2014

Are cosmic forces responsible for bending iPhones? Are hackers who stole 76 million account records from Chase Bank content to do nothing with their stolen data? And can you really lose custody of your child by using Wifi in a coffee shop? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 01 October 2014

What part of p-r-i-v-a-c-y doesn't the FBI director understand? Why is the Internet waking you up at 4 o'clock every morning? And can you really use Gnutella spread as 3D printer ink? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 24 September 2014

Can you really charge your new iPhone 6 with a microwave oven? Do oblivious texters deserve their own lanes on the sidewalk? And why are hackers downloading video games to your wireless printer? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 17 September 2014

Is your iTunes music library infected with the U2 virus? Why do some hard drives quack like a duck? And what desperate move did Amazon make in response to Apple's iPhone 6? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 10 September 2014

Are evil hackers messing with your thermostat? Who is behind all those fake cell phone towers that secretly listen to your conversations? And is there any way to stop Facebook videos from playing automatically? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 03 September 2014

Can bad guys hack your laptop just by touching it? How bad is smartphone addiction amongst college students? And are robots REALLY taking over the Internet this time? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 28 August 2014

Which button should you never touch on the dashboard of a 2015 Corvette? Can your computer's keyboard replace your psychiatrist? And can you hack traffic lights for fun and profit? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 21 August 2014

Is there any new tech to extend the life of your smartphone battery? Will relaxed regulations on satellite imagery threaten your personal privacy? And is there finally a way to force your kids to answer when you call their cell phone? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 13 August 2014

Is Windows 8 an even bigger flop than Vista? Can you print your own bionic man for less than six million dollars? And are birds conspiring to poop on bloviating world leaders? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 06 August 2014

Why are privacy-invading 'smart meters' bursting into flames? Would you finally backup your hard drive if it took less than a second? And why are robots getting the best seats at baseball games? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 30 July 2014

Should first-graders be 'armed' with 3-D printers? Can you get sued for looking like Barbie? And which button on your computer can trigger a global conspiracy theory? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 23 July 2014

Is Comcast hiring mafia goons as 'customer retention' specialists? Does an awesome new beverage cooler come with a free puppy and a set of steak knives? And when is it a BAD thing to be ranked highly in a Google search? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 16 July 2014

How many innocent dinosaurs did Steven Spielberg slaughter to make the Jurassic Park movie? Are Klingons invading upscale homes in suburban Long Island? And is massive-scale airborne surveillance coming to a city near you? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 9 July 2014

Can you get rich by making potato salad on the Internet? Have scientists finally figured out why the iPhone takes grainy photos? And are super-intelligent robots poised to take over the world? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 2 July 2014

Can a 2-letter text message result in a flood of spam? Can you make your own Google Glass with cardboard, rubber bands and an Android smartphone? And does Wikipedia allow just anyone to change important facts on their website? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 25 June 2014

Is your smartphone pre-loaded with spyware? Have clever programmers figured out how to make an app even dumber than iFart? And if a hard drive crashes in a government office and nobody hears it, does it leave an audit trail? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 19 June 2014

How easy is it to hack into the ATM at your local grocery store? What critical thing should you avoid when plagiarizing a graduation speech? And is stashing your smartphone in your pants pocket a good birth control method? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 11 June 2014

Has technology provided us with a way to find out what REALLY goes on inside the dishwasher? Will having your smartphone blessed at church protect it from mobile malware? And why is the NSA vacuuming up millions of faces from the Web? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 04 June 2014

Are we getting closer to Star Trek-style human teleportation? How about that universal language translator thingy? And what would YOU do if Facebook or Instagram had a 'love' button? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 28 May 2014

Can you sell a single word on eBay for $18,000? Is there a smartphone app that will clone your deceased pet? And what famous person never said 'wear sunscreen' in a graduation speech? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 21 May 2014

What can you do with a 30-year-old PC running DOS? Would you eat veggies grown next door to a leaking nuclear plant? Why are Japanese girls buying silicone thumbs? And what's the fastest way to get earthquake alerts? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 14 May 2014

Is it possible to live a full year without the Internet? Can an embedded microchip make it impossible to steal stuff? How did those giant Starfleet logos end up on a Martian desert? And is 'tar and feathers' the latest weapon in the war against ATM hackers? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 07 May 2014

Is it legal to marry your Macbook? Should your sunglasses be talking to your smartphone? Why is it a bad idea to argue with a supercomputer? And what's the best place to stash 3,700 Blu-ray discs? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 01 May 2014

Will your next house pop out of a 3D printer? What's the best way to pry lazy teens from the computer? And is there a naughty leprechaun lurking inside your smartphone? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 23 April 2014

Can you get in legal trouble for abusing the CAPS LOCK Key? Does a new Facebook feature allow people to stalk their friends? And why were millions of video games buried in a small New Mexico town? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 16 April 2014

Are clever monkeys building a network of mind-control robots? What would you pay for quasi-wireless, semi-mobile, cellular landline phone service? And guess who is snooping on your in-flight WiFi? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 10 April 2014

Is your smartphone turning you into a hunchback? Why is Microsoft adding a kindergartner to their security research team? And where's the best place to go for a fast, cheap internet connection? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 02 April 2014

What's to stop super-smart robots from taking over the world? Can airborne drones really steal data from your smartphone? And how soon will scientists perfect the mind reading technology that's already being used in labs? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 26 March 2014

Would you like to save $1000 a year on your mobile phone bill? How easy is it to steal an orbiting satellite? And what phrases should NEVER be entered into a Google search? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 19 March 2014

Did you hear... aliens hijacked the missing Malaysian Flight 370? Are digital Peeping Toms snooping on your wifi? Which is a better source of energy for your home... flesh eating viruses or giant magnetic coils? And how much fiber is too much fiber? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 12 March 2014

What's the secret to doubling your reading speed to 500 words per minute? Should you be worried about 'synthetic' identity theft? Is Microsoft rewarding the Chinese for massive piracy of Windows XP software? And does a new hardware/software combo let you make bacon with your iPhone? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 05 March 2014

How easy is it for ordinary citizens to secretly record FBI phone calls? What horrible, terrible things might happen if you ignore that pop-up notification on your Mac, iPad or iPhone? Can you get Windows 8 for free now? And are there any good movies playing on the Moon? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 19 February 2014

What would you do if your laptop or smartphone suddenly became 1000 times faster? Why are neighborhood dogs protesting a new technology that improves Internet security? And why are robots generating 60 percent of all Web traffic? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 12 February 2014

Can you log in to your favorite websites by waving your smartphone under your armpit? Will you welcome giant traffic-directing robot overlords? And why would a programmer pull the plug on a popular app that was making fifty thousand dollars a day? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 05 February 2014

Why are gas pumping robots a really dumb idea? Is Facebook offering anonymity for a price? What secret quality does Microsoft's new CEO possess? And is it smart to watch a smartwatch? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 29 January 2014

Is Google scheming to make your brain obsolete? Is SmelleVision finally replacing Television, and did Elmer Fudd correctly predict it 70 years ago? And what's the FIRST thing you should grab from a burning house? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 22 January 2014

Does Amazon.com really know when you're running low on toilet paper? Is your refrigerator sending out thousands of unsolicited email messages? And what's the worst password ever? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 15 January 2014

If you had a list of three online companies that have NOT been hacked, would Dropbox be on it? Those Tesla electric cars are hot, but can they really set your garage on fire? And how easy is it to trick Google Maps into naming your street after an evil dictator? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 02 January 2014

Is there more bad news for those affected by the massive Target credit card breach? Why is worker productivity about to plunge on a massive scale? And Alan Turing has been pardoned. What crime did the famous computer scientist commit? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 27 November 2013

Which online retailers are on the Naughty List, and how did they get there? If you connect enough veggies with copper wire, will it power your holiday light display? And who is behind the mysterious puzzle that's baffling the world's crypto experts? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 20 November 2013

Is Apple planning to take 13,000 employees on a journey into outer space? Why does the government want all phones to have a 'kill switch'? And can you guess the Oxford Dictionary 2013 Word of the Year? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 13 November 2013

Can your tattoos tell tales when you're caught lying? Are monkeys leading the way to better brain-controlled prosthetic limbs? And are you a slacktivist? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 07 November 2013

What devious new privacy-stealing trick is Facebook planning, that will make the snoops at NSA look like amateurs? Is it okay to take video games into the bath tub now? And is buying a smartwatch a dumb idea? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 30 October 2013

Can technology keep your kids safer on Halloween night? Will blasting Britney Spears music keep candy-seeking urchins away from your door? And does spray-on clothing pose a privacy risk? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 23 October 2013

Will legions of half-human bionic creatures be knocking on your door this Halloween? Are we any closer to getting our piping hot pizzas delivered by friendly drones? And ewww, what's THAT inside your computer? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 16 October 2013

Did Facebook just make it even easier for stalkers to find you? Is the NSA's Utah data center literally melting down, is it just fried Spam we smell? And what Windows feature did Apple finally add to the new iPhone? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 09 October 2013

What would it take to convince you to buy a $6000 smartphone? How can your mobile phone help you and your family survive a disaster? And is Microsoft doing enough to protect Windows users from 'remote code execution' attacks? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 2 October 2013

Will a new gadget block the Feds from snooping into your online activities? Is there any cure for phantom phone vibrations? And is there really a Magic Eraser Button for online oopsies? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 25 September 2013

If your car starts mooing like a cow while driving in NYC, what should you do? Can your cat bypass the fingerprint security system on your new iPhone 5s? And why do Japanese physicists want your old music CDs? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 18 September 2013

Will your job soon be taken over by a robot? Can your undergarments protect you in the event of a nuclear attack? And is Microsoft's new ad proof that Steve Jobs is still alive? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 11 September 2013

Encryption keeps your online communication safe from hackers and snoopers, right? Right? Will you be seeing a combination smartcar trash compactor for sale at a dealer near you? And are hackers using gorilla warfare to take control of highway signs and license plates? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 04 September 2013

Does your beating heart provide enough information to log you into your Gmail account? Should Facebook send a strong electric shock to users who have been logged in too long? And why are bookstore owners buying large cans of gasoline? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 21 August 2013

Are helicopter drones getting out of control? Is Google secretly changing the definition of words in Webster's dictionary? And is your smartphone using more electricity than the refrigerator? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 14 August 2013

Which is smarter, a human brain or 83,000 computers? Why should twins with lazy siblings consider plastic surgery ASAP? And is the new LG G2 smartphone worth dying for? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 07 August 2013

Are you watching your smart TV, or is it watching you? Should you buy a vintage sports car, or just print one at home? And have the boys at Harvard Med gone too far with their experiments on lab rats? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 31 July 2013

After years of being controlled by Internet software, are household appliances fighting back? What personality type is most likely to fall for phishing attacks? If a computer virus instructs you to turn yourself into the FBI, what should you do? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 24 July 2013

Are police using license plate scanners to track your every move? Is your smartphone secretly listening to every word you say? And are there certain words that your iPhone just doesn't want you to type? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 17 July 2013

What's the most popular computer program ever written? How many baseball teams could you buy with 92 quadrillion dollars? And what's the best way to get fired: Text message, Facebook or Skype? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 10 July 2013

Do you know what year the U.S. government started snooping on private electronic communications? (Hint: guess again.) Is your smartphone part of the 99% that are vulnerable takeover by a new malware threat? And you won't believe what just popped out of a 3D printer in a Tennessee high school lab. Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 03 July 2013

Are iPad owners smarter and better looking than those who lug laptops? Can you go to prison for making a joke in an online game? And is Paypal finally making it easier to send money from the Moon to Mars? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 26 June 2013

Google has all your data, fine. So now they're after the stuff in your garage? Is 'petabytes' really secret code for millions of cat videos? And what's the best social network for people who just want to be left alone? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 19 June 2013

What should you do if your car orders takeout every time you pass a fast-food joint? Can police require drivers to turn over their cell phones, to check for evidence of wrong doing? And are cats now the number one reason for Internet logjams? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Geekly Update - 12 June 2013

Is the Verizon 'Share Everything' plan really a secret deal to let the Feds snoop into your phone records? Is Motorola's new wearable tech a digital convenience, or the Mark of the Beast? And how many calories are in that avocado, anyway? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 29 May 2013

Is it illegal to stream video from a smartphone on the summit of Mount Everest? Was it a shortage of electrons that prompted Stephen King to publish his latest book in paperback only? And which Internet service provider is the most hated? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 22 May 2013

Was Elmer Fudd a true visionary when he saw the future possibility of Smell-o-Vision? Will robot bartenders be demanding your carkeys after your second drink? And how about some tasty food-like objects, served up by your 3D printer? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 15 May 2013

Oh no... is Youtube going to start charging to watch videos? How are some parents connecting their baby's diaper to the Internet? And can an iPad literally stop your heart from beating? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 8 May 2013

When is it okay to spy on people through their webcams? Is now a good time to buy real estate on the Moon or other planets? And what's the most reliable Windows laptop? (Hint: Cupertino) Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 30 April 2013

What happened twenty years ago today that resulted in the eventual takeover of the Internet by cats? Should you be looking out for helicopter drones in your neighborhood? And can you really bring down the Internet with an awesome cyber-van? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 25 April 2013

Did Alexander Graham Bell predict the future of fiber optic telecommunications 130 years ago? Can you recharge your mobile phone using water and a campfire? And what smartphone is the world's largest? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 18 April 2013

Which popular search engine is five times more likely to deliver malware links? Should you join the Zero TV movement? And what happens to your online accounts if you go offline, permanently? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 10 April 2013

Can your employer legally demand the password to your email and Facebook accounts? Is it possible to play Pong while clinging to the 19th-floor window of a skyscraper? And is there a silver lining in Facebook's latest move to completely take over your smartphone? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 03 April 2013

If the federal government pulls the plug on landlines, will you be forced to buy a mobile phone? How did hackers bring the Internet to a screeching halt last week, without anyone noticing? And can playing Xbox games prevent you from being deported? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 27 March 2013

How many emails fly across the Internet every 60 seconds? Why are there more portable phones than port-a-potties? And why does Twitter's latest move make me think of an Iranian dictator? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 20 March 2013

Can the new Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone really read your mind? What happened on the Internet immediately after the election of Pope Francis? And why are some of the most educated professionals falling for one of the oldest online scams? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 13 March 2013

Can a quick online chat with a virtual doctor cure your ills? How can one simple software error cost over $700 million? And is the infamous "email tax" closer to becoming a reality? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 06 March 2013

Is your laptop secretly taking pictures of you? How is using Facebook like attending a Tupperware party? And is Apple blocking some of your incoming emails? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 27 February 2013

What can the FBI learn about you, if you happen to be standing near a criminal? If you cheat on a Math test, will the local police catch you? And how could winning Google's new contest actually cost you $1500? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 13 February 2013

Can your Facebook friends make you fat? Could a discarded cigarette butt land you on a Wanted poster? And is there a flaw in Adobe Flash software that could allow hackers to take over your computer? (Hint: YES) Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 06 February 2013

Is Facebook's facial recognition technology a new threat to your privacy? Is it okay to use a taser on your virtual boyfriend? And is the US Defense Department working on a secret plan to make your smartphone explode via remote control? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 30 January 2013

Is McDonalds serving up Android tablets along with burgers and fries? The amount of spam sent worldwide has dropped by 16 percent. So why is that a bad sign? And can the Librarian of Congress send you to jail for fiddling with your smartphone? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 23 January 2013

Did Google kill a donkey in Botswana? Is there a solution to that annoying problem of having to let go of your iPhone while eating? And is Facebook making it even easier for stalkers to find you? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 16 January 2013

Why is IBM's Watson supercomputer suddenly spewing profanities? Is Walmart really the best place to buy an iPhone? And why do so many Brits still watch TV in black-and-white only? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 09 January 2013

Is the mayor of New York planning to ban iPhones in order to reduce crime? Did a frustrated father of a lazy gamer really hire a hit man to go after his son? And will a new invention destroy the cable television industry in 2013? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 02 January 2013

Why is a government agency that studies epidemics so interested in your landline telephone? Where is the best place to go to find out if the voices in your head are coming from outer space? And are we one step closer to the paperless bathroom? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 26 December 2012

Should you be concerned about tiny aerial photography drones flying around your home? Is Facebook planning to commit suicide by spamming your inbox and timeline? And what surprising facts might you learn by integrating a video camera into your dog's food bowl? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 19 December 2012

Should you send a Christmas card to a dying boy named Dalton Dingus? Is Instagram planning to sell your adorable kitten photos to the highest bidder? And does that dog in the Mini Cooper really have a driver's license? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 12 December 2012

Is it true that Comcast and Verizon can spy on you through your TV set top box? Would you pay $35,500 to watch a classic Superman movie in your living room? And whew... what's that AWFUL smell coming from your search engine? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 05 December 2012

Is it true that baking your flash drive for one hour at 480 degrees will increase its life 10 times? Are tiny black helipcopter drones watching your child's every move? And how exactly can Amazon ship a 900-pound safe for free? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 28 November 2012

Are department store mannequins spying on you while you shop? Why are Finnish police confiscating Winnie the Pooh laptops? And will using Windows 8 cause cognitive overload? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 21 November 2012

Has T-Mobile taken the "no soup for you" thing just a bit too far? Are the Feds planning to secretly tap into your Gmail and Facebook conversations? And should you hold onto that stack of AOL disks for investment purposes? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 14 November 2012

Is six years without Internet access fair punishment for a wayward 15-year-old? Can you get sued for insulting a public official on Twitter? And what would YOU do with a bionic arm? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 07 November 2012

Can having too many friends on Facebook be a BAD thing, and what can be done about the problem? Are clever cops in the UK giving iPhones to suspected criminals? And has Google found the definitive answer to the meaning of life? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 31 October 2012

Does the iPad Mini come with an integrated nail file? Is your smartphone now even MORE likely to end up under a couch cushion? And why might it be a BAD idea to post compromising photos of yourself on Facebook? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 26 October 2012

Are those stories about alien abductions really true? Can spending an entire day without your smartphone make you dumb? And if you thought the Internet was made of wires, you need to see this shocking newly-discovered evidence to the contrary. Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 10 October 2012

Can you really get free wireless Internet (without spending the whole day at Starbucks?) Has science finally found a solution to the Missing Sock problem? And what's the perfect Halloween costume for your Facebook page? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Geekly Update - 26 September 2012

Can posting a negative review online ruin YOUR reputation? Are masked ninjas stealthily silencing unruly cell phone users in theaters? And are commercial pilots secretly playing Words With Friends in the cockpit? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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Twenty Questions - The Finale

For the past two weeks, I've been publishing a list of the most interesting questions that you asked in the write-in section of the ebook survey. In this last batch of twenty, you'll find tips on speeding up your computer, do-it-yourself computer upgrades, troubleshooting, and free online services. Read on to see how many YOU can answer...

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