Geekly Update - 01 February 2017
What happens when artificial intelligence software starts designing the next generation of artificial intelligence? Did police in Ohio look deep into a man's heart to find evidence of a crime? And did the CIA just admit the existence of UFO's? Find out... in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!
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We may be in more trouble than we thought. Researchers at the Google Brain artificial intelligence research group have created AI software that designs better AI software.
The CIA just dumped 13 million newly declassified pages of data online, including details of agency experiments with UFOs and psychic phenomena.
The Pokemon Go craze has died down, thankfully, but it generated $1.2 billion in revenue during its phenomenal run - more than the next 15 top-selling games combined.
Police in Middletown, Ohio were able to retrieve key pieces of information from a man's electronic heart monitor to surmise that he set his own house on fire. Police compared the man's heart rate and cardiac rhythms before, during and after the fire. (Shades of the Zoe Implant?)
Samsung has finally pinned blame for the explosions of its flagship phone on batteries that did not properly fit in their cases.
Sprint bought a 33% stake in the Tidal music streaming service. Apparently, requiring users to be Sprint customers in order to hear certain songs is a better plan than improving Sprint’s network.
NASA has made all of the research it has funded with tax dollars available free of charge via a new Web portal named PubSpace.
Smart baby monitors have not been proven to prevent baby deaths. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that newborns should sleep in the same room with parents - but not in the same bed - for the first six months of life.
Pages now refresh 28% faster in Google Chrome, according to the company. Chrome v 56 reduces the lag time caused by validation of page components. If you don’t have v 56 yet, you will shortly after checking Help > About Google Chrome.
If you deferred major updates of Windows 10, be advised that support for the original release is about to end. After March 26, Microsoft will support only the Anniversary Update edition that was released in August. Time to fire up Windows Update.
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This article was posted by Bob Rankin on 1 Feb 2017
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