Geekly Update - 06 March 2019
Can the biggest problem with artificial intelligence be solved by Pictionary? What will you do with your hundred-dollar bills when the cashless society arrives? And what percentage of Netflix users are actually paying for the streaming service? Get answers 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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MicroSD cards that hold a whopping 1 terabyte of data are the latest storage breakthroughs. Sandisk’s version launches in April at $449, but Micron’s price has not been announced yet.
The feature that's getting the most attention in the new Samsung Galaxy S10 is the so-called hole punch cutout for the camera. Some users have created humorous wallpapers to take advantage of the design.
The password "ji32k7au4a83" looks pretty strong, but it has appeared in 141 data breaches. What makes it such a common and easily hacked password?
If your smartphone battery dies by lunchtime you may be interested in the 18,000 mAh P18K Pop from Energizer... or not. As thick as three iPhones, it’s essentially a big battery with a phone tacked onto it.
The problem with artificial intelligence is that it lacks common sense. But researchers at the Allen Institute for AI think they can fix that problem by having an AI program play Pictionary.
Cash is not going away any time soon despite growth of electronic payments. A Federal Reserve report says, Cash continues to be the most frequently used payment instrument, representing 30 percent of all transactions and 55 percent of transactions under $10.” The Fed also notes that $100 bills outnumber singles in circulation.
The FTC has ruled against fake Amazon reviews purchased by sellers for the first time. Amazon has been taking legal action against sellers and reviewers who game its trust system for years.
Netflix may be losing over $192 million per month due to account sharing, according to a study from CordCutting.com. About one in five streaming service users is mooching off someone else’s account, according to the study.
This Google Map shows the optimal route to drive for a tour of all 47 U. S. National Parks in the lower 48 States.
Amazon has stopped selling the Amazon Dash gadgets that let customers purchase laundry soap and other household items with a push of a button. It never made sense to have one Dash button for each product.
Santiago Lopez is a self-taught ethical hacker who honed his skills using blogs and YouTube. The Argentine teenager has earned over $1 million in bug bounties by finding and reporting over 1,670 software vulnerabilities.
Amazon Prime members can now schedule all of their orders to be delivered together, one day per week. “Amazon Day” will cut down on vehicle emissions and porch piracy.
Microsoft will end its Band and Health Dashboard apps on May 31. Microsoft stopped selling its Band wearable fitness tracker two years ago, but continued support for existing customers until now.
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This article was posted by Bob Rankin on 6 Mar 2019
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