Geekly Update - 08 August 2018
Which one of the proposed new logos for the Firefox browser will help it sink into obscurity fastest? Will NASA's latest data dump help you find the perfect ringtone? And what happens when you ask the Internet to send you an orange cat? This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!
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A woman posted a classified ad on Craigslist and Instagram with an unusual request: She wanted to borrow an orange cat for a Garfield-themed lasagna party for kids.
Google has laid down rules for Android phone manufacturers that limit the number and placement of notches in a phone’s screen. This matters more than you might think.
Apparently, Mozilla WANTS Firefox to sink into obscurity, judging by the two proposed logos about which it is soliciting users’ opinions.
Wikipedia’s “guerilla editors” battle conspiracy theories that pollute the knowledge base. Some people have a problem with that.
Google is winning the war against spam robocalls on Android phones; here is how.
Centaur-like robots designed for search-and-rescue missions inspire awe and terror. Four legs are stable, six limbs come in handy.
NASA has released thousands of hours of Apollo 11 audio tapes, so you now stand a good chance of finding that perfect ringtone.
Zillow is now offering apartment listings complete with online application and wildly overestimated rents.
Leaked documents reveal Google is planning a censored version of Google Search and other apps for China.
Sixty leaders in artificial intelligence have organized a global boycott against KAIST, a South Korean university that is reportedly developing “killer robots.” "We will, for example, not visit KAIST, host visitors from KAIST or contribute to any research project involving KAIST," the researchers said.
It turns out that e-commerce owes a big chunk of its exponential growth to gin-drinkers. The average American buys about $450 worth of stuff while drunk. The report didn't say how much above-average Americans spend.
Well, isn’t this adorable: someone thinks they’ve found a use for Google Glass!
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