Geekly Update - 15 March 2017
If your neighbor's drone lands in your yard, are you allowed to eat it? Can you buy a latte while wearing nothing but a pair of sunglasses? And is the altitude in the Mile High City actually making people taller? 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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Hungry? Have a drone. Windhorse Aerospace has devised an edible drone made of honeycomb, compressed vegetables, and salami. The Pouncer is intended to deliver food to areas where aid is needed.
A sofware error at the Denver Colorado DMV has made 12,000 drivers taller -- on paper at least. By failing to properly convert inches to feet, some drivers became tall enough to dominate in professional basketball. For example, drivers who were 71 inches tall (5 feet 11 inches) were shown as 7 feet, 1 inch on their licenses.
A spamming operation that spewed over a billion emails per day has been exposed by its own backup hiccup, which left the gang’s chat logs, software, and data exposed online.
Facebook's Town Hall feature can help you find and contact the local government officials who represent your district. Depending on what information the officials have made available, you can contact them by calling, emailing, or messaging on Facebook.
The BBC told Facebook about child porn on the social network. Facebook reported the BBC to the police.
ISPs would be allowed to sell your browsing history without your permission under a bll introduced in the Senate.
A new guide to protecting sensitive data from intrusive searches when crossing U. S. borders is available from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Being 7 feet, 8 inches tall makes everything harder for 19 year-old Broc Brown. But when he needed size 28 sneakers, 3D printing technology came to his rescue.
IBM researchers have stored data on a single atom, a breakthrough for quantum computing research.
Facebook has struck an exclusive deal to broadcast Major League Soccer. But don’t call it a media company.
Visa wants to put your credit card in your sunglasses, because who ever lost sunglasses?
Lego tape allows you to turn any surface into a Lego-compatible playground.
Russian spies and hackers have been indicted in the 2014 hacking of 500 million Yahoo accounts.
This article was posted by Bob Rankin on 15 Mar 2017
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