Geekly Update - 24 October 2018
Hey, is that a painting of YOU in the Louvre? Will DNA testing prevent you from committing the perfect crime? And will artificial intelligence prevent all future wars? 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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Ancestry.com and other sites that offer DNA testing could expose nearly everyone’s identities, even if they have never been tested.
If your PC’s sound does not work following a Windows 10 October Update, here is how to fix it.
Oopsie… Facebook chose the perfect time to offer Portal, its $200 to $349 competitor to Amazon’s Alexa: right after allowing millions of users’ accounts to be compromised.
Public Goods is a startup that sells their own private-label consumer products at its cost, earning its keep with an annual membership fee. The company says it's goods are typically 60% cheaper than those found on Amazon.
A free app finds paintings in museums that contain people who look just like you.
Artificial intelligence can be used to predict outbreaks of violence and prevent total war, thereby saving countless lives, argues a new book.
Here is where to download 1,792 graph paper, lined paper, note paper, postcards, score sheets, music paper, budgets, calendars, brochures and more printable templates free of charge.
Convert PDF files to other formats without charge, registration, ads, or watermarks.
Machines are only going to free you for more fulfilling work, says Walmart. Now come out from behind that cash register, fulfill a busy Mom’s grocery order, and put it in her car so her horde of screaming brats stay out of the store.
A “gorgeous” all-glass smartphone shows camera notches how it should be done.
The myTuner Radio site lets you listen to over 50,000 radio stations in 200 countries for free. (But not all at the same time.)
DuckDuckGo hit a record high of over 30 million searches in one day, accounting for just one fifth of one percent of all searches. Google Search does that many every 15 minutes.
A new voice-activated shortcut in iOS 12 lets you start recording encounters with police by just saying something like, “Cheese it, the cops!”
Google+ is going away, and at least one member of that ill-fated social network has a sad.
Heat maps show the challenges of keeping Google’s worldwide network of data centers from turning planet Earth into a mini-Sun.
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