Recent Comments


Comment by Ernest N. Wilcox Jr. on Govt Spooks Say: Avoid These Security Mistakes (May 19, 2022 09:13 PM)
It looks as if my previous post to this article was determined to be advertising (it wasn't), or inappropriate for some reason (I can't see why this w...
Comment by Frank Taylor on Govt Spooks Say: Avoid These Security Mistakes (May 19, 2022 05:40 PM)
Good article, thank you...
Comment by Patrick on Here's How to Clean Computer Clutter (May 19, 2022 04:22 PM)
The Swinetrek was lost in space once, but I don't remember it ever running out of space. ...
Comment by liz on Router Security: Close Unnecessary Ports (May 19, 2022 04:06 PM)
Your link only goes to the page that checks for: Universal Plug n'Play (UPnP) vulnerabilities I see no other tests there, and as I understand the ab...
Comment by Binjamin Man on Here's How to Clean Computer Clutter (May 19, 2022 01:27 PM)
My favorite program for cleaning up a hard drive is: Directory Report It looks like the MS-Explorer but always shows the directory's size. ...
Comment by Gray on Govt Spooks Say: Avoid These Security Mistakes (May 19, 2022 04:48 AM)
Thanks, Bob, for making us think about things like security, which i easy to overlook because we use apps that remember our passwords. I am using a un...
Comment by Peter Oh on Govt Spooks Say: Avoid These Security Mistakes (May 19, 2022 02:37 AM)
Passwords, for as long as they exist will be APITA. I have maybe 100 plus & I can't remember any with certainty. Yes I use Last Pass but that makes s...
Comment by Barry on Search Backwards: Reverse Directory Lookups (May 18, 2022 11:28 PM)
Hi Bob, Reverse Email Lookup is NOT free....
Comment by snert on Govt Spooks Say: Avoid These Security Mistakes (May 18, 2022 10:02 PM)
how do we know everything we download is doing only what they say it will do, and not spying and garnering every bit of info possible. another reason ...
Comment by Michael M on Here's How to Clean Computer Clutter (May 18, 2022 03:08 AM)
I tried one of these (forgot which one), and it tried to remove everything with the .bk extension. Except OneDrive labels historical backup files with...

Tech-News Articles

 

Geekly Update - 11 May 2022

Will humans outnumber little green men on Mars by the end of this decade? Can we trust Amazon reviews? How easy is it to crash Google Docs? And can you pay your mobile phone bill by watching ads? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 04 May 2022

What should you do if you don't want your phone number and address showing up in Google search results? If you commit a crime while vacationing on the Moon, will you be arrested by Canadian Mounties on horseback? And have the robot overlords finally replaced human workers in Amazon warehouses? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 27 April 2022

Can a billionaire extend the light of consciousness just by purchasing a social media platform? Which flavor should you vape if you want to mazimize the damage to your internal organs? And how much money will you save if you buy iPhone replacement parts from Apple and fix your own phone? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 20 April 2022

Has life been discovered on Jupiter? Can a sneaky text message drain your bank account? Are the Netflix Police going to crack down on password sharing? What the heck is Oreo-logy? And what are the mushrooms trying to tell us? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 06 April 2022

Is big tech censorship keeping workers from taking bathroom breaks? Will a solar storm wipe out the Internet? Are smart contact lenses the end of privacy? And what is the common thread amongst the parachute, the helicopter, and the whoopee cushion? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 23 March 2022

Is making Daylight Savings Time permanent a good idea? Are SSDs really more reliable than spinning magnetic disks? Will artificial intelligence be the cause of World War III? And what could posssibly go wrong if someone drilled a hole to the center of the Earth? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 10 March 2022

Did a podcaster prove that Mark Zuckerberg is a robot? Can your car pull you over if it doesn't think you're a good driver? Add did you download an app that's actually a dirty data-stealing RAT? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 03 March 2022

What's the big kerfuffle with hackers and McFlurry machines? Will a brain implant allow you to review your memories like leafing through a photo album? What is the least useful device on the Internet of Things? And is it time to delete your password? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 23 February 2022

How good are you at detecting the latest sophisticated phishing scams? Does the IRS require facial recognition to login? Which live TV streaming service will provide all the TV channels you watch? And is lack of relevant TV programming stressing out your dog? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 09 February 2022

Will the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S22 tempt Apple fans to ditch their iPhones? How easy is it to take down the Internet of an entire country? Will quantum computers soon be able to break the encryption that underpins Bitcoin and other crypto currencies? And did an essay from 100 years ago accurately predict the Internet of 2022?

...

Geekly Update - 02 February 2022

How many cats can you fit inside a Starlink satellite dish? What's the secret to playing Wordle for free, now that the NY Times has purchased the game? And “Oh No...!” did NASA just find Mister Bill hiding in a rock formation on Mars? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 26 January 2022

What happens when you boop a robot on the nose? Could your spam folder hold the key to fabulous riches? What's the best thing to do with your old, obsolete smartphone? And are we selling science by the pound now? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 20 January 2022

Are you confused by all the geeky jargon when considering a new television? Will robots turn against their human masters when they realize their pay is half the human rate? And is stalkerware lurking on your smartphone? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 05 January 2022

When I was a lad, I scoffed at ads for X-ray Vision Glasses in Boys' Life magazine. Should we take seriously new claims that promise an invisibility shield? Can you get healthy by skipping the gym and taking an exercise pill instead? And how would you feel if your computer started breathing? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 22 December 2021

What should parents do when a child won't put down the smartphone or game controller? Can you get cash for your unwanted electronics? Will eyedrops soon replace reading glasses? And is kissing under the mistletoe no longer permitted in your state? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 15 December 2021

Has Star Trek's transporter beam technology finally come to real life? What new gadget will your cat be attacking in 2022? Should you be concerned about Wandering Meatloaf in your neighborhood? And are rocket scientists really smarter than everyone else? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 01 December 2021

Are you ready for a brain implant that seems to work just fine in lab monkeys? Will the asteroid Apophis destroy the Earth in 2029? And what do honeycombs, cicadas and prime numbers have in common? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 01 December 2021

Should you be concerned about self-replicating robots, or will they cure cancer? Would you like to have a data port in your head to allow for a simulated fantasy world to be uploaded into your brain? And what should you do if your bank account is suddenly drained of all your funds by anonymous hackers? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 18 November 2021

It's a bird, it's a plane... or is it an Interstellar Probe disguised as a nitrogen iceberg? How fast could you type on a 127-qubit quantum supercomputer? Is the Metaverse trying to reach out and touch you? And is it time to join a Decentralized Autonomous Organization? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 10 November 2021

Hey remote workers... is your employer secretly monitoring you while you work at home? Will billionaire Elon Musk send you 68.6 million in Bitcoin, as a way to “give back” to the world? Is the metaverse shaping up to be a dystopian future, or more like a bad Netflix movie? And is there a work of art somewhere online that looks just like your beloved pet? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 03 November 2021

Can you get the experience of blasting off to outer space without writing a $28 million check to Jeff Bezos? How can you print a document when you don't have a printer? Who has the best dance moves, Mick Jagger or Spot the Robodog? And what do Microsoft Bob and JFK Jr have in common? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 27 October 2021

What can you do if artificial intelligence makes a decision that harms you? Are Fast Radio Bursts proof of life in another galaxy? Has deepfake technology gone too far? And what should you do if you notice prescription drugs falling from the sky? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 20 October 2021

If you had to pick a new name for Facebook, what would it be? How does the new Pixel 6 smartphone compare to the iPhone 13 and Samsung's Galaxy S21? Why are the FBI and Secret Service buying high-tech gadgets that have been deemed a potential threat to national security? And will transcranial photobiomodulation therapy help you understand what transcranial photobiomodulation therapy is? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 13 October 2021

Can your Apple Airpods dispense medical advice straight into your brain? What do online dating and cryptocurrency have in common? Will an AI-powered digital twin prevent or reverse chronic diseases? And is your name on Facebook's list of Dangerous Individuals and Organizations? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 06 October 2021

How soon will you be assimilated into the Metaverse? Are SSDs more (or less) reliable than traditional hard drives? Is Amazon's smart refrigerator destined to harvest your last shred of privacy? And what's the deal with mushballs and Uranus? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 29 September 2021

Will a flying video drone in your living room improve your quality of life? What's the deal with all those calls from the 876 area code? And what do dogs, hamsters, koalas, butterflies and clams have in common? They're all in this edition of the Geekly Update! Read on for the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 22 September 2021

Is your made-in-China smartphone a security risk? Is your virtual private network really private? And is there a loophole that will let you run Windows 11 on PCs with unsupported hardware? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 15 September 2021

Are passwords officially obsolete? How soon can you get a shiny new oPhone 13 Pro Max, and what will it cost? Is social media damaging the mental health of teenage girls? And what's the real reason for the existence of Windows 11? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 08 September 2021

How soon will the Internet Apocalypse arrive? What do electric scooters and robotic lawn mowers have in common? And is artificial intelligence smarter than your doctor? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 01 September 2021

Will you be able to install Windows 11 on your 1997 Palm Pilot with 512 KB of memory? Does video game addiction require government intervention? And are pigeons responsible for slowing down your Internet connection? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 18 August 2021

Are you one of the 48 million T-Mobile customers that just suffered a major privacy hit? Is Norton plotting to kill off your favorite free antivirus software? And will Apple soon be scanning your devices for questionable content? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 11 August 2021

Are Tesla drivers being steered into Burger King restaurants against their will? Do you know the penalty for breaking the Second Law of Thermodynamics? And can artificial intelligence predict the future? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 22 July 2021

Did NASA just prove that the North Pole got fried by the 'ring of fire' eclipse last month? Can Google predict which subway train will be the least crowded on any given Friday morning? And why are large corporations censoring themselves to placate the Chinese Communist Party? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 14 July 2021

Does the thought of using human body parts to generate electricity sound a bit ominous? Can you install Windows 11, even if your PC fails the compatibility tests? And why is Elon Musk advising Tesla owners to be paranoid? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 07 July 2021

Will you be able to buy a personal jetpack at BestBuy any time soon? Is your Windows computer vulnerable to a flaw that could allow remote attackers full access? And how soon will you be replaced by a robot? 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!

...

Try These ‘Secret’ Windows 10 Tricks

Now that I’m sure my not-so-old PC will never run Windows 11, I've been digging deeper into Windows 10. Here are some little-known features, tips and trick that are worth sharing. Some will improve security or privacy. Others will save you time or trouble. Check out these things you should know about if you're using Windows 10…

...

Geekly Update - 30 June 2021

How badly botched is Microsoft’s rollout of the new Windows 11 operating system? Will dancing robots be replacing a popular Korean pop group? Can hackers wipe your hard drive clean via the Internet? And is Santa getting Internet service at the North Pole this year? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 23 June 2021

Who will do the laundry when we set up a human colony on Mars? Is tomorrow's big software announcement going to help you transcend time and space? And is someone watching when you enter your PIN number at the automated teller machine in your local convenience store? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 16 June 2021

Have the world's richest men found a way to avoid both death and taxes? Can you prevent ransomware attacks by learning Russian? What does TikTok plan to do with your faceprint? And will a Chromebook do everything you need a laptop to do? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 09 June 2021

Will scientific breakthroughs involving tiny particles improve your life? Can you type using only your imagination? How fast will your stolen password be used to hack your account? And wait, what, Windows 11 is coming? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 02 June 2021

Is Google intentionally making it impossible to opt out of location tracking? Is Amazon secretly sharing your Internet connection with neighbors and passersby? Are you ready for the Ring of Fire? And if a robot laughs at your dumb joke, is that a good thing? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 27 May 2021

Have artificial intelligence and surveillance tech made “1984” a reality today, or do we have three more years to figure out a solution? Will Facebook no longer silence users who post things that the social media giant doesn't like? And are talking parrots now taking over programming tasks at Microsoft? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 20 May 2021

Will you soon be able to fly from New York to Los Angeles in under 15 minutes? Why are those CAPTCHA puzzles so purposely annoying? What's up with all the Mac malware lately? And is there a glimmer of hope on the personal data privacy front? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 12 May 2021

Is your Windows PC vulnerable to over 50 security holes that could allow attackers remote control of your computer? Is your expensive new smartphone actually slower than the one you tossed in the junk drawer three years ago? And what's that annoying humming sound? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 28 April 2021

Is the deskop PC market dying or thriving? Are there any good Facebook alternatives? And was your email or password caught up amongst 4.3 million others in the Emotet botnet? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 21 April 2021

Do you need a FloC blocker? Can your fitness band tell you when you need to run straight to the doctor? What’s the best thing to do with an older smartphone? And how can you tell when malicious persons are using fake profiles to contact you on social media? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 15 April 2021

Can you hide from Google Street View? Is the FBI hacking into hundreds of web servers? How soon can you challenge George Jetson in a flying car race? And should you be worried about the 533 million Facebook user records now for sale on the dark web? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 10 March 2021

Who gets to decide if your social media comments are inappropriate? Is your mobile phone company selling your digital soul to the highest bidder? And will high-speed satellite internet bring Youtube and Facebook to the dashboard of your car? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 03 March 2021

Can artificial intelligence bring your long-deceased relatives back to life? Would you be interested in fully de-Googled smartphone? Did Amazon have a secret alliance with Hitler? And are you sure that you have enough non-fungible tokens? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 24 February 2021

Is it time to upgrade to Office 2021, or is your twenty-year-old copy of Word doing just fine? Should we be worried when robots start carrying guns? And is there a truly unlimited smartphone plan out there? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 18 February 2021

Would you like a free password manager that does everything your paid-for tool does now? Will cognitive biometrics and a gadget that clips to your belt help to clear your brain clutter? And how will origami help to make computers a thousand times faster? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 10 February 2021

Is a software bug turning lawyers into adorable kittens? How soon will artificial intelligence go bonkers and destroy humanity? Which streaming service has all your favorite sports, news, and TV shows? And is there a Transforming Intelligent Ground Excursion Robot in your future? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 03 February 2021

What happens when an 11-million pound rocket lands at 45 degree angle? Did Elon Musk slyly refer to inveterate gamers living in their mothers' basements as monkeys? Will your next blood test be painless and blood-free? And what should you do if your buffer is bloated? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 27 January 2021

Is the personal computer headed for extinction? Are aliens really heading toward Earth? Do curveballs actually curve? And when is Nothing something? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 20 January 2021

What strange malady is affecting electric car owners? Will wine solve some of your computer problems? Are space elephants able to communicate via satellites? And has the company that provides your computer security software been hacked yet? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 14 January 2021

Did Bill Gates slip a secret 5G chip inside the COVID-19 vaccine? Will your next computer blame YOU when the dog passes gas? Are you ready for a 'sweeping visual rejuvenation' of Windows 10? And does a CIA data dump prove that UFOs exist? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 06 January 2021

Is time flying like an eagle, just like a popular song predicted 45 years ago? Will Microsoft radically change the Windows 10 interface this year? Is Amazon working on a gadget to spy on you as you sleep? And will new FCC rules finally put an end to annoying robocalls? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 17 December 2020

Is your family ready for a robot dog that uses blockchain-enabled decentralized artificial intelligence to guard the premises? Did all your Gmail friends suddenly vanish from the Internet? And how can you stop porch pirates from stealing your Amazon packages? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 09 December 2020

What happens to your files and photos in the cloud if you don't touch them for two years? Will a new Internet protocol make your Internet Service Provider oblivious to your online activity? And what popular online activity was responsible for over 100 billion hours of wasted time in 2020? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 02 December 2020

Would you buy a television for one hundred thousand dollars? No? But what if it was on sale at half price? Is your Tesla Model X vulnerable to theft via yet another key fob hack? Why is Microsoft in the ugly sweater business? And what new scams have those clever Nigerian princes cooked up for 2021? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 27 November 2020

Is Hyundai taking the hybrid car concept a bit too far? Can your robo-vacuum be used to spy on conversations in your home? What ranks highest on the list of 2020's tech failures? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 18 November 2020

Will your expensive new 5G smartphone be faster than your older 4G model? Should people forced to work from home be required to pay a remote worker tax? Why is it getting harder to cheat at video games? And are the days of privacy through encryption coming to an end? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 11 November 2020

When you were a kid, did you ever imagine that a beam of electrons would control your bicycle? Is your Ring video doorbell likely to burst into flames? Will artificial intelligence enable Smell-e-Vision to finally become a reality? And why won't NASA let us enjoy our alien fantasies? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 05 November 2020

Are the folks at NASA smoking something funny, or did they just say there are elves on Jupiter? Can you turn your annoying robocalls into cash? How safe is your SIM? And can we stop worrying about murder hornets? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 30 October 2020

Has NASA just discovered Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin floating around in deep space? Would you rather have a 95,000 dollar Tesla, or a 151-megapixel camera? Who is the most, most, most, most, most genius man in the whole world? And is 5G cellular technology really hazardous to your health? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 15 October 2020

Can you get paid for reporting spammy emails? How easy is it fool a self-driving car into slamming on the brakes? What's the most compelling reason to buy the newly announced iPhone 12? And what happens when dogs are fitted with augmented reality goggles? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 07 October 2020

Which one of the newly discovered 'superhabitable exoplanets' would you prefer to call home? Do you know the practical differences between Chromebooks and laptops? Can Moses save Venice? And is a battery that generates it's own power from graphene likely to change your life? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 30 September 2020

What color will the blue moon be when it appears on Halloween night this year? How soon will your doctor be injecting tiny robots into your body, and why? Is your Chromebook laptop likely to catch fire? And should you click that tempting link in the text message telling you there's an issue with your package delivery? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 23 September 2020

Can a computer read your mind and display your thoughts on a screen? How much would you pay for an 85-inch touchscreen computer? Is Microsoft moving away from subscription pricing for Office software? And what should you do if a 60-foot robot flashes a peace sign and starts walking in your direction? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 17 September 2020

Why do Venusian aliens smell like rotten fish? How likely are you to be caught up in a geofence? Can you pick a lock with your smartphone? And is your UVC light wand going to give you skin cancer? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 09 September 2020

What's the answer to the recent laptop shortage? Will Facebook's new tech imbue you with superpowers? Is there a way to block those annoying auto-playing videos? And what did Australian astronomers discover after scanning 10 million stars? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 02 September 2020

What do you get when you combine silicon, artificial intelligence and pig snouts? Is T-Mobile giving away free iPhone 11s? Are Ring video doorbells tipping off criminals to police raids? And should you ditch Amazon Prime, and switch to Walmart Plus? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 19 August 2020

Quick, name five tech-related things you thought were dead, but are not. Now name one that really is dead, and permanently buried. Can't do it? Then you need to read this week's edition of the Geekly Update. This issue has the latest tech news, and is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 06 August 2020

How many people fall for phishing scams, and what happens when they do? Why are lazy geneticists upset with Microsoft Excel? How can you tell if your login credentials are for sale on the Dark Web? And what's the story behind Google's confusing privacy email? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 29 July 2020

How do you feel about the concept of streaming audio directly into your brain? Why are some smart gadgets suddenly becoming dumb? How long will an iPhone X survive in fifty feet of salt water? And will you soon be running a 23-year-old version of Mac OS on your Windows computer? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 22 July 2020

Everyone knows that one should never get involved in a land war in Asia. But is it okay for a tech company executive to besmirch the good name of a beloved cheese product? Is there such a thing as an uncuttable metal? And would you pay a robot five dollars to cut your hair with scissors? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 15 July 2020

Can you get Internet access from a UFO? Why is Bob sorry about something he searched for on Google? And do barnyard chickens really need Fitbits? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 08 July 2020

Is the U.S. government trying to make strong encryption illegal? Why are home routers so vulnerable to hackers? And are security cameras actually making it easier for burglars to figure out when you're not home? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 01 July 2020

What's the fastest supercomputer in the world? Did a financial services company create its own font with terms of use guaranteed to bring them mockery and loathing? Did YouTube TV hike prices AGAIN? And how common is it to find secret surveillance cameras in Airbnb rentals? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 24 June 2020

Is Amazon adding live TV to its Prime Video service? Does this new 'invisible germ isolation unit' make it safe to fly again? What's the most exciting new feature in iOS 14? And why are civil liberties advocates so concerned about facial recognition systems? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 17 June 2020

What is the source of those loud, repeating radio bursts pinging Planet Earth lately? Are COVID-19 contact tracing apps being used by governments as mass surveillance tools? Will a robo-dog be patrolling your yard any time soon? And can doctors legally prescribe video games as treatment for kids with attention deficit disorder? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 03 June 2020

How soon before we get the flying car and teleportation device that sci-fi has been promising us for decades? What can you do about all those embarassing posts you made on Facebook years ago? And which computer vendors have the most reliable hardware? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 21 May 2020

Humans are not the only species losing their jobs to robots -- are dogs next? Has Apple failed to learn from a big mistake that Google made seven years ago? And is William Shatner, TV's Captain Kirk, finally getting the chance to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 07 May 2020

Are we ready to give up our privacy in exchange for safety? Have you been using (or re-using) compromised passwords? And why is Twitter suddenly so concerned about your feelings? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 29 April 2020

What's the best alternative to the security-challenged Zoom app for video chat and online meetings? How many alien space craft has the U.S. military encountered in the last 5 years? And is the world ready for contact lenses powered by artificial intelligence? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 16 April 2020

Surveillance cameras are everywhere, but do we really need them INSIDE THE TOILET? Are governments failing to balance their ever-expanding 'emergency surveillance powers' with privacy and civil liberties? And is it time for a virtual haircut? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 09 April 2020

Video conferencing can bring friends and family together, but is it a major privacy risk? Are new features in the Edge browser enough to make you want to switch? And on the artificial intelligence front, is mind-reading technology ready for prime time? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 01 April 2020

What should you do if a teddy bear with a USB flash drive arrives in your mailbox? Should you cancel your summer vacation plans and travel the world with virtual reality instead? And will a 'census enumerator' show up at your front door armed with an outdated iPhone? Get answers in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. No April Fools jokes today... but this issue IS guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 25 March 2020

Do you need new glasses, or are those online videos looking a little blurry? Does working from home make you more vulnerable to malware and cybercriminals? What's the latest privacy concern over your social media posts? (Hint: it's not Facebook or Google) 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!

...

Geekly Update - 19 March 2020

Is the rollout of 5G wireless technology a sneaky way to spread viruses and help the Illuminati control your mind? Will artificial intelligence help you do yard work and office work at the same time? And what's the best way to help your neighbors during a time of crisis? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 11 March 2020

Should you to dunk your smartphone in a bucket of bleach to scare off germs and viruses? Is it legal to share your Netflix or Amazon Prime account with friends and family? Will hitting the Reset Button make you a happier person? And do you own any of the worst tech products of the last decade? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 05 March 2020

Does a newly discovered CPU flaw render your computer vulnerable to hacking? Why isn't Facebook secretly recording all your conversations? And did astrophysics researchers at UC Berkeley shut down SETI@Home after finally discovering signs of alien life? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 26 February 2020

What's the best way to get revenge on robocallers? How is the Coronavirus helping to spread computer viruses? Are hackers using your robo-vacuum to spy on you in your home? And what do new studies reveal about the safety of 5G mobile tech? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 19 February 2020

What good is an electronic voting system that doesn't even try to protect itself from hackers? Has a Harvard astronomer proved that mysterious radio signals from outer space are proof of alien life? What happens when your connected car get disconnected? And dang it, are robots eating all the cupcakes now? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 12 February 2020

What happens when you fold a sheet of glass in half? Should we believe the robots when they tell us they're just here to help? And can you charge your phone with an Apollo 11 Moon Landing Guidance Computer? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 05 February 2020

Why is the CEO of a major antivirus company so concerned about hurting your feelings? What role did a bacon and chicken pizza play in bringing down a notorious cybercriminal? Will you find your next hot date on Amazon? And is it okay to tell Google all your deepest, darkest secrets? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 29 January 2020

Is your credit card for sale on the dark web? Has Microsoft brought Windows 7 back from the dead? Are Macs completely immune to malware? And what's the one place you'd never expect to find a surveillance camera? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 23 January 2020

Can you get a decent Android smartphone for around a hundred bucks? Is your DirecTV satellite dish about to explode? Is it okay to open a WhatsApp message from the crown prince of Saudi Arabia? What factor was the root cause of one third of all ransomware infections in 2019? And will this 35-year-old cure for smartphone addiction work for you? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 15 January 2020

Will your robotic vacuum cleaner grow arms and do the dishes? Do you need a reverse microwave in your kitchen? How can you dispose of obsolete tech gadgets in a non-toxic manner, and make a few bucks as well? And do you need to update your Windows 10 computer... yesterday? (Hint: YES) 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!

...

Geekly Update - 09 January 2020

Is your internet router keeping track of every breath you take? Have you fallen for any of these devious tricks while shopping online? And will a robot vacuum with a four-figure price tag clean up after your robo-dog? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 02 January 2020

Are scientists working in secret underground labs to create genetically modified babies? Is your smart tv spying on you and selling your viewing data to third parties? How much money can you save by NOT buying the latest and greatest tech gadgets? And will AI make mammograms more accurate in 2020? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 24 December 2019

Do you know how much your car knows about you and where you go? Are you ready for a flying robotic vacuum cleaner? How about a do-it-yourself version of the Tesla Cybertruck? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 18 December 2019

Does Vladimir Putin's personal computer use one of the most hackable operating systems in the world? Is your boss using technology to read your mind? What were the worst tech products of 2019? And is your Ring video camera really vulnerable to evil hackers? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 11 December 2019

What's more important -- fighting crime or protecting privacy? Is your password on the naughty list? What should you do if you fall for a cyberscam? And what costs more: a fully loaded Mac Pro, or a Tesla? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 04 December 2019

How reliable is the science behind those DNA test kits? Why is the FBI warning holiday shoppers about security risks of smart TV sets? And how can you be sure that 'cutting the cord' and switching to internet-only streaming services will save you money? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 21 November 2019

How much of your 'private information' could a white-hat hacker dig up using legal tricks and publicly available databases? Can those popular DNA testing kits reliably predict your chances of getting cancer, diabetes, or Alzheimers? And what should you do if your Roku TV starts asking for your credit card and other personal information? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 06 November 2019

Is there a hidden spy camera in your hotel or Airbnb rental? Will your next prescription be delivered from the drugstore via drone? Is your voice-activated gadget receiving secret laser signals? And where can you find free movies, sports, news and TV shows on your streaming device? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 30 October 2019

Fifty years ago yesterday, ARPANET, the forerunner of the Internet, went live. As UCLA grad student Charley Kline began typing LOGIN, the system crashed after just two letters. An hour later, the problem was resolved, and Kline was able to complete the connection from the UCLA mainframe to another computer at Stanford Research Institute. And LO, the Internet was born! Continue reading this special issue of the Geekly Update to learn more about the origins of the Internet, how it works, and where it's all headed. And of course, this issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 23 October 2019

Do online simulations of cosmetic surgery have a negative impact on your mental health? Can a new app use your horoscope to predict winners in the stock market? Does cord cutting lead to loss of privacy? And how environmentally friendly are electric vehicles? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 16 October 2019

Will deepfake videos add even more chaos to the 2020 elections? Is artificial intelligence a gift to humanity, or an enemy of the human race? And is your aging Windows 7 computer twice as likely to be infected as one with Windows 10? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 09 October 2019

Experts say everyone should use two-factor authentication, but is that enough to secure your online accounts? Did Microsoft just announce that Windows is no longer important? Should you be worried about newly-discovered malware that can intercept encrypted Web traffic? And what's in those 2000-year-old scrolls? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 02 October 2019

Will bubbles in the space-time continuum make it possible for spaceships to travel faster than the speed of light? Why did a little-known librarian from a small town just get inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame? And will your next online purchase be delivered by drone, or will that annoying neighbor kid shoot it down with a garden hose? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 25 September 2019

Decisions, decisions... should you buy a new car, or lease a robo-dog? Are security gadgets actually making it easier to hackers to spy on us? Do you know how vinyl records are made? And will Amazon's new wearable device be able to discern your emotional state? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 18 September 2019

Are new FCC rules and call-blocking apps from phone companies making a dent in the number of annoying robocalls? What feature of the new iPhone 11 is causing some people nausea and vomiting? Is your password manager leaking your passwords to hackers? And will a tiny computer the size of a credit card replace your desktop computer soon? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 11 September 2019

Will a robot tax prevent silicon-based life forms from stealing your job and taking over the world? Why is Tesla taking steps to make their electric cars noisier? Can Facebook possibly get creepier? And will this new Samsung product put your local dry cleaner out of business? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 04 September 2019

Do you qualify to get Amazon Prime at half price? Why was Google just fined $170 million by the FTC? Are we making any progress at taking down the cybercrime infrastructure? And what's your best cord-cutting option for streaming live TV channels? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 29 August 2019

Is your antivirus software actually making it easier for hackers to take over your computer? How easy is it to break into a Tesla without touching it? And if 5G wireless is so awesome, why are so many mayors pushing back against its rollout in their cities? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 21 August 2019

Are stuffed animals spying on you and your family? Why did Google ban videos of fighting robots, claiming they violated animal cruelty standards? And will fancy new robo-shorts help you finally win the three-legged race at the family picnic this year? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 14 August 2019

Do we finally have the solution to block robocalls? Is 600 million dollars a fair price for a supercomputer that might help to reconstruct the history of the universe? Can your digital camera be infected with ransomware? And are you still looking for a way to get Windows 10 for free? 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!

...

nGeekly Update - 07 August 2019

How likely are you to get a slice of the 700 million dollars that Equifax has set aside for consumers harmed by their massive data breach? We know e-cigarettes are loaded with 20 times the nicotine of tobacco cigs, but are they spying on you, too? And which one of Verizon's new 'unlimited' mobile plans will cost you more and give you less? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 24 July 2019

Is it possible to fly across the English Channel on a hoverboard? Will Equifax write you a check for $20,000 to compensate for the trouble caused by the massive 2017 data breach? Are your Chrome browser add-ons leaking your tax returns and medical data? And why does Pinterest care so darn much about how you're feeling today? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 17 July 2019

Is Elon Musk working in a secret underground laboratory to create a computer chip that can be implanted in a human brain? Is AT&T tracking your movements and selling your location history to the highest bidder? Why is the newest MacBook Air slower than the previous model? And is it legal to add a flamethrower to your drone? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 10 July 2019

Why is the co-founder of Apple warning people to get off of Facebook? Will smartphones disappear within five years? Does turning off location services make you invisible online? And can you tell the difference between an iPhone X and a Galaxy S10? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 26 June 2019

Why are smartphone batteries so terrible? Which mobile provider has the best and fastest 5G network? Will vaping be banned in your city? And can you take advantage of Amazon Prime Day sales if you don't have a Prime subscription? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 12 June 2019

Is it safe to sell a used hard drive? Why are people in Mexico happily buying fake smartphones? Will your next pizza delivery arrive via drone? And did Mark Zuckerberg just reveal the secret tool he's using for world domination? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 05 June 2019

Is iTunes really dead and buried? Would you rent a car for $1000 a month? What might entice you to buy a computer monitor for $5000? And is your video doorbell contributing to a Big-Brother-style surveillance network? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 29 May 2019

Does cooking with an Instant Pot cause cancer? Can you build your own rocket with a 3D printer? Will Alexa delete all your voice recordings if you ask nicely? And would you pay a million dollars for a virus-infested laptop? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 22 May 2019

Why is internet provider Comcast so interested in what you do in the bathroom? Is a major health insurance company giving away free Apple Watches? Will this new gadget force teen drivers to wear a seatbelt? And will you be one of the first to get the Windows 10 May Update? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 15 May 2019

Does the newly-discovered Zombieload vulnerability give hackers the key to open the doors to your private information? Is Facebook listening to your every word and using them to target ads? And can you get a new high-end smartphone with an awesome camera for under $150? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 01 May 2019

Happy May Day! Yesterday I had surgery to repair torn tendons in my right elbow, so this issue was created entirely with my left hand. Please forgive any typos or odd commentary possibly induced by pain killers. :-) Has one San Francisco neurosurgeon created a gadget that can read your thoughts and speak them out load? Is a five billion dollar fine for Facebook's privacy violations just a slap on the wrist, or will it force them to change their ways? Can hackers in dark corners of the Internet tap into your car's GPS and slam on the brakes? And how easy is it to steal money from poorly protected crypto wallets? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 18 April 2019

What's the secret to getting a discount on your next smartphone activation? Are Killer USB gadgets coming to destroy your computer? Has T-Mobile solved the robocall problem? And will sketchy dudes in white vans really pay you twenty bucks for a DNA sample? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 10 April 2019

Are reports of new photos of a black hole real, or just an April Fools prank? Why are robotic space bees buzzing around the International Space Station? Will deactivating your Facebook account stop them from collecting your data as you move about the Internet? And in the wake of massive data breaches, should you trust a credit reporting agency with access to your online bank account? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 03 April 2019

What was the funniest online April Fools Day prank this year? Is the Microsoft tech support scam finally over? Will NASA pay you nineteen thousand dollars to do absolutely nothing? And why does Facebook want to know your email password? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 20 March 2019

Has Tesla taken things too far with 'Dog Mode' in their self-driving cars? How do you feel about meat grown in a bioreactor? Do you know the 12 most common subject lines used in phishing emails? And whoa... is that a giant venus flytrap, or the creepy robot hand of the future? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 13 March 2019

What's the world record for solving a Rubik's cube without using your hands? Why is '42' no longer the answer to life, the universe and everything? How are kids evading parental restrictions to find new ways of cyber-bullying? 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!

...

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!

...

Geekly Update - 27 February 2019

What's the most common malware today, and what is it digging for? Is your GPS device going to stop working in 38 days? Was the last newspaper story you read written by a human or an AI-powered software bot? And will this new tech prevent annoying people from using mobile phones at concerts and movies? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 13 February 2019

Will soon-coming 5G wireless signals fry your brain? Is there a secret microphone in your home? Why did 62 million people enjoy a picture of an egg more than the Super Bowl half-time show? And is it a good idea to call Uber if you need a getaway car for a bank robbery? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 07 February 2019

Are geeks at MIT sending secret messages into your head with laser beams? Should you be concerned about the recent breach of 2.2 billion usernames and passwords? And why is some guy you've never heard of hailed as one of most influential people on the Internet? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 30 January 2019

How good are you at identifying potentially malicious emails? (Take the phishing quiz and find out.) Will your smart toilet report your 'activities' to the government? And how likely are you to be a victim of 'friendly fraud'? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 23 January 2019

What not-so-nice thing will happen to your Windows 7 computer next January? Why are giant googly-eyed robots scaring children in Pennsylvania grocery stores? And why is it a bad idea to download and run a program sent to you by a stranger you met on Skype? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 10 January 2019

Verizon and AT&T are both claiming to be first in providing super-fast 5G service, but are they telling the truth? Why is Microsoft setting aside several gigabytes of space on your hard drive as a 'failure zone?' Is online shopping reducing traffic on the streets, or making it worse? And how reliable is smartphone facial recognition? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 10 January 2019

Would you buy a car with legs? Are the apps on your phone sharing your information without permission? Has Forbes Magazine been completely taken over by robots? And how will Microsoft eliminate passwords in the next release of Windows 10? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 03 January 2019

Would you give up your Facebook account for a thousand dollars? Do you know the most dangerous health hazard of the digital age? What can you do if you hate the latest version of the Chrome browser? And how soon will you be able to run Windows on your Chromebook? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 27 December 2018

Billionaire inventor Elon Musk is best known for his part in creating Paypal, Tesla, and SpaceX. So why is he digging tunnels under Los Angeles? Which voice-powered artificially intelligent digital assistant is the smartest? And are are those home DNA tests a huge privacy risk? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 19 December 2018

Where can you fill up your gas tank for under 2 cents a gallon? Is Windows 10 sending the details of your activity back to Microsoft HQ, even after you told it to stop? What can you do when the police can't be bothered to investigate packages stolen from your front porch? Could you live without your smartphone for a full year? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 12 December 2018

Are we on the brink of global cyber war? Is it legal to take a snooze in the back seat of a self-driving car? And is Microsoft finally admitting that their Windows 10 Edge browser is a miserable failure? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 06 December 2018

What well-known company is the winner of the December Data Breach contest? Is the Microsoft tech support scam finally finished? Why are lawyers for Apple acting like a bunch of blockheads? And do you need proof that image recognition isn't ready for prime time? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 28 November 2018

Now that we all have those high-tech credit cards with embedded microchips, is fraud a thing of the past? Are nefarious unseen forces behind the recent dramatic drop in value of Bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrencies? Are Facebook users in Bolivia and Lithuania more likely to send tactless messages to their friends? And what would you do with Google-powered motorized sneakers? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 21 November 2018

Is it finally safe to download the Windows 10 October Update? Which holiday gift items are most likely to invade your privacy? And can you guess the obvious upside of marrying a hologram? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 15 November 2018

Is UFO technology being used to revolutionize the human experience? What's the connection between your Google searches, location history, and the local health inspector? And is it just your imagination, or is the robocall problem getting worse? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 07 November 2018

Is it time to rebel against the data-industrial complex? Do physicists make better pizza than professional pizzaiolos? And will new privacy concerns make it necessary to bring back the Ministry of Silly Walks? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 02 November 2018

Happy November! So, is it safe now to download the Windows 10 October Update? Is Microsoft foisting malware on people who search with Bing for Google Chrome? And can you legally refuse to give up the password to your mobile phone? 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!

...

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!

...

Geekly Update - 17 October 2018

Which auto maker has the best auto-pilot software? What's the most common cause of death for selfie snappers? And is it legal for the cops to force you to unlock your smartphone? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 03 October 2018

How much would you pay for a working Apple-I computer, straight out of 1976? Will a squabble amongst Linux developers torpedo the Internet? And why does Spotify want a sample of your blood? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 26 September 2018

Can you get a beatdown for playing an emoji in Scrabble? Is mass spamming an effective way to get a date? And is Facebook's fake news problem getting better or worse? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 19 September 2018

Is Microsoft planning to stop Windows 10 users from installing Google Chrome or Firefox? Will nine-foot hexapod robots be coming to your neighborhood soon? Can you go to jail for posting fake reviews online? And can physics improve your brain power? This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 12 September 2018

How XS-essive is Apple's new iPhone XS Max? What unexpected thing happens when you try to record every known fact? What's that mysterious blue stuff behind the Jimmy John's? And can posting a bad review online get you killed? This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 07 September 2018

When is a stupid robot better than a smart one? Should government officials have a "back door" to your encrypted data? And why can't artificial intelligence solve the Scunthorpe Problem? This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 29 August 2018

Would you swallow a pill that notifies your doctor that you did? Is your city one of those in which hackers can control traffic lights and water utilities? And exactly how much time do we have before the robot apocalypse begins? This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

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!

...

Geekly Update - 29 July 2018

Will “space arks” in orbit have both artificial gravity AND decent Internet access? Has Samsung invented a truly unbreakable smartphone screen? Will Facebook's new “downvote” system eliminate fake news, or just make it easier to fight with your friends? And is there a solution to the “over/under” toilet paper problem? This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 25 July 2018

Why is the Rolls Royce company developing robotic cockroaches? Does Google Translate have a Doomsday prophecy component? Will Microsoft ever stop messing up our user interfaces? And do smartphone apps designed to improve your mental health actually drive you crazy? This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 19 July 2018

Which mobile phone maker most effectively implements the practice of planned obsolesence? How effective is Internet filtering software at keeping kids from accessing adult content? And what is that weird-looking robot doing at a gas station in San Francisco? This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 11 July 2018

Can you name the computer so massive that it required a one-acre building, four stories high? If you're worried about bugs in your software, how would you feel about snakes in your hardware? And what really happens when you eat a Kit Kat bar the wrong way? This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 03 July 2018

If the first cyber attack happened 184 years ago, does that prove Al Gore is a time traveler? Why is Mickey Mouse so happy about new security procedures at Orlando International Airport? And what's the best low-tech way to keep school kids from cheating on standardized tests? This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 28 June 2018

Why do our brains tell us to instinctively ignore security warnings on the computer? Did the European Parliament just ban Grumpy Cat? And what technological advance did you miss on National Selfie Day? This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 20 June 2018

Now that humans have given up their privacy, is the animal kingdom taking up the fight? What problems could you solve with a computer capable of 20 quadrillion calculations per second? And do we really need artificial intelligence in our cat litter boxes? This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 13 June 2018

What's the worst mistake you can make when choosing a new password? Did your new smartphone come with malware pre-installed? Is your friendly voice-enabled assistant recording your private conversations? And what three words has Google removed from one of its governing documents? 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!

...

Geekly Update 06 03 18

Will you have to pay the new Social Media Usage Tax? How easy is it to fool the facial recognition technology that can be used to unlock your smartphone? And what's the absolute dumbest tech product of the year? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 30 May 2018

First there was Data, then Big Data. So what is Fat Data, and should it have an expiration date? Doth Google and Amazon's AI assistants protest too much, when asked about privacy? And are zombies taking over our emergency alert systems? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 17 May 2018

Is there an app that can make sense out of a baby's babbling? Will robot dogs be fetching your newspaper soon? And why do the laws of physics prevent us from knowing the exact location of IBM's new quantum computing lab? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 10 May 2018

Is it really possible for hackers to steal your face? Why is a new document released by Microsoft causing geeks to injure their fingers? And can you replace a visit to the eye doctor with a visit to a website? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 03 May 2018

How can you tell the difference between a real human and a hyper-realistic, artificially intelligent chatbot? Why is Facebook planning to hire 30,000 censors? And does your browser's incognito mode prevent your school, employer or internet service provider from monitoring what you do on the Web? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 25 April 2018

What's the connection between artificial intelligence and Chinese cockroaches? Would you test drive a suicide machine? And is this new development proof that it's finally time to welcome your robot overlords? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 18 April 2018

Are the brains of today's young people being re-engineered by their smartphones? Is a Russian hacker squad poised to take over the U.S. energy and utility infrastructure? And is your government planning to give legal personhood to smart robots? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 12 April 2018

Would you drive your car over a 3-D printed bridge? What did Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tell Congress in his testimony about online privacy this week? And does a newly-discovered flaw in Microsoft's Windows Defender enable hackers to take over your computer? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 04 April 2018

What's the latest news on cell phones and brain cancer? Should your dog be playing video games? Which Internet company has gathered even more of your personal data than Facebook? And how many lives could be saved each year by driverless cars? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 29 March 2018

Is there any facet of your existence that Facebook is not collecting and selling to the highest bidder? Are security cameras coming to a street corner near you? And what data privacy questions would YOU like to ask the CEOs of Google, Facebook, and Twitter? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 21 March 2018

Is winning the lottery just a matter of luck and chance, or do math geeks have an edge? Rolling stones gather no moss, but could reversing that old adage hold the key to improved tire life? Can you name the top three most popular websites? And why have most people never heard of the fourth most popular site on the Web? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 15 March 2018

Is your car stealing personal and private information from your smartphone? Are Geek Squad technicians digging into your personal files when you bring your computer in for repairs? And under what circumstances would it be a cardinal sin to tweet your baby sister? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 08 March 2018

Can you teach a classroom of kids how to use Microsoft Word, using only a chalkboard? What should you do if your Amazon Echo is bursting into laughter at inappropriate moments? And is the government using implanted microchips to track, control and torment ordinary citizens? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 28 Feb 2018

How soon will you be able to use your smartphone on the Moon? Under what circumstances is it illegal to walk and chew gum in California? And why is NASA's Planetary Protection Officer a little upset with Tesla founder Elon Musk? Get answers in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And why are Apple HomePods sliming your countertop? This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 22 Feb 2018

Are dozens of people secretly stalking you on Facebook? Do you know the exact conditions under which it's okay to eat snow? Why are big tech companies threatening security researchers with lawsuits? Get answers in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And why are Apple HomePods sliming your countertop? This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 14 Feb 2018

Is that shiny new Tesla really just a 1995 Kia in disguise? What's the downside of filling your home with smart devices that report on every detail of your life? Why is that praying mantis wearing 3-D glasses? And Equifax, the company that served up your privacy to hackers last year, has released an app. But does it work? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 08 Feb 2018

Will radiation from your cell phone help you live longer? Can you sue Equifax in small claims court and get a check for ten grand? How soon can you upload your brain to a computer? And which tech 'futurist' made the worst predictions about the Internet twenty years ago?

...

Geekly Update - 31 Jan 2018

Can your email address have an undesired effect on your auto insurance rates? How easy is it to turn an ATM into a money-spewing slot machine? Is it legal to be drunk behind the wheel of a self-driving car? And why is Grumpy Cat secretly smiling? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 25 Jan 2018

Can you get free movie tickets in exchange for ignoring your Facebook notifications? What caused the massive spike in Bitcoin values? Has artificial intelligence surpassed human intelligence? And how do you feel about robots in the restroom? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 17 January 2018

Does 'droning while intoxicated' refer to the operation of tiny aircraft, or the blood-alcohol level of bloviating politicians? Should careless guardians of our personal information be fined billions if the data is lost? And do you know what happened in the first ever viral video? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 10 January 2018

Questions, questions... should you pay someone to flush your toilet, or get a $6000 voice-activated commode? Will you thank your car's built-in GPS when it demands that you stop for pizza? And is cryptocurrency really just a big joke? 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!

...

Tech Winners and Losers 2017


There’s an old saying: “If you don’t mess up at least once a day, you’re not trying hard enough.” The tech industry messes up much more frequently, so I guess it’s giving us all it’s got. Some of the efforts are wins, and many are the opposite of winning. Here are my picks of the best and worst of 2017 tech…

...

Geekly Update - 03 January 2018

What should you do if your Internet-connected speakers are rick-rolling you at 2 o'clock in the morning? Why are so many businesses refusing to accept good old-fashioned paper money as a form of payment? Is “video game disorder” a real mental illness, or just really annoying? And have the Nigerian Princes moved their fraud operations to the US of A? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 27 December 2017

Is your older iPhone really getting slower, or is it just your imagination? What should we do when artificial intelligence apps start freaking out computer scientists? Are doctors using electric eels to power pacemakers in humans? And why does Facebook want permission to scan and recognize photos of your face? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 21 December 2017

Do we need an ASPCR -- the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Robots? Was Facebook intentionally designed to destroy the fabric of society? And what's fun to watch on the North Korean version of Netflix? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 13 December 2017

Is it weird to watch a cheesy Christmas movie on Netflix, 18 days in a row? What happens if you drop your iPhone X a hundred times? And are pizza-delivery robots taking over the streets of San Francisco? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 05 December 2017

If your car is stolen, should you call the police, or post a cry for help on social media? Can you use a bag of corn chips to hide from your employer? Is Facebook targeting 6-year-olds with a new smarpthone app? And how hard is it to build your own Internet? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 30 November 2017

Can you tell if your Uber driver is a convicted felon with no driver's license? Would you pay $10,000 to escape from the Internet? Are pricey upside-down Christmas trees the latest must-have for holiday decorating? And how are flying cows helping with disaster recovery efforts in Puerto Rico? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 21 November 2017

Will you find the best Black Friday ads online, or in your local newspaper? Is a California man's homemade rocket destined to prove that the Earth is flat? And what should you do if your caller-ID shows that your own phone number is calling you? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 15 November 2017

Is George Jetson applying for a side gig at Uber? Is Apple's Face ID easily fooled by look-alikes? Will microchips finally make watching soccer less boring? And is it possible to haggle over price with online stores? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 08 November 2017

How easy is it to accidentally break the glass on the new iPhone X? Is Facebook listening to your conversations in order to target you with related ads? Are exotic birds being used to hack the Australian broadband infrastructure? And is Microsoft closing the last loophole that allows a free copy of Windows 10? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 01 November 2017

Is your smartphone secretly sending your private conversations to the NY Times? Can technology solve the problem of annoying noodle slurpers? And how much would you pay for a 100-inch television with a built-in toaster? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 26 October 2017

Would you pay a million dollars to learn Albert Einstein's secret of happiness? Why does Amazon.com want the key to your front door? And what can be done about bad rabbits attacking the Internet? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 19 October 2017

What should you do if your artificially intelligent virtual assistant scores as "moron" on an IQ test? Has Microsoft hired a group of monkeys to write code for their next operating system? And how much TV would you have to watch in one month to rack up a bill of $185,000? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 11 October 2017

How can a data breach involving a BILLION accounts get worse? Is Internet Explorer sending everything you type into the address bar to who-knows-where? And would you pay $100 for a headless, robotic kitty cat? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 04 October 2017

Can you build your own telephone network with cow fencing? What is Bill Gates biggest regret about the Windows operating system? And what should you do if the Internet decides to appropriate your face for its own purposes? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 27 Sep 2017

Is the U.S. Navy installing Xbox gaming systems in their new submarines? Does Lifelock really use Equifax to protect consumers affected by the Equifax breach? And what will Google do if it sees you searching for information about depression? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 21 Sep 2017

What would you do if your brain was directly connected to the Internet? Would anything entice you to pay $9000 for a laptop? And if the phone rings in an elevator, should you answer the call? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 13 Sep 2017

If a monkey uses your camera to take a selfie, who owns the rights to the picture? Are dogs blowing the whistle on ultrasonic attacks against your voice-enabled appliances? And what is the simplest way to file a small claims suit against Equifax? 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!

...

Geekly (and Security) Update - 07 Sep 2017

I made a change to the AskBob website last week which was supposed to add a layer of security. But it didn't turn out the way I expected. Read on for that story, and this week's batch of Geekly Updates. As usual, it's jam-packed with the latest tech news, and guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 30 Aug 2017

How afraid should we be of artificially intelligent robot warriors? What makes it so easy for hackers to steal your mobile phone number? And are you ready for even MORE limits on your “unlimited” mobile data plan? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 23 Aug 2017

What exactly is the 'cop button' feature in the new iPhone operating system? Why couldn't Bernie Dohnt sink his scale model of the Titanic? And would you allow a robot to perform your funeral services? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 16 Aug 2017

Is Amazon marketing to dogs because they've run out of potential human customers? Which is the best web browser for mobile phones, and why have you never heard of it? Where is the WORST palce to view the upcoming solar eclipse? And what does the guy who invented those annoying password rules think of them now? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 09 Aug 2017

Is NASA hiring a fourth-grader to serve as a Planetary Protection Officer? Can corporate lawyers burst into your home and confiscate your computer? And how can you spot bogus 'eclipse glasses' that may damage your eyes? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 02 Aug 2017

Would you prefer your microchip to be implanted in your right hand or your forehead? Why are black-hat hackers so interested in automated car wash machines? And what should you do if you find $40 million in Bitcoins on your laptop? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 26 Jul 2017

Will implanting a new computer chip in your brain give you direct Internet access? Is Youtube using electric shock therapy to combat terrorism? And did NASA just upload a trove of videos proving that alien spacecraft really do exist? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 20 Jul 2017

Why is Google breeding millions of mosquitos in a California lab? How accurate has Bill Gates been about his predictions for the future? And can you end up cleaning sewers if you don't read your Internet provider's terms of service carefully? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 12 Jul 2017

An experimental mobile phone has no battery... is it powered by magic, squirrels, or thin air? Does Amazon's latest move make it possible to download organic vegetables and artisanal cheeses? And would you give up your friend's privacy for a pizza? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 06 Jul 2017

Will you be driving an ant-powered car in the near future? Are human artists obsolete? Are mobile gadgets resulting in a comeback for the Ministry of Silly Walks? And can you guess what the FE stands for in Galaxy Note 7 FE? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 29 Jun 2017

Will Google's promise to stop snooping in your Gmail improve your privacy? Is your name, address and phone number on a list of 200 million exposed voter records? Why is Virgin Mobile kicking Android users to the curb? And can you make a pair of sneakers with Origami? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 14 Jun 2017

Is it legal to hack the school computer to change your grade in a cyber-security class? Can your local politicians now see what you're reading on Facebook? And what did the Wall Street Journal do that earned them a smackdown from Google? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 07 Jun 2017

A proposed law would allow hacking victims to hack back, but does it go too far? Is T-Mobile's 'Get Out of the Red' offer good enough to make you switch from Verizon? Can you tell when you're talking to a robot? And how accurate is your fitness tracker? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 24 May 2017

Will the pilot on your next flight be carbon or silicon-based? What should you do if you get a digital parking ticket? Do donuts from space taste better than terrestrial confections? And should you be thinking about getting an exoskeleton? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 18 May 2017

Why would someone intentionally infect their computer with ransomware, FIVE times? Does using your smartphone as a pacifier for toddlers make them smarter? (Hint: No) And what was the first book sold on Amazon, back in 1995? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 10 May 2017

Have you applied this week's batch of Microsoft fixes for 55 vulnerabilities in Windows? One of the bugs could allow hackers to remotely control your computer. Can you get in trouble just for clicking the Like button on your favorite social media site? And why does Facebook have 7,500 'content monitors' on their Community Operations team? Oh, and Banana Phone, anyone? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 03 May 2017

Have Jetson-style flying cars finally arrived for the masses? Can your unsecured wifi router land you in legal trouble? And are we beginning to win the war on cyber hackers? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 27 April 2017

Is there a really good reason to read the blah-blah-blah in those online privacy policies? Is a smart-lock invented 350 years ago superior to today's offerings? And if the majority of Web traffic is not human... what is it? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 19 April 2017

Is your copy of Microsoft Word vulnerable to a clever new exploit? Does the way you hold your phone reveal your passwords to hackers? What would you do if you found Sully's iPhone in your car? And is there ANYTHING you can't learn by watching Youtube videos? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 12 April 2017

Is your Internet Service Provider poised to sell your web browsing history to the highest bidder? Is Uber cheating both passengers and drivers? Which mobile provider is giving HBO for free? And where should you look to find really terrible ideas? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 05 April 2017

How easy is it to fool the facial recognition feature that unlocks popular smartphones? Which high-ranking U.S. government official masquerades online as Reinhold Niebuhr? And are robots taking over all the pizza delivery jobs? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 29 March 2017

What effect does GPS technology have on the human brain? Is Windows 10 destroying data and computer hardware? Is it legal for government agents to search your cell phone? And why are Superman, Lego Batman and a rubber duck competing in an elite basketball tournament? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 22 March 2017

What do facial recognition software and toilet paper dispensers have in common? Did a UFO really crash on a farm in Columbia? And why are so many professional basketball players confused about gravity? 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!

...

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!

...

Geekly Update - 05 March 2017

A Bugs Bunny cartoon from 1944 predicted that Smellevision would replace Television in the year 2000. That didn't happen, but will YouTube replace your cable TV service in the near future? When humans colonize the moon, how will we get our Amazon Prime deliveries? And is it possible to solve a Rubik's Cube puzzle in one half of a second? 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!

...

Geekly Update 02 26 17

Is that blinking light on the front of your computer spilling secrets to hackers? What could go wrong if teenagers had the tech to turn their cars into self-driving robots? Can you type using only your brain waves? And are Internet slowdowns causing nervous breakdowns? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 22 February 2017

Will robots have to start paying income taxes? Can Wikipedia get you VIP seats at your next concert? And is your child's voice-activated doll illegal where you live? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 15 February 2017

Is your antivirus software employing magic and witchcraft to protect your computer? Can posting doggie pics on your Facebook page get you canned by your insurance company? And would you order consider ordering your next new car from a vending machine? 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!

...

Geekly Update - 08 February 2017

Is there a super-simple strategy to protect your computers from ransomware? Does the MacBook Pro have a secret feature to help people cheat on tests? What happens when you pour 11.3 ounces of apple juice on the keyboard of a CTL J5X Chromebook? And what's the real reason Time-Warner Cable changed their name to Spectrum? 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!

...

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!

...

Geekly Update - 18 January 2017

Are we winning the war against ransomware and robocallers? Why is free Wi-Fi on JetBlue flights not necessarily a good idea? Do you know the easiest way to fix “Page Not Found” errors? And what is the hardest job on the Internet? Find out... in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 292% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 05 January 2017

Why is the Internet surprising random people with doll houses and cookies? Can a drone help you catch more fish? Have you tried extreme car-pooling? And which Monopoly game piece is about to be killed off? Find out... in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 05 January 2017

If you pretend to be disabled, can you get Windows 10 for free? Will this new Android malware shut down your smart refrigerator? And how easy is it to hack the global airline reservation system? Find out... in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 29 December 2016

What's the worst thing that can happen if you neglect to make backups of your data? Do you know the most annoying word in the English language? And can you make big money by extracting precious metals from discarded cell phones? Find out... in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 21 December 2016

Have you spotted any Unidentified Flying Pies in your neighborhood? Can you guess how many computers were linked together by the early Internet in 1973? When self-driving cars are rented on demand, rather than owned, will the demand for new cars go up or down? And how much embezzled money can you spend on video games before your employer gets suspicious? Find out... in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 15 December 2016

Has David Bowie come back from the great beyond, to hang out with astronaut Buzz Aldrin? Can you be sued for posting truthful negative reviews online? And is your umbrella smart enough to predict today's weather? Find out... in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 08 December 2016

What's the best way to spot fake news, satire and clickbait? Is your local food market using artificial intelligence to follow you around the store? And how much money does your average honest hard-working cybercriminal make per month? Find out... in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 01 December 2016

How can humans stop robots from taking over the world? Would you buy a $150 coffee mug? And what's the best way to destroy your data? Find out... in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 22 November 2016

Do shoppers on mobile devices get lower prices? Is your smartphone forwarding all your text messages to China? Are the geeks at Office Depot ripping you off? And are you one of the 400 million people whose username and password was just exposed? Find out... in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 16 November 2016

Does new tech from Google actually let you travel through time? Are PC makers giving away the store on Black Friday this year? And will too much punctuation in your online posts affect your car insurance rates?!? Find out... in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think, and, comment!

...

Geekly Update - 26 October 2016

When troubleshooting a computer problem, what's the best place to start? What fun activity have robots completely ruined for humanity? And why are snails attacking the Internet? Find out in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 20 October 2016

What amenities would you expect from a toilet that costs $7013? Is dishonesty the best policy when it comes to protecting against identity theft? And how long does it take for a “smart” tea kettle to boil a cup of water? Find out in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 13 October 2016

Why is Samsung's flagship smartphone now available in black only? Does an invisible TV screen sound like a genius idea? Why is FBI Director James Comey upset that Facebook IMPROVED user privacy? And is it possible to file a lawsuit with a Tweet? Find out in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 06 October 2016

Is Yahoo spying on your emails, and reporting back to Big Brother? Will new technology make waiting in line a bit less frustrating? And can your wi-fi router read your lips? Find out in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 15 September 2016

If a drone lands in your front yard, are you allowed to eat it? Are robots replacing humans at fast food restaurants? And can Google convince aspiring terrorists to change course? Find out in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 08 September 2016

What makes the Samsung Note 7 such a hot seller? What vital function does the world's longest-lasting battery provide? And is the IRS now accepting Outback Steakhouse gift cards as a form of payment for taxes due? Find out in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 01 September 2016

What curious thing is Apple removing from their Apple Stores? What could possibly go wrong with a real-world light sabre at Disney? And is the “Streisand Effect” about to kick in again? Find out in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 24 August 2016

What is the reason so many people ignore security warnings on their computers? Is your car's key fob vulnerable to hackers? And have we discovered the Achilles Heel in the robotic conspiracy to rule the world? Find out in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 17 August 2016

Does changing your password frequently make you LESS secure? Is Facebook now allowing marine mammals to have their own accounts? Are robots sneaking into your closet and donating your clothes to the Salvation Army? Find out in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 10 August 2016

How many government-sponsored autonomous vehicle advocates does it take to deliver a Slurpee from 7-11? What surprising item is being removed from Google Maps? Does a new Chinese smartphone use lasers to warm your Pop-Tarts? And can you still get Windows 10 for free? Find out in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. And it's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 27 July 2016

What do mice think about while watching Orson Welles movies? Are panhandling robots displacing actual homeless people on the streets of our fair cities? And where in the world can you go to get away from crazy Pokemon Go players? Today's Geekly Update is jam-packed with the latest tech news. It's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 20 July 2016

Could eating a Baconator sandwich result in identity theft? Is your antivirus software the biggest security threat on your computer? And can Google Maps act as a time machine? Today's Geekly Update is jam-packed with the latest tech news. It's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 14 July 2016

Will Microsoft pay you $10,000 if Windows 10 fouls up your computer? Do you have a right to privacy while using the Internet? Can robots do a better job of reporting the news than humans? Today's Geekly Update is jam-packed with the latest tech news. It's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 05 July 2016

What's more dangerous - texting while driving, or driving while drunk? Is there a law that prevents robots from intentionally hurting humans? And is Google silently eliminating left-hand turns from their online mapping service? Today's Geekly Update is jam-packed with the latest tech news. It's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 22 June 2016

Can your landlord force you to “like” him on Facebook, or face eviction? How large should the fine be for a telemarketer found guilty of 117 million violations of FTC rules? Can artificial intelligence software create better songs and movies than humans? And what's that big red button for? Today's Geekly Update is jam-packed with the latest tech news. It's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 01 June 2016

What is Google planning to do with their human flypaper? What did researchers just learn about people who take lots of selfies? And would you wear a wristband that shocks you when you reach for a donut? Read on for the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 25 May 2016

Life imitates Art? That's so 1995. Now Life is imitating Sci-Fi. In today's Geekly Update, you'll learn about mind-boggling high-tech gadgets that were once only dreamed about in the minds of science fiction writers. Read on for the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

What's Coming Next From Google?

Google I/O, the annual conference of Google developers, took place from May 18 to 20, 2016. This event is billed as “an immersive, three-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mobile and beyond.” It's mainly a status update on the many projects that Google has in the works. Some are still far over the horizon; others will be available this year; and one or two actual products you can get your hands on now may be announced. These highlights of Google I/O 2016 provide a tantalizing glimpse of what to expect and where Google is headed…

...

Geekly Update - 18 May 2016

Do those fancy new chipped credit cards actually reduce fraud? Is it possible to monitor EVERYTHING that's happening on the Internet? Can you “print” an entire house with a 3-D printer? And which webmail service is so bad that it's been banned by the U.S. Congress? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 05 May 2016

Are smartphone zombies headed to your neighborhood? Does Google want to inject electronic gadgets into your eyeballs? Can you get a decent Internet connection for five dollars a month? And does Amazon owe you money for stuff you didn't buy? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 27 April 2016

Which video streaming service has the biggest selection of movies? How much did the FBI spend to break the encryption on the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone? And does breathing out of only one nostril make you smarter or dumber? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's *guaranteed* to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 20 April 2016

Is a non-descript farmhouse in Kansas the epicenter of spam, scams and cybercrime? Can the police demand to see your cell phone during a traffic stop? And why are things about to get much QUIETER at the headquarters of the National Weather Service? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 14 April 2016

Are you prone to risky computing habits? Would you like to chat with a lonely Swedish girl? Do you know the secret to improving the accuracy of your Google searches? If you answered YES or NO to any of these questions, you MUST read this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read on...

...

Geekly Update - 05 April 2016

Big changes are coming to prepaid cell phones, but will they really stop terrorism? Can you guess what is the biggest problem facing driverless cars? And how exactly does the Streisand Effect work? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 16 March 2016

Has Google Earth discovered the location of missing jet planes? Is it illegal to say “Happy Birthday” in a text message? And are criminals who use proper spelling and grammar more likely to get away with their misdeeds? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

[146 PERCENT?] Geekly Update - 02 March 2016

Can you call 911 if you lose your Facebook password? Is there a cell phone just for people who drive huge tractors underwater? And what magic words must one say prior to making a video recording of a police officer? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Don't believe me? Read on and I'll provide the proof!

...

[FUN] Old Toys Get New Tech

Disney loves to recycle old movie plots because it’s cheaper than coming up with new material. Toymakers love to recycle old toys for the same reason, and also because parents tend to have fond memories of their favorite childhood toys and buy accordingly. Here are some old toys that have been reborn with tech touches for the connected generation...

...

Geekly Update - 17 February 2016

What's the real reason smartphones are getting larger? Have robots replaced hotel maids and bellhops? Ahd what is the worst place to put your cell phone at night? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 11 February 2016

Can you guess how many people die every year while taking selfies? Does liking terror-related pages on Facebook help to fight ISIS? And what happens to your email, social media and other online accounts when you die? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 03 February 2016

Can you help a blind person cross the street, without leaving your Barcalounger? Would you give your credit card to a homeless guy who lives under a bridge? And is there a dog, somewhere on the Internet, that looks exactly like you? (Hint: YES!) Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 27 January 2016

Is your paranoia about government spies listening to your phone calls finally paying off? Can computers generate inane TV sitcom scripts without human assistance? And is your lost phone hiding out in the suburbs of Atlanta? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 20 January 2016

Could using antivirus software actually make your computer LESS secure? What's that mysterious blue light emanating from the room down the hall? And will auto-pilot for planes and cars create a world where nobody remembers how to fly or drive? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 13 January 2016

Are astronauts making prank calls from space? If a monkey takes a picture with your camera, who owns the copyright? And why were the last words of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry so hard to decipher? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 06 January 2016

Is the Ford Motor Company encouraging the use of unicycles instead of gas-powered cars? Is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg giving away magical unicorns? And how can you tell for sure if a receptionist is real or robotic? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 23 December 2015

Are driverless cars just too darned polite? Should you have your next business meeting in a public restroom in China? And what happens when smartbulb makers do dumb things? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 16 December 2015

Are your Google searches revealing private health information? Is your car capable of calling the police when you break the law? And hey, did I just see a gigantic helium-filled hard drive floating past my window? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 11 December 2015

How much EXTRA would you pay your Internet provider to protect your privacy online? Have Japanese scientists figured out how to touch a hologram? What's the most ridiculous Christmas present ever? And is Barbie spying on us now? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 03 December 2015

How long does it take the government to waste a billion dollars? What's even more annoying than flying a drone over your neighbor's back yard? And what new technology makes it possible for drivers to spend more time NOT looking at the road? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 27 November 2015

After the cucumber scare (see the previous Geekly Update) it seems cats are trying to improve their online reputation. So what software product are those clever felines debugging now? Is it time to start using IBM punch cards again? And how are the Anonymous hackers fighting ISIS? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 20 November 2015

Is this the end of stupid cat videos? Are pigeons replacing cancer doctors in California? What happens if you get stuck at the end of the Internet? And is Windows XP finally dead? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 11 November 2015

Are scientists building artificial hearts out of Lego blocks? Do health apps on your smartphone actually make you fatter? And would you pay $50,000 for headphones for your dog? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 04 November 2015

Apparently, resistance really is futile. How soon will Borg technology be implanted in YOUR body? Have "robobees" made actual bees obsolete? And why is Facebook slamming the brakes on productivity every Tuesday? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 28 October 2015

Are self-driving cars smart enough to make life or death decisions? What new weapon was just unveiled in the war against telemarketers? And have scientists finally proved that a watched pot never boils? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 21 October 2015

How often are those self-driving cars involved in accidents, and who is almost always at fault? Are hackers from France silently hacking into your smartphone? And does a new NASA data dump finally put all those moon landing conspiracy theories to rest? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 14 October 2015

Does Google now officially own all your keystrokes? Can you really generate free electricity from thin air? And how is Samsung's new technology patent making that crazy guy on the subway look pretty normal? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 08 October 2015

What would you do if your next phone bill showed a balance due of two million dollars? How are underground data traffickers bringing slices of the Internet to communist Cuba? Will mushrooms make your smartphone battery last longer? Will lasers soon replace razors? And if so, will Smellevision replace Television? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 30 September 2015

Will this new invisibility cloak technology replace plastic surgery? Would you live in a house made by a giant 3D printer? And what's the secret to tuning in alien radio communications? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 23 September 2015

Who responds when a first responder has his identity stolen? Is Google collaborating with alien space ships to provide free Internet access? And what's about to happen on Facebook that will make the haters happy? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 17 September 2015

What's bigger than an elephant, and plays PacMan? What will inmates in Spokane be doing with their free tablet computers? What city has the fastest Internet? And why does the Tesla guy want to drop a few nukes on Mars? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 10 September 2015

What's up with the human-free zone in the New Mexico desert? Are annoying robocalls finally vanquished? And what's the geekiest new word in the Oxford English Dictionary? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 02 September 2015

Did Alexander Graham Bell copy his idea for the telephone from something invented over 1000 years earlier? Specially trained dogs were sent to the home of Jared Fogle, the disgraced Subway pitchman. Can you guess what they were sniffing for? And how easy is it for prison inmates to run an identity theft scam? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 26 August 2015

Quick... what novelist predicted both the smartwatch and mentioned Google by name in 1953? Is it against the law to take a snapshot of your dinner at a fancy restaurant? Why are rubber bands so popular at the Burning Man festival? And robots are HAVING BABIES? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 19 August 2015

Robots, dinosaurs and cyborgs... they're smart, but can they behave themselves in public? Can you still get 8 music CDs for a penny? And did Google just re-invent the alphabet? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 13 August 2015

Cat videos are spreading from the Internet to the highways and byways. What can be done to stop this insidious plague? Can you fry an egg on the surface of your mobile device? And really, the bad guys are hacking your UNDERWEAR now? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Is Comcast Starting To Care About Customers?

OK, stop laughing; it’s a serious question. No, really! Comcast’s customer service is spectacularly, legendarily, archetypically horrible, virtually everyone agrees… even Comcast executives. But some recent steps by the company just might be moving them in a customer-friendly direction. Read on…

...

Geekly Update - 30 July 2015

Is your car vulnerable to hackers? What can you do to speed up your free Windows 10 upgrade? And can technology help you remember where you were last night? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 22 Jul 2015

Can you score a six-figure payday by suing annoying telemarketers? Is there something sinister about the cancellation of a product that would have enabled anonymous web browsing? And why would anyone buy headphones that don’t play music? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

A Big Milestone + Geekly Update

Today I'm celebrating an anniversary -- 20 years of online publishing! The Internet Tourbus first rolled out into cyberspace in July 1995, and ten years later, AskBobRankin.com was born. With thanks to awesome readers like you, I'll keep on keeping on. Today's Geekly Update is an expanded version, with twenty items that are guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 08 July 2015

What's the best way to simulate a severe migraine headache? When is calling 911 equal to assault with a deadly weapon? And has the robot rebellion finally begun? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 24 June 2015

Forget about stupid cat videos... are stylish beards taking over the Internet? Is it okay to laugh when a clumsy robot trips on a banana peel? And can you change the TV channel just by thinking about it? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 10 June 2015

Why won't Fido or Fifi answer the phone when you call? What's different about Russian Internet trolls? And how many angels can dance on a 128-GB flash drive? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 03 June 2015

Should you be alarmed if you see a flying saucer over the Pacific Ocean today? What percentage of dangerous objects do TSA screeners actually detect? And can you really shut down your friend's iPhone by sending a text message? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 27 May 2015

Do you need a dictionary to find the meaning of 'eggcorn,' 'clickbait,' or 'emoji?' Why are British buses bullish on bovine body waste? And have computers finally bested the world's best poker players? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 20 May 2015

Are robots making tossed salad, just to distract you while they open your gym locker? When is three-day shipping better than two-day shipping? And which ingredient in Parmesan Chicken have you been pronouncing wrong? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 13 May 2015

Why were Thomas Edison's talking dolls pulled off the market after just two weeks? Is it legal to rob a bank if you ask politely for the money? And why are automated teller machines roaming the streets of Warsaw? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 06 May 2015

Which antivirus maker just got caught cheating on a performance test? Is your Internet service provider limiting your 'unlimited' Internet service? And what kind of pizza should you order if you've been kidnapped? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 29 April 2015

Why are police in Virginia monitoring cats with GPS ankle bracelets? Could bragging about your upcoming vacation cost you thousands of dollars? And has Google Maps finally found the elusive Loch Ness monster? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 21 April 2015

Is it legal to kill your computer, if it doesn't cooperate? Will Google help you find your lost phone? And is 3-D printing technology getting just a bit too fluffy? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 14 April 2015

Is Facebook adding a "Divorce" button to their user interface? Was Jennifer Lopez the real reason Google created the Image Search feature? And forget about earthquakes... why are blackouts now more likely in Los Angeles? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 08 April 2015

Why is Microsoft giving away free iPhones, and where do you get yours? Does cancelling your Facebook account stop them from tracking your online activity? And how can we stop monkeys from destroying the Internet, before it's too late? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 01 April 2015

China took the gold medal in malicious hacking for 2014. What countries came in second and third? Why is NOW the best time to buy a new hard drive? And did I just see Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde roaming my neighborhood? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 25 March 2015

Is your rental car spying on you with hidden cameras? Is Target giving $10,000 to all victims of their security breach? And has Windows 10 already made the password obsolete? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 18 March 2015

What happens when your antivirus program thinks it's a virus and attacks itself? Can you really make pancakes with a 3-D printer? And has Spyware Barbie gone over to the dark side? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 11 March 2015

Is Artificial Intelligence destroying the human race? Will Microsoft send ninjas to your home if you don't cooperate with tech support? And which annoying tech gadget is now banned at the Smithsonian? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 04 March 2015

Is Windows really more secure than Mac and Linux? Can you text a full-grown Bengal tiger into your living room? And why does Facebook want you to call 911? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 25 February 2015

Will speaking in Pig Latin prevent the NSA from intercepting your phone calls? Are Google's robo-dogs peeing on your lawn in the middle of the night? And why might you want to use a drill press to format your hard drive? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 18 February 2015

Is your Smart TV listening to everything you say in the living room? Is Apple secretly working on a driverless car to challenge Google? And what the heck is that robot doing on the beach? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 11 February 2015

Did your auto loan come with stealth tracking and a remote-controlled kill switch? Would you pay a Japanese guy to watch you eat your lunch? And if you send email to an Australian tree, will it write you back? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 04 February 2015

Does Bill Gates know the precise date when robots will take over the world? Is it now illegal to share your Netflix password with a friend? And will your wireless carrier be sending you a check for $40 million? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 28 January 2015

Kittens are exploding... is it the Internet's revenge on stupid cat videos? Can you charge your cell phone with a butane lighter? What familiar amenity won't be on your next flight? And are you fully prepared for the upcoming leap second? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 09 January 2015

Will Seagate's newest hard drive eat Manhattan? How easy is it to forge someone else's fingerprint? What country uses sneakers to provide Internet connections? Have hackers been listening to your phone calls for 30 years? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 24 December 2014

Is there free WiFi in space? Will personal laser cannons be available soon? Was that a ROBOT sitting in seat 21A on your flight to Frankfurt? And speaking of robots, did I just see a head-mounted camera on a cockroach? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 17 December 2014

Has science discovered a way to turn your skin into a touchscreen? Are Santa's elves giving free computer programming classes? How likely are you to be robbed of your cell phone? And what's the secret to getting thousands of dollars of free stuff from Amazon? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 10 December 2014

Will your next iPhone sprout wings, knock stuff off your desk, and meow? How did Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video break the Internet? And did Apple's co-founders lie about the “two guys in a garage” story for almost 40 years? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 03 December 2014

I've always been fascinated by computers, and can remember my 10-year-old self reading about ENIAC, the world's first digital computer. I was in awe of the hulking 27-ton automaton created in 1945. So it's no surprise that my career began at IBM Poughkeepsie, working with engineers who designed and manufactured the venerable System 370 mainframes. Had I known then that ENIAC was left to rust in an Army warehouse for 30 years, I might have started a Kickstarter campaign to save it. But there was no Kickstarter, or even an Internet. Fortunately, this injustice has been corrected, and the mighty ENIAC (or at least part of it) blinks again. I think you'll enjoy the story, and other tech news in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 26 November 2014

What's the most important thing to remember when stealing cash from an ATM machine? Why does Computer Engineer Barbie need a MAN to help her finish a software project? And what's behind Google's plan to launch dozens of huge helium-filled balloons every day? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 19 November 2014

Can cloud technology heat your home for free? Why did Google just spend over a billion dollars on an aircraft hangar? And have researchers uncovered 60-year-old evidence proving that cigarettes are beneficial to your health? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 12 November 2014

Does Intel owe you money for fibbing about the speed of your circa-2002 Pentium computer? Which smartphone apps are hogging the most space and killing your battery? And is it finally safe to swallow those tempting little button batteries? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 05 November 2014

What should you do if your watch says you've got cancer? Are robots replacing humans at your local hardware store? And which mobile phone company just got slapped TWICE by Uncle Sam for bad behavior? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 29 October 2014

Can you generate electricity by wearing stretch jeans? What should you do if your iPhone is haunted? And what stunning discovery about the Internet was made by researchers at the University of Southern California? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 22 October 2014

Will Cray's new supercomputer be used to determine the outcome of the World Series? Why is a really bad password sometimes a really good idea? And wouldn't you like to know if your cellphone's lithium battery is about to explode? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 15 October 2014

Why is computer maker Dell excited about mushrooms and cow excretions? What important lesson did the new Microsoft CEO learn about karma? And how does Google know when you need to see a doctor? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 08 October 2014

Are cosmic forces responsible for bending iPhones? Are hackers who stole 76 million account records from Chase Bank content to do nothing with their stolen data? And can you really lose custody of your child by using Wifi in a coffee shop? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 01 October 2014

What part of p-r-i-v-a-c-y doesn't the FBI director understand? Why is the Internet waking you up at 4 o'clock every morning? And can you really use Gnutella spread as 3D printer ink? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 24 September 2014

Can you really charge your new iPhone 6 with a microwave oven? Do oblivious texters deserve their own lanes on the sidewalk? And why are hackers downloading video games to your wireless printer? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 17 September 2014

Is your iTunes music library infected with the U2 virus? Why do some hard drives quack like a duck? And what desperate move did Amazon make in response to Apple's iPhone 6? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 10 September 2014

Are evil hackers messing with your thermostat? Who is behind all those fake cell phone towers that secretly listen to your conversations? And is there any way to stop Facebook videos from playing automatically? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 03 September 2014

Can bad guys hack your laptop just by touching it? How bad is smartphone addiction amongst college students? And are robots REALLY taking over the Internet this time? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 28 August 2014

Which button should you never touch on the dashboard of a 2015 Corvette? Can your computer's keyboard replace your psychiatrist? And can you hack traffic lights for fun and profit? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 21 August 2014

Is there any new tech to extend the life of your smartphone battery? Will relaxed regulations on satellite imagery threaten your personal privacy? And is there finally a way to force your kids to answer when you call their cell phone? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 13 August 2014

Is Windows 8 an even bigger flop than Vista? Can you print your own bionic man for less than six million dollars? And are birds conspiring to poop on bloviating world leaders? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 06 August 2014

Why are privacy-invading 'smart meters' bursting into flames? Would you finally backup your hard drive if it took less than a second? And why are robots getting the best seats at baseball games? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 30 July 2014

Should first-graders be 'armed' with 3-D printers? Can you get sued for looking like Barbie? And which button on your computer can trigger a global conspiracy theory? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 23 July 2014

Is Comcast hiring mafia goons as 'customer retention' specialists? Does an awesome new beverage cooler come with a free puppy and a set of steak knives? And when is it a BAD thing to be ranked highly in a Google search? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 16 July 2014

How many innocent dinosaurs did Steven Spielberg slaughter to make the Jurassic Park movie? Are Klingons invading upscale homes in suburban Long Island? And is massive-scale airborne surveillance coming to a city near you? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 9 July 2014

Can you get rich by making potato salad on the Internet? Have scientists finally figured out why the iPhone takes grainy photos? And are super-intelligent robots poised to take over the world? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 2 July 2014

Can a 2-letter text message result in a flood of spam? Can you make your own Google Glass with cardboard, rubber bands and an Android smartphone? And does Wikipedia allow just anyone to change important facts on their website? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 25 June 2014

Is your smartphone pre-loaded with spyware? Have clever programmers figured out how to make an app even dumber than iFart? And if a hard drive crashes in a government office and nobody hears it, does it leave an audit trail? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 19 June 2014

How easy is it to hack into the ATM at your local grocery store? What critical thing should you avoid when plagiarizing a graduation speech? And is stashing your smartphone in your pants pocket a good birth control method? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 11 June 2014

Has technology provided us with a way to find out what REALLY goes on inside the dishwasher? Will having your smartphone blessed at church protect it from mobile malware? And why is the NSA vacuuming up millions of faces from the Web? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 04 June 2014

Are we getting closer to Star Trek-style human teleportation? How about that universal language translator thingy? And what would YOU do if Facebook or Instagram had a 'love' button? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 28 May 2014

Can you sell a single word on eBay for $18,000? Is there a smartphone app that will clone your deceased pet? And what famous person never said 'wear sunscreen' in a graduation speech? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 21 May 2014

What can you do with a 30-year-old PC running DOS? Would you eat veggies grown next door to a leaking nuclear plant? Why are Japanese girls buying silicone thumbs? And what's the fastest way to get earthquake alerts? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 14 May 2014

Is it possible to live a full year without the Internet? Can an embedded microchip make it impossible to steal stuff? How did those giant Starfleet logos end up on a Martian desert? And is 'tar and feathers' the latest weapon in the war against ATM hackers? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 07 May 2014

Is it legal to marry your Macbook? Should your sunglasses be talking to your smartphone? Why is it a bad idea to argue with a supercomputer? And what's the best place to stash 3,700 Blu-ray discs? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 01 May 2014

Will your next house pop out of a 3D printer? What's the best way to pry lazy teens from the computer? And is there a naughty leprechaun lurking inside your smartphone? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 23 April 2014

Can you get in legal trouble for abusing the CAPS LOCK Key? Does a new Facebook feature allow people to stalk their friends? And why were millions of video games buried in a small New Mexico town? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 16 April 2014

Are clever monkeys building a network of mind-control robots? What would you pay for quasi-wireless, semi-mobile, cellular landline phone service? And guess who is snooping on your in-flight WiFi? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 10 April 2014

Is your smartphone turning you into a hunchback? Why is Microsoft adding a kindergartner to their security research team? And where's the best place to go for a fast, cheap internet connection? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 02 April 2014

What's to stop super-smart robots from taking over the world? Can airborne drones really steal data from your smartphone? And how soon will scientists perfect the mind reading technology that's already being used in labs? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 26 March 2014

Would you like to save $1000 a year on your mobile phone bill? How easy is it to steal an orbiting satellite? And what phrases should NEVER be entered into a Google search? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 19 March 2014

Did you hear... aliens hijacked the missing Malaysian Flight 370? Are digital Peeping Toms snooping on your wifi? Which is a better source of energy for your home... flesh eating viruses or giant magnetic coils? And how much fiber is too much fiber? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 12 March 2014

What's the secret to doubling your reading speed to 500 words per minute? Should you be worried about 'synthetic' identity theft? Is Microsoft rewarding the Chinese for massive piracy of Windows XP software? And does a new hardware/software combo let you make bacon with your iPhone? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 05 March 2014

How easy is it for ordinary citizens to secretly record FBI phone calls? What horrible, terrible things might happen if you ignore that pop-up notification on your Mac, iPad or iPhone? Can you get Windows 8 for free now? And are there any good movies playing on the Moon? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 19 February 2014

What would you do if your laptop or smartphone suddenly became 1000 times faster? Why are neighborhood dogs protesting a new technology that improves Internet security? And why are robots generating 60 percent of all Web traffic? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 12 February 2014

Can you log in to your favorite websites by waving your smartphone under your armpit? Will you welcome giant traffic-directing robot overlords? And why would a programmer pull the plug on a popular app that was making fifty thousand dollars a day? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 05 February 2014

Why are gas pumping robots a really dumb idea? Is Facebook offering anonymity for a price? What secret quality does Microsoft's new CEO possess? And is it smart to watch a smartwatch? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 29 January 2014

Is Google scheming to make your brain obsolete? Is SmelleVision finally replacing Television, and did Elmer Fudd correctly predict it 70 years ago? And what's the FIRST thing you should grab from a burning house? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 22 January 2014

Does Amazon.com really know when you're running low on toilet paper? Is your refrigerator sending out thousands of unsolicited email messages? And what's the worst password ever? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 15 January 2014

If you had a list of three online companies that have NOT been hacked, would Dropbox be on it? Those Tesla electric cars are hot, but can they really set your garage on fire? And how easy is it to trick Google Maps into naming your street after an evil dictator? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 02 January 2014

Is there more bad news for those affected by the massive Target credit card breach? Why is worker productivity about to plunge on a massive scale? And Alan Turing has been pardoned. What crime did the famous computer scientist commit? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 27 November 2013

Which online retailers are on the Naughty List, and how did they get there? If you connect enough veggies with copper wire, will it power your holiday light display? And who is behind the mysterious puzzle that's baffling the world's crypto experts? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 20 November 2013

Is Apple planning to take 13,000 employees on a journey into outer space? Why does the government want all phones to have a 'kill switch'? And can you guess the Oxford Dictionary 2013 Word of the Year? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 13 November 2013

Can your tattoos tell tales when you're caught lying? Are monkeys leading the way to better brain-controlled prosthetic limbs? And are you a slacktivist? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 07 November 2013

What devious new privacy-stealing trick is Facebook planning, that will make the snoops at NSA look like amateurs? Is it okay to take video games into the bath tub now? And is buying a smartwatch a dumb idea? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 30 October 2013

Can technology keep your kids safer on Halloween night? Will blasting Britney Spears music keep candy-seeking urchins away from your door? And does spray-on clothing pose a privacy risk? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 23 October 2013

Will legions of half-human bionic creatures be knocking on your door this Halloween? Are we any closer to getting our piping hot pizzas delivered by friendly drones? And ewww, what's THAT inside your computer? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 16 October 2013

Did Facebook just make it even easier for stalkers to find you? Is the NSA's Utah data center literally melting down, is it just fried Spam we smell? And what Windows feature did Apple finally add to the new iPhone? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 09 October 2013

What would it take to convince you to buy a $6000 smartphone? How can your mobile phone help you and your family survive a disaster? And is Microsoft doing enough to protect Windows users from 'remote code execution' attacks? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 2 October 2013

Will a new gadget block the Feds from snooping into your online activities? Is there any cure for phantom phone vibrations? And is there really a Magic Eraser Button for online oopsies? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 25 September 2013

If your car starts mooing like a cow while driving in NYC, what should you do? Can your cat bypass the fingerprint security system on your new iPhone 5s? And why do Japanese physicists want your old music CDs? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 18 September 2013

Will your job soon be taken over by a robot? Can your undergarments protect you in the event of a nuclear attack? And is Microsoft's new ad proof that Steve Jobs is still alive? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 11 September 2013

Encryption keeps your online communication safe from hackers and snoopers, right? Right? Will you be seeing a combination smartcar trash compactor for sale at a dealer near you? And are hackers using gorilla warfare to take control of highway signs and license plates? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 04 September 2013

Does your beating heart provide enough information to log you into your Gmail account? Should Facebook send a strong electric shock to users who have been logged in too long? And why are bookstore owners buying large cans of gasoline? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 21 August 2013

Are helicopter drones getting out of control? Is Google secretly changing the definition of words in Webster's dictionary? And is your smartphone using more electricity than the refrigerator? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 14 August 2013

Which is smarter, a human brain or 83,000 computers? Why should twins with lazy siblings consider plastic surgery ASAP? And is the new LG G2 smartphone worth dying for? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 07 August 2013

Are you watching your smart TV, or is it watching you? Should you buy a vintage sports car, or just print one at home? And have the boys at Harvard Med gone too far with their experiments on lab rats? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 31 July 2013

After years of being controlled by Internet software, are household appliances fighting back? What personality type is most likely to fall for phishing attacks? If a computer virus instructs you to turn yourself into the FBI, what should you do? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 24 July 2013

Are police using license plate scanners to track your every move? Is your smartphone secretly listening to every word you say? And are there certain words that your iPhone just doesn't want you to type? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 17 July 2013

What's the most popular computer program ever written? How many baseball teams could you buy with 92 quadrillion dollars? And what's the best way to get fired: Text message, Facebook or Skype? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 10 July 2013

Do you know what year the U.S. government started snooping on private electronic communications? (Hint: guess again.) Is your smartphone part of the 99% that are vulnerable takeover by a new malware threat? And you won't believe what just popped out of a 3D printer in a Tennessee high school lab. Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 03 July 2013

Are iPad owners smarter and better looking than those who lug laptops? Can you go to prison for making a joke in an online game? And is Paypal finally making it easier to send money from the Moon to Mars? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 26 June 2013

Google has all your data, fine. So now they're after the stuff in your garage? Is 'petabytes' really secret code for millions of cat videos? And what's the best social network for people who just want to be left alone? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 19 June 2013

What should you do if your car orders takeout every time you pass a fast-food joint? Can police require drivers to turn over their cell phones, to check for evidence of wrong doing? And are cats now the number one reason for Internet logjams? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

...

Geekly Update - 12 June 2013

Is the Verizon 'Share Everything' plan really a secret deal to let the Feds snoop into your phone records? Is Motorola's new wearable tech a digital convenience, or the Mark of the Beast? And how many calories are in that avocado, anyway? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 29 May 2013

Is it illegal to stream video from a smartphone on the summit of Mount Everest? Was it a shortage of electrons that prompted Stephen King to publish his latest book in paperback only? And which Internet service provider is the most hated? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 22 May 2013

Was Elmer Fudd a true visionary when he saw the future possibility of Smell-o-Vision? Will robot bartenders be demanding your carkeys after your second drink? And how about some tasty food-like objects, served up by your 3D printer? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 15 May 2013

Oh no... is Youtube going to start charging to watch videos? How are some parents connecting their baby's diaper to the Internet? And can an iPad literally stop your heart from beating? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 8 May 2013

When is it okay to spy on people through their webcams? Is now a good time to buy real estate on the Moon or other planets? And what's the most reliable Windows laptop? (Hint: Cupertino) Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 30 April 2013

What happened twenty years ago today that resulted in the eventual takeover of the Internet by cats? Should you be looking out for helicopter drones in your neighborhood? And can you really bring down the Internet with an awesome cyber-van? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 25 April 2013

Did Alexander Graham Bell predict the future of fiber optic telecommunications 130 years ago? Can you recharge your mobile phone using water and a campfire? And what smartphone is the world's largest? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 18 April 2013

Which popular search engine is five times more likely to deliver malware links? Should you join the Zero TV movement? And what happens to your online accounts if you go offline, permanently? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 10 April 2013

Can your employer legally demand the password to your email and Facebook accounts? Is it possible to play Pong while clinging to the 19th-floor window of a skyscraper? And is there a silver lining in Facebook's latest move to completely take over your smartphone? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 03 April 2013

If the federal government pulls the plug on landlines, will you be forced to buy a mobile phone? How did hackers bring the Internet to a screeching halt last week, without anyone noticing? And can playing Xbox games prevent you from being deported? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 27 March 2013

How many emails fly across the Internet every 60 seconds? Why are there more portable phones than port-a-potties? And why does Twitter's latest move make me think of an Iranian dictator? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 20 March 2013

Can the new Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone really read your mind? What happened on the Internet immediately after the election of Pope Francis? And why are some of the most educated professionals falling for one of the oldest online scams? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 13 March 2013

Can a quick online chat with a virtual doctor cure your ills? How can one simple software error cost over $700 million? And is the infamous "email tax" closer to becoming a reality? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 06 March 2013

Is your laptop secretly taking pictures of you? How is using Facebook like attending a Tupperware party? And is Apple blocking some of your incoming emails? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 27 February 2013

What can the FBI learn about you, if you happen to be standing near a criminal? If you cheat on a Math test, will the local police catch you? And how could winning Google's new contest actually cost you $1500? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 13 February 2013

Can your Facebook friends make you fat? Could a discarded cigarette butt land you on a Wanted poster? And is there a flaw in Adobe Flash software that could allow hackers to take over your computer? (Hint: YES) Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 06 February 2013

Is Facebook's facial recognition technology a new threat to your privacy? Is it okay to use a taser on your virtual boyfriend? And is the US Defense Department working on a secret plan to make your smartphone explode via remote control? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 30 January 2013

Is McDonalds serving up Android tablets along with burgers and fries? The amount of spam sent worldwide has dropped by 16 percent. So why is that a bad sign? And can the Librarian of Congress send you to jail for fiddling with your smartphone? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 23 January 2013

Did Google kill a donkey in Botswana? Is there a solution to that annoying problem of having to let go of your iPhone while eating? And is Facebook making it even easier for stalkers to find you? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 16 January 2013

Why is IBM's Watson supercomputer suddenly spewing profanities? Is Walmart really the best place to buy an iPhone? And why do so many Brits still watch TV in black-and-white only? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 09 January 2013

Is the mayor of New York planning to ban iPhones in order to reduce crime? Did a frustrated father of a lazy gamer really hire a hit man to go after his son? And will a new invention destroy the cable television industry in 2013? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Geekly Update - 02 January 2013

Why is a government agency that studies epidemics so interested in your landline telephone? Where is the best place to go to find out if the voices in your head are coming from outer space? And are we one step closer to the paperless bathroom? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

...

Twenty Questions - The Finale

For the past two weeks, I've been publishing a list of the most interesting questions that you asked in the write-in section of the ebook survey. In this last batch of twenty, you'll find tips on speeding up your computer, do-it-yourself computer upgrades, troubleshooting, and free online services. Read on to see how many YOU can answer...

...



.
.
Copyright © - by - All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy