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David C. Brock: 50 Years Later, We’re Still Living in the Xerox Alto’s World
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Connie Loizos: Worldcoin, co-founded by Sam Altman, is betting the next big thing in AI is proving you are human
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Yale News: An article about the use of AI and ChatGPT in College Writing
Samantha Murphy Kelly: The Way We Work is About to Change
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This is about newer Generative AI Tools, such as the latest version of ChatGPT-4, and those planned on by Microsoft, Google and others.
An AI Revolution (Article from 3/24 Honilulu Newspaper)
Paresh Dave: ChatGPT Opened a New Era in Search. Microsoft Could Ruin It.
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This article describes competition and changes in search engines, due to chatbots and large language models. Microsoft plans to significantly increase their fees to companies who use Bing-based search results in products those companies offer.
Attila Tomaschek: Change Your LastPass Password Manager, Before It's Too Late
Kourtnee Jackson & Ty Pendlebury: Cable vs. Streaming: Which Is Cheaper?
Scharon Harding: Reviewer Buys 16TB Portable SSD for $70, Proves it’s a Sham
Taras Buria: Top 11 apps every Windows 11 user should have
As the beginning of the article states, "they also work perfectly fine on Windows 10."
Kevin Purdy: A realistic roundup of what today's Matter launch means for your smart home
Simon Fondrie-Teitler, Angie Waller, and Colin Lecher: Tax Filing Websites Have Been Sending Users’ Financial Information to Facebook
Sara Morrison: Holiday scam email season is here. Don’t fall for it.
Brian Krebs: How 1-Time Passcodes Became a Corporate Liability
Barbara Krasnoff & Antonio G. Di Benedetto: Brand New iPhone Features that Android Already Has
This article is relevant to people owning either phone, as Android users may discover features they weren't aware exist./
Mike Sorrentino: Clear Your Android Phone's Cookies, Cache to Erase Junk Files
That article also contains a link for iPhone users to do the same.
Jeremy Reimer: A history of ARM, part 1: Building the first chip (Acorn RISC Machine)
It contains a simple description of how the CPU (Central Processing Unit) in a computer operates, and tells the story of how a ground-breaking 32-bit CPU chip (ARM - Acorn RISC Machine) was designed by only ten people, for very little money, back in the 1980s, which significantly outperformed other CPU chips of that era.
Alas (spoiler alert), it didn't have software in the way of an operating system and applications to match their competitors at the time, and so didn't triumph.
Dan Goodin: I'm a Security Reporter and Got Fooled by a Blatant Phish
Zack Whittaker: TheTruthSpy exposed: This spyware lookup tool says if your Android device was compromised
It describes how to find a smartphone's International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) 14-15 digit number (*#06#) and its Google advertising ID (16 or 32 characters), to see if they appear on a list of Android phones containing a specific form of Spyware, up to April 2022.
Steve Dent: The James Webb Space Telescope is capturing the universe on a 68GB SSD
Jon Keegan and Alfred Ng: Who Is Collecting Data from Your Car?
Passwordless Sign-Ins soon to be implemented in all Major Platforms
Apple, Google, and Microsoft will soon implement passwordless sign-in on all major platforms
It describes future sign-ins, using a Fast Identity Online (FIDO) process, which eliminates using a password. Basically sounds like two-factor authentication, using a token on a smart phone, which has its pros and cons.
Why You Should Be Taking Security Advice from YOur Grandmother
The Financial Times reports that a joint study by Visa and Aston University’s Institute for Forensic Linguistics brings bad tidings for the young. One in four 18-34 year olds trust scam messages, which is “more than double” of those over 55.
Mike Sorrentino: You Can Clear Cache and Cookies on Your Android Phone for a Privacy Boost https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/you-can-clear-cache-and-cookies-on-your-android-phone-for-a-privacy-boost/
Will McCurdy: There may soon officially be no escape from Windows 11 on your PC https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-windows-11-no-escape-broad-deployment
Simon Hill: What's the Matter? We Explain the New Smart Home Standard
Matthew Hutson: Can Computers Learn Common Sense?
It describes various scenarios where Artificial Intelligence (AI) can guess common sense responses to situations a certain percent of the time, and where it fails to do so (corner cases). Humans are often better at reasoning out those situations.
Usama Jawad: Five things I hate about Windows 11 (Contains a link to an article on Five Things he Loves)
An Article on how to avoid scams from scammers posing as a trusted source. (The article is from PayPal, and uses fake emails from them to illustrate scammers' tricks, but the examples apply to emails faking those from your bank, your credit union, or any trusted source)
An Interesting Video on
How 6 Million Pounds Of Electronic Waste Gets Recycled A Month
Gilad Edelman: DuckDuckGo's Quest to Prove Online Privacy Is Possible :
This has very little to do with Computers, but I found some very entertaining videos about Squirrels that I think you all would enjoy:
Here's one by the same author on how to thwart Porch Pirates: