The Geeks often spend time discussing the pitfalls of technology; today they look at some of the upsides.
From microscopes that help find cancer to simpler directions from your mapping app, and even IKEA furniture building robots; Geekpeak is your source for trends in tech.
We also have a great discussion about Git and how it works.
Discovering and diagnosing cancer may have just become much easier thanks to augmented reality.
SmugMug, a photo-sharing service for consumer and professional photographers, has acquired Flickr, the two companies announced this afternoon.
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You can walk through KUSP memory lane…
If you plan to signup for SmugMug – use this link…. so Lyle can get some credit.
GitHub is launching a new bot-powered learning lab to help budding developers get up to speed on all things GitHub.
Adam Fortuna from CodeSchool joins the geeks for a chat about the week in geek news, online education, programing and other geekyness.
Discover the basics of Git, including how to initialize a repo. Learn how to add, commit, and push your code to GitHub.
A ‘deep learning’ algorithm trained on images from cosmological simulations has been surprisingly successful at classifying real galaxies in Hubble images
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Facebook Login and other social login systems simplify the account creation process for users by decreasing the number of passwords to remember. But social login brings risks: Cambridge Analytica was found misusing user data collected by a Facebook quiz app which used the Login with Facebook feature. We’ve uncovered an additional risk: when a user grants a website access to their social media profile, they are not only trusting that website, but also third parties embedded on that site.
Picture this. You’re driving down the street and Google Maps tells you to turn right at the Burger King, instead of telling you to turn right on [insert street name you’ve never heard of]. Well, Google is starting to do this.
Although artificial intelligence systems may be able to beat humans at board games, we still have the upper hand when it comes to complicated manual tasks. But now, scientists have created robots that can do something even most humans struggle with: Assemble an IKEA chair.
Eagan gave one memorable anecdote about a case Darktrace worked on in which a casino was hacked via a thermometer in an aquarium in the lobby.
Most people can hold their breath underwater for a few seconds, some for a few minutes. But a group of people called the Bajau takes free diving to the extreme, staying underwater for as long as 13 minutes at depths of around 200 feet.