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Book Review

Tim McQueen Technically Wrong – sexist apps, biased algorithms and other threats of toxic tech. Sara Wachter-Boettcher, Norton 2017 232 pp There have been several analyses of the current state of computing technology reviewed in PC Update over the last… Continue Reading…

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Not bot, not beast: scientists create first ever living, programmable organism

Simon Coghlan, University of Melbourne and Kobi Leins, University of Melbourne A remarkable combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and biology has produced the world’s first “living robots”. This week, a research team of roboticists and scientists published their recipe for… Continue Reading…

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Windows 10 Taskbar Options

Jim Sanders, Director / Webmaster, North Orange County Computer Club, CA The taskbar is a very important part of the Windows 10 operating system. Arguably, it’s primary purpose is to make computing life for you, the user, easier. Like a… Continue Reading…

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Does social media make us more or less lonely? Depends on how you use it

Roger Patulny, University of Wollongong Humans are more connected to each other than ever, thanks to smartphones, the web and social media. At the same time, loneliness is a huge and growing social problem. Why is this so? Research shows… Continue Reading…

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Making Your Tech “Fit” – Cords, Voice, Sound, and other hazards

Debra Carlson, Technical Advisor, CVC Computer Club, CO Cords – Whether tripping or kicking (and disconnecting) them … or getting the contents of your desktop lost in the shuffle … cord / cable management is both a convenience and a… Continue Reading…

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