David Pogue talks to to people who load up their computers with art or music and then have their computers create “new” art or music. See if you can tell the difference between original or AI generated art at CBS News.
In 1979, Apple began work on the Lisa, which would become the world’s first commercial computer with a graphical user interface. Originally intended to sell for $2,000 and ship in 1981, the Lisa is delayed until 1983 and sells for $10,000. Read more about it at This Day In Tech History.
Emily Calandrelli, host of Xploration Station thinks there aren’t enough female science geeks in fiction. She wants to help change that with her Ada Lace series of children’s books. Calandrelli says, “What I wanted to do was create a character that was female who had these types of adventures and did these types of science experiments.” Read more about it at Wired.
Boost your Wi-Fi by updating your firmware, placing the router in a better location, changing the frequency, and updating your hardware. See more tips on how to improve your Wi-Fi at PC Magazine.
Comic-Con International just wrapped up in San Diego this past weekend. While some promoted shows are on The CW and Fox, you’ll need more than seven video subscriptions to watch them all. Quartz has a convenient list for you to decide which channels feature which shows at bit.ly/2LhHR0Z
Co-founded by a woman who hunted trolls in the online community, Tall Poppy provides an educational toolkit to help people lock down their online presence and properly report online harassment. Learn more about how Leigh Honeywell and Logan Dean created the company at TechCrunch.
Looking for something good to read this summer? Goodreads and other social media sites are a great way to track your (or your child’s) reading, share your thoughts about books and find new books to read in the future. Some high schools even use Goodreads for grading and communication purposes, so your teens might already be familiar with it. Be sure to check with your local bookstores and libraries too. Finally, here’s a list from The Guardian of the top 100 books of all time. Happy reading!
Keep up with the latest Microsoft Office and SIMnet news at Simnetcommunity.com. Find out how Microsoft Office has changed and how SIMnet can help you implement the new features.