Saturday, December 05, 2015

Things I learned lately - 5 Dec

  • Deutsche Bank is considering replacing traditional passwords with biometric security that measures 50 different factors including location data, how you hold your phone, thumbprint technology, and facial recognition.
  • If you want to get back a tab you closed, just press "Control" (or "Command" on Mac), plus "Shift," plus "T," and it will magically reappear.
  • In Google Chrome, if you press "S" while you right click on an image it will do a reverse Google search. That means you'll be able to see where that photo is and where it potentially originated.
  • If you want to play a trick on someone, and send them a fake screenshot of something that never existed, there's an easy way in Chrome. First you bring up the console by pressing "F12."

Then you enter: document.designMode = "on"
After this, you can edit any of the text that appears on the screen.

  • Quickly clear your cache by pressing "Control," plus "Shift," plus "R." This will also refresh your page.
  • The biggest issue with testing the self-driving cars is that they are programmed to drive perfectly. A self-driving car doesn't know how to deal with human behaviour, such as cars at a 4-way stop that won't come to a complete stop. The cars need to learn human behaviour and a little bit of aggressiveness to get by.
  • Only 14% of Windows 10 users are using Microsoft's new Edge browser. It peaked at 20%.
  • The New York subway system has 468 stations. There are 24 lines with 660 miles of track.

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