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DPL Reading List – September 13, 2019


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Each Friday, we share a curated list of articles we found during the past week. Here’s the list of the new and interesting ones we found this week. If there’s an article we’d didn’t include and you think we should read, let us know in the comments below.

Firefox is stepping up its blocking game – Mozilla is serious about privacy. Third-party tracking cookies are now blocked by default with the release of Firefox 69. Their goal is to increase privacy for users and provide faster page load times.

Catching a stranger’s phone on roller coaster – Amazing! Watch this guy catch someone’s dropped iPhone on a rollercoaster.

Here’s how Apple Card users are customizing their plain white credit cards – Not everyone appreciates Apple’s minimalism. Check out some of the ways cardholders are modifying their Apple Cards.

Someone made a version of ‘Civilization’ that runs in Microsoft Excel – Here’s another way to get your retro gaming fix. Called [Cell]ivization, the game runs in a spreadsheet and has the basic features of the original game.

More Than 99% of Cyberattacks Need Victims’ Help – Research shows how most criminals exploit human curiosity and trust to click, download, install, open, and all the other nasty ways they gain access to our systems.

This school’s science project is 3D-printing prosthetic hands for people in need – One Chicago school has students learning about engineering software and 3D printing to create “new hands” for people in need. This project is making engineering very real for students.

Things get weird when a neural net is trained on text adventure games – We’ve seen people use neural networks for all kinds of projects, but perhaps text adventure games are where they can really shine. Check out how a neural network helped make a trippy text adventure game.

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