PSA: If you’ve got a Dell computer, you might want to fix this now

Your new Windows laptop typically ships with an awful lot of bloatware you don’t need. Often, it’ll just slow down your computer a tad. But occasionally, a pre-installed piece of manufacturer cruft can pose a serious security risk — and that’s why you should probably update or uninstall Dell’s SupportAssist right away. The app, which Dell’s support page states is preinstalled on “most of all new Dell devices running Windows” and billed as “the industry’s first automated proactive and predictive support technology,” has apparently been vulnerable to a hack since at least last October, according…

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Kylie Jenner Got Her Makeup Done by an AI Program and It’s Really Freaky

What kind of makeup would you end up with if a computer did it based off the artificial intelligence it gained looking through 17,000 of the most popular beauty and hair images on social media? Apparently something like Kylie Jenner’s in her Dazed Beauty editorial. AI program Beauty_GAN digitally applied hair and makeup to photographs of Jenner taken by Daniel Sannwald. Beauty_GAN is “first algorithm of its kind, trained to create its own beauty imagery based on what it sees on Instagram,” according to Dazed Beauty. DANIEL SANNWALD X BEAUTY_GAN In Dazed Beauty‘s article detailing…

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