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I’m Art Chester. I write about technology: surprises from the world of science, and their practical application in everyday life. I also write fiction about life in the research lab.

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Self-Driving Risk Will Delay Autonomous Cars

self-driving risk

Insights Into the Future of Driverless Vehicles… Self-Driving Risk is gaining new attention, to counter companies bragging about autonomous vehicle progress. But don’t rush out to invest your life’s savings in glowing tech promises! Today’s blog cools off the driverless … Continue reading

Scrabble 2018 – Ten New Word Lists

Scrabble 2018, 6th Edition OSPD

This post on Scrabble 2018 presents 10 word lists based on the newly published 6th Edition of The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. Scrabble 2018 – Background My earlier article Scrabble 1 described the benefits of Friendly Scrabble rather than Tournament … Continue reading

Website Security Padlock – How To Get It, How to Use It

website security, virus

A Hotel Hacker Drove Me To Lock Up My Website! Website security is probably not among your top ten concerns. But it’s high on my list today, and will probably be on your radar during the next year. Why will … Continue reading

A Hotel Hacker Is Out To Steal Your Identity!

hotel hacker, identity theft

The Saga of My Narrow Escape, and How You Can Protect Yourself A hotel hacker attacked me during my recent vacation trip. For my bottom line recommendations, you can skip the details and go right to the conclusions: Protect your … Continue reading