All tagged 02-2018

Drops: Effortless visual language learning

Over the holiday I found this little nugget. Unlike other language learning apps, this one caught my eye by gamifying learning through memory, illustrations, and fast-paced micro-games. 

If you ever wanted to learn a new language give the "Drops" app 5min a day

If you're interested in a full review, let me know in the comments.

NVIDIA GPUs weren't immune to Spectre security flaws either | Engadget

It's not just your processor and operating system that are affected by the Meltdown and Spectre memory vulnerabilities -- your graphics card is, too. To that end, NVIDIA has detailed how its GPUs are affected by the speculative execution attacks and has started releasing updated drivers that tackle the issue. All its GeForce, Quadro, NVS, Tesla and GRID chips appear to be safe from Meltdown (aka variant 3 of the attacks), but are definitely susceptible to at least one version of Spectre (variant 1) and "potentially affected" by the other (variant 2). The new software mitigates the first Spectre flaw, but NVIDIA is promising future mitigations as well as eventual updates to address the second.