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Netflix Recommendation Algorithm Directs 75% of Viewership Netflix Recommendation Algorithm Directs 75% of Viewership

According to a tech blog post from Netflix, the company’s recommendation engine drives 75% of content viewership for the service. In 2006, the company announced its Netflix Prize, a machine learning and data mining competition regarding movie rating prediction. Netflix …

Anonymous Planning More Attacks On Chinese Web Sites Anonymous Planning More Attacks On Chinese Web Sites
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We reported a few weeks ago on Anonymous starting up a new operation that targeted Chinese government Web sites. They defaced several of the Web sites, leaked databases and provided links to Chinese citizens that would show them how to …

Eadweard J. Muybridge Google Doodle Recalls “The Horse In Motion” Eadweard J. Muybridge Google Doodle Recalls “The Horse In Motion”

Today, Google celebrates the birthday of Eadweard Muybridge, the British photographer who is thought to be one of the most important figures in the beginning of motion pictures. Born April 9th, 1830, today would be he 182nd birthday. Muybridge began …

MusicBeautyLife: Meet Dianna Hampton, YouTube’s Beauty Guru [Exclusive]
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On Friday I interviewed the charming and accomplished Dianna Hampton, winner of YouTube’s Beauty Guru Contest that started in January. We discussed how she thinks her new title will help her achieve her long-term goals. She also shared her passions …

Science Fiction Stacks Up To Real Technology [Infographic] Science Fiction Stacks Up To Real Technology [Infographic]
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One of my favorite genres of fiction is science fiction. It’s fun to see what writers see as being the future of technology. From the original Metropolis to Star Trek to The Fifth Element, mankind has always imagined the next …

Mass Effect 3 Patch Fixes Face Import Error
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One of the most disappointing things about Mass Effect 3, besides the ending, was that Xbox 360 gamers who started with the first game couldn’t import their Shepard into the third game. BioWare promised a fix and that fix is …

Google India Talks Cloud For Businesses Google India Talks Cloud For Businesses

Google India held a conference last week called, “Think Cloud 2012.” It saw 50 CIOs from some of India’s largest companies to learn about the benefits of moving their applications and business to the Cloud. While the conference was held …

Mike Wallace, Famed 60 Minutes Reporter, Passed Away
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Sad news today for the journalism world as Mike Wallace passed away at the age of 93. He will best remembered as one of the toughest men on television as he interviewed crooks and saints alike on 60 Minutes. CBS …

The Internet Or Your Privacy: Which Do You Value More? The Internet Or Your Privacy: Which Do You Value More?
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There’s an old cartoon that came out back in an issue of The New Yorker in 1993, back when the Internet was still damp with amniotic fluid and long before it’d taken its first step, that featured a dog sitting …

Easter Is Second Biggest Holiday For Candy [Infographic]

We here in America eat a lot of candy. We also love any excuse to eat a lot of candy. Easter is one of those excuses with eggs full of jelly beans and chocolate treats. As it turns out, Easter …

Twisted Metal: David Jaffe Shows Off Greenlight Process

Twisted Metal, one of the PlayStation’s first original franchises, finally made its way to the PlayStation 3 in February. People have played the game and are enjoying it to this day. David Jaffe, the game’s director, saw it fit to …

Dark Souls Coming To PC This August

PC gamers get the short end of the stick a lot. That’s not to say that there is a lack of great experiences to be had on the PC, but a lot of great console experiences have never made their …

Should Google Favor Google+ More Or Less In Search Results? Should Google Favor Google+ More Or Less In Search Results?
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In a letter to investors this week, Google CEO Larry Page expressed Google’s goal to create “a beautifully simple experience across Google”. That’s what the company’s controversial privacy policy change is all about. It’s about tying all of Google’s products …

Project Glass Engineer Presentation Makes Google Contact Lenses Seem Likely Project Glass Engineer Presentation Makes Google Contact Lenses Seem Likely
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Remember Solve For X – that Google-hosted event earlier this year, where smart people gathered to discuss technology and solutions for real world problems? One of the presentations was from Babak Parviz. That presentation was about building microystems on the …

Project Glass: Are The Google Glasses Even Possible? Project Glass: Are The Google Glasses Even Possible?

This past week, Google unveiled Project Glass in the form of the following promo video: The video has already been parodied a bunch of times. You can peruse our Project Glass coverage here to see some of those. We know …

Project Glass: Google Glasses Parody Gets Terminator Involved Project Glass: Google Glasses Parody Gets Terminator Involved

The parodies of Google’s Project Glass promo just keep coming. So far, we’ve seen the one where the user runs into things while walking, one where the user falls off a balcony, one where the user gets hit by a …

Project Glass Gets Man Hit By Car (In This Parody Video) Project Glass Gets Man Hit By Car (In This Parody Video)

More and more parodies of Google’s Project Glass promo video are surfacing. Many of them are pointing out the potential for bodily harm, though so far, from the ones I’ve seen, they’ve mostly done a good job at still being …

Muhammad Facebook Pictures Land Tunisians in Prison Muhammad Facebook Pictures Land Tunisians in Prison
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Reuters is reporting the story of two Tunisians who received prison sentences for posting to Facebook cartoons depicting the image of the prophet Mohammad. The Tunisian justice ministry said Muhammad was depicted naked in the cartoons. Reuters quotes a justice …

Gary Ross Will Not Direct The Hunger Games Sequel

The Hunger Games director Gary Ross will not be directing the sequel titled Catching Fire. The decision was made after Lionsgate refused to pay him more money but Ross also cites the fact that he doesn’t care for the other …

Sony Announces FS700 Super 35mm Camcorder Sony Announces FS700 Super 35mm Camcorder
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Sony has recently announced its new NEX-FS700e NXCAM Camcorder, which features a Super35mm CMOS Sensor, variable frame rates and an interchangeable E-mount lens system. The FS700 is 4K-ready via an established upgrade path, and will in the future support 4K …

Isiah Thomas Fired From Florida International

After just three years at FI, head coach Isiah Thomas has been let go from the university. The news comes just hours after a press conference announcing Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino’s leave of absence after he admitted to an affair …

Quantum Cryptography Foils Hackers Quantum Cryptography Foils Hackers
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A research team led by University of Toronto Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo has found a new quantum encryption method to foil even the most sophisticated hackers. The discovery is outlined in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters. Quantum cryptography is, …

Follow Major League Baseball on Twitter Follow Major League Baseball on Twitter

Today is the final day of the first day of Major League Baseball, if that makes any sense. The last teams are having there opening day today, meaning MLB is officially underway. Twitter is getting serious about baseball this year, …

BlackBerry Still U.S. Government’s First Choice BlackBerry Still U.S. Government’s First Choice
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Politicians and their aides will have to wait a little while longer to blend in with the cool kids. Even though several high profile clients have dropped BlackBerry as the company-issue phone, the U.S. government has pledged to hold on …