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Happy birthday, cell phones.
Is there anything Watson can’t do? IBM’s super computer, the one that beat Ken Jennings on Jeopardy, has a new hobby—cooking. The Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan fed Watson notes on ingredients, the chemistry of ingredients, a gaggle of recipes, and information on what smells good to most people. Watson took that information and concocted a few recipes of its own. With that in mind, here are meals we believe the world’s smartest computer is processing right now.
If the Doctor were still around, we suspect he’d be spending his day like any one of us would: through an interminable flow of social media updates. Here’s how that might go down.
Thinking of ditching your old fashioned phone? Think again.
More than cat pics: A brief look at social media history and the most significant ways networks like Facebook improved our lives.
Toss old items and make money like a pro using one of the most popular message boards online. Here’s what works.
As someone who buys upwards of 100 tickets a year on Ticketmaster.com, the bane of my existence are CAPTCHAs. This slick-sounding acronym stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. Um, what, you… Read More
How do musical instruments talk to one another in an electronic age? They use MIDI—the Musical Instrument Digital Interface—a communication standard that was established back in 1983 but maintains relevance to this day. This fairly … Read More
If you own a device with a touch screen—or know someone who does—there’s a very good chance you’ve come across Temple Run, the hit game from Imangi Studios that’s been downloaded over 170 million times. Its premise is fairly simple: … Read More
Need a quick ego boost? Spend five minutes on Facebook. But beware—it could also lower your self-control.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia Business School found that just five minutes on Facebook increased … Read More
After hundreds (if not thousands) of rides on public transportation, I’ve realized that the only thing more annoying than delays and overcrowding is cell phone chatter. The smartphone era has turned buses and trains into living rooms. What … Read More
According to tech experts, Firefox is the speediest Internet browser, but these secrets will help any user get a faster internet experience.
Learn how to protect your prime numbers by calculating the best PIN for your password-protected cards or device.
Books on tape aren’t exactly new, but as e-books become more and more popular, it seems that audiobooks are following suit: Audible.com, a gigantic purveyor of audiobooks, saw a rise in popularity last year if its Alexa ranking is to be … Read More
If you’re reading this blog, odds are you can remember a time before Facebook. Now, however, the social networking site is part of the daily routine, which goes something like: wake up, brush teeth, check Facebook. That said, it’s … Read More
Recent studies show that sitting for long chunks of time significantly impacts your health—and not in a good way. Scientists have noted, for example, a correlation between hours spent sitting in front of the TV and a decline in life … Read More
In an age where we can get almost anything we want when we want it, it’s no surprise that instant 3D printing has taken off. Need a firearm for the apocalypse? Print it at home. Looking to escape in a getaway vehicle? Grow-a-jet-engine (and… Read More
Like Pinterest? Love cats? Have a bunch of friends that are sick of your compulsive need to share snapshots of your cat on social media? There’s a home for you now.
First brought to my attention by Kelly Faircloth on BetaBeat, a tech … Read More
Whether you’re wearing matching ugly sweaters or experiencing other awkward moments with your kinfolk, ’tis the season for family portraits. New York photographer John Clang put his own spin on the tradition—sans the embarrassment—… Read More
Five tips to help protect your life online.