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There’s a Dating Site For… Algorithms?

There's a Dating Site For... Algorithms?

Just like humans, algorithms vary in popularity: some get all the attention, while others languish unnoticed, even if they're actually quite special. Which is why there's now a dating site for them.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 2nd

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A Vivid Reminder From Banksy That Technology Can Enslave Us All

A Vivid Reminder From Banksy That Technology Can Enslave Us All

Every morning you wake up, your hand scrabbling for the smartphone on the bedside table. Is there email, a tweet, a like on Instagram? You're a slave to the phone, desperate for its digital hit.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 2nd

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Every Country’s Drinking Preferences, Mapped

Every Country's Drinking Preferences, Mapped

Ever wondered which nation like beer best? Which prefers to sip at a glass of wine? Or which one slams back the most spirits? Well, this map shows exactly that.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 2nd

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Microsoft Just Accidentally Teased Windows 9

Microsoft Just Accidentally Teased Windows 9

We know that Windows 9 is on its way , but it could appear sooner than we expected. Microsoft China just mistakenly teased the new OS, announcing that it's "coming soon."

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Jamie Condliffe

September 2nd

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100 Years of Movie References, Visualized

Ever wondered if Star Wars and Orgazmo were linked? Or whether E.T. and Dogma were connected? Well ponder no longer, because that's exactly what Culturegraphy does

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Jamie Condliffe

September 2nd

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100 Years of Movie References, Visualized

Ever wondered if Star Wars and Orgazmo were linked? Or whether E.T. and Dogma were connected? Well ponder no longer, because that's exactly what Culturegraphy does

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Jamie Condliffe

September 2nd

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How Decaf Coffee Is Made

If you've ever wondered how it's possible to make decaf coffee—which you can buy in whole-bean form—when the caffeine is inside the damn bean, then you're not alone. Fortunately, there is an answer, and it's in this video.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 1st

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Read Richard Feynman’s Best-Known Lectures For Free

Read Richard Feynman's Best-Known Lectures For Free

In 1964, Richard Feynman gave a series of seven, hour-long lectures at Cornell University that have gone down in history as a wonderfully accessible introduction to physics. Now, you can read them online for free.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 1st

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You Can Buy This Adorable, Original Soviet Spacesuit For Your Dog

You Can Buy This Adorable, Original Soviet Spacesuit For Your Dog

Is your dog made of tough stuff? Is it calm under pressure? Is it smart, patient and loyal? Then maybe it would make a great space dog—and if so this is just the outfit for your precocious pooch.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 1st

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This Desk Tidy Folds Into Shape From a Sheet of Laser-Cut Steel

This Desk Tidy Folds Into Shape From a Sheet of Laser-Cut Steel

This neat, angular desk tidy is truly 3D—but it hasn't always been that way. In fact, it's put together from a 0.8mm-thick carbon steel, laser-cut beforehand to make it easy to fold into shape.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 1st

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