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DrunkardMob: Billions of Random Walks on Just a PC

Research paper presentation at RecSys explaining how to simulate random walks if your graph does not fit in memory.

20 best Android apps this week

PowerDirector, Orange is the New Black, Glastonbury 2014, Soundgarden, Kiwanuka, Bubble Witch Saga 2 and more<p>It's time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by …

The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work

Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.<p>Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View, California.<p>I know this. I rode in one this week. I saw the car's human operator take his hands …

Sony Project Morpheus virtual reality headset hands-on

iTunes Radio does not justify Pandora rate hike, judge says in major royalty decision

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Pandora SEC filing<p>A federal judge sided with internet radio service Pandora(s p) over the music industry in a bitter …

Could throwing fireballs with your eyes be the future of PlayStation?

Sony's virtual reality headset already stacks up nicely against the Oculus Rift, but the company could also have a secret weapon. Last year, Sony revealed it was working on technology to let you control games with your eyes — technology that we just tried here at the 2014 Game Developers …

IE10 Falls Below IE9, Firefox Down, Chrome Up

February saw the fourth full month of IE11 availability with Windows 8.1, the release Firefox 27 and Chrome 33. The latest numbers from Net Applications show IE10 has fallen below IE9, and that Chrome was the only winner last month.<p>Between January and February, IE slipped 0.02 percentage points …

Christmas 2015: Best Phones You Can Buy Right Now

Christmas 2015 is just around the corner, so what better time than to treat yourself to one of the best smartphones in the world right now.<p>The …

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

• <b>Author:</b> Douglas Adams<p><b>“Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book World</b><p>Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised …

The Hobbit (Enhanced Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> J. R. R. Tolkien<p>This deluxe edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien’s own drawings and full-color illustrations, …

Infinity Blade: Awakening

• <b>Author:</b> Brandon Sanderson<p>Trained from birth in swordplay and combat, a young knight named Siris has fought through an army of Titans to face the tyrannical God King in one-on-one combat. This was his family’s sacred mission, going back countless generations in an effort to free their people from …

The Long War

• <b>Author:</b> Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter<p>War has come to the Long Earth....<p>Humankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by stepping, which Joshua and Lobsang explored a mere decade ago. Now "civilization" flourishes, and fleets of airships link the multiple Earths through exploration, trade, …

The Given Sacrifice

• <b>Author:</b> S.M. Stirling<p><i>Praised as a “truly original combination of postapocalyptic sci-fi and military-oriented medieval fantasy,”* S. M. Stirling’s Novels of the Change depict a future without technology, where people must master skills from ages past in order to survive. Now, to ensure that</i> …

A Dance with Dragons

• <b>Author:</b> George R.R. Martin<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b> <b></b><br>A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE <b></b><br>In the aftermath of a colossal battle, Daenerys Targaryen rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. Fleeing …

Never Let Me Go

• <b>Author:</b> Kazuo Ishiguro<p><b>From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss.</b> <b></b><br>As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded …

The Warded Man: Book One of The Demon Cycle

• <b>Author:</b> Peter V. Brett<p><b>As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise—demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity.</b><p>For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards—symbols of power …

The Last Wish

• <b>Author:</b> Andrzej Sapkowski<p><b>The New York Times bestselling introduction to the Witcher series that inspired the Witcher video games.</b> <b><br>*Look out for Season of Storms in April 2018*</b><br>Geralt is a witcher.<p>Yet he is no ordinary killer-for-hire.<br>His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world.<p>But …

The Great Hunt

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Jordan<p>The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about …

The Unremembered Empire

• <b>Author:</b> Dan Abnett<p>Far out on the Eastern Fringe, the realm of Ultramar stands alone. Having weathered the Word Bearers’ attack on Calth and the subsequent Shadow Crusade against the Five Hundred Worlds, the Ultramarines primarch Roboute Guilliman now draws all loyalist forces to Macragge as he …

Foundation

• <b>Author:</b> Isaac Asimov<p>One of the great masterworks of science fiction, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. The story of our future begins with the history of Foundation and its greatest …

The Fires of Heaven

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Jordan<p>In this sequel to the phenomenal <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Shadow Rising,</i> Robert Jordan again plunges us into his extraordinarily rich, totally unforgettable world:<p>...Into the forbidden city of Rhuidean, where Rand al'Thor, now the Dragon Reborn, must conceal his present …

Boston Dynamics puts AlphaDog through more field training, teaches Atlas robot to hike over rocks

Boston Dynamics' sprinting WildCat robot isn't the only autonomous machine it's letting roam the great outdoors: AlphaDog is still trudging through the wilderness too. A flurry of updates to the firm's YouTube channel reveal that the four-legged robot (officially known as the LS3) has been …

The world's fastest running robot is off the leash

A relative of Boston Dynamics' Cheetah robot, which last year managed to outpace the world's fastest man Usain Bolt on a treadmill, is now able to run outdoors untethered. Named the WildCat, the outdoor runner is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and is being …

Quantum Computers Move Another Step Closer To Reality

Imagine that two people could get linked in such a way that they could influence each other no matter where in the universe they existed. Now scientists find they can entangle mechanical vibrations in this same way, findings that could help enable quantum computers far more powerful than normal …