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Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2015. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …


Uber Chases The Perfect Ride With Back-To-Back Trips

There’s a secret equation Uber is constantly trying to optimize, where Uber and the driver earn the most money possible while the passenger pays the least. Internally, I’ve heard Uber refers to this as “the perfect ride”.<p>It might seem like the two halves of the equation fundamentally clash, and in …


10 Tech Buzzwords And How To Explain Them To Your Extended Family

One of the nice things about living in the Bay Area or another technology hub is that everyone speaks the same language – there’s common jargon. As nice as going home and meeting family is, your language is going to need a bit of a readjustment. Here’s a list of some tech buzzwords that you can …


14 Great Gifts For Your Geeky Guy Friends

Buying gifts for geek guys (with “geek” herein used in the most loving way possible, meaning someone who’s really into the thing they like) can be tough.<p>Ask us what we want, and we usually say “Eh, I don’t know”.<p>Fortunately, we have a bunch of geek guys on staff. Geeks of all shapes, sizes, and …


Algorithm Predicts Relationship Success Through Couples’ Tone Of Voice

“It’s not what you said; it’s <i>how</i> you said it.”<p>They say most of our communication is not through explicit words, and a new algorithm is able to determine the success rate of couples in relationship therapy based on the tone of their voice alone.<p>Researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering …