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Microsoft's MixShape uses big data and clever visuals to craft the perfect Spotify playlist

Making a good mix for a party or workout is serious, time-consuming work, so why not throw some data analysis and computing power at the problem? MixShape takes Spotify’s vast music library and couples it with some heavy data analysis from The Echo Nest to give you a graphical representation of the …

FireMe!: A Running List of People Tweeting How Much They Hate Their Jobs

"I hate my job!!!!"<p>"My boss is a total idiot - get me out of here!!!"<p>"I have the worst job"<p>Social media does funny things to some people. While most …

Man, Hulk, X-Men and all your favorite superheroes.

Witness the build-up to Extermination in new X-Men post-credit scenes!<p>20 years into the future, mutant kind is on the verge of extinction—and it’s an …

Comics

Man, Hulk, X-Men and all your favorite superheroes.

Author Brandon T. Snider discusses the Collector and Grandmaster’s adventures!<p>Tales about sibling rivalries have been the have been the inspiration …

Comics

Stars Of Canceled Show Terrified Fans Will Raise Money For Movie

LOS ANGELES—Following a recent spate of fan campaigns to revive canceled television series through the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, the cast of …

Bill Gates

Do four out of five people really believe in prayer?

"Four out of five British adults believe in the power of prayer," according to the Huffington Post UK this morning, a website whose existence I've …

Gay rights in the US, state by state

Gay rights laws in America have evolved to allow — but in some cases ban — rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people on a range of issues, …

Children need lessons on perils of pornography, say teachers

Pupils should be given lessons on the potential consequences of exposure to pornography as a way of countering the "dangerously unrealistic …

Sexism in the workplace is alive and well: Adria Richards is its latest victim

The Adria Richards story isn't a new one: Woman publicly says something about sexism. The internet hordes descend. Woman is on the receiving end of …

World War Z Asks Crucial Zombie Apocalypse Question: ‘Daddy, What’s Martial Law?’

Author: Angela Watercutter. Angela Watercutter Culture<p>Date of Publication: 03.25.13.<p>Time of Publication: 5:28 pm. 5:28 pm<p>The latest trailer for <i>World</i> …

Armando Iannucci Talks Veep

Armando Iannucci is a veteran of British comedy who came through the ranks with such luminaries as Steve Coogan and Chris Morris, collaborating with …

TV

Generative music apps

At our sponsor Intel's LifeScoop site, I posted about "Music That Writes Itself":<p>In ambient music pioneer Brian Eno’s 1996 book A Year with Swollen …

RPG inside an Excel workbook

Cary Walkin, an accountant in Toronto, knows a thing or two about Excel. So great is his expertise that he was able to create a full-fledged RPG …