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The Fallen of World War II

The internet is actually controlled by 14 people who hold 7 secret keys

The Guardian's James Ball was recently allowed to observe the highly secure ritual known as a key ceremony.<p>The people conducting the ceremony are part of an organization called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN is responsible for assigning numerical internet …

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How to Really Teach Critical Thinking

All first year students at the University of Technology Sydney could soon be required to take a compulsory maths course in an attempt to give them …

Genius wants to be like Wikipedia, but for the entire internet

A noticeable tremor went through the U.S. media establishment on Monday, when well-respected <i>New Yorker</i> music critic Sasha Frere-Jones announced that …

Netflix wants to bring personalization to mobile devices

For Netflix, the concept of personalization doesn’t just apply to what movies or television shows tickle your fancy. It also applies to the way you …

AI program can beat any human in a poker game

A team of software developers and poker researchers from the University of Alberta have developed a program that can completely demolish their fellow humans in a game of <i>Texas Hold 'em</i>. They named the artificial intelligence "Cepheus," and it's <i>so</i> good, the developers say you could play against it …

From pixels to polygons: The fascinating evolution of video game graphics

If you’ve been alive in the past fifty years or so, you’ve played a video game. It’s a primarily visual art form that uses current-day technologies to provide ever-evolving gaming experiences across generations.<p>This new series of short, ten-minute videos written and produced by Stuart Brown aim to …