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Facebook Overestimated Key Video Metric for Two Years

Social network miscalculated the average time users spent watching videos on its platform<p>By<p>Suzanne Vranica and<p>Suzanne Vranica<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@VranicaWSJ<p>Suzanne.Vranica@wsj.com<p>Jack Marshall<p>Jack Marshall<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JackMarshall<p>Google+<p>jack.marshall@wsj.com<p>Big ad …

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Inside Google’s Internet Justice League and Its AI-Powered War on Trolls | WIRED

Around midnight one Saturday in January, Sarah Jeong was on her couch, browsing Twitter, when she spontane­ously wrote what she now bitterly refers …

Apple Still Working to Perfect Wireless Charging Technology for 'iPhone 8'

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple today that details how new brushing and polishing tools could be used to finish a wireless charging station.<p>While the application covers general polishing techniques for cylindrical and contoured surfaces, <i>Patently Apple</i> …

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Facebook’s new skunkworks photo team wants to bring virtual reality to the masses

Facebook needs everyone to create VR content — not just Hollywood.<p>From the sunny rooftop patio at Facebook’s satellite office in Seattle, research scientist Matt Uyttendaele showed off just how easy it has become to masquerade as a professional photographer.<p>Arm outstretched, holding a …

Google to pay $5.5 million for sneaking around Apple's privacy settings to scoop user data

Perhaps if Google had taken its own “don’t be evil” motto to heart, it wouldn’t be on the hook for a $5.5 million settlement after sneaking around …

Facebook's Trending Topics algorithm surfaces fake and inappropriate news items

It looks as if Facebook’s recent decision to fire its entire Trending Topics editorial team and bring more automation to its news section isn’t …

GitLab launches Issue Boards, an open-source task management tool that resembles Trello

Source code repository software startup GitLab today is introducing Issue Boards, an open-source task-management tool that will be integrated into the existing web service for all users, free of charge.<p>The tool provides a visual interface where team members can track the status of their projects. …

Project Management

Automobile Design Graphics brings you the car dealer brochures of yesteryear

Car dealerships are beginning to use virtuality reality to sell their vehicles, but once upon a time, sealing the deal required carmakers to pass out printed matter. The folded car dealer brochure was a carefully planned work of artful design intended to show the promise and prestige of the newest …

Induction Cooking Is Way More Efficient, And Even Faster, Than Gas

An experiment in waiting for water to boil yields surprising results.<p>Cooks love gas. The flame under your pan responds instantly to a twist of the dial, and you can eyeball it to know exactly how much heat it’s pushing into your food. Electricity, on the other hand, offers no such feedback and is …

An Inside Look at the Roles Within a Hollywood Lighting Department

Does the thought of working around lights on set spark your interest?<p>Last week, DP Matthew Workman taught us all about the roles within the Camera …

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Watch: 10 Films That Really Nail Story Structure

If a movie is a journey, then story structure is the roadmap.<p>Around here, we like to acknowledge the fact that story is the main course of a movie …

Google has hit 3 billion app installs — and may overtake Facebook

Google has seen a massive spurt in its app install ad business over the past few months, making serious progress toward closing the gap with the longtime leader in the business, Facebook.<p>Google may even surpass Facebook soon, if its latest initiatives work out as planned. Google has seen a twofold …

AdTech

The Force is most definitely with this ultra-detailed 3D-printed lightsaber

Noone is racking up geek cred this week like 3D-printing guru Sean Charlesworth. Not only did he design his own 3D-printable lightsaber, but he put …

Architecture Worthy of an MTV Video Music Award

These iconic buildings make their marks on the skyline and MTV<p>While music videos are known for their pyrotechnics and celebrity cameos, there are quite a few of these over-the-top productions that feature appearances by some of the world’s most famous buildings, as well as a few-under-the radar …

Testing 6 UAD 2 Octo Cards In a Mac Pro With Cubix Xpander Part 1

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What’s the Deal with GPU Expansion, Anyway?

What is a GPU expander, why might you want one, and what are the best choices right now?<p>Eventually, you’ll find yourself wanting more power. Maybe …

Unethical Life Hacks to Get You Ahead the Wrong Way

Have you ever wanted a use unethical life hacks to get yourself a free meal, a warm place to stay or perhaps to get into somewhere you were not …

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A new ‘Einstein’ equation suggests wormholes hold key to quantum gravity

There’s a new equation floating around the world of physics these days that would make Einstein proud.It’s pretty easy to remember: ER=EPR.You might …

Can’t Afford Coding Camp? The Feds May Have a Loan for You

When he was just a senator from Illinois, Barack Obama ran for President on the platform that college should be affordable to anyone who wants to …

The Internet's Safe Harbor Just Got a Little Less Safe

One of the most important laws protecting online speech is also one of the worst. You've probably heard of it. In 1998, President Bill Clinton passed …

The Succulent Science of Pressure Cooking

A wise man once said, “Pressure: Pushing down on me, pressing down on you.” The point being, pressure sucks—that is, unless you’re <i>cooking</i> with …

Pedro Gardete: The Data Dilemma

Use Big Data to Create Value for Customers, Not Just Target Them

Big data holds out big promises for marketing. Notably, it pledges to answer two of the most vexing questions that have stymied marketers since they started selling: 1) who buys what when and at what price? and 2) can we link what consumers hear, read, and view to what they buy and …

Defend Your Research: People Often Trust Eloquence More Than Honesty

<b>The finding:</b> People who dodge questions artfully are liked and trusted more than people who respond to questions truthfully but with less polish.<p><b>The study:</b> Todd Rogers and Michael Norton showed subjects different videos of a political debate. In the first, one of the candidates answered the …

Novation Release Launchpad for iOS V2.0

<b>Novation have just unveiled the latest version of the Launchpad for iOS – this new improved version of the ever popular mobile controller is now</b> …