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Meet the algorithm that can spot and kill Twitterbots before they ever start spamming

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / DeiMosz<p>There’s a war raging on the Twitter platform, and chances are you’re already part of it even if …

Webinars

Upcoming Webinars<p>12 PM ET | 9 AM PT<p>In this webinar, our guest, Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst at Forrester, will discuss how the document model fits …

Big Data

Chrome's insane password security strategy

Chrome does something interesting when you first run it.The other day, I was using Chrome in development for an Ember.js app. I use Safari for …

Google

Aljoša Gomilšek

Study: 25% of British toddlers know how to use an iPad.<br>That's nothing. 40% of Chinese toddlers know how to make one.

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

H. R. Giger

Choosing a Shard key

Choosing a shard key can be difficult, and the factors involved largely depend on your use case. In fact, there is no such thing as a perfect shard key; there are design tradeoffs inherent in every decision. This presentation goes through those tradeoffs, as well as the different types of shard …

Databases

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of …

Computer Science

How Facebook went from sucking at mobile to killing at mobile in 12 short months

A little over a year ago, Facebook was so bad at monetizing mobile that the company tried to hide that fact in its legally required pre-IPO documentation, adding it only days before the company went public. The whole mess contributed to what ended up almost being the worst IPO in a decade and a …

NSA XKeyscore database tracks email, Facebook chats, and more, new documents show

<i>The Guardian</i> has released more information about a program that appears to let the NSA access almost any part of a web user's digital life. A set of 2008 and 2010 training documents discuss a program called XKeyscore, which acts as a central interface for email, Facebook chat, web browsing history, …

Surveillance

Android Fragmentation Report July 2013

• <b>11,868</b>Distinct Android devices seen this year• <b><br>3,997</b>Distinct Android devices seen last year• <b><br>682,000</b>Devices surveyed for this report.• <b><br>47.5%</b>Samsung's share …

HTC

Google’s Instant Translators Could Become The Universal Tongue

Google likes to create things that gather data, which can be used to determine intent and for all kinds of profitable purposes. There’s no bigger fish in that pond than the Babel fish – that invention of Douglas Adams’ in his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series that instantly translates one …

Life-Size Holograms for Your Living Room Are on the Horizon

We've seen holograms in <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>Star Trek</i> and other Hollywood cinema. But now, life-size holograms could eventually be a reality in your own …

Type This Code Into YouTube Search to Go Retro

As promised, YouTube has started its Easter egg hunt in preparation for the upcoming Geek Week.<p>The first clue has been dropped via YouTube's Twitter …

The Need For Speed | Silicon Valley Product Group

I’m always badgering teams about moving faster. Yet I continue to meet people and teams that not only move very slow, they don’t understand the …

Product Management

How Blippex handles the data behind its time-driven search engine

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Search for something on Blippex, a recently launched search engine, and the results you’ll find might be quite different from …

Transforming Your Business with Realtime Analytics

It is not about the data.<p>It is about the analytics.<p>An irony is that the more we dig into Big Data, the clearer it becomes that the data are not the …

Big Data

A$AP Rocky and Skrillex Drop Bass All Over The DR

The opening caption says everything viewers need to know about what they’re about to watch:<p>Directed by Chris Robinson and A$AP Rocky himself, the video for “Wild For the Night” kicks off with the fast-rising rapper quizzing a youngster on the sheer dominance of his crew–the A$AP Mob. As soon as the …

A$AP Rocky

RT @ThatsEarth: Respect nature because it has no respect for you. http://t.co/YxF9Lju6Ii

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Don’t Let Your Standalone MongoDB Server Stand Alone

Lots of folks start with standalone servers when they first try MongoDB. If you are running standalone, it’s especially critical that you back it up …

Databases

Efficiently Paging Geospatial Data With MongoDB

The latest development release of MongoDB includes a new minDistance option for geospatial queries. This is exciting because it lets you page through …

Databases

20 years after Windows 3.11, Linus unveils “Linux for Workgroups” | Ars Technica

Torvalds pays homage to his rival's history with clever OS name.<p>A couple of years ago, Linus Torvalds was discussing Linux version numbers and said, …

What’s the right balance between code consistency and code improvement? | Ars Technica

Striking a balance is always hard but sometimes you need to upgrade and improve.<p><i>This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common</i> …

Software Development

What are best practices for reusing tiny snippets of code across projects? | Ars Technica

"Don't repeat yourself," they say. But sometimes you have to.<p><i>This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered</i> …

Giant viruses open Pandora's box

Genome of largest viruses yet discovered hints at 'fourth domain' of life.<p>The organism was initially called NLF, for “new life form”. Jean-Michel …