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Facebook tilts the News Feed algorithm back to your friends

Facebook has announced it's twisting the knobs that control what content you see in your News Feed to favor more content from your close friends. In a post titled "News Feed FYI: Balancing Content from Friends and Pages," Facebook said it's making three changes. The first is that it won't let …

Algorithms
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Three ex-Google engineers have created a Microsoft Surface clone

Naturally, it runs Android<p>Microsoft’s Surface tablet has inspired a few clones during its short history, but the latest rip off comes from three ex-Google engineers. Jeremy Zhou, David Ko, and Ben Luk used to work on products like Google Maps and search at the web giant, and formed Jide Technology …

Android News

Working on a Saturday

It's become my mantra. If you have to drag your sorry arse into work on the weekend then it better be somewhere fabulous. Egon Zehnder's Melbourne …

L.A. might have been unable to control reasons for losing Olympic bid

It was midafternoon Thursday when Mayor<p>Eric Garcettigot the call. The news wasn't good.<p>U.S. Olympic Committee executives wanted the mayor to know they had chosen Boston — not Los Angeles — as the American bid city for the 2024 Summer Games.<p>The mood in Garcetti's office was gracious, but stunned.<p>Los …

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Keystone XL: US House approves oil pipeline again

White House continues veto threat after tenth vote since 2011 on connecting Canadian tar sands to Texas refineries<p>The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline to bring tar sands oil from Canada to the US, despite a renewed pledge by the White …

Tar Sands

CES 2015: 25 new products and technologies worth talking about

From battery-swapping scooters and people-sensing drones to action cams, virtual reality headsets and smart beds for kids<p>In many ways, this year’s CES technology show in Las Vegas is business as usual. Devices are getting thinner, a new acronym is spawned every minute, and every company is …

CES

Fake Apple Watch at CES for $27 as sketchy report says Samsung making innards of real thing

We noted a couple of days ago that you didn’t have to look far at CES to find the Apple Watch knock-offs, but for those desperate enough to pretend they have one some two months before it’s even launched, they don’t have to dig very deep into their pockets. <i>Mashable’s</i> Karissa Bell was able to buy …

Dolby has a better vision for the future of TV

When it came to TVs at CES this year, one catchphrase stood out from the rest: high dynamic range. HDR content and equipment means you’ll get television shows and movies that are brighter and incredibly vivid, with better color reproduction than you’ve ever seen at home. 4K resolution may be nice, …

Televisions

Drones are getting better faster than anyone expected

For the past few years, one of the most exciting class of gadgets on display at CES has been drones. But the basic rules of what a drone was, and what it did, were stable. They got cheaper, lighter, and easier to use even as they became more powerful. But it was still a flying craft with a camera …

Drones

50 Cent explains how Star Wars is like lingerie

"Watch this metaphor, it's a little sophisticated."<p>Last year at CES, we talked to 50 Cent at length about SMS Audio, the company he founded in 2011. So for this year, we decided to keep the interview very focused — which is to say, we talked almost exclusively about <i>Star Wars</i>, since one of the …

50 Cent

Hidden rays