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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. So, What’s the Headline News Today?

 

Daily-News-headline-newspapersAs you probably know, Google, Facebook, and other news aggregators work very hard to please you. In fact, they’re sort of like the creepiest guy you could imagine dating. (Adapt the simile as appropriate, if you date ladies.)

They study every term you search and think deeply about what it says about you. They remember every link you’ve ever clicked, and they ask themselves, thoughtfully, “What does it mean that she was interested in that?” They keep a list of all your friends. They study what your friends search for and what they click. They know where you live. They know what you buy. They know when you’re sleeping, they know when you’re awake, they know when you’ve been good or bad, and they know when you’ve got a touch of the flu.

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Newt seems to like the idea of self-driving cars. I have to admit that it is an appealing idea that a line of cars could all accelerate at the same time to the same speed and use the drafting of the car in front. Here’s what Newt reports about the experience: The car drove itself […]

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I’m shocked, shocked I tell you about the treatment this Boston Dynamic Robot Dog is receiving. Can’t someone stop this brutal behavior? PETA apparently must be too busy. Meanwhile this poor mechanical beast must suffer occasional abusive kicks from people who supposedly have its best interest at heart. More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Truth, Justice and the American Waze

 

A few months back I downloaded a cool traffic app called Waze. At its heart is a basic GPS program like Google Maps, but it adds a social networking layer to provide real-time information to drivers. Unsurprisingly, Google bought the company, so you can expect to see the two apps integrated soon.

Here’s how it works: When I get in my new Maserati (okay, 2001 Toyota… whatever), I open Waze and it shows any traffic events occurring in my area. As I drive, warnings pop up for vehicles on the side of the road, freeway crashes, and delays. If I see a new traffic snag, I can report it through Waze to help other drivers going my way.

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Want to find out what Google thinks of you, according to the information it has gathered on you? This article has a bunch of different tools that allow you to explore some of the data Google’s gathered on you: More

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As mentioned in today’s Daily Shot, Ngrams is one of Google’s many productivity black holes. Using Google Books, Ngrams show a graph of how often a word appears in books versus the year of book release. As we bide our time for our robot overlords to make us obsolete, let’s make it a little easier for […]

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