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New facial recognition technology brings Big Brother closer to home

Posted July 28, 2014 by

Scanning thousands of faces at once and comparing them against a database of wanted people has been the stuff of science fiction for decades. But it’s inching closer to reality and this will be one of the big pushes to […]

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Microsoft’s new Cortana ad pokes fun at Apple’s Siri

Posted July 28, 2014 by Anonymous

Despite struggling in the sales and market share department, Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system trudges on. This new amusing commercial pits an iPhone 5S against a Lumia 635 and highlights Microsoft’s new virtual assistant Cortana, named after the Halo franchise’s […]

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Dating site OkCupid admits to manipulating user profiles in several ‘experiments’

Posted July 28, 2014 by Ishmael N. Daro

The dating site OkCupid admitted Monday to altering millions of user profiles in a series of experiments, including pairing up seemingly incompatible people with fake numbers about how well-matched they were.

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Scout Magazine’s Vancouver Lexicon

Posted July 23, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Scout Magazine‘s co-founder Andrew Morrison and writer Sean Orr have completed the mighty task of putting together a Vancouver Lexicon, within which you will find local inside jokes, definitions, historical tidbits, hockey player nicknames, and of course no list of Vancouverisms would be complete without Leaky Condos. Photo credit: […]

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Allan's Perspective

Saturday Morning Confusion: Carey / Carney (?) to quit!

Posted May 30, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Carey / Carney to quit! Folks, we have received a report here at the Blogs Canada Research Center, and the Perspective Naked News Department, that either Jim Carey, or Jim Carney, is about to quit. Because of poor communication, and computer problems, we don’t know if Jim is quitting the movie business, or politics ………….! […]

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Why don’t we care where image macros and GIFs come from?

Posted January 6, 2014 by Darren

Animated GIFs and image macros are more popular than ever. And yet we almost never know who created these ubiquitous images.

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