algorithms

  • A Most Dangerous Machine

    A Most Dangerous Machine

    Facebook’s News Feed has decided that I like gruesome murders. Actually, senseless deaths and gruesome murders. I’m not exactly sure when the problem started, but I imagine it was around the time of one of the now too-common stories of mass shootings like Sandy Hook. Or at least, that’s what I like to tell myself – that surely, I was following a nationwide news story… Read More

  • Sizem App Uses Novel Bra-Fitting Technique

    Exactly What It Sounds Like, Sizem Made A Fit Calculator To Find Your Correct Bra Size

    If you’re a lady, you’re probably well aware at this point that you’re wearing the wrong bra size. Which is a bummer, because as women’s magazines and lingerie companies will tell you, the right bra is like an unlimited month of pilates class for your boobs. Read More

  • Looks Like Apple Has Changed Its App Store Algorithm Again

    Looks Like Apple Has Changed Its App Store Algorithm Again

    Last week we were alerted to an interesting tweak that had appeared in the Apple App Store: searches for apps were suddenly ranking results higher by user ratings and app descriptions, rather than the names of the apps themselves. Today, one developer says he’s started to notice another change: Apple is now putting a bigger emphasis on keywords plus names. Tomasz Kolinko, a developer and… Read More

  • Diffbot Sees The Web Like People Do, Now Free For Developers

    Diffbot Sees The Web Like People Do, Now Free For Developers

    Diffbot is a geeky and incredibly interesting technology that uses bots, algorithms, computer vision and artificial intelligence to process the content on the Web the way a human being can. “The entire Internet can be broken down into 30 different page types” explains Co-founder Mike Tung, also known as “Diffbot Mike,” and “Diffbot can identify them all.”… Read More