What Does an Algorithm Look Like?

What Does an Algorithm Look Like?

We know that Google and Amazon have algorithms that give us updates, search results, and product recommendations, but what does that actually mean? What qualifies as an algorithm?

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How Drones Are Saving Lives

How Drones Are Saving Lives

For most of their history, drones have been primarily associated with warfare, but now they’re actually being used for a very different task: saving lives.

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How to Send a Fax from Your Computer

How to Send a Fax from Your Computer

In some countries sending a fax is still the way to do business and get a document signed. Here are a few options for you to send a fax from your computer.

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Why Does Everyone Want Your Data?

Why Does Everyone Want Your Data?

Data: companies want it, users have it, and it’s valuable. But it’s not often clear what user data consists of, where it goes, and how it’s profitable.

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Do Blue Light Filtering Apps Really Work?

Do Blue Light Filtering Apps Really Work?

There are many apps that filter out blue light so you can sleep better at night. How can blue light hurt you? Do blue light filtering apps really work? Let’s find out.

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What Makes a Computer Fast?

What Makes a Computer Fast?

There are many factors that affect a computer’s speed. If you want to make your computer fast, you’ll need to get the right parts to work together.

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Do Alternative Keyboard Layouts Really Work?

Do Alternative Keyboard Layouts Really Work?

Other than the standard QWERTY keyboard layout, there are also several alternative keyboard layouts. Are they any good, and do they really work? Let’s find out!

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How Other Search Engines Compare to Google

How Other Search Engines Compare to Google

If you need to find something on the Internet, you go to Google. But have you tried the other options? Let’s find out how other search engines fare in answering your questions.

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Foobar: Google’s Open-Secret Hiring Program

Foobar: Google’s Open-Secret Hiring Program

Google has a program called Foobar that flags people who go looking for code-related information, giving them coding challenges and occasionally hiring them.

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What Exactly Is Facebook Doing With AI?

What Exactly Is Facebook Doing With AI?

Facebook has been investing a lot of effort on artifical intelligence, and the sheer scale and rate at which AI is added into its products makes it worth a look.

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How Music-Identification Apps Work

How Music-Identification Apps Work

Apps like Shazam and Soundhound are great for identifying music. They are easy to use, but how they work is a mystery.

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