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Recruiting Startup Interview Street Holds “Summer Games” For College Students

Sony 'Huashan' and 'Taoshan' smartphones hinted at by retailer listings

www.engadget.com
The trouble with online retailers listing pages for rumored products is that you can never tell if it's a genuine leak or the work of hopeful database technicians. That's why we'll keep our emotions in check to tell you that references to a Sony C5303 Huashan and C2105 Taoshan...
Sony 'Huashan' and 'Taoshan' smartphones hinted at by retailer listings
Halo 4 iOS Scam Apps Look To Lure Unsuspecting iPhone And iPad Owners Over Holiday Freeze

So What Do I Do With My Food Now? Eat It? [Instagram Is Still Down, Bad Jokes On Twitter Ensue]

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Oh yes, the social media food humor is rolling in — eat it up, people. According to Twitter’s real-time search, Instagram being down, as a result of an Amazon Web Services storm-related incident, is unleashing a cornucopia of Instagram-related food jokes, at a rate of about one every couple of...
So What Do I Do With My Food Now? Eat It? [Instagram Is Still Down, Bad Jokes On Twitter Ensue]
Deep Blue: 15 years after IBM's supercomputer beat the chess world's champ

Critic's Notebook: Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Halo 4

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Superior video games, like the new Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Halo 4, are more like chess with added firepower than mere violent mayhem....
Critic's Notebook: Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Halo 4

I like risk

www.computerworld.com
Many chess players--and I'm sure you are going to find this hard to believe--are boring. Even to their fellow chess players....
I like risk

DailyDirt: Modern Computer Dating

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There are search engines for just about everything. Computers help people find all sorts of things faster and easier, so it's not surprising that computer dating is decades old (and started out with punch cards). Technology has gotten a lot better, but has online dating really improved that much? Online...
DailyDirt: Modern Computer Dating

United Airlines showed "My Brilliant Brain" (2007) - GM Susan Polgar uses the facial recognition area of her brain to recognize chess patterns. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/my-brilliant-brain-make-me-genius #chess

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United Airlines showed "My Brilliant Brain" (2007) - GM Susan Polgar uses the facial recognition area of her brain to recognize chess patterns. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/my-brilliant-brain-make-me-genius #chess

Awesometiny Lego chess set

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This itty-bitty Lego chess set by Flickr user akunthita is only 12 x 12 studs, which makes it slightly less than 10 cm square. It even has little drawers to hold the pieces. [via The Brothers Brick] More: Lego Star Wars chess set Read more | Permalink | Comments...
Awesometiny Lego chess set

Peter Thiel On His 'Super-Futuristic' Investments And The Chess Strategy Founders Should Know [TCTV]

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Peter Thiel, the tech industry magnate known among other things for co-founding PayPal and investing very early in Facebook, took home the VC of the Year award at the 6th annual Crunchies this week for his individual investments and his work with Founders Fund, the San Francisco venture capital...
Peter Thiel On His 'Super-Futuristic' Investments And The Chess Strategy Founders Should Know [TCTV]

DailyDirt: Games Played By Computers

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Artificial intelligence projects have come a long way with algorithms that can beat some of the best humans at poker and chess and a whole bunch of other games. There are still a few games that people can clearly play better than computers, but that list is getting shorter all...
DailyDirt: Games Played By Computers

Did a bug in Deep Blue lead to Kasparov's defeat?

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In his new book, Nate Silver writes that a glitch in IBM's chess terminator may have spooked Garry Kasparov in his famous 1997 loss. But he was more likely psyched out by its surprising brilliance. [Read more]...
Did a bug in Deep Blue lead to Kasparov's defeat?

Yahoo And Facebook Settle Patent Fight, But Damage To Yahoo's Reputation May Linger

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Back in March, Yahoo made some news by suing Facebook for patent infringement. This was the first major initiative by new CEO Scott Thompson, who apparently was not only oblivious about why you shouldn't lie in your resume, but also completely clueless about how Silicon Valley views patent infringement claims...
Yahoo And Facebook Settle Patent Fight, But Damage To Yahoo's Reputation May Linger

United Airlines showed "My Brilliant Brain" - GM Susan Polgar uses the facial recognition area of her brain to recognize chess patterns. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/my-brilliant-brain-make-me-genius/

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United Airlines showed "My Brilliant Brain" - GM Susan Polgar uses the facial recognition area of her brain to recognize chess patterns. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/my-brilliant-brain-make-me-genius/

Travel Start-Up CanaryHop Gets Celebrity Endorsement From SNL's Andy Samberg (Video)

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SNL’s Andy Samberg may look a lot like Mark Zuckerberg — and act like him, too — but does that mean he’s qualified to start a tech company? The comedian, who played the Facebook CEO on “Saturday Night Live” and even appeared at Facebook’s developer conference, has co-founded the new...
Travel Start-Up CanaryHop Gets Celebrity Endorsement From SNL's Andy Samberg (Video)

Crowdfunding Brooklyn Castle

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I blogged about this a couple weeks ago so this topic will be fresh in the minds of the AVC crowd. I am super excited about this. There is a documentary about a chess team in the IS 318 middle school in Brooklyn. The film is called Brooklyn Castle and...
Crowdfunding Brooklyn Castle

Looking Back at 1984 Report On "Radical Computing"

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An anonymous reader writes "The Department of Defense has just released a long restricted report (pdf) by the JASON group entitled RADICAL COMPUTING. This 1984 study outlines a number of alternate computing methods that could 'result in a radical improvement in computing.' The study attempts to explain the paradox of...
Looking Back at 1984 Report On "Radical Computing"

Chess Set Transforms Into Mecha for the Ultimate Checkmate

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Chess not your thing? This 3D-printable chess set that turns into mech characters might change your mind....
Chess Set Transforms Into Mecha for the Ultimate Checkmate

Microsoft and Purdue University study: Ads in free Android apps waste 75 percent of energy

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Ad-supported apps in Android smartphones are an immense energy suck. According to a Purdue University study (PDF), which—interestingly enough—Microsoft helped research, third-party advertising in free Android apps deplete 65 percent to 75 percent of an app’s energy.  The study said more than 50 percent of energy used for serving...
Microsoft and Purdue University study: Ads in free Android apps waste 75 percent of energy
Signia Venture Partners' Rick Thompson delivers the über-investor's take on mobile gaming investments (interview)

Michael Carrick the quiet cog in Manchester United's engine room

www.guardian.co.uk
• Midfielder the man Sir Alex Ferguson relies on to drive title push• 'He doesn't seek publicity but Carrick's form has been superb'Michael Carrick's whispering style and lack of goals from midfield can get him placed in the "unrealised potential" bracket. But the silent one in the Manchester United engine...
Michael Carrick the quiet cog in Manchester United's engine room

A High Calorie Chess Set - Gambit Blog [Dylan McClain, New York Times - 5/13/10] http://gambit.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/13/a-high-calorie-chess-set

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A High Calorie Chess Set - Gambit Blog [Dylan McClain, New York Times - 5/13/10] http://gambit.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/13/a-high-calorie-chess-set

Ofcom braced for legal action over 4G mobile phone internet auction

www.guardian.co.uk
Each of four main networks has threatened to sue the telecoms watchdog at various times over sale of airwavesThe telecoms watchdog Ofcom has fired the starting gun on the much-disputed spectrum auction, which will bring 4G superfast mobile phone internet to the UK next year, saying it is "fully prepared...
Ofcom braced for legal action over 4G mobile phone internet auction

Too Smart to Become the Chess World Champion?

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Too Smart to Become the Chess World Champion?

9 More Cool Tricks You Should Try With Apple's New Mac Operating System (AAPL)

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We're still learning more and more tricks and tweaks in Apple's latest operating system for Macs.  Here are our favorites from this list by Addictive Tips and some of our own.Instantly look up a word in the dictionary If you tap a word with three fingers inside of any app,...
9 More Cool Tricks You Should Try With Apple's New Mac Operating System (AAPL)

Meet Dr. Fill, the Computer Who May Best the World's Top Crossword-Puzzle Solvers

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Word puzzles may go the way of chess and Jeopardy! next weekend at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Brooklyn....
Meet Dr. Fill, the Computer Who May Best the World's Top Crossword-Puzzle Solvers

Samsung Finds New Ways to Turn Hardware Prominence Into Smartphone Dominance

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Although Samsung still admittedly has work to do when it comes to phone software, the Korean electronics giant seems to have hardware all figured out. Samsung’s first move was to cover almost every imaginable screen size with a phone, tablet or phablet. If the smartphone business is a game of...
Samsung Finds New Ways to Turn Hardware Prominence Into Smartphone Dominance

Samsung's new U.S. display patents firm designed to satisfy the ITC's domestic industry requirement

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Over this holiday (Memorial Day in the U.S.) weekend a growing number of commentators talked about last week's Korea Times report on Samsung Display's confirmation that the display-making part of the Samsung Group "invested $25 million to launch [a wholly-owned subsidiary named] Intellectual Keystone Technology (IKT) in Washington D.C. in...
Samsung's new U.S. display patents firm designed to satisfy the ITC's domestic industry requirement

Magnus Carlsen, the chaotic and lazy chess champion

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You never expect too much from the first few questions of an interview, but this interview of chess world #1 Magnus Carlsen is good right out of the gate. SPIEGEL: Mr Carlsen, what is your IQ?Carlsen: I have no idea. I wouldn't want to know it anyway. It might turn...
Magnus Carlsen, the chaotic and lazy chess champion
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