Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How Much Is Too Much Internet?

Google Books was the company's first moonshot. But 15 years later, the project is stuck in low-Earth orbit.
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IT'S GOOGLE'S UNIVERSE
STUCK UNDER THE COVERS
How Google Book Search Got Lost
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Google Books was the company's first moonshot. But 15 years later, the project is stuck in low-Earth orbit.
YOU WANTED A GIRAFFE, RIGHT?
Google AutoDraw Is The Love Child Of MS Paint, Clip Art And Machine Learning (Oh, And It's Free)
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Remember "Quick, Draw!" — the Google experiment that had an AI guess at what you were drawing? Now that guessing power has been integrated into a free sketching app.
ROBOT RUMBLE
Google's Dueling Neural Networks Spar To Get Smarter, No Humans Required
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What an AI cannot create, it does not understand.
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HOW TO BE AN ADULT
You Should Get Into Birding, The Most Relaxing Of Hobbies
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Here, a guide to escaping the horrors of modern existence and finding solace in the purity of wild birds.
TOO MUCH INTERNET
BAD VIBES FROM GOODREADS
I Hate You Goodreads. I Really, Really Hate You
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This is a cautionary tale, and one that could have been much worse.
NOT DICKING YOU AROUND
Interview With a Man Who Has A Tramp Stamp That Says 'Executive Producer DICK WOLF'
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A man has this tattoo.
WANT TO FEEL SAD? THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT
More Research Confirms That Yes, The More You Use Facebook, The Worse You Feel
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Online social interactions are no substitute for the real thing.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
LIFE IMITATES 'HOMEWARD BOUND'
Unstoppable Dog Escapes Animal Hospital Opening Multiple Doors With His Snout
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General, a Great Pyrenees, was later reunited with his family. But we're betting now that he's had a taste of freedom, his owners will have trouble keeping him indoors.
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Happy hump day everyone. Just lay down and let gravity get you to Friday.

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