OkCupid: Blinded by "science."
Christian Rudder, cofounder of dating site OKCupid, believes experimenting on users and outright lies about dating compatibility are hunky dory -- because OKCupid is a web site! All the fuss about Facebook's mood experiments is overblown, and he has the data to prove it!
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers meet people in the real world.
A pirated DVD-quality version of The Expendables 3 is the wild, several weeks before the film debuts in theaters. The leaked film ranked as the #1 most-pirated movie of the week. But if you are into streaming movies instead of downloading torrents, then you might be interested to know that the Justice Department wants to make "unauthorized" streaming a felony.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella walks on water if you believe his ratings as a boss by Microsoft employees. But after his announced plans for laying off 18,000 employees, Microsoft workers are far cooler to him. Is this the end of his honeymoon?
This college's main computer facility is located in one building's basement, which normally is not a problem -- until the day a nearby water main breaks.
Watson: No problemo.
IBM (NYSE:IBM) is putting its resident game show champ -- a computer named Watson -- back to work. Not on another game show, this time Watson is on an important mission: Assisting armed service personnel transition back to civilian life.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers pack their gear and return home.
Filling in for our humble blogwatcher Richi Jennings, is a humbler Stephen Glasskeys.
Hundreds of thousands of Mac users are happily using Apple's OS X Yosemite Public Beta, but if things go wrong you may need these handy tips.
If you want, or need, to use Tor, then Tails Linux is your best friend. Tails sends all data through the Tor network. Ed Snowden uses it. A few days ago, just as one group of bugs in Tails were fixed, a security firm found another one. But bugs are not the only problem. Insuring that you download the real Tails Linux software is much harder than it should be. The protections offered by the Internet to validate the Tails Linux website are insufficient.
When it comes to phones, Apple is the 800-pound gorilla, and Microsoft is the 100-pound weakling, right? Wrong! Last quarter, Microsoft sold nearly one million more phones than Apple did. And it has the numbers to prove it.
Apple and Visa are ready to turn your iPhone into your wallet, after years of steady work to develop such services.
Google: Resistance is futile.
If you are a gamer, odds are good you've heard of Twitch. For those that don't know, Twitch is the go-to destination for watching live streaming videogame play online. It also happens to consume a higher percentage of Internet bandwidth than Hulu or Facebook. Bandwidth? Enter Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), which has reportedly decided to purchase Twitch for one beeeelion dollars.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers welcome their new primary colored overlord.
This systems analyst pilot fish is trying to keep things working at a manufacturing plant in the southern U.S. -- and management isn't making it easy.