"He won't stop raping me. He told me not to tell anyone." In August 2011, teen-focused social change organization DoSomething.org received this startling text message. It wasn't rare for the nonprofit to receive replies unrelated toShow More Summary
Text of his spoken word poem: Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, Is a great equalizer of the conditions of men.” – Horace Mann, 1848. At the time of his remarks I couldn’t read — couldn’t write. Any attempt to do so, punishable by death. For generations we have known of knowledge’s […]
The photo was an exercise in minimalism. With bright green grass behind it, the blue-on-white police sign stuck in the grass has a singularly American quality. The sign's text alone—Internet Purchase Safe Exchange Zone, Provided by City...Show More Summary
Google's worldwide search empire is built on artful leverage of text analytics fundamentals. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File) When business people talk Big Data, they often focus on the complexity of dealing with enormous data volume, but that’s changing. Volume alone does not pose the challenge it once did. For example, the [...]
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Every year, the Senate passes a secret bill (that is, a bill whose text is a secret during its debate) that re-authorizes intelligence agencies' surveillance powers; this year, someone (possibly chairman Richard Burr, R-NC and/or Tom...Show More Summary
The journal Political Analysis has recently published a “virtual issue” on “Recent Innovations in Text Analysis for Social Science.” In addition to the guest editor’s introduction, there are seven papers in the virtual issue. All of the papers are available for free reading online, for a limited time. I spoke to University of California […]
The new Google-made keyboard has several features that don’t come standard on an iPhone.
Today we’re announcing the release of AdWords API v201605. This is the third release that follows the new release schedule announced in January 2016. Here are the highlights: Expanded Text Ads and responsive ads for Display. Support was added for creating the new ExpandedTextAd and ResponsiveDisplayAd ad types in test accounts. Show More Summary
We overthink it all. The texts, the glances, the time we spend with someone is all carefully calculated using some algorithm that figures out just the right amount of interest to show.
SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco-based cloud telecommunications provider Twilio has filed for an IPO, according to an SEC filing posted Thursday. The filing indicated that the company, which helps developers build voice and text tools using standard web languages, hopes to raise $100 million in the public offering under the symbol TWLO. Show More Summary
Some of these conjectures seem shockingly plausible, fitting perfectly within the events of the seven-book series and providing answers where Rowling’s original text has not; others are, to be blunt, totally bonkers—but fun all the same.
On Friday, nearly 71 years since US President Harry S. Truman's decision to unleash approximately 12,500 tons of TNT over the Japanese city of Hiroshima, President Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit the site. Below...Show More Summary
Charm by Samsung (“Charm”), a stylish lifestyle band by Samsung Electronics, was launched earlier this month. The wearable monitors daily activity levels and also uses LED notifications to alert users of incoming calls, text messages and push notifications from selected apps. Show More Summary
Sarah Silverman has seen the thirsty Instagram Drake posted of her head shot when he stopped by SNL, and you know what? She's fine with it. Just fine. Sure, she got 16 texts from all of her young comedian friends as soon as the photo went up, but Silverman's playing ... More »
Here’s a quick note to draw attention to some of the 5-star efforts we’ve recently looked at: Our reviewers thought Maggie Fox of NBC did an exceptional job with her piece, Cancer drug Keytruda keeps some patients alive for 3 years.Show More Summary
Text of President Barack Obama’s remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park about the U.S. atomic bombing, the legacy of World War II and nuclear weapons, as delivered:
Most apps designed for couples, especially long distance couples, don't offer anything too special. Snapchat is already great for sending a quick picture; you're probably already texting or using Whatsapp if you're in different countries;...Show More Summary
When President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima on Friday alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, he became the first sitting president to do so more than 70 years after a nuclear bomb was dropped on the city. Here is the full text of his speech at the site, as recorded by the New York Times: Seventy-one…
Apple’s iMessage supercharges ordinary text messages when going between two iPhones, adding read receipts and the ability to see when the other person is typing. When an iPhone user texts an Android phone, though, those darn green bubbles mean it’s a plain text message instead of a powerful iMessage. Show More Summary