Kevin Wu puts IMDB's ratings dataset to good use. And there are plenty of surprises in store! A recurring bottom line: shows often get more popular after critics and viewers lament a decline in quality. Except, of course, for when they don't!
Printer ink company Canon was forced by the silicon shortage to sell cartridges without the DRM chips used to dissuade customers from using third-party tanks. Accordingly, it is reportedly telling customers how to bypass its "genuine" ink bullshit. (translation) We value you as a customer and a constant user of Canon products. Due to the… READ THE REST
Losing Lena is a 2-minute film about a nude photograph from a 1972 issue of Playboy, an image often used by software and hardware developers as a test card. It's long past time to retire it. It's a poor-quality photograph no good for its overt use, and its covert use—sneaking a nude into the workflow—highlights… READ THE REST
The Consumer Electronics Show, where some 100,000 industry and media folk mingle as they coo over next year's gadgets, is still scheduled for early January 2022. But many big names have pulled out and the shelves are beginning to look threadbare. The latest to withdraw are chip maker AMD and PC manufacturer MSI. Amazon, Facebook,… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. No matter how much you stay on top of cleaning, laundry, and whatever else, stinky odors can reak havoc in your home. From icky kitty litter stink to that leftover spinach… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Life has its great moments, but lately, it feels like all you've been doing is the hard, boring stuff, like long hours at work, grueling sessions at the gym, and having to… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Searching for that affordable smart tablet to watch your favorite shows or help with daily tasks, but don't want to overpay? This Lenovo Smart Tab M8 includes every necessary feature to satisfy those… READ THE REST