Cleverbot.com - a clever bot - speak to an AI with... →
Cleverbot is an AI web application that learns how to mimic human conversations by conversing with humans. It was created by AI veteran Rollo Carpenter who also created a similar web application called Jabberwacky. Cleverbot differs from traditional chatterbots in that the user is not holding a conversation with a bot that directly responds to entered text. Instead, when the user enters text, the...
The Real Kindle-Killer | Publishing In the 21st... →
Since the Kindle was introduced in 2007 we’ve seen scores of rival gadgets, all touted as a Kindle Killer. The Nook can do this and the iPad can do that and the Sony can do the other thing. And it’s true, they’re all wonderful in their own way. But I want to talk about a reading device that I’m crazy about that I think has been neglected in this tidal wave of hype. Behold, emerging from 500 years...
Convert your Kindle 'My Clippings.txt' file to... →
Welcome to ClippingsConverter.com. Convert your Kindle Clippings file to popular formats such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF. Simply upload your ‘My Clippings.txt’ file below. Please read the Instructions if you need a hand.
The Roots of Codex …On A Long Piece Of String →
Nearly four years in the making, last week saw the official launch and start of pre-orders for the debut issue of Codex, a limited run quarterly journal of typography by I Love Typography and We Love Typography founder and confessed typomaniac John Boardley, along with Editor-in-Chief and unflappable LL&S cohort, Carolyn Wood. Getting ever closer… :)
Official: TweetDeck Has Been Acquired By Twitter -... →
It is precisely for this reason that Twitter has acquired TweetDeck. The mainstream Twitter user-base is well catered for by twitter.com and the official mobile clients. And by becoming part of the official platform, TweetDeck will now fill that role for brands, influencers, the highly active and anyone that just needs “more power”. Change may well be inevitable, but we remain the same...
Last.fm – the Blog · Slow or fast? Please lend us... →
To test this idea in practice, we’ve built a very simple application on our labs website where you can listen to music and help us improve the state of the art in tempo estimation. If you have fun with this, we plan to add to it over the coming weeks and months. So please lend us your ears for a few minutes. Thank you!
Third iPad Factory Worker Dies, More Details... →
Foxconn announced a third employee has died as a result of injuries sustained in that explosion on May 20 inside the factory that makes iPads. In a statement, Foxconn revealed that 15 others were injured in the accident, and six of the injured had been treated in a hospital and released. The explosion originated in “one of the polishing workshops at our company’s Hongfujin Precision Electronics...
About the Pineapple | Psych Pineapple →
According to the official Psych webpage, there is a pineapple in “almost” every episode of psych. We have dedicated this sight to logging each pineapple sighting. We have yet to find every pineapple, so if you would like to help, please send episode number and time code to email@example.com The pineapples are sometimes fresh but can also be ceramic, metal, and glass. We have seen cut up...
Picasa FREE Storage Loophole →
With Picasa Web Albums, you automatically get one gigabyte of free storage. As some of you may have noticed, we recently changed the way storage works so you can continue to share and store images even after you fill up that free gig. In the past, each image and video you uploaded counted toward your free 1GB. Now, uploaded images that are 800 pixels or smaller and videos that are 15 minutes or...
Little Big Details →
russianpencil: If you are a UI designer, do yourself a favor and subscribe to Little Big Details. It’s the small things that make all the difference.
Fetch.io Downloads Your Torrents For You Insanely... →
Generally, when you’re downloading something from BitTorrent, you download it using your own bandwidth and a desktop client. Fetch.io takes a different approach to BitTorrent, downloading the file for you on their super-fast servers, and then allowing you—and others—to download the resulting file via HTTP. Fetch.io isn’t the first service to offer this, but what makes them really cool...
Ad-supported Kindle to ship May 3rd: saves $25,... →
Here’s a scenario: what if we told you that your next Kindle could be had for $25 less than retail? What if we told you it came from the rear of a nondescript white van? Or what if we told you that you’d first need to sign up for 842 email marketing scams? Thankfully, none of those scenarios are ones we’re looking to tell you about. Instead, we’re here to introduce you to...
Chromebook Features →
Out 15th June
Letters of Note: I am volunteering for the "Man in... →
I assure you that I will analyze the entire picture based upon my past flight experience. I intend to do it very carefully of course — and will most certainly volunteer for it. There is no reason for expression of fear but merely gratitude to be considered for this very important contribution to science and the country. Will keep you posted. Very cool letter.
Everything you need to know about Facebook’s... →
How to post long text on Facebook? at Peter's Blog →
BBC News - Time zones: About time →
Theoretically, the world should be divide into 24 equal time zones, in which each zone differs from the last by one hour. But as the years have passed, the world has turned into a much more complicated place. Time zones are now much more irregular and sometimes seem positively eccentric, affected as they are by political, geographical and social changes in the real world.
Boobies, Ta-tas, and Cha-Chas, Oh My! The... →
Kittenish cancer campaigns… [are] simultaneously pathologizing and fetishizing women’s breasts at the expense of the bodies, hearts and minds attached to them. In that way, they actually suppress discussion of real cancer, rendering its sufferers — those of us whom all this is supposed to be for — invisible. I mean, really, forget “Save the Ta-Tas.” How about save the woman? How about “I ♥ My...
BBC News - Facebook profile access 'leaked' claims... →
Well I’m in shock, you?! ;)
TornadoHistoryProject.com - Browse Tornadoes →
Whilst this is pretty cool to start with, the phrase “browse tornadoes” makes me laugh rather hard! :D
LastPass Password Manager Asks All Users to Change... →
Ooopsie (yeah, it’s easy to be smug when it’s not a service you use. Still, perhaps not the *best* strategy for handling the problem)
Anatomy of a Fake Quotation - Megan McArdle -... →
Everything except the first sentence is found in King’s book, Strength to Love, and seems to have been said originally in a 1957 sermon he gave on loving your enemies. Unlike the first quotation, it does sound like King, and it was easy to assume that the whole thing came from him. So how did they get mixed together? Thanks to Jessica Dovey, a Facebook user, that’s how. And contrary to...
Stolen Camera Finder →
Is your camera lost or missing? Has your camera been stolen? If so, stolencamerafinder can help you find out where it is now. We can help to locate a missing camera by searching for photos on the web that have been taken by that camera. There are currently over 1 million camera sightings in our database and counting… Can think of some other ways of using this, slightly more nefarious...
Create a Database of Frequently Asked Questions... →
If you’re a regular Lifehacker reader, you’re probably fairly tech-savvy and also likely to be the person your family, friends, and maybe even co-workers go to for technical support. Beyond that, you’re probably a pretty decent problem solver and people come to you for help fairly often. It’s always nice to know people trust you to help them, but sometimes it can get a...