Google dumps porn from its ads

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In March, Google announced that it would ban pornographic ads from its AdWords network, which supplies the sponsored results in Google searches. Monday, Google sent an email to relevant advertisers informing them that the changes are imminent: in the coming weeks, all ads that “promote graphic depictions of sexual acts” will be done away with, according to CNBC.

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Streamfully Turns Web Links Into Personalized Content Previews

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techcrunch streamfully Startup General Cybernetics is offering an unusual twist on the web browsing experience with a new product called Streamfully. Once you install the Streamfully extension for Google Chrome, you can start hovering over links that you see on the web, then Streamfully will display previews of the page that you’re about to click to. For example, if you visit the TechCrunch homepage, you can… Read More

Can Content Pay Its Way Through Social Shares And Tailored Email Newsletters?

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sharewall Publications like The Times of London, the FT and the New York Times have been hammering away at paywall-based business models that let them make money not just from traffic-based advertising but getting users to pay for the content they read, while newspapers like The Guardian have eschewed the idea on their website but opted for apps where payments are in place. While the basic… Read More

Readable, Succinct, or Just Plain Short?

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Which is more readable?releaseVersion = version.substring(0, version.indexOf(‘-SNAPSHOT’))

orreleaseVersion = version[0..-10]

Given a value of 0.109-SNAPSHOT for version, they both give the same result. And I’m tempted by the second, because it’s shorter. But I’m going to go with the first one – not because it’s more Java-ish and I’m scared of Groovy syntax, but because it’s…

US denies petition to reconsider TWA Flight 800 conspiracies

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12 minutes after taking off from New York’s JFK airport on July 17th, 1996, Trans World Airlines Flight 800 exploded, killing all 230 people on board. Now, almost 18 years after the Boeing 747 crashed, the National Transportation Safety Board has denied a petition that would see it reconsidering its findings, drawn up by people who believe the plane was the target of terrorism, missiles, or even a secret microwave weapon.

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Mystery Nokia handset appears in leaked photos, could be Lumia 830

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Microsoft is currently preparing at least three new Windows Phone 8.1 devices for release this year, including a 4.7-inch mid-range “Superman” handset, a low-end “Rock” device, and its “McLaren” flagship Windows Phone with the new 3D Touch features. Leaked photos posted to popular Chinese microblogging site Weibo suggest there could be another Windows Phone 8.1 handset on the way, which may fill the mid-range gap and replace the Lumia 820. The mysterious device appears to use an aluminum frame with a polycarbonate back, a construction both the Lumia 925 and Lumia 930 use. WPDang speculates that this could be the Nokia Lumia 830.

The rear of this unknown Lumia also includes a large and flat camera housing, suggesting that it won’t…

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Salesforce Mobile Reports And Dashboards Provide In-depth Knowledge On The Fly

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S1 Mobile Reports and Dashboards from Salesforce.com Salesforce.com today announced a new mobile reports and dashboards tool that runs on their mobile Salesforce1 platform. The goal of the product is to give salespeople access to information on the go, presented to them in a customized fashion to meet the unique needs of each individual user. Salesforce customers have told them, it’s great to have access to data at their desks, but very… Read More

Getting Django Started on Windows 7 with Python 3 and MySQL 5.6

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Django is a Python web framework library and it works on both Python 2 or 3. I will show you how to get python 3 set up in Cygwin environment.

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Django is a Python web framework library and it works on both Python 2 or 3. In this article, you will learn how to get Python 3 set up in Cygwin environment and connected with MySQL 5.6. …

Facebook conducted hundreds of psychological experiments with few boundaries: WSJ

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Facebook has come under fire this week for a controversial experiment it performed on 689,000 of its users in 2012. The experiment, in which it promoted either positive or negative comments in a percentage of its users’ news feeds, was orchestrated by the company’s Data Science team. The team, founded in 2007, is made up of around 30 doctors, scientists, and ex-academics who The Wall Street Journal reports have been able to conduct hundreds of tests on Facebook’s 1.3 billion users with few boundaries or limitations.

The Wall Street Journal describes one such test, in which thousands of Facebook users received a message from the company. The message said the affected users were to be blocked from the social network because Facebook…

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Mitch O’Connell and Dr. Monkey’s Retro Scans

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This week in Gweek Dean and I spoke with artist Mitch O’Connell about his vast photo collection of old Chicago movie theaters, delightfully dirty old Times Square, and his backyard tower of impaled baby dolls. Dean also shares a recent web find, and Mark recommends a condensed self-help book app. Brought to you by Random House Audio (click here for free downloads!)
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Microsoft’s smartwatch is reportedly a fitness band with smartphone notifications

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Microsoft’s smartwatch has long been rumored as a device that competes with Android Wear, Samsung’s Gear watches, and any future hardware from Apple, but it might not take the form of a watch. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott reports that Microsoft’s smartwatch will actually be a fitness wristband with multiple sensors designed to track steps, calories burned, and heart rate. Thurrott’s report matches similar recent rumors of a Microsoft smartwatch that continuously measures heart rate through the day and night.

Images in a recent patent filing from Microsoft could offer an early glimpse at where the company is heading with its fitness band. The patent filing from May includes hardware that resembles a fitness band with icons for running…

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‘Reading Rainbow’ will come to Android after closing Kickstarter at over $5.4 million

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LeVar Burton’s Kickstarter campaign to bring Reading Rainbow to more platforms and to thousands of classrooms for free closed today with funding of over $5.4 million — not including the additional $1 million that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane plans to donate. Having hit its ambitious $5 million stretch goal, Burton’s company will now be bringing Reading Rainbow to Android as well as the Xbox, PlayStation, Apple TV, and Roku. Originally, Burton had only announced plans to bring Reading Rainbow to the web. Reading Rainbow‘s campaign estimates that the web portion should be ready by next May.

Some of the additional funding is also going toward giving schools free access to Reading Rainbow‘s website and apps. Burton plans to provide…

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