Kevin Slavin: How Algorithms Shape Our World

Kevin Slavin argues that we’re living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by — algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can’t understand, with implications we can’t control.


Top jailbreak apps that make the iPhone even better

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It may seem hard to believe but there are still those who think jailbreaking reduces the performance of the iPhone or, even worse, is an illegal practice. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jailbreaking opens up a whole new world and dramatically expands the capabilities of the iPhone. The only people that advocate against jailbreaking are the ones who haven’t tried it or the ones that just couldn’t understand how to get it to work or the difference between jailbreaking and unlocking. Continue reading

Meet the new Windows 7, Mac and Linux tablet: The iPad.

Magical. Revolutionary. Incredible. Insanely great.

Or so Apple’s marketing tells us.

However, no one can deny that the iPad is a powerful, transformational device. The iPad has seen the fastest adoption rate in electronics product history with 4.5 million units per quarter. Apple has succeeded in doing what no other company has done: creating a true third category of device to bridge the smartphone to the laptop. The iPad is geared towards content consumption but also has application in content creation. And in recent months, it’s capabilities have expanded even more. Continue reading

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