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How Content-recognition Software Works

Content-recognition software does a lot more than just help you find that song you heard while shopping. It serves as a watchdog for copyright infringement, thus eliminating some of the toil of countless human workers scouring websites and other public spaces.


10 Weird Ways Tinder Is Changing the World

Dating apps are becoming the new normal when it comes to meeting romantic partners. But how are they really affecting human psychology and even things like politics? See more »

Spotify Would Really Like to Make You a Mixtape, Please

The new Discover Weekly playlist feature may know you better than do your friends, relatives... and even better than you know yourself. See more »

How Google Deep Dream Works

Do androids dream of electric sheep? Google's Deep Dream certainly conjures up plenty of animal imagery. But is this really AI, and why does it all look so trippy? See more »

How Abandonware Works

Even beloved games aren't supported forever. What happens to the titles that are no longer getting official love from their creators? Can fans still find and play them? See more »

Are we living in a computer simulation?

If you've ever played city-building simulations, you may have felt a kinship with the people on the screen in front of you. How do we know we aren't living at the whim of someone playing a game? See more »

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Online Fraud 101

Are you informed about online fraud? See these facts, figures and tips about online fraud to get informed. See more »

Do I need to back up files that are already in cloud storage?

Businesses and individuals alike are increasingly turning to the cloud to store their data, but is it really as foolproof as it appears? Do you need backup? See more »

What does 'freemium' mean?

There's a good chance you're already a freemium user. Actually, you might even be a freemium-loving freeloader. But what does "freemium" mean, anyway? See more »

How many different Web browsers are there for Android tablets?

How many different Web browsers are available for Android tablets? We'll discuss the options currently available -- and why more are likely on the way. See more »