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Netflix Finally Hands Over $1 Million Prize; Starts a New Contest

Back in October 2006, Netflix began their $1 million challenge, offering a cash reward to the development team whom could improve Cinematch, the company’s recommendation engine, by at least 10%. After nearly three years the winner has finally been compensated. Netflix considered the million such a good investment that they’ve decided to start all over again. This time, Netflix will ...

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A Cross Stitch Sampler of the Internet

Back in the good ole days, crafty old women would test out their hot new stitches on what is known as a cross stitch sampler, basically a strip of cloth with a series of random stitches sewn across it. Most of the time these samplers are tacky and boring, branding cliched messages such as “Home Sweet Home.” The Internet Cross ...

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Face Analysis Site Gives You a Complex

Have you ever wondered how you stack up? Just how beautiful are you, based on your face’s symmatry? Anaface lets you mark the features of your face with magical dots of measurement. The service than gives you a run down on your imperfections. I scored an 8.82. Clearly this site knows what it’s talking about. Link [via]

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The Real American Beauty

I’d hit it and then take it to a buffet in my Ford. The real “American Beauty” looks more like this than Mena Suvari. Mena’s got a monster forehead anyway. You ever seen that thing? The size of a damn billboard. Link

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Google Crop Circle Logo Mystery Solved

It was only last week when Google confused the world by unveiling one of their patented “Google doodle” logos which featured a UFO abducting the first letter “o” of their name. After much speculation and a cryptic Twitter message or two it seemed to have been in honor of the internet meme inspiring Zero Wing. To add to the mystery, ...

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Google Celebrates 09/09/09 at 09:09:09 AM

In honor of an event that will only happen once this century, Google has ceremoniously altered their logo in honor of 9/9/09 at 9:09 AM, the only time in 100 years where the time and the date will feature the exact same amount of 9s in the same placement. Google didn’t take the ornate path this time, opting for a ...

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Flickr Releases Official iPhone App

You’ve been waiting and now it’s here. Flickr has finally relased their official fully-featured iPhone app, allowing you to upload photos and browse Flickr right from your device. Logging on to the app, the first thing you see is a panning series of “interesting” photos, reminiscent of a Ken Burns-documentary. It’s very unique and very beautiful. What are you waiting ...

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Monopoly Teaming Up With Google Maps for Online Edition

Hasbro teamed up with Google to create their online game Monopoly City Streets. Integrating Google Maps into the gameplay, players can choose from over one million streets worldwide to purchase in-game. Users will be able to build football stadiums and skyscrapers, in addition to the usual hotels and houses, as well as prisons and garbage dumps on opponents’ streets. Monopoly ...

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