Han To Shoot First On Blu-ray?

According to Comicbook.com, Disney plans to release the original Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray in its original, non-special edition form. Whether anyone believes that is another matter. For its part, the site says that “two independent reliable sources” say: According to our sources, Disney has plans to release the original cut of the Star Wars […]

Facebook Testing ‘Satire’ Tag

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Facebook has confirmed it is experimenting with labelling some links as satire to help users confused by spoof headlines. Arstechnica’s Sam Machkovech spotted that “[Satire]” has been added to the start of the text in some links to the Onion. At the moment the text only appears in the related articles section, which shows three […]

How Fast Is Your State’s Internet? [Link]

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Communications firm Broadview has put together a map of the average broadband speeds (apparently for downloads, though that isn’t clear) for each state. Using Akamai’s “State of the Internet” Report, we were able to find the average internet speed in each state.   The speeds are measured in megabits per second (mbps) which is simply a measurement […]

OKCupid Admits Matching Unsuited Couples in Social Experiment

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Dating site OKCupid has admitted it experimented by deliberately “matching” incompatible partners to see how much weight its recommendations carry. The revelation has caused some controversy, following shortly after it emerged that Facebook deliberately emphasized negative posts in some users’ news feeds to see if it changed the tone of their own posts. It’s certainly […]