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Stat nerds and reality clash in Donald Trump candidacy

Technically Incorrect: The boffins declare that the "Celebrity Apprentice" host is the worst presidential candidate since data was collected. Trump insists he's the greatest.

By June 16, 2015

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Ultra HD '4K' Blu-ray: Here's what we know

Ultra HD '4K' Blu-ray discs are due to hit the market at the end of 2015 with enhanced resolution, expanded color and more. Here's the 411 so far.

By February 13, 2015

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Patriots coach invokes science in addressing deflated-football dustup

Technically Incorrect: Bill Belichick says he's not a scientist, but he offers a scientific reason why his team's footballs weren't at regulation pressure when Pats beat Colts to head to Super Bowl.

By January 24, 2015

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The 404 Show: Netflix eyes HBO and the attack of 1,000 kilobots

We're talking about Netflix's comedy moves, kilobot attacks, and the obvious demographic of AOL subscribers.

By August 15, 2014

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Darth Vader trounces top US politicians in popularity poll

Whether running for office on Tattooine or in Washington, D.C., some of the nation's top political leaders would get walloped by Jedi, Sith lords, and even Jar Jar Binks.

By July 23, 2014

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LeBron heads back to Cleveland. Was big data right?

The great, mind-dulling debate about where LeBron James would end up took a new twist when famed data nerd Nate Silver weighed in.

By July 11, 2014

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Say what: The top tech quotes of 2012

It was a year that brought us the futuristic Google Glass and an irate Ira Glass, messed-up maps and a picture-perfect Mars mission, Windows 8 and Apple-Samsung hate. Here's how we heard it.

By December 19, 2012

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Did a bug in Deep Blue lead to Kasparov's defeat?

In his new book, Nate Silver writes that a glitch in IBM's chess terminator may have spooked Garry Kasparov in his famous 1997 loss. But he was more likely psyched out by its surprising brilliance.

By September 27, 2012

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Arianna Huffington to Bill Keller: Who you calling 'Oxpecker'?

Huffington Post co-founder responds to attack by executive editor of The New York Times over accusations of "idea aggregation."

By March 10, 2011

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FiveThirtyEight.com's Nate Silver on life post-election

Known as a superstar statistician whose blog gave Democrats daily data that calmed them down last fall, Silver was the keynote speaker at SXSWi Sunday. Afterward, he spoke to CNET News.

By March 15, 2009