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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


The 404 Show 1,537: Netflix eyes HBO, attack of 1,000 kilobots, farewell gentle intern (podcast)

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

By August 15, 2014


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


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


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


More evidence cell phone users affect polls

A look at the latest polling data gives more credence to the theory that cell phone users generally favor Barack Obama over John McCain.

By November 3, 2008


Social application builds possible electoral map

The myElections U.S. Election 2008 application builds out a possible electoral outcome based on the preferences of its users.

By October 9, 2008


Just a thought: To ensure success, plan for failure

Why site managers expect their servers to run flawlessly under load is beyond me.

By November 5, 2008


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


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