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The science of sarcasm

Sarcasm makes you smarter, or something like that.

By Jun. 3, 2008


Algorithm spots sarcasm--suuuuure it does

After a close look at word, syntax, and punctuation patterns in user-generated content, Hebrew University researchers come up with software that can detect sarcasm in online communication.

By May. 18, 2010


Touch o' sarcasm: Celeb shots mislabeled as Wall St. protest

Canadian newspaper has some fun online, publishing photographs of Hollywood stars allegedly spouting Wall Street protest philosophy.

By Oct. 13, 2011


Oh goody!!!!!! A punctuation mark for sarcasm

An American company finally creates something so many e-mail writers have needed for a long time: a punctuation mark to tell people when you are being sarcastic.

By Jan. 15, 2010


Facebook 'massacre' joker: It's been blown out of proportion

Fresh out of a Texas jail, Justin Carter appears on CNN with his family and lawyer and sounds chastened, but unbowed.

By Jul. 12, 2013


Ashes Cricket 2013 so hilariously buggy it's pulled from sale

The Ashes Cricket 2013 game has been pulled from sale just days after its release -- see just how abysmal it is right here.

By Nov. 29, 2013


Facebook 'massacre' joker out of jail

A mystery benefactor puts up $500,000 bail money to release Justin Carter from his Texas jail, where he awaited charges of making terroristic threats.

By Jul. 11, 2013


In new ad, Samsung not worried Galaxy S4 will be lost in a bar

What can Samsung's new teaser ad mean? It's surely for the launch of the Galaxy S4. But who is Jeremy Maxwell? Why has he been selected? Is he related to the late Robert Maxwell?

By Mar. 4, 2013


Nokia spin-off plans $10,000 'luxury' Android phone

British snobphone maker Vertu is going all out with an elite phone that boasts a free OS.

By Jan. 30, 2013


Did Wall Street non-tippers miscalculate over fired food truck tweeter?

A group of Wall Street types order $170 from a New York food truck, and don't leave a tip. The cook lets them have it -- politely, but publicly. He is fired. But should the Wall Streeters have apologized?

By Aug. 1, 2013