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Pinterest Adds Smarter Search Tool

Mashable - 49 min 35 sec ago

Pinterest is adding new search features to help users better navigate the 30 billion pins on the site.

The company just announced Guided Search, a new product that lets users filter their search by adding specific filters relevant to the original search term

See also: How To Plan Your Summer Vacation on Pinterest

For example, searching for "hairstyles" will now provide filters like "wedding," "round face," or "short hair." Users searching for "burgers" may see filters like "vegan" or "easy recipes." The filters can be added or removed without leaving the search results page, and appear on mobile as visual tiles below the search bar Read more...

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Former US Test Site Sues Nuclear Nations For Disarmament Failure

Slashdot - 55 min 48 sec ago
mdsolar (1045926) writes "The tiny Pacific republic of the Marshall Islands, scene of massive U.S. nuclear tests in the 1950s, sued the United States and eight other nuclear-armed countries on Thursday, accusing them of failing in their obligation to negotiate nuclear disarmament. The Pacific country accused all nine nuclear-armed states of 'flagrant violation of international law' for failing to pursue the negotiations required by the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. It filed one suit specifically directed against the United States, in the Federal District Court in San Francisco, while others against all nine countries were lodged at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, capital of the Netherlands, a statement from an anti-nuclear group backing the suits said. The action was supported by South African Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation said."

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Never Suffer Second-Hand Smells Again With Poo-Pourri

Mashable - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:52pm

Those second hand bathroom smells are the worst, amirite ladies?

Luckily, Poo-pourri is back with video number two to help you get rid of the dreaded bathroom stink. The bathroom product's last video, "Girls Don't Poop", went viral last September. It has 26.5 million YouTube views at time of writing.

See also: YouTube's 10 Most-Shared Ads in September

This time, the brand's elegant spokeswoman returns promising to "trap embarrassing odors at the source and save your relationship." Despite the edgy approach, Poo-pourri is a real product that is designed to be used prophylactically rather than after the fact. However, the brand does offer a wide range of sprays, like Trap-a-Crap and Poo-Tonium, to keep you smelling like a rose. Read more...

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Watch NASA's Morpheus take to the air - then make a smooth landing

Engadget - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:23pm
NASA's Morpheus lander has gone a long way since it crashed and burned in 2012. The agency's vertical landing and takeoff test vehicle now has a number of successful flights under its belt, including one that's just concluded at the Kennedy Space...

Porn Service Sues Amazon Over 'FireTV' Name

Mashable - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:19pm

A pornography service is suing Amazon over FireTV, the set top box the company unveiled earlier this month

Florida-based WREAL is a video streaming company that owns and operates FyreTV.com, a service that enables users to download and watch porn videos. (Naturally, the site is extremely NSFW.) The company also sells a set-top box of its own, also branded FyreTV

See also: 6 Great Alternatives to Netflix

WREAL filed a formal complaint in District Court in Florida last week, claiming that Amazon is infringing upon the FyreTV trademark, which was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2008, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by Mashable Read more...

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How Much Is the Average Facebook User Worth?

Mashable - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:59pm

Facebook released its first quarter 2014 earnings report on Wednesday, beating Wall Street's estimates with posted revenues of $2.5 billion.

The average revenue per user (ARPU) around the world increased over the past year as well, according to the report. Worldwide ARPU (measured by payments and advertising) reached $2 in the first quarter — up from $1.35 in Q1 2013, but down from $2.14 in Q4 2013.

In the United States and Canada, the ARPU reached $5.85, up from $3.50 in Q1 2013.

See also: 10 Tips and Tricks for the Facebook iPhone App

The following chart, created by Statista, breaks down the evolution of the average revenue per Facebook user over the past year. Read more...

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1Q EARNINGS: Sheryl Sandberg ‘Excited’ About Facebook’s Premium Video Ads

All Facebook - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:24pm

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg offered an update on the social network’s recently introduced premium video ads during the company’s first-quarter earnings call Wednesday.

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Pinterest focuses on discovery with new Guided Search

Engadget - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:20pm
With over 750 million boards and 30 billion pins, Pinterest has seen nearly a 50 percent increase in new pins in just the last six months. Indeed, CEO Ben Silbermann even calls it the "world's largest human-curated collection of things." Therein,...

Pinterest launches Guided Search, Custom Categories, and improved Related Pins

Venture Beat - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:16pm
Image Credit: shardsofblue/Flickr

Pinterest’s had a busy last few months: It launched its “place pins” back in November, reports surfaced last month about an imminent “promoted pins” launch, it purchased an image-search startup called VisualGraph, and much more.

Today the company is officially announcing three more items: Guided Search, Custom Categories, and improvements to its Related Pins feature.

To date, Pinterest says it has 750 million boards and 30 billion pins, and has grown by 50% in last six months. With this amount of data, it now wants to refine the connections not only between pins, but also between its users and all the pins living on its site.

“How can we help you discover things you care about?” is Pinterest current theme, in the words of its chief executive Ben Silbermann.

Guided Search

Pinterest seems to be on a mission to index its pins, and to help its users search and discover pins through this new and more advanced searching.

Guided Search works like this: If you’re not quite sure what it is you are looking for, start typing the closest or first thing you come up with, and Pinterest will start pulling up categories and keywords that not only start with the same letters, but also ones that are related to these possible keywords.

“Guided search will help you discover when you didn’t know how to ask for things to begin with,” said Silbermann.

The team that worked on Guided Search aimed to make this feature a “one-handed feature” — its predictive abilities is supposed to cut down on the amount of typing a user would do.

“It’s focused on discovery, rather than finding,” said Naveen Gavini who worked on the Guided Search feature.

Silbermann added that Guided Search will go live both in the App Store and Google Play store tonight.

Custom Categories

Pinterest had 32 categories when launched, and Silbermann admits they were largely arbitrary. However, the company has realized that much of its users’ interests doesn’t fall neatly into these categories. So its now expanding categories into more narrowly focused or alternative ones.

“If there’s something your interested in that isn’t encapsulated in the 32 categories” you can now search for it with keywords, said Silbermann.

Because it’s a new feature, Pinterest will be rolling it out slowly because.

Related Pins

Related pins are suggested pins the service recommends in an effort to help users discover more pins. Related Pins isn’t new but Pinterest is now broadening the coverage — over 90% of pins will have Related Pins attached to them. Furthermore, it goes with the company’s current theme of helping its users discover more items on its site.

Surprisingly, the company has yet to make any more announcements related to its monetization efforts, though it probably should. The company has been around since 2008, and has only recently introduced ideas to bring in revenues such as “Promoted Pins,” though it hasn’t rolled out any large-scale efforts.

But on a high note, it appears that its purchase of the two-man VisualGraph (for its talent) has had influence on all three of the above product improvements and releases.

 

 

 

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Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they fi... read more »

Ben Silbermann (born c. 1982/1983) is an American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded and is CEO of Pinterest, a virtual pinboard which lets users organize images, links, recipes and other things. The website allows users to create an... read more »








Minecraft on Xbox One will transfer saves from Xbox 360

Engadget - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:06pm
Due to a lack of backwards compatibility, upgrading to new-gen systems like the Xbox One and PS4 has meant mostly leaving your old games and the progress made in them behind, but not in this case. Phil Spencer, the new leader over at Xbox, announced...

This Could Be the Smartest Coffee Mug in Your Kitchen

Mashable - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:00pm

This smart coffee mug has a surprise with every cup

To jazz up your morning routine, the mug comes equipped with an e-Ink display, which shows a new photo every time you fill it with a hot liquid. The image can then be uploaded to social media, be it an inspirational quote or a sweet picture. Users control the cup with an app, and the heat from the hot liquid powers the display.

See also: 10 'His and Hers' Coffee Mugs for You and Your Boo

The mug is a collaboration between Paulig, a small Finnish coffee roaster, and TBWA\Helsinki, the Finnish arm of the international advertising agency.

As with any newly smart appliance, the Muki must go through a series of beta testing before it hits the market. If you're interested in joining the beta test, you can apply at Paulig's website. Paulig says 2,500 have already applied for the privilege. Read more...

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This Could Be the Smartest Coffee Mug in Your Kitchen

Mashable - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:00pm

This smart coffee mug has a surprise with every cup

To jazz up your morning routine, the mug comes equipped with an e-Ink display, which shows a new photo every time you fill it with a hot liquid. The image can then be uploaded to social media, be it an inspirational quote or a sweet picture. Users control the cup with an app, and the heat from the hot liquid powers the display.

See also: 10 'His and Hers' Coffee Mugs for You and Your Boo

The mug is a collaboration between Paulig, a small Finnish coffee roaster, and TBWA\Helsinki, the Finnish arm of the international advertising agency.

As with any newly smart appliance, the Muki must go through a series of beta testing before it hits the market. If you're interested in joining the beta test, you can apply at Paulig's website. Paulig says 2,500 have already applied for the privilege. Read more...

More about Business, Coffee, Marketing, and Coffee Mug

Group Wants To Recover 36-Year-Old Historic Spacecraft From Deep Space

Slashdot - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:00pm
An anonymous reader writes "A band of space hackers and engineers are trying to do something never done before — recover a 36 year old NASA spacecraft from the grips of deep space and time. With old NASA documents and Rockethub crowdfunding, a team led by Dennis Wingo and Keith Cowing is attempting to steer ISEE-3, later rechristened ICE, the International Cometary Explorer, back into an Earth orbit and return it to scientific operations. Dennis says, 'ISEE-3 can become a great teaching tool for future engineers and scientists helping with design and travel to Mars'. Only 40 days remain before the spacecraft will be out of range for recovery. A radio telescope is available, propulsion designs are in hand and the team is hoping for public support to provide the small amount needed to accomplish a very unique milestone in space exploration."

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Group Wants To Recover 36-Year-Old Historic Spacecraft From Deep Space

Slashdot - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:00pm
An anonymous reader writes "A band of space hackers and engineers are trying to do something never done before — recover a 36 year old NASA spacecraft from the grips of deep space and time. With old NASA documents and Rockethub crowdfunding, a team led by Dennis Wingo and Keith Cowing is attempting to steer ISEE-3, later rechristened ICE, the International Cometary Explorer, back into an Earth orbit and return it to scientific operations. Dennis says, 'ISEE-3 can become a great teaching tool for future engineers and scientists helping with design and travel to Mars'. Only 40 days remain before the spacecraft will be out of range for recovery. A radio telescope is available, propulsion designs are in hand and the team is hoping for public support to provide the small amount needed to accomplish a very unique milestone in space exploration."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Group Wants To Recover 36-Year-Old Historic Spacecraft From Deep Space

Slashdot - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:00pm
An anonymous reader writes "A band of space hackers and engineers are trying to do something never done before — recover a 36 year old NASA spacecraft from the grips of deep space and time. With old NASA documents and Rockethub crowdfunding, a team led by Dennis Wingo and Keith Cowing is attempting to steer ISEE-3, later rechristened ICE, the International Cometary Explorer, back into an Earth orbit and return it to scientific operations. Dennis says, 'ISEE-3 can become a great teaching tool for future engineers and scientists helping with design and travel to Mars'. Only 40 days remain before the spacecraft will be out of range for recovery. A radio telescope is available, propulsion designs are in hand and the team is hoping for public support to provide the small amount needed to accomplish a very unique milestone in space exploration."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Pinterest Launches Exploration-Focused Guided Search And Reveals Custom Categories For Mobile

TechCrunch - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 9:46pm
 Today Pinterest announced two new mobile products: Guided Search to lead you on chains of explorations, and a third one that will be unveiled in a few minutes, and Custom Categories for making it easier to browse your way to cool stuff through a dynamic interface. Guided Search is now available on iOS and Android. Custom Categories will slowly roll out across devices in the next few months. Read More

1Q EARNINGS: Will Facebook Use Nearby Friends Data To Help Serve Relevant Ads?

All Facebook - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 9:43pm

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg hinted that data from the social network’s recently introduced Nearby Friends feature may be used to help it serve more relevant ads to users.

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​California's smartphone kill-switch bill flops in the state senate

Engadget - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 9:37pm
US carriers can all collectively breathe a sigh of relief today: California's mobile kill-switch bill is dead, at least for now. The would have required all smartphones sold in the state to include a remote-kill feature designed to render stolen...

An Artist's Attempt to Plot Out All Drones Using Satellite Images

Mashable - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 9:30pm

Drones — known for their stealthiness and secret operations — are becoming exposed photo by photo by one artist.

James Bridle, 33, is using open-source satellite imagery to show the location of drones around the world to increase overall visibility. He consults news articles, Wikipedia pages, Google Maps, Google Earth and other publicly available satellite maps to locate the drones and snap photos.

See also: Child's Portrait Puts a Face on Drone Strikes in Pakistan

The artist is showcasing prints of the photos in an exhibit called “Watching the Watchers” at the Open Data Institute in London open now through January 2015. These photos are meant to provide a public understanding of drones Read more...

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Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months

TechCrunch - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 9:22pm
 Tonight at an event in the company's San Francisco headquarters, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced that users had contributed more than 30 billion Pins since being founded, a number that has grown by nearly 50 percent in the past six months alone. Users have also created more than 750 million boards in that time. Read More