Month: April 2019

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    An Easter Bunny broke up a brawl in Orlando. The Ukrainian comedian mentioned in the April 5th TWTW not only won the runoff election, he is now President. After getting more than 70% of the votes, Volodymyr Zelensky, the man who plays president on a popular tv show, has defeated the incumbent President. Researchers at […]

  • Damian Lillard sinks OKC like it’s no big deal

    “the most irrational and hysterically rude shots you will ever see” – Deadline Also see: It’s in the Details: Hidden Highlights From Damian Lillard’s Buzzer-Beater

  • The week that was (04-19-19)

    The week that was (04-19-19)

    An Indiana man is suing his parents for getting rid of his vast pornography collection, which he estimates is worth $29,000. Game developer Ubisoft carefully documented Notre Dame in order to reproduce it for their video game, Assassin’s Creed. Ubisoft has not only handed over their files to the architects on the cathedral restoration project […]

  • Notre Dame

    Photos from a visit to Paris in 2010. Such a tragic loss.

  • The week that was (04-12-19)

    The week that was (04-12-19)

    Quirky stories from the week prior.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Monday was April Fool’s Day which is always busy day at SmartNews because even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms have a hard time detecting satire. Now, onto the news that was, unbelievably, real. Scientists published a paper that concluded that music by dubstep star Skrillex can keep mosquitoes from biting. “By coincidence, and rather […]

  • Algorithms don’t get humor

    Algorithms don’t get humor

    April Fool’s Day is always a busy day at SmartNews as our news discovery algorithm get overly excited with all the cool, interesting and unique news released that day. Here’s a running log of what we’ve had to gently remind the algorithm is actually just a joke. Eurovision SHOCK as Britain will LEAVE song contest […]