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Deep Blue Quietly Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Garry Kasparov’s Ex-Wife

PITTSBURGH—Red wine and candlelight on the table before them, Deep Blue, the supercomputer that defeated reigning world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997, and Kasparov’s ex-wife, Yulia Vovk, quietly celebrated their 10th anniversary on Wednesday at a small French restaurant near Carnegie Mellon University, where Deep Blue was created.

Milestones In Artificial Intelligence

Twenty years ago today, computer Deep Blue made history by beating world champion Garry Kasparov in a game of chess. The Onion looks back at some of the most important moments in the development of AI technology:

Woman Rises Early To Sow Seeds Of Day’s First Gchats

MARIETTA, GA—Already awake and in front of the computer while most of her email contacts were still listed as “idle,” area woman Kate Lapointe got up early Monday morning to begin sowing the seeds of the day’s first Gchat conversations, sources confirmed.

A Primer On The Dark Web

With many crimes now originating on encrypted areas of the internet, many wonder about the so-called dark web and its activities. The Onion provides a primer on this obscured digital space:

The Pros And Cons Of Quitting Social Media

Citing the stress of engaging with sites like Facebook and Instagram, many users deactivate their social media accounts for their emotional well-being, while others enjoy these platforms as a way of connecting with friends and family. The Onion presents the pros and cons of quitting social media:
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Most Notable Google Ventures

Ten years ago this week, Google Street View launched, offering panoramic views of locations all over the world. As the tech giant continues to debut new projects, The Onion highlights some of Google’s most ambitious ventures to date:

  • Image Search

    This service finally launched in 2001 after years of Google being overrun with people searching for “webpage with pictures of ham” on a daily basis

  • Google Plus

    Google’s foray into social networking ultimately failed to compete with other sites due to its complete lack of autoplaying videos you can’t get rid of

  • Google Home

    With this product, the San Francisco brain trust dared to ask: What if a giant company not only had access to all your personal data, but also knew what you were doing in your house at all times?

  • Google Tupperware

    Despite a clean design and user-friendly snap-top technology, Google’s food storage platform was never able to overcome competition from Rubbermaid and Stor-All Solutions

  • YouTube

    Innovators at Google were struck with the inspiration for a video-sharing platform when they visited www.youtube.com one day in 2006

  • Google Alerts

    The notification service was created to address the ongoing social issue of not knowing within seconds that Bruce Springsteen announced a second leg of his North American tour

  • Google TV

    Look, it just stands to reason that there is something called Google TV

  • Google Glass

    Though it ultimately failed, Google Glass was an important step toward establishing the evil cyber-villain archetype commonly used today

  • Google.com/#q=cher

    This widely used tool has completely revolutionized the way people get information and articles about Cher

  • Street View

    In 2007, Google embarked on the ambitious project of photographing every ex-girlfriend’s house on earth

  • Robot Who Looks And Acts Exactly Like You

    This product is still in development, but is sure to make waves when it hits the market

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