This Week:

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  • 52 Places to Go in 2016

  • Netflix Secret Categories - A directory of all the secret” Netflix categories.

  • The Search for the Killer Bot - But in the fall of 2013 Brown chose to write a bot — a simple piece of software that, when sent a message, returned a single lunch option from among the 20 or so restaurants and food trucks that Brown entered into its database. Lunchbot, as Brown called it, was a simple technology that soon grew more sophisticated. Other employees added restaurants to the program; later, an updated version accounted for places the team had recently ordered from, preventing consecutive visits to Torchy’s.”

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