Serendeputy - your personal news assistant.

Welcome to Serendeputy!

Serendeputy is your personal news assistant.

Your deputy:
- learns what you like and don't like,
- lovingly compiles a list of news and blogs for you.

You can help your deputy learn by searching, clicking links and pressing the little smiley faces.
How it works.

What to do:
  1. Click links to teach your deputy
  2. Click smileys and frownies
  3. Find favorite topics and sources
  4. See how much better your deputy is getting at finding you good stuff.
  5. Sign in for free to save your profile, or please tell me why you won't.
Whether it's made of sapphire or not the display of the next iPhone is rumored to be causing some trouble.Reuters reports that Apple suppliers are "scrambling to get enough screens ready" for the new phone as a last-minute redesign has disrupted production....
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
ESPN is bringing all the sports to your wrist with a new Pebble smartwatch app. Pair your Android or iPhone, pick your pro or college teams, and your Pebble will vibrate whenever the score changes in any of the games you're tracking. No way that'll get...
From: Gizmodo | By: Robert Sorokanich | Thursday, August 21, 2014
smile
frown
In much the same way that the best heart surgeons have never studied medicine and Supreme Court judges have never really read the law, Michael Daniel, the White House's cybersecurity co-ordinator thinks that "being too down in the weeds at the technical...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Tesla's Model S is so technologically advanced, it gets software updates the way your old fashioned car gets oil changes. And rumor has it the newest update will let iPhone-using Tesla owners forget their car keys forever: The car will soon recognize...
From: Gizmodo | By: Robert Sorokanich | Thursday, August 21, 2014
smile
frown
You know when you see something in a cloud, and you wonder, am I just crazy, or does that cloud really look like a dragon being ridden by a pig eating a cotton candy hot dog? Well it's your lucky day. For this week's Shooting Challenge, take a photo...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Thursday, August 21, 2014
smile
frown
In typical Twitter fashion, Vine success has largely been attributed to its simplicity and spontaneity. And in typical Twitter fashion, Vine is also evolving in exciting ways. Namely, Vine now lets you turn old videos from your camera roll into six-second...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
smile
frown
The idea of a completely transparent solar panel has always been a bit of a dream. Such revolutionary technology would mean that we could turn windows into power generators and build phones with self-charging screens. Well, guess what? That dream is...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
smile
frown
Yesterday, the first Sharp smartphone to come to these great United States brought with it one of the skinniest bezels we've ever seen on a smartphone. The Aquos Crystal is visually impressive, and a major step into the frameless future that seems to...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
smile
frown
Your friendly, neighborhood UPS store might have been hacked. UPS just confirmed that 51 stores across 24 states in the United States had malware capable of recording credit card information and sending it to third parties on its in-store cash registers....
From: Gizmodo | By: Pranav Dixit | Thursday, August 21, 2014
smile
frown
Summer vacation. It's the best time of year (aside from, maybe, winter vacation, a random vacation, or a 3-day weekend). And for this week's Shooting Challenge, you shared your summer vacations with us.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
smile
frown
The FAA's rules about commercial drones have so far been ham-fisted: ban, except in special cases. But what would a world where we live, play, and work next to drones look like? What would city zoning for drones look like?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Last Saturday, there was a special surprise at the end of the Mets game. Boyz II Men played a free concert. As the members of the R&B group are now in their 40s and certainly have better things to do than play free concerts, my expectations were...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Last year, Gizmodo wrote about a Kickstarter for the Floyd Leg, an age-old, simple-as-nails clamp that turns whatever vaguely table-sized piece of material you choose into, well, an actual table. It was a refreshingly simple invention amidst the usual...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
If your iPhone 5's battery just doesn't have the kick that it feels like it should, you might be able to get a new one for free. Apple has found that an apparently small batch of iPhone 5s (not the S or C) that "may suddenly experience shorter battery...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
A new Department of Homeland Security report due out today confirms that the Target credit card scanner hack from this past winter was much broader than originally thought. The New York Times says that same hack is affecting more than 1,000 U.S. businesses....
From: Gizmodo | By: Robert Sorokanich | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Like many warm-blooded Americans, I like to drink. It's a fun activity that just never seems to lose its appeal. In that case it not only gets old, it also gets a little sickening and maybe even dangerous. One company's solution? Don't drink your alcohol....
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Behind the Blue Mosque in Istanbul rise three stumpy luxury apartment buildings, recently completed and sold—only to be ordered demolished. The ruling from Turkey's highest administrative court to tear down the skyscrapers to protect the city's iconic...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Today, Google announced it's taking a big step into its future: By buying Gecko Design, an 18-year-old product design and mechanical engineering studio, to be part of Google X. What could Google want with a smaller engineering company like Gecko? Its...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
New details have emerged on the stealthy fast attack craft from Juliet Marine known as the Ghost. This prototype is the only one of its kind (yet!). It looks—and runs—like something out of the next GI Joe flick. Eat your heart out, Batboat. Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
It was square, squat, and inherently cute. It was friendly. It was easy to use. I'm talking about the beige box with the blue grinning face that came to live with us in 1985. But I'm also talking about the font that came with it. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Daytona International Speedway is undergoing its first major renovation in 55 years. Its first ever, really. On a recent visit, we found out just how far 40 million tons of steel, miles of fiber, and an eye towards the future will take an aging behemoth—one...
From: Gizmodo | By: Robert Sorokanich | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
From Oculus Rift to the rumored Samsung Gear VR, immersive virtual reality is on the rise. Still, from what we've seen so far, the legions of iPhone users seem to have been left out of the mix. Not so! Your iPhone is good for VR too! Thanks to, er, Google!...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
It's the worst fear of narcissists around the globe: Those confessions, those private things, those secrets you've been sharing on the popular app Secret aren't actually secret. Well, narcissists of the globe, your worst fear has come true. Secret isn't...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
If you own any devices powered by standard batteries, and you aren't using rechargeables, you're basically throwing money down the drain. Eneloops are widely considered the best on the market, and there are two great options today to get you started....
From: Gizmodo | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Coin is a beautiful dream, one techno card that voltrons all the plastic in your pocket into a single slim square. Getting to market is hard though; Coin just got delayed until the spring of 2015. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Getting an aircraft to launch and land vertically is not difficult. Getting one to launch vertically and then complete a long-endurance flight, however, is an entirely different bag of cats. But a team from NASA's Langley Research Center believe that...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Plenty of information has already leaked out about Samsung's upcoming "Gear VR" headset, including some pretty clear shots of how it looks on the eye side. Now a leak from SamMobile shows what appears to be the front plate, and—say it ain't so—it...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cells seem like a great idea . At least they do until you realize that isolating the hydrogen that powers them creates a crapload of greenhouse gasses. Now, a Stanford grad student thinks he's found the answer—and it involves...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
It takes a whole lot of special effects to bring a comic book to life on the big screen. So what does a movie like Sin City: A Dame for Kill look like before all the after effects are applied? The answer is basically nothing like the actual film. Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Leslie Horn | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Bluetooth is basically table stakes for speaker systems these days, but if you love how an older stereo sounds, it's easy to add Bluetooth streaming with this cheap Belkin dongle.Read more......
smile
frown
A few years ago, we looked at NASA's long project to design a paint so black, it would absorb nearly every bit of light around it (that's it above, in the "D" spot). Now, NASA has finally launched the stuff into space—which means that the six-year...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Cortana is Windows Phone's answer to Siri and Google Now : A voice-activated artificially intelligent personal assistant with an only slightly off-putting robot voice. Technically, she's still in beta on Windows 8.1, but PhoneBuff is here to show us...
From: Gizmodo | By: Robert Sorokanich | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Scientists already know how to make a tasty tomato , but in the quest for mass production, there's another barrier to overcome: how to make a tomato that grows 24 hours a day.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
"Playground." The word evokes visions of brightly colored jungle gyms and swing-sets, fenced-off or otherwise protected from dangers of the surrounding real world. But before these kinds of site-specific joy zones, kids kept busy: Playing. On the ground....
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
The graphic designer Deborah Sussman died at the age of 83 this week, leaving behind a technicolor legacy. She was perhaps most famous for designing the graphics and signage for the 1984 Summer Olympics , which transformed Los Angeles into a dazzling...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
People that know about quantum mechanics tend to talk about it very breezily, leaving us mortals behind. Be left behind no longer, though, with this wonderful little video.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
I like Danish Royal Air Force. Not only they have the most elegant roundel of all the combat air fleets in the world, but they fly my favorite nimble jet, the F-16. When I see them flying low level over Greenland, I can't help but to think of the pilots...
smile
frown
Wait, is that... human bones on Mars? Not quite, conspiracy theorists: in fact it's just a rock that happens to look a little bit like a femur thigh bone. It was snapped by the Mars rover Curiosity using its MastCam. [NASA]Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Somewhere in the Googleplex, Google has a digital simulation of the entire Californian road system to test its self-driving cars. This, says Google, allows it to perform "decades worth of testing" in just hours. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Pranav Dixit | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Sometimes you don't need striking imagery to make a great music video. You just need David Bowie and the camera of a documentarist like D. A. Pennebaker, who filmed Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture. This scene in particular is one of the best medleys...
smile
frown
It's been almost a year since my first trip to Black Rock City and I'm pretty sure that I'm no longer carrying any playa dust on my body. As that magical week approaches, I've been seeing first hand and virtually all the chatter and preparation my fellow...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kien Lam - Where and Wander | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Here's yet another way that bad guys can use your smartphone to do nasty things. A Copenhagen-based developer has just discovered a simple way to automatically make your phone dial expensive numbers. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Pranav Dixit | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
When you're sat at your computer gazing at its screen it's easy to get bored and start looking at a smaller screen until you get bored and start looking at a computer screen and then get bored and...Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
This sleek-looking trainer isn't real (yet), but it ought be. Because while it looks like a piece of footwear from the future, it is in fact a homage to furniture from the past.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
When it came to choosing a language to do a voice search with in the Google Search app, you were spoiled for choice. You could speak over 50 languages — anything from Arabic to Italian — and Google would still understand you. The problem was, you...
From: Gizmodo | By: Pranav Dixit | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Looks like the rumor mill was right. Windows 9 will finally be unveiled to the public on September 30 at a press event. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Pranav Dixit | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Sometimes it's easy to forget that racing F1 cars is pretty much insanity. The ridiculous speeds, the punishing G-forces and not to mention the beasts of a machine they call cars. But when you look at a F1 car under thermal vision, you'll never forget...
smile
frown
Behold the "X+1", the sequel to Motorola's critically acclaimed Moto X. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Pranav Dixit | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
Seriously, what's up with Twitter trying to actively piss us off? Since last week, it's been stuffing our timelines with tweets from people we don't follow. And now, it might just use a hashtag in your tweet to attach promotional content to your message....
From: Gizmodo | By: Pranav Dixit | Friday, August 22, 2014
smile
frown
If you think there's too much violence and sex and awful human behavior in Game of Thrones, you'll enjoy this light hearted remix where all the sounds of the show are replaced with old school video game noises. If you like Game of Thrones already, you'll...
smile
frown