Category Archives: Research

Who would you ask to explain the Higgs Boson Particle (in 2 minutes)? Peter Higgs himself!

Ok, two minutes sounds too little time to explain something so complex as the Higgs Boson but this is a task fine for Peter Higgs himself. In this video [BBC], Higgs describes the particle and what it does in under … Continue reading

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The Tablet Newspaper as seen in 1994

Knight Ridder (back then a media behemoth) produced a video that, back in 1994, depicts a tablet delivering news… We may still use computers to create information but we’ll use the tablet to interact with information. It’s an interesting piece … Continue reading

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What if Wi-Fi was visible? An artist illustrates an unusual world

What if you could see Wi-Fi? Artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm has put together a very interesting set of images where Washington D.C. shows in full color Wi-Fi fields and rainbows. It’s an unusual approach and a very cool one: … Continue reading

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Rastrack: where in the world are Raspberry PIs?

Meet Rastrack: a Google Maps-based service where you can register for free and tell where you’re taking care of your Raspberry PI – geolocating it, and when it was shipped to you. Check the numbers, check how many people around … Continue reading

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Google in the 60′s: here’s how it would look to Mad Men if they were googlin’ around

Austrian company Masswerk built a very compelling Google front-end: Google60. It looks like an fictional System 362 (not a real IBM System 360 – a historical mainframe) with a not-so fictional user interface that’s straight from the 60s. That’s exactly … Continue reading

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Twitter Statistics 2012 by Beevolve: amazing results

As we’re reaching the end of 2012, we’re getting more and more “Year-stats”: social analysis tool Beevolve brings us a complete survey of more than 35 million Twitter accounts and some results are quite amazing. US Twitter users are 50/50 … Continue reading

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How much data do americans consume in a day? [infographic]

Amazing infographic: 3.6 zettabytes per day consumed every day by US internet users Looks like that, beginning from 1980, there has been a 6% increase per year, getting to the total amount in zettabytes – that’s 10^21 bytes!

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Economic downturn? Not for IT & consumer electronics, which will reach $2.1 trillion in 2012 – Gartner reports

ComputerWorld today reports a Gartner projection for 2012: the spending amout for IT, consumer electronics, mobile phones, digital media and services will reach $2.1 trillion by the end of the year. That’s $114 billion more than 2011 (roughly +5%) which … Continue reading

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Facebook debut in Wall Street accounts for 0.25 percent of all online conversations

It’s 2.30 PM (NY Timezone) and Facebook just estabilished another ground-breaking record. Conversations about the Facebook IPO accounted for 0.25 percent of all online discussion during the first part of the workday, according to NM Incite, a company that tracks … Continue reading

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Pin me up: according to Experian, Pinterest is the third most popular social network

Here we are: Pinterest, the new kid on the block has become the third competitor in the social network arena. Experian’s “2012 Digital Marketer: Benchmark and Trend Report” says social networking has reached new highs, with 91 percent of adults … Continue reading

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