Photo Tour of Google's Data Centers
Right, and constantly crawling + re-indexing the entire Web doesn't require CPU nor memory.
Man With World's Deepest Voice Can Hit Infrasonic Notes
We're gonna shit our pants once we hear him reaching the brown note.
Google Unveils New Search Features, Including iOS Voice Search
Question: what the heck are you going to be "searching" for when offline?
Try imagine what it might be to interact with technology if you're tetraplegic... Voice search will help you a lot.
The Dutch Repair Cafe Versus the Throwaway Society
Europeans and especially Dutch tend to spend time together. Sit at cafes getting high, eat at a restaurant and have some fine wine, and socialize with people. The same is true for Asians and Australians too. And the American people introvert culture isn't a new thing that came with computers - they did this before geeks too. Sitting in front of TV watching mindless shows and eating TV dinners, alone.
pretty much my experience living in San Francisco (I'm European, btw).
Web Guru To the Blind
all of which are free (some open-source as well)
MIT Media Lab Rolls Out Folding Car
Cheeck the pictures https://www.google.com/search?q=renault+zoom&hl=en&safe=off&tbm=isch
Embryonic Stem Cell Retinal Implants Seem Safe, So Far
[...] I'm glad to see progress [...]
I see what you did there. Oh wait...
Advocacy Group For the Blind Slams Google Apps
Man Open Sources His Genetic Data
As of now, he's got already 26 forks, so he's been cloned several times.
But what will be impressive is having merges (via pull requests) accepted into the master branch. Crowd-sourced gene therapy (or mutation) anyone?
The Abdication of the HTML Standard
Remember when it was ok to use a "b" tag, and no one scoffed? How about table layouts? It's funny, the new standards aren't always better.
- 1) Download the NVDA screenreader
- 2) Learn about the problems induced with your comment
- 3) Spread the word!
If you still think it's actually not better, sorry, but you should have 10 blind persons hit you with their canes...
Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1
E.g., if you take basic set theory and the set of real numbers to analyse the problem:
0.99999... is the last element of ]-infinity, 1[
where as 1 is the first element of [1, +infinity[
and ]-infinity, 1[ intersected with [1, +infinity[ is the empty set...
The Science of Truthiness
Maybe truthfulness should be used instead.
How Do You Organize Your Experimental Data?
The present (and the future) of experimental data organisation, repurposing, re-analysing, etc. is being shifted towards Linked Data and supporting graph data stores.
Give it a spin.
Adobe Warns of Flash, PDF Zero-Day Attacks
It also affects the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems.
... how can the DLL affect osx & other unix OSes? And why does it ship on these OSes?
IBM Distributes USB Malware At Security Conference
... if they had distributed Melware.
Real-World Outcomes Predicted Using Social Media
No, typically the crowd outsmarts the smartest ones in the crowd. http://www.amazon.com/Wisdom-Crowds-James-Surowiecki/dp/0385721706
Mozilla Tries New "Lorentz" Dev Model
I'm sorry, but *every* UI-centric application development model should follow any flavour of User Centred Design.
The Future Might Be BIOS and Browsers
Who has been asking for all these electrical applications? I keep reading about the freakin' "ELECTRICITY!!!" and am just not impressed. I wouldn't trust anyone's electrical platform with my company's tasks.
As many people have mentioned, once the electricity goes down, no more electric anything. I want my apps, my tasks and my work all under my control on my local manpower. There are uses for electrical applications but to rely on them for business, private tasks or to store anything that lack of access to would cause a work stoppage is a bad idea.
Now... get off my lawn!
Study Finds Video Games Are Not Bad for Kids
... think of the children!