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Yossarian – a search engine that can make you more creative

September 26th, 2014 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

How it works. You will see endless photos of white models if you type “beauty” into Google image search. Search “beauty” in Yossarian, the metaphorical search engine, and it returns pictures of men shaking hands, a little boy dressed as a super hero, and burning money. Keep scrolling and new understandings of “beauty” pop up.    



Internet of Things gets a battery-free chip the size of an ant

September 25th, 2014 at 9:24 am » Comments Off

Ant-sized chip. The Internet of Things has been around for awhile. As chips get smaller and cheaper, we should be able to embed them in everyday items. Appliances, lighting, doors, climate control—all these things (and many more) get a chip and an internet connection. They can send data and receive commands. (Video)    



Establishing a personal brand website future proofs your career

September 24th, 2014 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

Your personal brand website future proofs your career in a world of unstable contract hire. When you establish Your Personal Brand Website you are essentially setting up ‘The business called You.’ This business called you, you will be leasing to companies for a period of usefulness.  



Top 10 ways connected devices will impact every business

September 16th, 2014 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

The IoT will affect all types of organizations. The number of mobile-connected devices this year will exceed the world’s population. Most organizations will have to respond in some way to the rise of connected devices in order to survive the next decade. As connected products, connected logistics, and connected phones become ubiquitous, they create value […]



How digital technologies are changing the physical world

September 15th, 2014 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

Our physical world is now technology-enabled by the digitization of everything. Ted Hall, CEO of ShopBot Tools, which designs and manufactures digital fabrication tools priced for individuals and smaller manufacturing shops, says “complexity is cheap now, and quality is almost free.”    



SlideRule searches for the best online courses

September 12th, 2014 at 10:55 am » Comments Off

SlideRule is a fantastic new tool that will save you some serious time as you search around for the best online course that suits your needs. The service is free to use. SlideRule lets you search for courses based on your specified criteria but also narrows down your search based on your needs. Best of […]



Culture clash looms over the Internet of Things

September 11th, 2014 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

Dropcam’s computer algorithm lets a camera know who people are in the field of view. There’s a gold rush underway to connect our devices to the web. For many, the devices are the keys to the kingdom — either riches in the form of selling data or from creating a widely used platform for services […]



Views for the top 100 YouTube channels have grown by 80.5% in the past year

September 7th, 2014 at 8:37 am » Comments Off

YouTube’s  biggest star PewDiePie’s gaming videos were watched 439m times in July 2014 alone. There are more than 1 billion viewers a month on YouTube. They watch 6bn hours of video, with nearly 40% of it watched on mobile devices. Its top channels are taking advantage.    



Understanding the value of a Massive Open Online Course

September 5th, 2014 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

The beauty of the on-demand MOOC format is that the student is in the driver’s seat. Elliott Masie: After 30 years in a corporate learning setting, I wanted to try something different. So, I decided to experiment in the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs), knowing I could share my passion of big data […]



A map of all the pinged devices on the internet

September 4th, 2014 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Here’s a map where all devices on the internet are located. The Internet consists of a vast series of tubes, computers, and devices networked together sharing the same information. But where are all those pieces of hardware located?    



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