1. shortformblog:

The new Mobile Mindset study, conducted by Harris Interactive, has revealed a great deal of new information about the habits of mobile phone users. Nearly 60% of those surveyed said they don’t go more than an hour without checking their phone, while 73% said they felt a sense of panic if/when their device is lost. The most surprising statistic though, at least to us, were the primary reasons people fear losing their phones — only six percent of those surveyed said they were worried that valuable account information could be stolen, while 38% cited the cost and hassle of replacing the phone.

    shortformblog:

    The new Mobile Mindset study, conducted by Harris Interactive, has revealed a great deal of new information about the habits of mobile phone users. Nearly 60% of those surveyed said they don’t go more than an hour without checking their phone, while 73% said they felt a sense of panic if/when their device is lost. The most surprising statistic though, at least to us, were the primary reasons people fear losing their phones — only six percent of those surveyed said they were worried that valuable account information could be stolen, while 38% cited the cost and hassle of replacing the phone.

  2. A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work.m4v (by UserExperiencesWorks)

  3. photojojo:

Biggest CF card of all time!
Lexar’s newly announced 256GB CF card might just have more storage than your old PC.
Lexar Makes a 256GB CF Card
via Gizmodo

    photojojo:

    Biggest CF card of all time!

    Lexar’s newly announced 256GB CF card might just have more storage than your old PC.

    Lexar Makes a 256GB CF Card

    via Gizmodo

  4. todaysdocument:

RIP, Steve Jobs.
Thanks in part to Steve Jobs, the computer has evolved from the 27-ton ENIAC (“Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator”) requiring multiple human operators to a 4-oz iPhone that could be resting in your pocket right now.
How does this compare to your first computer?  Did it use a keyboard and mouse or just punchcards?  Did it have a touchscreen or just paper tape?

    todaysdocument:

    RIP, Steve Jobs.

    Thanks in part to Steve Jobs, the computer has evolved from the 27-ton ENIAC (“Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator”) requiring multiple human operators to a 4-oz iPhone that could be resting in your pocket right now.

    How does this compare to your first computer?  Did it use a keyboard and mouse or just punchcards?  Did it have a touchscreen or just paper tape?

  5. npr:

sunfoundation:

Interactive map of the internet’s underwater paths

Ever wondered how your email can cross the vastness of the ocean and  be delivered almost instantly, anywhere in the world? It’s all down to a  network of fibre-optic cables that link up the continents and transmit  terabits of data every second.


Yes, yes I always did wonder about this. —Wright

    npr:

    sunfoundation:

    Interactive map of the internet’s underwater paths

    Ever wondered how your email can cross the vastness of the ocean and be delivered almost instantly, anywhere in the world? It’s all down to a network of fibre-optic cables that link up the continents and transmit terabits of data every second.

    Yes, yes I always did wonder about this. —Wright

  6. csmonitor:

PHOTO: Repliee Q2 (r.) reacted as student Motoko Noma touched her face at a Tokyo exhibition in 2006. The android represents strides in adaptive machine systems that have continued to advance. (Kiyosha Ota/Reuters/File)
READ: Uncanny Valley: Will we ever learn to live with artificial humans?
Creepy. as. all. get. out.
 

    csmonitor:

    PHOTO: Repliee Q2 (r.) reacted as student Motoko Noma touched her face at a Tokyo exhibition in 2006. The android represents strides in adaptive machine systems that have continued to advance. (Kiyosha Ota/Reuters/File)

    READ: Uncanny Valley: Will we ever learn to live with artificial humans?

    Creepy. as. all. get. out.

     

  7. rustybreak:

Treehotel in Sweden.I blogged this before but blogging again, one of my favourite buildings.

    rustybreak:

    Treehotel in Sweden.
    I blogged this before but blogging again, one of my favourite buildings.

  8. "No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true."
  9. climateadaptation:

    PBS show on green tech, now free on Hulu. Looks pretty good. 

    realcleverscience:

    Making Stuff: Cleaner, with David Pogue (a tech columnist for the NYT well known for his engaging sense of humor), is part of a NOVA series about the growing world of materials science. This episode deals primarily with plastic, cars, and energy sources, and is a pretty good introduction to some of the popular issues and solutions.

    Other episodes cover making stuff stronger, smaller, and smarter. All the episodes are informative and entertaining. And now all can be seen for free on Hulu!  =D   (here)

    Enjoy!

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