Nokia launched its first mobile phone — the Mobira Talkman –- in 1984. Weighing just over 11 pounds, the phone was revolutionary for its time. A little over 20 years later, in 2005, the company introduced its first multimedia smartphones, and in 2011 it introduced the Lumia line, the first Windows Phone handsets. Check out the infographic below for a look back at Nokia from 1984 to today.
Worry about cybercriminals getting into personal files and online banking accounts? Imagine if someone could actually extract that information directly from your brain. Scientists from the University of California and the University of Oxford in Geneva are working on developing technology that could hack or retrieve sensitive data from a person’s brain, such as PIN numbers and place of birth, by using a low-cost device. With the help of an off-the-shelf Emotiv brain-computer ($299) — a wireless head piece — researchers are able to track brain signals when someone is shown familiar messages. For example, scientists asked subjects to wear the deviceRead More
You're sitting down, working at your computer, like you are right now. Then your phone rings, or you grab a glass of water, or you need a potty break. You know you should turn off your computer to save energy, but you don't want to take the time to restart it when you get back. Or maybe energy conservation isn't the first thing on your mind. Now the Brazilian company Ecobenefícios has a simple idea to put a dent in this energy suck: the GreenCam, a free app that automatically turns off your monitor when you leave your desk. It usesRead More
This infographic from OnlineCollege.org details how often we confuse multitasking with actual distraction. For example, employees who use a computer for work are, on average, distracted every 10.5 minutes. Students who bring their laptops to class aren’t doing much better, since 62% of the web pages that they open during class are completely unrelated to the lecture. And what about the 67% of people who check their email or use a mobile web browser while on a date?
The Netherlands has developed an electric "super bus" that can carry 23 passengers and reach a top speed of 155km/h and is fully electric. The vehicle is the brain child of Wubbo Ockels, the Netherlands' first astronaut and currently a professor of aerospace sustainable engineering and technology. The aim is for the bus, which cost 13m euros to develop, to become a new form of public transport. In May Mr Ockels will put the bus on show at a trade fair in Dubai. "SuperBus," a 30-passenger electric vehicle that can move along at up to 155 mph. It's so fastRead More
The infographic, created by AppsBlogger.com, looked at a total of 45,815 Kickstarter projects and nearly $215 million pledged funds. It shows that the secret to having a successful Kickstarter project is setting a realistic monetary goal and dedicating the right amount of campaigning days to spend on the site.
The infographic below, based on compiled research from the University of North Carolina’s online MBA program.
The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers team smashed its own Guinness world record for largest Rube Goldberg machine with a 300-step behemoth that flawlessly accomplished the simple task of blowing up and popping a balloon. The team spent more than 5,000 hours constructing the machine that accomplished every task ever assigned in the competition's 25-year history, including peeling an apple, juicing an orange, toasting bread, making a hamburger, changing a light bulb, loading a CD and sharpening a pencil.
Search engines like Google scour the web to figure out how to rank content. But what if you want to know which of some 2000 technologies a web site is using? And, what if you want to know what the tech trends are across the 130 million largest sites on the web today? You could just dig through the source code for each site you’re interested in to answer these questions piecemeal, or you could repurpose other web site profilers designed for search engine optimization or other jobs. Or, you could use BuiltWith. Built by one-man team Gary Brewer inRead More