That means FedEx is capable of transferring 150 exabytes of data per day, or 14 petabits per second—almost a hundred times the current throughput of the internet.
A really interesting use of Amazon’s mechanical turk platform.
Project Glass: One day… (by Google).
Google’s commercials are always so good, because the technology seems to work so naturally with how people already live their lives. Like, this isn’t a commercial to persuade you to adopt a new way of life with a new technology, it’s to show you that the technology already anticipates how you live your life and will fit right in. It’s a real thing of beauty.
(THOUGH there is no ignoring the giant amount of privacy you give up when sharing ALL of this with google. But that’s just the normal complaint about Google.)
Couldn’t have said it better myself. The ruling is super specific, so it’ll be interesting to see what effect it will have long-term and outside of California. But it’s good to have an appellate court putting this kind of thing in the official reporter of decisions.
This really perfectly captures something I’ve found myself thinking pretty often when I think about my reactions to something new.
Imagine an entirely intuitive and visual programming language for customizing your internet experience. The “if…then” setup here is basically step one. But imagine if you could nest them. Like, “if an Instagram photo comes in, then —> if no new Facebook status updates today, then post link to new Instagram photo.” The possibilities are basically endless at that point…
(via xkcd: Working).
There are a lot of questions called up by people that clip coupons and hunt for deals endlessly and buy groupons. The time you spend is also worth money, so the clipping and hunting has to be fun independently of the money saved for it to actually be worthwhile.
The upshot of that is that a person who refuses to bust their ass trying to find the best deal is not a dumb or lazy person. It’s a person who does not get any intrinsic reward from the hunt. This is a person that has decided that having the freedom to go to the Thai place down the street whenever he wants is more valuable than saving ten percent but being forced to go to that specific place in a certain time period.