Google gets people ready for Glass with new how-to video : theverge

Google’s Project Glass is still exotic, futuristic, and distant — it’s available only for extremely early adopters, including “creative individuals” who were let in through a Twitter and Google+ contest. But a year or more ahead of its consumer launch, Google is already trying to get ordinary people used to the idea of wearing a [...]

The geography of Tweets : twitter

Give every Twitter user a brush and they will paint you the world — if they geotag their Tweets. Those of us on the Visual Insights team are obsessed with the patterns that emerge from aggregated Tweets over time. A continuing curiosity is about the geographical shapes that surface in geotagged Tweets. The images we’re [...]

What’s Inside Google Glass? : catwig

Google’s latest and hottest gadget needs little introduction. Since its public unveiling in April 2012, the tiny head-mounted Android computer has been collecting controversy and sociological analysis. It is currently available in limited beta to eminent members of the tech community and to a selection of “Glass Explorers”. As members of the latter program, we [...]

Computing: The quantum company : nature.com

“I’ve been doing combative stuff since I was born,” says Geordie Rose, leaning back in a chair in his small, windowless office in Burnaby, Canada, as he describes how he has spent most of his life making things difficult for himself. Until his early 20s, that meant an obsession with wrestling — the sport that, [...]

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here’s The Creepier Technology That Comes Next : forbes

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are increasingly turning to more sophisticated techniques to identify potential [...]

How to shoot yourself in the foot in different programing languages

C You shoot yourself in the foot. C++ You accidentally create a dozen clones of yourself and shoot them all in the foot. Providing emergency medical assistance is impossible since you can’t tell which are bitwise copies and which are just pointing at others and saying, “That’s me, over there.” JAVA After importing java.awt.right.foot.* and [...]

Revolution Analytics brings in-Hadoop R to Cloudera’s CDH : zdnet

Revolution Analytics, the corporate benefactor-in-chief of the R programming language, is now supporting the integration of R inside Cloudera‘s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), versions 3.0 and 4.0. Specifically, the upcoming version 7.0 of the Revolution R Enterpise distribution and its ScaleR algorithms will run inside CDH3 and CDH4, eliminating the need to move data out of CDH and [...]