Category Archives: Technology

August 27

NASA releases portrait of a planet waving at Saturn

Breathtaking raw images of the Earth and Saturn system snapped by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on July 19 during the worldwide ‘Wave at Saturn’ campaign are streaming back across 1 billion miles of interplanetary space. Science team members are now busily processing the images to create individual color composites and a panoramic view of the ‘pale blue dot’ and […]

July 31

6 Ways To Build Trust In Big Data

via InformationWeek. Many business leaders may not believe what big data says, even when it shows increased revenue or efficiency. Big data has to earn their trust. With big data, the biggest hurdle isn’t so much achieving success. It’s getting people to believe in big data — to trust it. And it’s not just trusting […]

July 31

Meet Twine, The Dating App That Doesn’t Care How Hot You Are

via GigaOM. SUMMARY: What if you had a location-based mobile dating and hookup app that wasn’t based around profile photos? Twine is attempting to create an experience that’s focused on conversation rather than looks. ARTICLE: One of the most compelling features of dating or hookup apps like Tinder or Bang With Friends (BWF) is swiping […]

July 30

How To Meet A Fellow Blogger In Real Life

Originally posted on Becoming Cliche:
A few weeks ago, I got the most exciting email from Emily at The Waiting. Maybe you know her. She’s been Freshly Pressed a time or three. Anyway, she said she was coming to my town and wondered if we could meet. Um, yeah! So exciting. I’ve never met up with…

July 19

Fictional Engineers in Popular Culture

Originally posted on Blue Pigeons:
Recently, my little 10 year old cousin Olivia asked me what I was studying at university and I promptly told her engineering. She looked at me and said that that was really boring because it just made her think of a car mechanic. I rolled my eyes, this of course…

July 15

Famous First Landing Pages

Famous First Landing Pages When we think about successful companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, we tend to forget the modest beginnings from which they came. As Paul Graham recently wrote, “Think of some successful startups. How many of their launches do you remember?” Well in celebration of modest beginnings, here’s a dose of reality: […]

July 06

The Facebook Generation

The Facebook Generation. I’m 28 years old, and Facebook belongs to my generation. I joined Facebook as a college student, when it truly was ours and only ours.  All the youth growing up now constantly connected to the internet are following in our footsteps.  In high school, we chatted on AOL Instant Messenger late into […]