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New Park in Rockland, Maine Celebrates Google Maps

“The brilliance of Google,” writes Owl Eyes Creative, “is that the company has grown to understand its users.” Part of understanding Google’s users is an understanding of where Google users live. Google has become an unrivaled expert at using the power of well-designed data mining

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Big Data, Doctor Who, And Bob’s Burgers

This, the latest installment of How Big Data Is Going To Make Human Insight Obsolete, comes to us courtesy of Netflix, which assures me that, because I watched Doctor Who, I will want to watch Bob’s Burgers… (“This animated series centers on Bob Belcher and

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Cubity Showcase Showcases Problems

Has 3-D printing gone mainstream? Not if this display at my local tech store is any indication.  You, too, can print a model as an actual 3-D plastic object that… um, is brittle and breaks. But, but, wait!  Look at the glasses it prints out:

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Has Social Media Really Killed Off Traditional Media?

“Every day fewer and fewer people get breaking news from a newspaper or even TV.” — Social Media Today, “Is News Dead?” A tallyboard for historical ship replicas touring the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. provided one indication this week to the contrary:

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Coca Cola’s Plan For Diabetes-Friendly Soccer

When Coca Cola thinks of soccer, this is the image it has in mind: A person walks into Coca Cola’s marketing building – the Casa Coca Cola – behind the new Maracana stadium in Brazil, sits on a bench and has a weird box harnessed

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Save The Planet! Don’t Wear I/O Denim Jeans!

It’s widely acknowledged that human beings are bad for the planet. We degrade natural habitats. We pollute. We change the climate. The fewer human beings around, the better it will be for the biosphere. But, how can we accomplish population reduction in a humane manner?

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?