Coming soon : the internet of things, and a lot of data

What is the internet of things? According to Wikipedia, The Internet of Things refers to uniquely identifiable objects (things) and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. Today, the internet is basically a network of computers, and mobile devices. But, we are now at a tipping point. Soon, there will be more devices connecting to the Internet than there are humans on earth. Everything from your appliances at…

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When will India stop being retarded about the Internet?

So, you have probably heard about the spoof PMO accounts on twitter being banned. If not, then you have now. To begin with, there is absolutely nothing wrong with spoof accounts, especially when they mention in their bio that they are spoof accounts. In fact, these spoof accounts almost always make more sense than real politicians. But then again, a lamp-post in the street makes more sense than…

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How does Mars feel like? Take a virtual trip.

Andrew Bosword, an awesome panographer, has stiched together photos sent by the Curiosity rover together to make an interactive panorama of Mars. Veiwing it actually feels like standing on Mars. Without wasting any more time, just click on ‘Load’ and then ‘Full Screen’ in the top left corner, and expereince Mars, first hand. Via CNET

Why Apple products get a late or no launch in India?

Not much is known about Steve Jobs and his “India connection”. What brought him to India , no facts listed , is it karmic connection many people come India for? We know very little about that. A college dropout who earned money by returning empty Coke bottles and had his weekly free meal at a local Hare Krishna Temple. We don’t know whether the free meals…

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The Higgs boson explained in 9 minutes

Minute Physics did a three video series to explain about the Higgs Boson, any why it matters. And in case you don’t know about Minute Physics already, and are a geek, you should visit the Minute Physics YouTube channel, and subscribe to it immediately. The channel has several videos explaining complex physics theories, in a very simple manner, in around a minute. These videos were…

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Being Iron Man is more than twice as expensive as being Batman

MoneySuperMarket.com has released two info-graphics, which calculate how much would it cost someone, if they wanted to be either Batman or Ironman. Being Batman costs 682 million $ whereas, being Ironman costs 1.6 billion $. And this is the very problem with superheroes. The one’s that you can be, are very rich, and that one’s that you can’t be, well, what’s the point in talking about those. Which…

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A map of the internet!

Some random dude named Ruslan Enikeev, took 350,000 websites on the internet, and arranged them in a vast map, organised by visits and location. One websites proximity to another also depends on where people normally go from a site. If more people go to Facebook, than Wikipedia, from Google, than, Facebook will be closer. The exact algorithm used to arrange these sites is not available, but there’s some…

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Has Google crossed the line in promoting Google+?

Have you been seeing a lot of Google+ lately? I see it everywhere on the Internet, including places like GMail, Google Search and YouTube. And I think that Google has crossed the neutrality line. Google+ in Gmail You can also load hidden comments to the post – Meaning that there is AJAX involved. The comments also get posted via AJAX, from within the email, so you don’t…

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Learn how to behave on the Internet, before you start living there

I have been wanting to say this for a long long time. Ever since I have been on Facebook. One simple thing. Learn the rules of the Internet before you get on it. I finally decided to make my first account on a social networking website in 2010, on Facebook ( I never went to that shitty place Orkut, which was cool because I did…

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How does Solaris, India’s solar car team from DelTech, make eco friendly cars.

DelTech is known for its mechanical engineering. Cars, robots, unmanned flying things, you get the idea, cool stuff. We sat down with Rohit Gupta of Solaris, India’s only solar car team to have participated in more than one race. What does Solaris mean to you? Why did you choose this name? Solaris was the name of the team before we joined it. A better question…

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CERN scientists have almost found the Higgs Boson

First of all, I am not trolling you again. CERN had a conference today. A big conference. Peter Higgs, the dude after which the particle is named, and two other science dudes, who had independently suggested the existence of such a particle, were invited. And then, during a serious presentation, full with comic sans fonts, they said that they have found a boson, that is…

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