Google Chrome Google Chrome runs websites and applications with lightning speed. It's free and is installed in seconds For Windows XP, Vista and 7 New! Mining Our Own Personal Data, for Self-Discovery Stephen Wolfram, a scientist and entrepreneur, wondered: Could all of that information be compiled into a personal database, then analyzed to tell us something meaningful about our lives? Maybe it could suggest when we tended to be the most creative or productive, along with the circumstances that led up to those moments. Dr. Wolfram runs Wolfram Research, which is deeply steeped in data analysis, along with Wolfram Alpha, a computational search engine that provides many answers for Siri, the personal assistant for Apple’s 4S. Computers are good at spotting patterns, and Dr. Wolfram thought an analysis of his own personal data might reveal patterns in his life — for example, when he was most likely to come up with new ideas, “preferably good ones.”
Start-Ups Aim to Help Users Put a Price on Their Personal Data Daniel Rosenbaum for The New York Times Shane Green, standing, founded Personal, a company that helps people control their personal data on the Internet, using what is known as a data locker. The data that people store in their locker can be as prosaic as birth dates, or as specific as a preference for spicy foods. People have been willing to give away their data while the companies make money.
Snagit, screen capture Context is everything. Recording a video lets the person on the other end actually hear your voice. So the next time a webpage, PDF, or video edit is sent to you for feedback, consider dropping the red pen and record a video instead. With Snagit, there’s no waiting. You can record your video, and share it within seconds. The Promise and Peril of the 'Data-Driven Society' Left: Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press; Jim Hollander/European Pressphoto AgencyData from credit card purchases and cell phone use provide a wealth of information about personal behavior. A small group of academics, business executives and journalists gathered at the M.I.T. Media Lab last Thursday, and the purpose was to toss out ideas and discuss the concept of “Data-Driven Societies.” A daunting topic, ambitious and vague at once, it seems. Up to now, the focus on the power and implications of Big Data technology has been involved social media, business decision-making and online privacy. Those are big subjects in their own right.
Pearltrees Raises $6.7M For Its “Collaborative Interest Graph” Pearltrees, a company offering a novel interface for sharing and finding content, has raised 5 million euros ($6.7 million US) in new funding. The basic unit of the Pearltrees service is the pearl, which is basically a bookmark. Users can assemble these pearls into trees based around a topic. Meanwhile, Pearltrees is using that data to determine how different topics and bookmarks are related, and allows users to find new pearls (related to whatever topic they’re exploring) through its “related interests” button. Following the lead from Google’s PageRank and Facebook’s EdgeRank, Pearltrees has named its technology TreeRank. In essence, it’s offering its own version of the “interest graph”, a goal that many startups are chasing.
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» Biography / noahstape.com From Noah’s Tape unspools the inevitable, intimate product of a journey across physical and emotional borders. Alternately tender, corrosive and raw, Noah’s Tape spans and spills from one musical auteur’s odyssey across continents, culture and meaning. Fluently trilingual and of French-Thai descent, Jessica Chalisa Nay has been distilling affliction and bliss through the language of beats, boards and strings since age 16. Nay’s experimentation and continental drift from France and the US to the Far East culminated in the launch of a live act in 2011. Since then Noah’s Tape has earned critical regard and captured audiences at music festivals, concerts and clubs in and around the international hub of Bangkok, Thailand.
Keep your files in sync for free It is not uncommon to have two computers at work, four at home, and a server out on the wide open internet. How to keep all these files in sync? Here are some file synchronization tools that we use, listed in increasing order of complexity. Dropbox dropbox.com Setup: Easy.