Archive | August 2013

Is Google Knowledge?

This is a video from pbsideachannel about an interesting idea about knowledge.

“Google it” seems to be the quick and easy answer for every question we could possibly ask, but is finding facts the same thing as KNOWING?

Having billions of facts at the tips of your typing fingertips may not necessarily be making us any smarter. Some people even think it’s making us more stupid and lazy. Whatever way we process the vast sea of data available, the question remains: is the act of googling the same as knowledge? What the episode and find out!

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Welcome to The Magic

Another view on Disneyland – Welcome to The Magic – A Disneyland Timelapse.

Over 20,000 images to show the one and only Disneyland Anaheim.

Is the Internet Cats?

This is an interesting video about Internet and Cats.

I think we can all agree that the Internet has an intense, borderline obsessive, appreciation for cats. With felines as its spirit animal, the internet can even seem cat-like in personality.

Where does all this kitteh love come from? Humans made the internet, and humans have had an affinity for cats for centuries. But can we make the jump from “the internet loves cats” to “the internet IS cats”? Watch the episode and find out!

Animal Superpowers

This is a video about some very interesting animal superpowers.

Evolution has come up with some pretty amazing ways to get things done when it comes to animals, plants and microbes. From radiation-resistant bacteria (like Dr. Manhattan) to geckos who climb glass using atomic adhesion (like Spider Man) to a shrimp that can shoot a bubble the temperature of the sun (like Aquaman), nature is pretty super.

What’s the definition of comedy?

This is a video from TedEd about the lack of definition of comedy.

What makes us giggle and guffaw?

The inability to define comedy is its very appeal; it is defined by its defiance of definition. Addison Anderson riffs on the philosophy of Henri Bergson and Aristotle to elucidate how a definition draws borders while comedy breaks them down.

DJ decks made of… paper

This is a video from TED about paper and technology.

“I love paper, and I love technology,” says physicist and former sheep herder Kate Stone, who’s spent the past decade working to unite the two. Her experiments combine regular paper with conductive inks and tiny circuit boards to offer a unique, magical experience. To date, applications include a newspaper embedded with audio and video, posters that display energy usage in real-time, and the extremely nifty paper drumkit and set of DJ decks she demonstrates on-stage.

Bitcoin. Sweat. Tide. Meet the future of branded currency.

This is an interesting video from TED about a new digital currency – bitcoin.

Currency — the bills and coins you carry in your wallet and in your bank account — is founded on marketing, on the belief that banks and governments are trustworthy.

Now, Paul Kemp-Robertson walks us through a new generation of currency, supported by that same marketing … but on behalf of a private brand. From Nike Sweat Points to bottles of Tide (which are finding an unexpected use in illegal markets), meet the non-bank future of currencies.

The Perfect Pinterest

This is an interesting infographic about the perfect post on Google+, Facebook & Twitter.

Perfect Post InfographicSource : mycleveragency.com

Online Privacy: How Did We Get Here?

This is a video about an interesting topic – online privacy.

As technology has evolved over the past two centuries, so have our expectations about privacy. This new digital world allows us to connect with each other with increasing ease, but it has also left our personal information readily available, and our privacy vulnerable.Cultural norms have pushed us all online, seemingly at the mercy of whatever terms of service are put before us.

Cookies and tracking allow companies to collect limitless amounts of information about us, often more than we’d share with family and friends. And in the push for national security, the government has collected vast amounts of information as well, often without our knowledge. With the NSA leak reigniting this important debate, we take a closer look at the state of privacy in the digital age.