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In the end, Gmail ended up running on three hundred old Pentium III computers nobody else at Google wanted. That was sufficient for the limited beta rollout the company planned, which involved giving accounts to a thousand outsiders, allowing them to invite a couple of friends apiece, and growing slowly from there.
Gmail’s new-ish tabbed inbox offers the mechanized convenience of sorting all of your solicitations—your Groupons and Gap coupons—into one pile away from your more important email. Right now, that pile—called the Promotions Tab—looks like any other tower of email. But in a new Gmail update, Google has transformed the design from list to Pinterest, with a grid of minimal white cards driven by prominent photos (along with a corporate logo, one-line summary, and the option to star or trash the deal).
Wow, that’s actually a good idea.
Assessments should use digital tools not just to gauge core academic expertise, many educators say, but also to measure abstract abilities aligned with the technology skills needed for success in the workplace.
Cyber Warfare Real Time Map
Interactive 3D visualisation displaying where malware is detected and from around the globe … with a slight cyberpunk aesthetic.
Try it out for yourself here
For millennia, humans futilely attempted to predict the future.
Now—thanks to big data, like the millions of tweets sent every day—scientists can accurately forecast what large groups of people will do next.
Snapchat is a reminder that constraints have a social purpose, that there is beauty in simplicity, and that the ephemeral is valuable. There aren’t many services out there that fundamentally question the default logic of social media and, for that, I think that we all need to pay attention to and acknowledge Snapchat’s moves in this ecosystem.
By allowing us to use our phones to gather information, I felt like he really trusted me to use my phone the right way. It felt like he wasn’t worried that I would be irresponsible. It felt like he was treating me as an adult.
The recent brouhaha around Yik Yak, an app that lets its users share secrets anonymously, made me think about the implications situations like this one might have on BYOD. But before we look into this, let me bring you up to speed with the latest trend in Silicon Valley: anonymous social apps.
*Netscape’s web nineteen years later: web corporations encrypt themselves to annoy state surveillance entities, while Tor usages soars within locked-down, rebellious Turkey.
*The first web browser, released 19 years ago today