Monthly Archives: January 2017

Top 10 Largest Countries in the World

Stop, don’t read further!  Instead, take a piece of paper, a pen, and write down the list of 10 largest countries in the world by area.  Then, compare it to the actual list below.  If you can guess the top … Continue reading

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Internet of Things (IoT) forecast for 2020

According to the latest article in Forbes, which relies on BCG‘s recent analysis, the future of IoT in the coming years still looks great: B2B spending on IoT technologies, apps and solutions will reach $267B by 2020. By 2020, 50% of IoT spending … Continue reading

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Top World Countries by Literacy Rates

This is an important subject to me since I like to measure progress through education: what people know about the world, can they think critically, do they rely on facts and data, can they change opinion if new facts are … Continue reading

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Weekend Computer Humor

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Weekend Computer Humor

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Cloud Storage Media Usage Ranking

I am not surprised that Apple is ahead of everyone.  Almost every Apple user is also using  iCloud, and most users also use iTunes.  This alone should designate Apple as the winner of this contest. Dropbox gets an honorable second … Continue reading

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The Amazingly Fast Japanese Shinkansen

For those who don’t know it, “Shinkansen” is the name of the Japanese bullet train.  In Japanese, “Sinkansen” basically means “the new main line.”  For all of us, it means “super-fast and comfortable travel”. This video shows some Shinkansen passes achieving … Continue reading

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