Every second, someone is editing Wikipedia pages. Someone is always constantly doing so. Now, you can watch where the world is getting smarter in real-time.
This Wikipedia Recent Changes Map shows the map of the world and the pages being edited on Wikipedia. It was created by Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi and it shows the anonymous edits that happen on Wikipedia at any given moment.
Nokia officially launched their new Lumia 928, a Verizon exclusive and an update to the 920, which had been exclusive to AT&T.
The most noticeable feature is that it's much thinner and lighter than the 920, and retains the same optical stabilization, screen and guts as its original. It's also rumored to have an aluminum body, instead of the polycarbonate skin that has defined the Lumia line until now. The weight of the original 920 was one of the only downsides to the phone, so it's great that they've addressed the issue.
The tiny magnets make your iPad's Smart Covers useful. But they could also turn off pacemakers, as discovered in a new series of experiments.
For her science fair project earlier this year, 14-year old Gianna Chien decided to test if the iPad Smart Cover magnets were strong enough to interfere with implanted defibrillators. She tested her hypothesis on 26 participants and found that 30% of the time the magnets used caused the devices to stop working. Since then, she began to get attention from medics, and will soon be reporting her findings to 8,000 doctors at a Heart Rhythm Society meeting in Denver.
The Lit is, according to NZN Labs' Indiegogo page, able to quantify a score based on g-forces, air time, jumps, spins and anything else non-mainstream athletes are into - like motocross or surfing. It sounds appealing, but just how are they doing it? The specs for the Lit include an "advanced" 6-axis sensor, an "extreme gyro range" to measure g-forces, and it also uses your phone's GPS for even more accurate measurements:
The Embrace+ works very simply. It's a bracelet that lights up when a new email, tweet, Instagram tag or any other notifications pop up on your phone. You can color-code emails, or phone calls, and so on so that you won't need to pull out your phone to check for notifications all the time. It's not a bad idea. Would you wear it? [Embrace]
Microsoft released a couple of ads in Asia to promote its Windows 8 operating system. They used some kooky visual analogies in the ad. Check them out below:
"Beautiful and Fast," shows three bare faced women racing to apply a face full of makeup in 10 seconds. The final woman - representing Windows 8's attractive and efficient interface succeeds in doing so.
Chris Hadfield is scheduled to make his return trip to Earth late Monday after spending five months on the International Space Station. He decided to commemorate his final hours in space with a music video.
Apple's World Wide Developers Conference is just a month away, and we continue to speculate what iOS 7 would look like in a major UI overhaul. Jony Ive and his team at Apple are rumored to be going for a very "flat" look.
When it comes to activity trackers, swimmers are getting really screwed, mainly because they all track bipedal movements. Plus, wearing a chest strap when training isn't exactly ideal. Now, Instabeat claims to be able to track your heart rate and relay information to a tiny display in your goggle with an accuracy rate of 97 percent. Check it out:
Amiigo may look like any other wrist-worn activity monitor, but it not only has an array of sensors to track your heart rate of skin temperature, it also claims to know what you're doing without you telling it what you're doing. It comprises of a bracelet and show clip that work independently, but jointly send feedback to your mobile device. Amiigo can also decipher the difference between jumping jacks, a jog, and dead lifts.
Gadgets can be worn anywhere, and we're not talking about the big boys. A bunch of smaller and unique gadgets are popping up on crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Here is Smart: A heart rate monitor for your noggin.
Goldman Sachs officials called Bloomberg LP out this week when they realized that reporters from Bloomberg News had been monitoring activity on traders' terminal accounts.
The terminals cost more than $20,000 a year and are a ubiquitous source across banks and trading firms with 315,000 subscribers. Reporters did not have any extensive private access but could see when traders logged on to a terminal and checked things like bond trades or equities indices.
It's still unclear as to whether humans can procreate in space. Vsauce is taking on the question and looking at how a baby born in space would have problems with balance, vision and motion awareness.
A womb in space could affect blood production, spine length, bone mass and heart strength. Or everything else. Which doesn't sound like the healthiest of things. But you say, wasn't Captain Kirk born in space? [Vsauce]
Kim Dotcom announced that he has instructed the Mega staff to delete any public copies of the blueprints for the 3D printable gun. He explains:
I think it’s a serious threat to the security of the community. I think it’s scary that people can print 3D guns that can’t even be detected by metal detectors. This should concern everybody.[TechCrunch]
Microsoft is reportedly skipping numbers in its next version of the Xbox. Code named "Durango", the unofficial Xbox 720 is going to be reportedly called "Xbox Infinity", according to the International Business Times:
Diamonds are a girl's best friend. But it could also be the future's best friend too. A nanoscale defect in diamonds known as a nitrogen vacancy center might be the key to it. It measures magnetic fields with accurate precision.
A recent breakthrough in the collection of solar energy might give the process of photosynthesis a new job. A team of researchers at the University of Georgia have figured out how to harness photosynthesis in the creation of electricity.
Are you the type to check the web for your symptoms before going to the doctor? One mother delayed taking her freshly shot 14 year old soon to the hospital for seven hours because she was searching WebMD for "Gunshot Wound". Not exactly a good first step to an emergency response.