Author: Keith Powers
Excerpt: Get ready for the onslaught of small data. Or non-data. Anti-data.
Anything but big data.
Katherine Mitchell DiRico's exhibition "Data Sets," on view through Feb. 4 at Montserrat College's Schlosberg Gallery, wants you to think about data, implies data, and establishes an aesthetic around data - all without any data.
Her delicate, barely visible wall installations - pinned wire, some string, pencil marks, shockingly little color - look like carelessly copied musical scores, or perverse renderings of DaVinci's geometric anatomical drawings. Pinned wire and string emanate from a central, tangled cluster, stretching out into incoherent, unequal directions.
Author: Dr Rajeev Jayadevan
Excerpt: A study was done in Israel about the chances of a prisoner getting parole from the judge in court. It was found that the first few prisoners who appeared in court during the day had a greater chance
Source: A New Domain
Author: Mike Olsen
Excerpt: aNewDomain — Information overload. That’s the only way to describe Nintendo’s last night’s pair of lives stream events about the hotly-anticipated Nintendo Switch.
But let’s not bury the lede. Pricing and Zelda were the biggest questions on gamer’s minds going into the broadcast. And Nintendo, at long last, had answers.
The Switch will retail in the US at $299. Most in the industry speculated an initial price point of $249, yet the pricing aligns nicely with the Xbox One and the PS4. Given the Switch is a hybrid gaming console and portable gaming device, I doubt many will balk at that price.
Source: The Huffington Post
Author: Aimee Okafor
Excerpt: We now spend 10 hours a day looking at a screen. That’s nearly half of our lives spent living in a virtual world. The iPhone was released just 10 years ago. Our existence has been radically transformed in a relatively short space of time. While it is hard to remember life before computers, research shows that we aren’t as effective on screens as we might think. We tested the effects of multi-screening on brand recall and found that when dealing with more than one device at a time, the mental strain decreases our attention and emotional response and eventually leads to cognitive collapse – which means people are looking, but they haven’t the mental energy to take more in (all too familiar a feeling in the connected lives we lead.)
Source: Fleet World
Author: Katie Beck
Excerpt: The exponential rise in the adoption of telematics by companies is raising vital questions that every fleet manager should have answers to.
With the devices generating reams of data, there is a growing onus on those controlling fleet operations to ensure that they are acting on this information and not ignoring ticking timebombs which could land them, and their business, in court.
Source: Business Insider
Author: Matt Weinberger
Excerpt: Sometimes, it's the little things that make the biggest impact.
For instance, when $3.8 billion work chat app Slack announces on Wednesday that it's adding threaded conversations, it's not just adding a much-requested feature that makes it easier to keep team conversations on-topic and get things done.