laughingsquid:

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, A Book About How to Make the Impossible a Reality by Chris Hadfield

Chris also gave an excellent interview on NPR.

Plans, A Comic About Unexpected Life Obstacles by Doghouse Diaries

"Your Plans" vs. "The Universe"

txchnologist:

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by Charles Q. Choi

One of the greatest challenges the field of artificial intelligence faces is to simulate the workings of a human brain. Now an AI company reveals its software can solve the world’s most widely used test of a machine’s ability to act human, Google’s

Is the Singularity approaching?

courtenaybird:

These 10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy 

Ever wonder why you can’t get a Coke at Taco Bell? It’s because Yum! Brands was created as a spin-off of Pepsi—and has a lifetime contract with the soda-maker. Unilever produces everything from Dove soap to Klondike bars. Nestle has a big stake in L’Oreal, which features everything from cosmetics to Diesel designer jeans. 



Consolidation in the retail consumer space: the illusion of choice.

courtenaybird:

These 10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy 

Ever wonder why you can’t get a Coke at Taco Bell? It’s because Yum! Brands was created as a spin-off of Pepsi—and has a lifetime contract with the soda-maker. Unilever produces everything from Dove soap to Klondike bars. Nestle has a big stake in L’Oreal, which features everything from cosmetics to Diesel designer jeans. 

Consolidation in the retail consumer space: the illusion of choice.

(via emergentfutures)

emergentfutures:

<nyt_headline version=”1.0” type=” “>To Catch Up, Walmart Moves to Amazon Turf


The country’s largest retailer, which for years didn’t blink at would-be competitors, is now under such a threat from Amazon that it is frantically playing catch-up by learning the technology business, including starting @WalmartLabs at Walmart Global E-Commerce, its dot-com division.


Full Story: NYT

An interesting story about Wallmart’s effort to increase its online prowess.

emergentfutures:

<nyt_headline version=”1.0” type=” “>To Catch Up, Walmart Moves to Amazon Turf

The country’s largest retailer, which for years didn’t blink at would-be competitors, is now under such a threat from Amazon that it is frantically playing catch-up by learning the technology business, including starting @WalmartLabs at Walmart Global E-Commerce, its dot-com division.

Full Story: NYT

An interesting story about Wallmart’s effort to increase its online prowess.

mostlysignssomeportents:

Big Data is like Teenage Sex… by giladlotan on Flickr.


Ha ha!  Good analogy about &#8220;Big Data&#8221;

mostlysignssomeportents:

Big Data is like Teenage Sex… by giladlotan on Flickr.

Ha ha! Good analogy about “Big Data”

(via emergentfutures)

Tags: data analytics

llbwwb:


Eagle Lake Milky Way - Acadia National Park (by Nate Levesque)


We don’t often get to see the Milky Way these days.

llbwwb:

Eagle Lake Milky Way - Acadia National Park (by Nate Levesque)

We don’t often get to see the Milky Way these days.

laughingsquid:

Artist Turns 1988 Ford Fiesta Into Sculpture of a Squatting Transformer
llbwwb:


Hello:) Snowball in Summer by Marion Vollborn

Tags: cute kitten

laughingsquid:

Worldwide Woofs and Other Animal Sounds Illustrated in Different Languages

How to speak &#8220;dog&#8221; in many languages.