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Part 3a: Plotting with ggplot2

(This article was first published on <b>Analytical Minds</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>We will start off this first section of Part 3 with a …

Creating and Developing Awareness

<b>We believe that a compassionate world is a peaceful world.</b><p><b>We believe that a compassionate world is possible when every man, woman and child treats</b> …

Smart city and its discontents

The idea of the smart city seems to have triumphed as a term that aims to bring together the link between the twenty-first century technologies and …

The rise of data and the death of politics

On 24 August 1965 Gloria Placente, a 34-year-old resident of Queens, New York, was driving to Orchard Beach in the Bronx. Clad in shorts and sunglasses, the housewife was looking forward to quiet time at the beach. But the moment she crossed the Willis Avenue bridge in her Chevrolet Corvair, …

Soon you’ll be able to stick iBeacons on anything

Estimote makes iBeacons in little polygon shapes with cool colors and custom designs. Designed to communicate over low-energy Bluetooth, Estimote Beacons can be used to alert nearby smartphones of a specific deal when they enter a shop, for example.<p>But what if different items for sale in that shop …

Apps

How does the internet really work?

Upload a photo or send an email, and what happens next? BBC Factomania has a two-minute guide to the lightning-speed journey that happens as soon as you press click.<p>There are over 300 million images uploaded to Facebook every day, and over 5 billion gigabytes of material on the web in total, but …

Internet of Things

The trouble with trying to make trains go faster

As technology advances, transport gets ever faster, and trains are no exception. But with great speed come great drawbacks. Katia Moskvitch reports on the pitfalls facing train designers trying to reach even greater speed on rails.<p>Since George Stephenson’s Rocket, designers have been trying to make …

Trains

These are the best video chat apps to help you stay in touch

Nowadays, people around the world can instantly communicate, bridging the distance via voice calls, texts, and emails with the simple touch of a …

Apps

The home of civil engineering

https://www.ice.org.uk/<p>Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)<p>article<p>27/06/2014 14:48:42<p>https://www.facebook.com/institutionofcivilengineers<p>ICE supports …

Publications > Local Transport Today

Greater Manchester’s bus network could be split... continue<p>The England’s Economic Heartland grouping of... continue<p>Transport policy and planning …

Home Depot, Lowe’s bring the Internet of Things to DIYers

By Mohana Ravindranath<p>Home improvement stores, destinations for the do-it-yourself consumer, have long sold the hammers, nails and tools people need to fix up their houses.<p>Now large chains such as Home Depot and Lowe’s are selling virtual tools — sensors, Wi-Fi enabled appliances and software — to …

Humanizing big data: The everyday impact of crowd science

In my recent VentureBeat post, I explored the emerging field of crowd science, how this sub-niche of data science is at the intersection of analytics and psychology, and how we apply it to our customers’ innovation processes at Mindjet. Since then, I’ve stumbled upon numerous articles and news …

Uber Launches Taxi-Booking Service in Hong Kong

Uber is aggressively expanding into the turf of taxi-booking apps in Asia. Today it announced the launch of ‘uberTAXI’ in Hong Kong (as spotted by Tech in Asia), which will connect customers with licensed taxis in the city. This comes just a few days after it launched the same service in Japan’s …

StrataCloud raises $2M to keep on rocking with its data center management software

Virtualized data centers that run lots of virtual machines for handling applications on every single server can save you a lot of money. But managing these virtual machines along with regular, non-virtualized servers might not be easy. StrataCloud, a startup that helps manage VMware-based data …

Google Now for Android shows alternate flights when yours gets delayed

These days, it's all <i>rush rush rush,</i> isn't it? Our tiny digital assistants are becoming more crucial in getting our days running smoothly, and thanks to a new update to the Google Search Android app, Google Now just got a little bit smarter... at least when it comes to transit and transport. There's …

Change This iPhone Setting To Stop Closed Apps From Tracking Your Location

Foursquare users who play hooky from work to go see a movie may not “check in” for fear of colleagues seeing their whereabouts, but the app still knows they’re there. Last week, the Wall Street Journal confirmed an earlier report that Foursquare “tracks your every movement, even when the app is …

Mobile Phones May Soon Be Charged Using Sound

Packed with apps and running full-time on the Internet, mobile phones are turning into energy guzzlers. But in the near future, you will just need to …

Vint Launches Mobile Apps for Its On-demand Fitness Trainer Platform

If you’ve always wanted a personal trainer but found the expense a little off-putting and lack the motivation to keep working out on your own, then help may be at hand in the form of Vint’s new mobile apps for iOS and Android, which promise to make finding a local training session a …