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Strategic analytics, forecasting & visualization for smarter choices & greater profits

Whether you use R to access online databases in the cloud or want to scrape website data, it's always better to check if you are online before …

A round up of “Basics” articles @ Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

article<p>https://blog.adafruit.com/2013/07/07/a-round-up-of-basics-articles-evil-mad-scientist-laboratories/<p>A round up of “Basics” articles @ Evil Mad …

Large Scale Data Analytics with XtremeData Parallel SQL Database Engine

A few months ago I have posted an article about Amazon Web Services Redshift – Amazon’s Data Warehouse solution in the cloud. XtremeData dbX is a …

‘Key-Osks’ – “prints” keys, stores fingerprints

‘Key-Osks’ Seek To Make Getting Locked Out A Thing Of The Past. This is like a 3d printing key printer :) If you find yourself losing or misplacing …

Analytics startup Predixion conjures up $20M from Accenture, GE Ventures, & more

Predictive analytics startup Predixion Software has raised $20 million in its third round of funding, the company said today.<p>Predixion offers self-service analytics software for customers in industries including health care, life sciences, financial services, marketing, government, manufacturing, …

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Why Productive People Take Better Notes

If you can’t recall what you had for lunch, why do you think you’ll remember what your mentor just said?<p>In a recent blog post, entrepreneur-author Ben Casnocha relayed this reality check: that as Mark Zuckerberg was sharing lessons from Facebook’s rise to a room full of hard-hustling Silicon Valley …

Information Dashboard Design: Displaying Data for At-a-Glance Monitoring

A leader in the field of data visualization, Stephen Few exposes the common problems in dashboard design and describes its best practices in great …

Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten

Most presentations of quantitative information are poorly designed—painfully so, often to the point of misinformation. This problem, however, is …

Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis

<i>Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis</i> teaches simple, practical means to explore and analyze quantitative …

Watch Videos Go Viral on Twitter

It's a question as old as YouTube: Why do some Internet videos go viral while others sit and collect virtual dust?<p>It's not an easy question to answer …

Zuckerberg: These Internet Services Should Be Free For Everyone

Mark Zuckerberg has big plans for the future of the Internet, and the old-fashioned dial tone has a role to play — at least metaphorically.<p>In an …

Chrome’s Native-Like Packaged Apps Come Out Of Dev Preview And Head To The Desktop, Now Called “Chrome Apps”

Google officially launched its Chrome Apps today, a “new” breed of native/web app hybrid for Chrome OS and Windows that isn’t actually all that new. Google’s Chrome offered so-called packaged apps for quite a while now and today’s “launch” is, for the most part, about bringing these packaged apps …

PocketNC P5 takes desktop CNC to the 5th dimension

What do you get when you put together a husband/wife team of a machinist and mechanical engineer? If you’re [Matt and Michelle Hertel], you get a 5 …

The Story Of How Meticulous Research Built The Trapper Keeper

Who knew? Trapper Keepers were designed to solve problems for a very particular, growing market.<p>For any child of the ’70s or ’80s, it’s hard not to get a bit nostalgic about the Trapper Keeper. A Trapper Keeper wasn’t just a prepubescent productivity tool; it was a right of passage. You’d grown up …

Electronics Everything Reference Poster

[Ben] just sent us this great reference sheet. It’s a poster he compiled of datasheets and various electronic references. He made it after spending …

Nielsen Preps Its Twitter TV Report, While Facebook Extends Data Partnership To Foreign Networks

Nielsen is set to publish its first report with TV rankings based on data from Twitter. The report, which comes out on Monday according to the Wall Street Journal, will look at the number of tweets about a show and the size of the audience that sees them.<p>This is an important move for Twitter ahead …

The Memo That Spawned Microsoft Research---Analysis and Download

Microsoft Research, the central research arm of that tech giant of the northwest, was founded in September 1991. This is the prehistory.<p>With the …

This Just Might Be The Apple IWatch Of Your Dreams

Though tomorrow’s Apple event is shrouded by the usual air of mystery, there will almost definitely be news about a new iPad. The future is less certain for iWatch hopefuls, but in the meantime you can check out this incredibly slick-looking faux mockup of an Apple smartwatch by Berlin-based …

A Super-Tough, Resin-Injected Skateboard That Glows in the Sun

Hydroflex is actually known more for its 3-D surfboard glassing technique that's used in boards from Lost, Surf Prescriptions, and Proctor. Instead …

Native Ads, The Future, And You

Many people are focused simply on delivery. But if you want to make a real impact, it’s all about emotion.<p>Bond. James Bond.<p>Speeding away through the ice space in his silver Aston Martin V12 Vanquish. Ford paid $35 million for that placement. It’s the most expensive native ad in the history of …

Decade In Design: The Biggest Events Of 2006

The past decade has been marked by ferment and change–and design has played its part. Tell us what we missed at #designdecade<p><b>Man with the Golden Touch</b><p><i>Which is more important–being first to market or first to give a TED talk? One touch-screen researcher finds out.</i><p>Jeff Han, a researcher at New York …

Behind The Scenes With The Judges: Products

From a flat-pack kayak to cheeky vibrators for women, the products this year ran the gamut–challenging our judges to weigh novelty against practicality. Here’s how it played out.<p><b>Our Judges</b><p>Jake Barton, Local Projects<br>Joe Gebbia, Airbnb<br>Stephanie Wu, Warby Parker<br>Linda Tischler, <i>Fast Company</i><p><b>The</b> …

Infographic: How NASA Visualized Alien Worlds Before Photoshop

When Voyager I–which recently became the first manmade object to reach interstellar space–flew by Jupiter’s moon Io back in 1979, the satellite’s two-camera Imaging Science System squinted at the molten, pockmarked world and took as many photos as it could before it zoomed by.<p>These primitive …

Watch: Disney’s Experimental Touchscreens Let You ‘Feel’ Digital Objects | WIRED

The latest project out of Disney Research's lab is a rig that lets you feel objects on a touchscreen, using nothing more than some cleverly …

The Most Intimate Thing You Can Do With Your Smartphone

For all the junk food apps they've introduced to our daily diets, it's hard to argue with the fact that smartphones give us an incredible array of …

Nielsen to release its Twitter TV rating data

Nielsen will release its findings today about how many people are tweeting during live broadcasts of television shows.<p>Tweets are a new way for Nielsen to gauge how big of an audience programs have. And for the company’s Twitter-integrated ratings could translate into more advertising sales for …