Erik Jonason

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Et Tu Rod? Why The Deputy Attorney General Must Resign

“He made—he made a recommendation,” Donald Trump said yesterday of his Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein in an interview with NBC News. “He’s …

CartoDB rebrands as Carto and opens location data mapping to non-coders

CartoDB, a startup specializing in creating maps and visualizations from location data, has announced that it’s changing its name to Carto and is introducing a new self-service product called Carto Builder that’s targeted at non-coders.<p>Founded out of Madrid in 2012, Carto is a software-as-a-service …

Beware ‘nefarious’ use of open data, summit hears

Too little attention has focused on how open access to data can be used by “nefarious interests” to distort and damage scientific enquiry, a senior …

A modern-day Renaissance: APIs fuel a cultural shift in businesses

Since 2000, 52 percent of the Fortune 500 have gone bankrupt, merged, been acquired or fallen off the list for not keeping up with the ever-changing technology landscape.<p>As software proliferates every corner of a business, IT is being crushed by project demands from business users who require …

Three Simple Resolutions to Design Better DataViz

Welcome back to the office! You’re back to work in the new year with energy and ambitions of doing better work than you’ve ever done before. Very …

Data Visualization

A Closer Look at RDDs

Apache Spark has gotten a lot of attention for its fast processing of large amounts of data. But how does it get up to speed? The biggest reason that …

Can The Open-Data Revolution Change Our Democracies?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The End Of Privacy.<p><b>About Beth Noveck's TED Talk</b><p>Former White House deputy CTO Beth Noveck shares her vision of practical openness: connecting bureaucracies to citizens, sharing data, and creating a truly participatory democracy.<p><b>About Beth Noveck</b><p>Beth Noveck …

Import.io wants to help turn web pages into data — fast

Websites are often full of good, structured data. It’s just buried in, well, a website. Unless you’re going to manually enter that data into a …

September 2013

3D-Printed SkySweeper Robot Inspects Power Lines

The SkySweeper, constructed with 3D-printed parts, is able to inch along power lines to inspect them. Built by UC San Diego engineering grad student Nick Morozovsky, the SkySweeper can be built for far cheaper than other line inspection robots.<p>SkySweeper is V-shaped with a motor-driven “elbow” in …

Arduino Based Aquaponics - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Arduino Based Aquaponics uses apduino to get things done. Kretzinger is able to configure the system to work as desired based on sensors and a large …

Rich must cut resource use under new development goals - experts

Aid should no longer be seen as the main way to bring change, say experts on poor countries advising on new sustainable development goals<p>LONDON …

Sustainable Development Goals

Food security weakening "on a scale we haven't seen" - expert

The world is struggling to grow more food for more people as climate change wreaks havoc on water supplies and farms: women’s healthcare and …

Composting: The Climate-Friendly Gardener

Microbreweries, Maximum Sustainability

Paul Anastas on Designing for Adaptation

Readiness Matrix to Develop Adaptation Strategies

Wind Power to Combat Climate Change - How to integrate wind energy into a power system

EnergyMap - your webguide to climate solutions

Rise in violence 'linked to climate change'

<b>Shifts in climate are strongly linked to increases in violence around the world, a study suggests.</b><p>US scientists found that even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a rise in assaults, rapes and murders, as well as group conflicts and war.<p>The team says with the current projected …

'Eternal Darkness,' Gamecube's horror masterpiece, getting a crowd-funded sequel (update)

<i>Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem,</i> released in 2002 for the Nintendo GameCube, wasn't a commercial success, but the game became a cult classic because of a clever time-traveling plot and the unique way it horrified its players. Instead of relying on the jump scare, <i>Eternal Darkness</i> would actively …

Heads Up for iOS review: Fun game for dinner parties or family events - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Heads Up</b> is a social party game you can play with one person or a group, all on one iPhone. The various activities are fun, providing unique entertainment in a group setting.<p><b>The Bad</b> The app doesn't record your scores. Each additional deck costs 99 cents, with no multipack deals.<p><b>The Bottom</b> …

Google Home Mini

Ming Mecca modules steer whole game worlds through voltage (video)

Just about every gamer we know has wanted to alter a game world on the spot, whether it's to cheat, fix game mechanics or experiment. Special Stage Systems' Ming Mecca system is built entirely around that concept -- and will definitely appeal to anyone with a fondness for analog electronics. Knobs …

'Hackathon' Has Been Trademarked in Germany

Every self-respecting nerd loves a good hackathon, right? Hack days, hack fests or any other terminological variation are great ways to get product prototypes up to speed, and some cool stuff can often emerge from them. Indeed, Facebook has held hacks, Google often hosts them, and we too recently …

Does the web still matter?

This week, the World Wide Web turned 20. And the organization in charge of its future seems to have forgotten about the anniversary, which may leave many to wonder: Do we still care about the web?<p>In the distant world of 1993, Tim Berners-Lee and CERN introduced an invention and a set of ideas that …

Storytelling with Data

This is a condensed version of my opening keynote at the Tapestry Conference, which was held yesterday in Nashville’s beautiful Union Station …

Top techies tout their top tech tools for webscale computing

Developers are always on the lookout for new, better, faster, cooler tools, languages, compilers. And the popularity of these toolsets ebbs and …

Tidemark’s Infographics Could Change How Your Business Is Run

Tidemark rolls out infographics that map a company’s profits in microscopic detail, in real time.<p>It’s only been a few months since Tidemark, a bold Andreessen Horowitz-backed business analytics platform, emerged from its beta cocoon. But today, the fledgling company is introducing a new set of …