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World’s Fastest Supercomputers – Infographic

The World’s Fastest Supercomputers

Everyday as consumers, we’re inundated with new technologies.  Better, faster, sleeker computers are always hitting the market, making it almost impossible to keep up.  The same applies to massive computers built on an industrial scale to perform some of the most complex problems and calculations in the world.  Today’s infographic showcases the ten most powerful and fastest supercomputers in the world and where they are located. [VIA]

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Posted by on December 3, 2013 in Infographics


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Cloud Computing: Fact or Fiction? — Infographic

Cloud Computing: Fact or Fiction?

It’s a very common term today: “The Cloud”.  If you are anywhere near a mobile device or computer, you have more likely than not heard of this mysterious entity known as the Cloud, but do you really know what it is and what it does?  As more and more businesses, schools, and individuals are moving their data off-site to aid in accessibility, we are using this cloud more and more.  Today’s infographic helps to clear up some common misconceptions and gives an excellent overview of just what cloud computing is, how safe it is, and the trends for its continued growth. [VIA]

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Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Infographics


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Photo of the Day – 8/13/13 (A Female U.S. Army Audiovisual Technician Stands Beside a Videotape Editing Console, 1973)

Daily Photo — “A Female U.S. Army Audiovisual Technician Stands Beside a Videotape Editing Console, 1973”

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Posted by on August 13, 2013 in Daily Photo


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Gambling With Life As We Know It – Infographic

Gambling With Life on Earth

Lots of people like to try to predict the end of the world.  How many of us will ever forget the fervor leading up to December 21, 2012?  Just how close has the world come to ending, through both natural and man-made disasters?  Today’s infographic highlights some of the closest calls we’ve had. [VIA]

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Posted by on July 29, 2013 in Infographics


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Evolution of File Storage – Infographic

The Evolution of File Storage

With a focus on audio and video files, today’s infographic traces the history of file storage from wax cylinders through .mp3 files as well as how we have shifted to storing more photos and books as digital media files today.  [VIA]

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Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Infographics


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Video of the Day – 5/3/13 (The Art of Creative Coding)

Daily Video — “The Art of Creative Coding

From PBS Off Book, learn about computer coding and programming from an artistic point of view.  Many artists are now emerging with very creative ideas, designs, and applications for computer programming and coding.  Today’s video walks you through a few of the programming platforms they use and the applications and artwo0rk that has been created using them.

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Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Daily Video


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The Evolution of the Microprocessor — Infographic

The Evolution of the Microprocessor

It’s amazing to think that a little over 40 years ago, microprocessors were almost unheard or and hardly as available as they are today.  Now they are so powerful that we all hold in our pockets more computing power than the entire Apollo space program used to land men on the moon!  Today check out how these little bundles of computing joy made it this far:

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Posted by on January 11, 2013 in Infographics


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