Network-connected sensors track your fitness
Small data matters as much as big, and none more than data about ourselves. Fitness and health tracking is going wireless and personal.
Built for expressiveness and concurrency, Clojure is a natural fit for data work
Built for expressiveness and concurrency, Clojure is a natural fit for data work. It boasts excellent API support and strong support for use in the cloud.
RethinkDB uses SSDs to their full advantage
Today's databases are designed for the spinning platter of the hard disk. As SSDs begin to enter data centers, it's time for a database that takes advantage of the new technology.
Tomorrow's reality will be prototyped on phones and gaming consoles
Developers can now hack up augmented reality solutions with commonplace gaming consoles, accelerating innovation in virtual extensions to our daily lives.
An important project to watch in 2011
As big data systems evolve rapidly, the Mesos project aims to solve architectural and management headaches. One to watch for 2011.
GPUs bring massively parallel computing into reach
The attributes that make GPUs optimized for graphics can also be used for general computing. Over the last 3 years, GPU computing has moved to the mainstream.
Simple crowdsourcing paints a Twitter map of UK snow
Snow in the UK is generally a source of delight. A simple idea to use Twitter as a way of gathering snow reports from around the country has proved remarkably popular.
Built for emergencies, now available as open source and as a web service
Built for emergencies, Usahidi's mapping and social media monitoring tools also have commercial applications. Though open source, the tools are also available as for-pay hosted services.
Use Gephi and Python to find your personal communities
Using a bit of Python and the Gephi graph tool, exploring your own Twitter network is a great way to learn about analyzing networks: and the results definitely have a "wow" factor.