Inventor of email and savior of the @ sign, Ray Tomlinson, is dead at 74

A computing legend has died. The inventor of email, Ray Tomlinson, suffered an apparent heart attack on Saturday, according to reports. He was 74 years old. Tomlinson sent the very first email back in 1971; at the time, he was working in Boston at Bolt, Beranek, and Newman (BBN), a company that was instrumental in… Continue reading Inventor of email and savior of the @ sign, Ray Tomlinson, is dead at 74

Contribute to real science in Eve Online’s Project Discovery

If there’s one thing I know about lab guinea pigs, it’s that they’re well compensated. Unless they’re actual guinea pigs, in which case they’re dissected. But you can contribute to science for cold, hard profit in Eve Online. Project Discovery, in association with the Human Protein Atlas, is crowdsourcing to identify patterns of protein localisation in human cells… Continue reading Contribute to real science in Eve Online’s Project Discovery

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is released! Smallest, cheapest computer with built in WiFi and Bluetooth!

TL;DR: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is out now. This latest model includes 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 running at 1.2 GHz. It’s a usable desktop computer. Available now at the usual Pi retailers for $35. News of the latest Raspberry Pi swept around the Internet like wildfire… Continue reading Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is released! Smallest, cheapest computer with built in WiFi and Bluetooth!

Facebook rolls out a more expressive “Like” feature!

YOUR NEWS FEED is about to get a lot more expressive. After months of user testing in a handful of countries, Facebook today is releasing “Reactions” to the rest of the world. The feature isn’t so much a new tool as it is an extension of an existing one; by long-pressing—or, on a computer, hovering—over the “like” button,… Continue reading Facebook rolls out a more expressive “Like” feature!

The History and Power of the Hashtag

Twitter didn’t invent the hashtag (#), but it certainly popularised it with the masses. Once more commonly referred to as the pound sign, online use of the hashtag began on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) in the late 1990s, where it was used to categorise items into groups. In August 2007, designer Chris Messina asked his… Continue reading The History and Power of the Hashtag

Ever wonder how Facebook ranks you and your friends?

Have you ever wondered how Facebook ranks your friends for you? The company keeps a score for everyone you interact with on the social network. This affects the order of results when you start typing a name into the search box, the people that appear on top in your Friends pane when someone visits your… Continue reading Ever wonder how Facebook ranks you and your friends?

Ideas to Improve People’s Lives: Brand Generosity

Brand Generosity is a term used for the idea that a brand should be out there adding good things to people’s lives and to the culture. 6 main ideas that can help you practice this idea of brand generosity is: Inspire: give them something beautiful or emotive Provoke: give them something that makes them think McDonald’s made their billboard… Continue reading Ideas to Improve People’s Lives: Brand Generosity