Watches, tweets and shocks
Here are a few tidbits of what’s happening in the world of tech.
Sometimes social media can surprise you.
By now all of your Facebook friends and enemies have posted a video of themselves dumping an ice bucket on their heads. There are videos of Steven Spielberg, Bill Gates, Katy Perry, Charlie Sheen, Emily Blunt, Weird Al, Derek Jeter, and, well, pretty much everyone online doing it also.
ALS, #ShowUsCNY14 and Ice Cream for Breakfast
Here are a few things going on in tech:
Venture capitalists and angel investors from all over the country were in attendance.
Just a few years ago, starting a company meant renting out or buying an old storefront somewhere, swinging a hammer over a few nails until it looked just right, and selling some odd number of trinkets or plumbing services.
Facebook, Starbucks, Snapchat and Disney
What’s happening in tech? The Facebook Messenger
The world is becoming more… machine.
“You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland…” – Morpheus, The Matrix This is not about The Matrix.
Here are a few things going on in the tech industry.
The Guardians Strike Back Marvel’s latest and perhaps greatest thus far – Guardians of the Galaxy – has grossed over $94 million domestically, making it the biggest non-sequel (it’s about time) of the year and August opening for a film of all time.
A few advancements tech has had upon the movie industry
Next November marks the 120th anniversary of film, an illustrious art form that has produced over 1.7 million pieces and thanks to the invention of the home camcorder and more recently - “everyone has a video camera on their phone” – new titles are added to the list daily.
Just imagine what people were feeling when the light bulb was invented!
Clean Water A new ocean-cleaning floating garbage picker has been designed to make our world’s waters just a little cleaner and safer for wildlife. A prototype of the device has been built and is located near Easter Island, one of the hubs for plastic in the Pacific Ocean. Plastic – used for an average of 5 minutes before being discarded takes over 500 years to biodegrade and is often found wandering in open water.
Technology has changed the way we do the most significant and mundane things in life. Here’s a quick snapshot of a few telling examples.
The Today Show in 1994 was a lot different than it is “today.” A short, infamous clip of three hosts baffled by everything having to do with “the internet” is extremely laughable now in the “age of online.” Back then, it was Greek to people; now, it’s a universal language.