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Using Net Vibes Dashboard to Monitor Trending Topics/Keywords

via Black Web 2.0

Worlds Largest Photograph: Dubai in 45 gigapixels

Source: cnet

Dubai has one-upped Paris’ 26 gigapixel picture with a 45 gigapixel photo of their skyline. Now the city can claim among other things, the largest photo-  which captures the tallest building… go figure.

What is an Intergrated Chip aka Microchip? [Video]

via MakeZine

For one thing, it’s a 50+ year old invention that affects every aspect of our daily lives.

Google’s Eric Schmidt on What the Web Will Look Like in 5 Years

I’m gonna try to buy all the Chinese character and Arabic character domain names I can, and just sit on them. Can you imagine the money someone could make selling the Mandarin translation of China.com or the Arabic translation of News.com? Mad Loot.

via HuffPost via ReadWriteWeb

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Some Key Points:

  • Five years from now the internet will be dominated by Chinese-language content.
  • Today’s teenagers are the model of how the web will work in five years – they jump from app to app to app seamlessly.
  • Within five years there will be broadband well above 100MB in performance – and distribution distinctions between TV, radio and the web will go away.
  • “We can index real-time info now – but how do we rank it?”

UPDATE:

Here’s a report on the option to have non latin characters for domain names coming out next year.

I guess Eric Schmidt knew this was coming down the pipeline a while ago.

What are Satelites?

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Windows 7 v.s. Vista

William Kamkwamba on Daily Show with Jon Stewart

After having to drop out of school to help his family due to famine in Malawi, William Kamkwamba went to the library and found a book called “Using Energy”. From this book, the 14 year old created his own windmill to harness energy in his small African Village.

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During the interview, Jon Stewart calls him the closest real life version of MacGyver. The story William tells at the end had me cracking up.

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The book mentioned, “The Boy Who Harnessed Wind” is currently #10 on Amazon.