Category Archives: Technology

iPhone stalking – there’s a map for that

We previously learnt cell phone networks log user locations, and what that data reveals. Today, O’Reilly Radar reports Apple is secretly doing the same with the iPhone and iPad . The information is stored on all iOS4 devices, in an … Continue reading

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Holographic maps

A company called Zebra Imaging has some amazing demos on YouTube of 3D holographic prints. These are flat, laminated images, which don’t require any special viewing equipment or wacky glasses, just some front illumination with a simple halogen or LED … Continue reading

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Sourcemap – visualizing manufacturing supply chains

Have you ever wondered where things come from ? Sourcemap is a free, open-source project aiming to show you where every day items are made and where their components originate. It does this by linking manufacturers with supply chains in … Continue reading

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eBay’s iPad 2 sales mapped

Apple hasn’t revealed global sales figures for the IPad 2 yet, when it does they might look something like this,  but with more zeroes on the numbers. The infographic from eBay maps out Apple iPad 2 sales on the auction site, … Continue reading

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Data stored by cellphone company mapped – the results are astonishing

The New York Times draws our attention to some impressive data journalism from Zeit Online. After a legal battle, Malte Spitz from the German Green party, managed to gain access to records kept by his cellphone company, telecoms giant Deutsche … Continue reading

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Mapping the Demise of an Internet Browser

Ten years after it was launched, and with version 9 imminent, 12% of the world is still using Internet Explorer 6.  With this in mind Microsoft have launched ie6countdown.com which aims to track and encourage the world to move on, … Continue reading

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Amazing Growth in Android Activations Visualized

An incredible video from Google showing the growth in Android device activations, plotted on a spike map. The visualization runs from October 2008 to January 2011, and cuts between a global view, then localized views of the USA, Europe, and … Continue reading

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London’s Silicon Roundabout

You’ve heard of California’s Silicon valley, but what about London’s Silicon Roundabout? The term was coined back in 2008 by Matt Bidduloph. CTO of Dopplr.com, to describe the large cluster of Internet, Technology and Media start-ups around the Old Street … Continue reading

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