Back in 2008, the number of "things" connected to the Internet surpassed the number of people on earth. By 2050, there will be 50 billion things, which range from your smartphone to cattle. Yes, that's right — wire sensors have even been hooked up to cows. So, when one is sick or pregnant, the farmer is instantly notified — that's 200 MB of data per cow per year, folks.
This infographic examines several different aspects of the tech industry, from the number of new tech companies by year to current Internet "hotties" like Facebook — all to determine whether or not we are headed for another dot com bubble.
Now that the shuttle era has ended, what is the future of the space program? Take a look at the infographic below to see space shuttle highlights and what might be next.
The Stuxnet virus has been called "the first weapon made entirely from code". This "motion infographic" examines how it works. Take a look below.
Throughout the history of computing, one rivalry stands out among the rest: Microsoft vs. Apple. Now, we know this isn't news to any of you, but this ginormous infographic compares market cap, stock prices and provides a detailed timeline of Microsoft and Apple releases.
Living in a "on-demand world" has its perks, but in order to keep that good old instant gratification going, low bandwidth costs are crucial. Check out the infographic below to see how prices compare between storage and the cloud.
Oh, how we love our phones. So, why not accessorize them to show just how much we care? Apparently, a lot of us do. In the last 9 months, $497 million was spent in the US alone to add anything from diamonds to the latest app. Check out the infographic below for more fun phone accessory facts.
After just over 2 years and 10,000,000 plus users, foursquare is still going strong. Check out this infographic to see the timeline from March 2009 up until now and which real Mayor has received a mayorship on foursquare.
Today, only one in ten individuals is a heavy mobile shopper — but that statistic is likely to change soon. This infographic predicts world e-commerce sales (from your very own smart phone) to be $119 billion by 2015. Here Microsoft lays out stats reflecting our current mobile shopping habits and predicting them for the future. Shopaholics, rejoice!
Most of us have heard of Angry Birds, but what other apps top the download list? Check out this infographic to see if your app habits are in the mainstream.