Launched by Microsoft Research, Moscow State University and UC Berkeley, ChronoZoom has, oh, just about 14 billion years for you to learn about as you travel through time. You didn't have anything else planned today, did you?
When you mention the Encyclopaedia Britannica to people over 30 they will likely recall memories of pouring through one of its volumes to finish all kinds of grade school projects. The reference books that have been a cornerstone of living rooms and libraries for 244 years announced yesterday it will cease printing and will live on entirely in its online and digital ventures.
Did you know that over 250 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day? That's just part of this fact — so check out the rest of the statistic to find out more about those images. Yes, the stats for porn are included.
The pop world's most controversial dresser and queen of Twitter and YouTube is launching her very own social network. Aptly named "Little Monsters" (that's what she calls her fans), the site's leaked beta screenshots suggest her cult community network closely resembles that of the rising Pinterest.
I've long been jealous of Kansas City (it has more fountains than any other city besides Rome!), and my reasons for jealousy have grown: Google is finally ready to install "thousands of miles of" fiber optic cable between the two Kansas Cities as part of its Google Fiber network. This means faster Internet speeds, which is even more important in our post-SOPA world (a whole two weeks later).
As the robots would say, "Resistance is futile!" A new study fresh out of Chicago University's Booth Business School claims that Twitter and email are harder to resist than drinking and smoking. Agree or disagree?
Even if you hated football, the Super Bowl used to be something to look forward to. After all, it's an excuse to round up your friends, put out a sweet spread of snacks and get so drunk you miss work the next day. Beyond the game, the chips and dips and the drinking, there was always an entertainment provided to the rest of us one that, thanks to the dear ol' Internet, has now been ruined.
You've probably run aground of Facebook's new Timeline format somewhere. Maybe you already opted in. If you haven't, click around to a few of your friends and you're bound to see someone's timeline (unless, that is — gasp! — you're not one of Facebook's 800 million or so users). If you like it, well good! You're about to use it. If not, well, uh Well
Internet, your blackouts and protesting have worked (for now). Senator Lamar Smith, the main proponent of SOPA says the House will be delaying legislation regarding the controversial bill that would destroy the Internet as we know it.
Question: what do alcohol, cocaine, heroine, marijuana, methamphetamines and ketamine have in common with the Internet? The answer, apparently, is that they all can both change your brain chemistry in the same way, once you've become addicted to them.