Even I hadn’t even heard of a zettabyte before. A term for data storage equal to 1.1 trillion gigabytes? That sounds crazy and absurd. Yet we are closing in of the transfer of a zettabyte of data annually. The future of the internet isn’t slower speeds and less data transfer, it will be more video streaming, phone lines or video calling and mobile streaming.
Programs like Skype and facetime are taking off. People like to look each other in the eye, can you blame them? Telecommunication has a bright future as well with the increase of data transfer. Imagine calling up the customer service line and the representative walking you through the problem side by side. This technology is out there all ready, but most large companies don’t take advantage of it.
Soon internet speeds will be increased across the board. Companies like Google Fiber are brining extremely fast internet speeds for a reasonable price and the other ISPs will have to catch up. [XO Communications]Share This Infographic
Today’s infographic shines light on the big wins and losses our celebrities have experienced in the word of gambling. Some famous people win, but most lose. Whether it is blackjack, football or divorce many big shots have taken a big shot to their bank account.
Everyone remembers the Tiger Wood’s scandal. His ex-wife came away with $110 million dollars. That’s a lot of cash. It is also funny to hear Michael Phelps plays in a weekly $25,0000 poker game. I’ve heard rumors that he isn’t the nicest guy in the world, but to gamble the median annual salary of high school graduate every week is kind of excessive.
I’m not going to say I don’t like poker, I’ll beat you in Texas Hold-em any day. Lets have a hundred dollar buy-in and play tournament style and I’ll see how good you are… [OnlineGamblingSites]Share This Infographic
I know I’m not the only one that goes double time up the basement stairs after turning out the light. The dark is an unknown area. What we used to know so well is eclipsed in blackness and regular objects take new shape with the help of our imagination. Today’s graphic delves into the reason why our species is afraid of the dark.
Researchers believe that being afraid of the dark has been in human DNA since we evolved. Over 15% of children between 8 years of age and 12 still list the Dark as their biggest fear when usually four to six year old’s are the most frightened.
Sometimes the dark will give me the heeby-jeebies, but I wouldn’t say I’m necessarily scared. My conscious mind always tells myself there’s nothing to worry about and I forget about it. I like to keep my room dark, I like to fish at night. The night time is a wonderful time and I feel bad for the 5% of adults who are afraid of it.
Sleep tight tonight you guys, and do let the monsters bite! [Online Clock]Share This Infographic
As we’re all aware, America has been in a bit of a slump for the past few years. It’s been a while since I’ve heard the news make a positive report about the state of America. All of the negativity has made many citizens extremely nervous about the future of the U.S. However, today’s infographic is a sight for sore eyes.
America’s housing market is back! And the timing couldn’t have been better. As a May 2013 graduate, I was beginning to worry about my housing situation (I’m going to need to start looking for a real place to live once I get a grown up job). But I can finally put my worries aside and breath easier. Today’s infographic reports the opinions of real estate professional, and their predictions are looking extremely promising! Many feel positive about the direction the economy and real estate market is headed. Rest easy friends, it looks like there is a light at the end of the tunnel! So take out your list of potential homes and start shopping! [via]Share This Infographic
It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come in storing and sorting digital media. Since the mid-20th century we’ve gone from needing an entire room to run a computer, down to a pocket-sized version of the same thing. That’s an amazing growth of technological capacity in the span of just a few decades. All of the storage devices that we’ve used over the years have come in all shapes and sizes. From cassettes to floppy discs to flash drives to sd cards, it’s really astounding how much we can make out of so little these days.
I heard from a friend who worked SXSW this year that there’s a computer being made that is the size of a juice box. It has every sort of port you would need – flash, hdmi, etc, and can run Call of Duty 4 without a hitch. Also there’s been development of a flash drive that can hold up to a terrabyte of memory! With the popularity of cloud storage, we can now even store things on the internet. I personally have all of my music loaded to Google so that I will never lose it do to hard drive or external drive failure. It’s a wondrous age we live in. Lets hope the apocalypse doesn’t erase everything.