Here in a America we tend to think we are the best at everything and have the best of everything. However, our egos prove to be too big- as a country that prides itself on innovation and claims to have some of the greatest technology, we certainly seem to have one of the slower internet connections. Not only do we have a turtle-like internet connection when compared to places like Japan and Korea, we also seem to have one of the more expensive mbps (megabytes per second) rate at $3.33.
This American lag has become common these days, so much so that President Obama even addressed it his State of the Union address. The United States was once the front-runners in everything, but economic turmoil and other set backs have caused us to fall behind. Even President Obama’s $18.7 billion broadband spending program may not be great enough to get us back on top. While browsing the New York Times I stumbled upon an article entitled “Home Internet May Get Even Faster in South Korea.” Korea, who already boasts an incredibly fast internet connection plans on making it even faster at a gigabit per second. Not only does Korea plan to have this in every household by the end of 2012, but has already started testing it in select homes.
With the innovations in today’s technology and an ever increasing demand for internet, it is obvious that a gigabit is just the beginning. With technologies like Google T.V. and others like it, demand for high quality streaming at a fast speed will become even greater. I’m excited for what the future holds. And to think we were on dial-up only about a decade ago. [via]Share This Infographic
Hi everyone, I’m back! Oh, you didn’t notice I was gone… Well, if you did notice my absence I’ve had some technical difficulties for the last month or so. My computer only uses expensive ethernet cables now, but at least I have internet.
Moving on to today’s infographic. It covers the lovely topic of mobile shopping. Just like every other aspect of mobile, mobile shopping will explode soon. With the ability to scan an item’s barcode, phones may not only be used to buy things off the internet. You can walk into Best Buy, scan a TV’s barcode, find out Fry’s has a better price, and go pick up the TV. Technology is amazing.
People are spending more and more time on their phones. What do you do when you get on the elevator? Get out your phone. Riding the bus? Phone. Lull in conversation? Phone. Our I-don’t-know-what-to-say awkward moments seem to turn into an, the-person-I’m-talking-to-is-now-talking-to-someone-else awkward moment. I’m guilty of it, but I’m trying to do it less.
As much as I don’t like everyone having their eyes glued on a screen, it is the future. Mobile online sales have quadrupled from 2009 to 2010 and it isn’t going to slow down anytime soon. I remember the first time I bought off the internet with my phone. I had to order a membership for a website for my fine arts class. I had to get this membership before class next week. I didn’t, but luckily I had my smartphone. I fired up my phone in class the day it was due and bought my membership within 5 minutes of the deadline. Ended up making an A in that class and I would like to credit my badass cellular for saving me. [Via]Share This Infographic
Happy Monday to all you infographic readers out there! It’s time to buckle up those boot straps and get to work ladies and gentlemen. I present today’s infographic to try and make time pass a little quicker for you. No matter your job, hobby, or whatever, everyone gets around town one way or another.
Today’s infographic presents us with an array of different modes of transportation. Personally, I get around with my black Nissan Sentra. Although it may not be a flashy car, it gets me to work, school, home, and wherever else I need to go. The United States of America by no means has a good public transportation system, but other countries have proven public transportation can actually be good. Things like buses, subways, and trains are more fuel efficient and allow more people to ride them than individual vehicles.
As we see in today’s infographic France has the fastest train at 320 mph, and this was very surprising to me. I had assumed Japan would have the fastest trains considering they have the bullet train. Also provided in today’s infographic is an interesting fact about bicycles: as it turns out bicycles are the most common form of transportation, though not the most unusual among the list. If I could, I would trade my Huffy for any of the animals on the list. Riding a horse of elephant to work would be amazing, you would never have to worry about parking. With a horse you could tie him/her to any tree, while an elephant could simply crush any car in the way. [via]Share This Infographic
I’ve been told that Tofu is an amazing food because of it’s ability to take on the taste of whatever it’s paired with, while also providing a healthy source of protein. Personally, I love Tofu in soup. No matter what you like, check out this infographic provided by Infographic World. [via]Share This Infographic
Having recently gotten my hands on a copy of NBA 2K11, this infographic seems very appropriate. If you do not already know, this year’s cover of NBA 2K11 has Michael Jordan on the front, along with many Michael Jordan related features in the gameplay. Today’s infographic draws a comparison between two of the greatest basketball players of all time: Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
This infographic does a good job of not picking sides and simply presenting facts as they stand now. Bryant, of course, has not reached quitting age and still has good years left in the league. People can also make arguments as to how the league has changed and how players are better now than they were back in MJ’s time. This may true, but when presented with the straight facts like those in this infographic, Jordan remains ahead in many of the categories.
Personally, I am on team Michael Jordan, although admittedly I am in no way an expert on the subject. It could be because I was a child when Jordan was still playing, but he seemed like a lot more of a likable guy than Kobe seems to be. Like I said, it could be because I was a kid and just didn’t hear all the things about Michael, but come on, Space Jam was by far one of the greatest movies when I was growing up, with one of the greatest sound tracks. Although they do both have cheating scandals, I guess those become null when discussing their comparative character. All in all, Jordan seems to me to be the nicer guy and better player. [via]Share This Infographic