How to Lie With Data Visualisation

Data visualisation is one of the most important tools we have to analyse data. But it's just as easy to mislead as it is to educate using charts and graphs. In this article we'll take a look at three of the most common ways in which visualisations can be misleading. Read More >>

One Neil Diamond Album Download Hits Teacher With £2,600 Roaming Data Bill Shocker

A lady who fancied listening to a bit of Neil Diamond while on holiday in South Africa was royally ripped off in roaming fees from network Orange, which managed to charge her a staggering £8 per MB in mobile data costs. Total cost to download one album over the mobile network? £2,600. Read More >>

EE, T-Mobile and Orange Award Themselves 2.7 Per Cent Contract Pay Rise

The mobile conglomerate responsible for running EE, Orange and T-Mobile in the UK is god-damn SICK of bravely protecting us from supplier price rises and inflationary pressures, and has finally, despairingly, decided it's time to pass a 2.7 per cent cost increase on to its users. Read More >>

Intel Announces Update to Thunderbolt Promising Super-Fast 10 Gbps Data Transfer

Intel's Thunderbolt 2 standard has received an update: now, it can be used to pair computers together—even Macs to PCs—to allow data transfer at speeds of up to 10Gbps. That's pretty quick. Read More >>

European Mobile Data Charges Will be Scrapped From 2015

Planning a trip across Europe for 2015? Well you can knock sorting out roaming packages from your to-do list. Members of the European Parliament have today agreed a ban on mobile network roaming fees across the continent. Croissants and paella for all! Read More >>

Watching 24 Hours of Someone's Heartbeat is Weirdly Hypnotic

As visualisations go, this is a simple one: it shows the heartbeats of data scientist Jen Lowe from the last 24 hours, gently pulsing as a big, bold, red screen. Read More >>

Check the Popularity of Any TV Show Using This IMDb-Based Clever Tool

Ever wondered how long it took for The Wire to get popular? Or why Prison Break got cancelled when it did? This interactive data visualisation tool lets you mine all of IMDb's user ratings data to find out. Read More >>

This is the First Modern Organisation Chart

The words 'organisation chart' are usually enough to make anyone's eyes glaze over—but this, the first modern example of such a visualisation, is actually incredibly pretty. Read More >>

Where do You Actually Store all Your Online Stuff?

With Google dropping the cost for its Drive service to just £6 a month for an absurdly mammoth 1TB of storage, it's a great time to think: "Wow, well I maybe I should cram all my digital crap into the same place for simplicity!" But it's never that easy. Read More >>

EE Crushes Vodafone in UK Mobile Network Speed and Reliability Tests

Mobile analyst Rootmetrics has been criss-crossing the country carrying out speed tests, sending texts and the like, coming to the conclusion that upstart network EE offers the best general connectivity in terms of speed and performance across the UK. Read More >>

Visualising How Sorting Algorithms Work is as Good as Any Art

We don't need to tell you that data can be beautiful—but the process of putting it in order can look good, too. A new site called SORTING aims to make people aware of just how elegant some of computer science's most fundamental algorithms can be. Read More >>

This Little Intel Cable Moves Data at a Staggering 800Gbps

This unassuming little green cable may not look like much, but it can carry data along its core at a breathtaking 800Gbps. Read More >>

Europol Warns Users to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi Hotspots for Sensitive Tasks

The pure joy of connecting a working and fully free hotspot could be leaving you open to attack, according to advice from Europol's cybercrime chief, who suggests steering clear of both secure and insecure public Wi-Fi unless you want hackers stealing your identity, data and dignity. Read More >>

PM Promises to Free Up White Space for "Internet of Things" and Invest in 5G Development

David Cameron has used a speech at CeBIT 2014 to talk about the "Internet of Things," suggesting that with Ofcom freeing up more parts of the UK's spectrum for commercial use our economy could benefit to the tune of £100bn by the year 2025. Read More >>

The US Navy's New Underwater Internet

You use Wi-Fi everyday, but have you heard of its cousin, Li-Fi? Devices that use blinking lights to transmit data could provide the wireless Internet of the future. Read More >>

All the World's Land Mammals Visualised By Weight

Ever wondered how humans stack up to cows, pigs or elephants if you were to gather 'em all up and weigh them? Wonder no longer, because this chart shows exactly that. Read More >>


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