"Nearly nine millions adults in Britain have never used the Internet, statistics show, exposing the rift between the old and the young when it comes to embracing the digital age.
"The figure represents 17.4 per cent adult population, the Office for National Statistics said in a report released on Wednesday, with the over-65s the least likely to have been online.
"Age UK said that while it was good news that many older people were online, it was vital that access was widened, as 5.7 million over-65s still had never used the Internet."
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
"Almost half of UK internet users are going online via mobile phone data connections, according to the Office for National Statistics.
45% of people surveyed said they made use of the net while out and about, compared with 31% in 2010.
The most rapid growth was among younger people, where 71% of internet-connected 16 to 24-year-olds used mobiles.
Domestic internet use also rose. According to the ONS, 77% of households now have access to a net connection.
That figure was up 4% from the previous year, representing the slowest rate of growth since the ONS survey began in 2006."
Northern Ireland excluded from 2011 survey.
Source: Office for National Statistics
An increase of 20% in the number of households with the Internet. The increase from 14 to 19 million households a social event washes away such often talked about rises in unemployment or lose of middle class status. The most common singular social event of the 21st Century has been the emergence of the Internet rapidly reaching homes and now on people mobile devices all the time.
"Sony unveiled its long-awaited Android tablets on Wednesday – but the price tags had analysts claiming it will struggle to compete for the No 2 spot in a market dominated by Apple.
The basic model of Sony's main tablet, shown at the IFA show in Berlin, is priced at €499 (£441), the same as the iPad – a price where Hewlett-Packard and other tablet companies have failed to dent Apple's dominance.
Sony had vowed in January that by 2012 it would become the world's No 2 tablet maker – behind Apple – and it stuck by this bold claim at IFA where its chief executive Howard Stringer introduced the devices."
IBM to address global cities' security issues following i2 acquisition | Cambridge technology news | Cabume
"IBM says the combination of i2 technology with its own real-time analytical solutions will improve at a local level the private and pubic sectors' ability to collect, analyse and process all the relevant data at their disposal rather than suffer from data overload, which in the past has often led to critical information or opportunities being missed.
Tools will include a range of visualisation and multidimensional intelligence analytics that can help analysts quickly identify connections, patterns and trends in complex data sets."
"They have hesitated to invest in the LCD business because of expectations that prices are likely to fall.
The company will be operated by Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), a government-backed firm.
The companies hope to have integrated the businesses by early 2012."
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As for Apple, Apple is more like a Hollywood company and an IT company: it is in the business of creating desires not satisfying them. To use a Apple tool is like seeing Star Wars for the first time, great special effects, you really love it, but just how productive is it? The Web 3.0 Lab sees the iPhone are really little more than the introduction to the Android, were we see the center of development right now.
Sunday, 28 August 2011
The map showing geo-tagged twitter density shows a real cultural difference between the Dutch and English, and the Belgians, French and Germans. We don't know if this is just privacy settings or if there is a real difference in web 3.0 geo-tagging.
This image was taken over night after Hurricain Irene hit the US East Coast. It shows the geo-tagged tweets coming form the US in a period of an hour. You can see that Irene is having no obvious impact on the twitter density, if anything it is driving it up.
Saturday, 27 August 2011
Washington DC Clima.Me score. Score is out of 100. A score of 80 or more is high, even in a fairly large city.