Category: Computing & IT

Google Flu Trends

This is a fascinating demonstration of how search data can be taken advantage of to extract all sorts of information. Google Flu Trends uses search data to build up a picture of flu epidemics in the US. It makes me wonder what other sort of trends can be inferred from search data. Presumably lots of […]

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It’s been a good week

Two good things have happened in the last week. First, Obama won. But more importantly, this week I got my iPhone. I’ve just ordered a book on iPhone programming so I can delve into writing my own apps. I’m also keeping an eye out for the first Android phones (Android is Google’s new platform for […]

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The iPhone SDK

A few days ago Apple announced the availability of their software development kit (SDK) for the iPhone and iPod Touch. An SDK is the set of tools necessary for developers to write their own iPhone/iPod software. To iPhone users this is very big news, as it means that in the coming months there will be […]

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