There are currently 114,000 people waiting for organ transplants in the U.S., and roughly 7,000 of them die every year while awaiting a donor organ to become available. Meanwhile, there are 161 million Americans on Facebook. That math must have seemed pretty simple to Mark Zuckerberg and company at Facebook HQ, where the team has just added organ donation status to its users’ profiles.
By Kyle Wagner/GizmodoPosted 04.09.2012 at 2:44 pm 2 Comments
Mark Zuckerberg just announced that Facebook has agreed to buy mega-popular photo sharing service Instagram for $1 billion. Facebook's been on a buying spree of late, and has been beefing up its own already-ubiquitous photo sharing service lately as well. But it looks like it just landed a whale.
With cellular carriers changing their pricing, now is the time to start cutting data usage – and that exorbitant phone bill.
By Darren MurphPosted 12.28.2011 at 3:00 pm 28 Comments
The average smartphone user consumed 89 percent more megabytes of data in the first quarter of 2011 than in the same period last year. But the era of unlimited data is almost over as, more and more, cellular carriers are instituting tiered pricing plans. To avoid overage fees, you’ll need to rein in data consumption. Cutting back doesn’t have to be painful, though. A few tweaks to the phone will reduce the data stream considerably, and certain apps and browsers can bring even greater savings.
In 2009, English scientist Stephen Wolfram started a website--an "answer" engine--to redefine how information is gathered on its greatest-ever conduit. In this timeline, he catalogs "how our civilization has systematized knowledge, and gradually made it amenable to automation. This is about data and how it came to be the way it is in our world."