200 Countries, 200 Years, 120,000 Numbers – in 4 Minutes

Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before for the BBC – using augmented reality. In this section of ‘The Joy of Stats‘ he… Continue reading 200 Countries, 200 Years, 120,000 Numbers – in 4 Minutes

Google launches a virtual world, called Lively.

Google is launching a new service called Lively, a browser based virtual world add-on that lets users create and customize avatars and worlds, interact with other users, and generally have a richer social interaction than is offered by GTalk today. This isn’t yet a full Second Life competitor. There’s no single world, for example, where… Continue reading Google launches a virtual world, called Lively.