Tag: Digital-Presence


Analogue vs Digital: Never Lost with GPS

Before global positioning systems, we all used maps. And they could be very annoying. Stopping along the way because you didn’t remember which turn you should take, the clumsy sizes and hard way to fold it back. Never mind the arguments on map reading skills… Whew! It all belongs to the past. Maps and satellite navigation devices are the best invention! But don’t lose your mind.

The results of people blindly following digital directions into large bodies of water, the wrong way on a busy road, and yes, even trees, show that we might have all become just a little too reliant on those helpful voices that guide us along our way. From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game.

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Sharing Your Newborn’s Heartbeat

With technology becoming an increasing part of our bodies and identities, intimate technologies like Apple Watch are making inroads into our lives. Some people might have found useless the new wearable ability to share the heartbeat, but these parents came up with an unbearably cute application for this technology. Following their urge to share everything about their newborn, these parents used the Apple Watch to send their child’s heartbeats to friends and family.

Source: 9 to 5 Mac


Flights Delayed Due to iPad Crash

Do you ever feel you cannot function during the day without your tablet? Apparently, also American Airlines pilots cannot do without their iPads. The airline company has been using iPads instead of paper reference books for several years now. However, a recent system failure revealed a weakness in the company’s policy. Dozens of flights were grounded as pilots’ iPads crashed.

It was reported that several iPads used by pilots to receive flight plans had system failures as planes were getting ready to take-off. The devices screens went black for both pilots and co-pilots, and some flight had to return to the gate in order to establish a Wifi connection to fix the problem. American Airlines stated that the failure was due to a problem with the software application.

It still remains unknown whether the issue has been resolved properly, but the story is – once again – an illustration of our dependency on technology and our intimate relationship with it.

Source: Gizmodo


Analogue vs Digital: Basic Parts of Matter

Do you think you are made from bits and bytes? Stop playing video games and spend some more time offline! Both atoms and bits are basic parts of matter. An atom is the smallest unit of any chemical element, still recognizable building block. A bit is the smallest unit of information, a symbol or signal that can have one or two values. Information technology represents these values as 0 and 1. Remember: you are made of atoms; your video game is made of zeros and ones.

From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game.


Analogue vs Digital: Digital Value

Common currencies – like the Euro – are almost all controlled by federal institutions. The digitally born Bitcoin is different. It’s open-source and works peer-to-peer without a central repository or single administrator. This makes the Bitcoin a decentralized virtual currency. Never again you have to convert currencies, the Bitcoin is virtually anywhere. From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game.


Analogue vs Digital: Add, Browse, Destroy

Just like Lego, Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. In Minecraft, an online computer game, people used to build structures as protection against nocturnal monsters. But as the game grew, players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things.

From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game.


Let Strangers Cheer You up on Twitter

Feeling down and in need to unload, but cannot find a way besides sending unanswered and desperate Tweets into the universe? There is now a new application that allows random strangers to cheer you up on Twitter.

If you are feeling happy today and want to pass on the good vibes to other people who might need it, you can do it via CheerUpper. It is a web app that uses Twitter’s interface and an intelligence system able to detect sad Tweets for you to respond to. After you reply, CheerUpper team reviews your answer and sends you an e-mail when it’s published. If you are having a bad time and need someone to put a smile on your face, you can use the hashtag #cheermeup, and you will be put on the list of sad tweets of CheerUpper’s system. Isn’t that a humane and altruistic way of using the social media?

Source: The Daily Dot


Analogue vs Digital: Information Storage

In search for information, people once used to go to libraries. Fortunately, there were librarians helping you to find the information you were looking for. Although libraries are not (yet) extinct, the internet is trying to take over.

The world’s biggest online search engine data centers are enormous. Continuously they process all information to make sure you can access it anytime, anywhere. They are the brains of Mr. Google, the librarian that finds your information in less than a second.

From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game.


Analogue vs Digital: Take a Selfie

No, the selfie on the left isn’t the latest post of Albrecht Du?rer on Instagram. It is one of the first self-portraits in the world by a German painter who lived in the 15th century. Du?rer is considered as one of the first artists fascinated by the portrait of the self. He painted a lot of selfies, wherever he was and however he felt.

From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game.