Friday, March 14, 2014

What's on world? March 2014 II

I'm writing a second post in this same month because I found many interesting things lately.

New technology allows you to read really fast

How to speed up reading? The basic idea is that you spend more time jumping form word to word, rather than the time spent in understanding each word. So someone came up with the idea of showing one word over the previous, centered with some heuristic, and the results showed that you can read up to 5 times faster.
Example:

Lets say that this is the average speed of a person, 250 wpm:


A little bit more!


A finally a little bit more:

Source:
http://www.spritzinc.com/


Human vs robot: real or fake?






Compare acquisition

This interesting webpage shows the acquisition of big tech companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Yahoo and Facebook.


Source:
http://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/microsites/hungry-tech/