Lycos yesterday announced details from The Lycos 50, the 50 most popular
Internet search results for the week ending Sept. 3, 2005. 'Hurricane
Katrina' is the most-searched news event since September 11 attacks. No other
hurricane, says Lycos, with the exception of Hurricane Floyd, which hit
number one in Sept. 1999, has generated the amount of search activity that
Katrina currently sees.
The Lycos 50 Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending Sept. 3, 2005:
1) Hurricane Katrina
3) Labor Day
4) Britney Spears
5) Pamela Anderson
7) New Orleans
8) Paris Hilton
Katrina becomes the most-searched Hurricane in the history of the internet.
No other hurricane, with the exception of Hurricane Floyd, which hit number
one in Sept. 1999, has generated the amount of search activity that Katrina
Searches for Hurricane Katrina h... (more)
The Power of Real-Time APIs - Apple Watch and BMW
One of the most exciting parts of this week's Apple Watch launch was the
example of the BMW watch app.
This app allows you to see the charging status of your BMWi electric car,
right from your wrist.
You can also check the status of the doors of your car (important information
such as if they are locked or not!). Although the star of the show was the
watch app, APIs had a cameo appearance, since the information shown on the
watch is fetched in real-time from APIs.
It happens that there is already an example of a watch app for BMIs ca... (more)
SALT LAKE CITY, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today
announced BetOnSoft, a leading global online gaming software provider, is
accelerating its Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database to provide better
experiences for its customers with Fusion's ioMemory platform. With SQL
Server 2012 running on Fusion ioDrives, the BetOnSoft platform can perform
player profiling, fraud detection, and marketing analysis in real-time, with
applications taking immediate automated actions based on the results.
"The Fusion ioDrives allowed us to forego the data warehouse entirely, and ... (more)
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 09/26/12 -- NEWave®, the leading supplier
to the gaming industry, provides award-winning, innovative and cost-saving
solutions to the gaming and hospitality industry. Now the company's newest
creation, Mobile, has been named a Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology
in Global Gaming Business magazine's 11th Annual Gaming & Technology Awards.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized by our gaming industry
technology peers for this tremendous honor," said Jim Bach, NEWave Founder
and Chairman and Dick Favero, NEWave co-founder. "Since 1993, NEWa... (more)
In early 2002 Intel became the first chip manufacturer to release a processor
incorporating a new technology known as Simultaneous Multithreading, or SMT.
Intel's SMT implementation (dubbed Hyper-Threading or HT) has been available
in their Xeon processor line for over a year, with little fanfare. In April
2003, Intel announced that HT technology will be added to its desktop-focused
Pentium 4 line of processors. With HT enabled on one of these new systems,
the BIOS will present a single processor to the operating system as two
As Java developers, we should al... (more)
Ah, television! Where else can you see so much action? Murders are routinely
committed and solved, dastardly plots are hatched and foiled, and characters
learn some deep life-truth - all within a single hour.
This makes the runaway success of ESPN's "World Series of Poker" and the
Travel Channel's "World Poker Tour" all the more mysterious. What is it about
a group of middleaged men, 11.5-gram clay chips, and 52 brightly colored
cards gathered about a large felt-covered table that's so appealing to so
When I was in a bookstore recently looking for books on poker, the sales ... (more)