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Deals: Learn To Master Big Data With This Training Course

In today’s data-driven world, virtually every business relies on Big Data to make important decisions. With the Very Big Hadoop & Apache Big Data Training Bundle, you can dive straight into this field with ten hands-on courses.

On sale for only $38.42 AUD [$29 USD], this enormous bundle will train you in several of Big Data’s most essential tools.


Watch 35,000 Fishing Vessels Move Around The World In This Map

There are thousands of ships sailing the seas to catch the fish you eat, and now you can watch them sail the ocean in almost real-time on this interactive map


Our World Is Getting Hotter And This GIF Shows It

We just had the warmest August on record, which also tied last month for the warmest month ever recorded. But it’s the overall trend that’s truly scary, and now you can watch it unfold right before your eyes.


Isolinear Chip Flash Drives Are Definitely Where Picard Would Stash His Data

You’d have assumed that by the time the 24th century rolled around, Wi-Fi would be available across the galaxy. But Picard’s Enterprise apparently still relied on isolinear chips — Star Trek’s version of flash drives — to share data. ThinkGeek’s version probably isn’t quite as advanced, but you don’t have to tell your imagination that.


Deals: Become A Big Data Professional With This Bundle

The Big Data field is growing rapidly, and no wonder. Many companies are willing to pay data scientists to tease and strategically apply insights from their reams of data. Whether you’re a data whiz or a newbie, you can get started with the Big Data Bundle, now only $58.50 AUD [$45 USD].


Optus Is Offering Free Data-Free Netflix And Spotify Streaming

Optus is giving you the option to stream movies, TV and music without tapping into your monthly data allowance, either for free or for a monthly $10 fee, depending on your plan. But you still have to pay for the data used watching ads.


Vaya Now Has Australia's Cheapest Unlimited Mobile Plan

If you send a lot of text messages and make a lot of calls to your buddies around Australia, then you definitely want a mobile phone plan with unlimited SMS and national calling. You don’t have to spend much money at all to make that happen, though — Vaya says it can do exactly that, plus a little bit of 4G data too, for just $16 a month.


What Five Years Of Drought Have Done To The United States

America is in the midst of a long, sustained drought that’s been unfolding for the past several years. But just how hard has that drought hit in different parts of the United States? This maps shows exactly.


The 9 Weirdest Data Storage Devices Ever Created

Storage devices have taken many strange forms over history. We’ve seen everything from an old 19th-century loom to massive data centres that power companies like Facebook and Google. But along the way, some truly weird devices tried to change how we save our precious data bits. These technologies were either wonderfully weird, woefully misguided, or just behind the times, but regardless, they each have their own idiosyncrasies worth remembering. Here are 10 of the weirdest storage devices ever created.


The Future Of Data Storage: A Library On A Grain Of Sand

A copper surface covered with chlorine atoms is used to build a rewritable data-storage device with information density as high as 500 terabits per square inch — yielding the potential to store the contents of the entire US Library of Congress in a 0.1-mm-wide cube.


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