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Strava Insights Lets You See How The World Runs And Cycles

Since Strava burst on to the fitness scene to track runs and rides, it’s collected an extraordinary amount of data — so much, in fact, that it even sells it to city planners. Now, it’s launched a new website called Insights that lets you explore how the entire world runs and cycles.

Aussie Android Sales Share Down Compared To Last Year

Based on data released by Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, over the past year sales share has shifted from Android to iOS and Windows Mobile. The data was collected up to the 30th of August, and the Android sales share in Australia actually took the biggest hit of any country worldwide.

This Interactive Web App Lets You Play At Being An Air Traffic Analyst

If you’ve ever wondered what it must be like to study the movement of aeroplanes as they take off and land across the entire world, then this interactive app let’s you do just that.

EU Ruling To Stop US Companies Moving Data Freely Across The Atlantic

A new court ruling from the European Court of Justice deems invalid a legal framework that has until now been used to justify the free transfer of data between the European Union and the U.S..

The Noisiest Neighbourhoods In New York, Seattle, And San Francisco

Car alarms, jackhammers, barking dogs, drunken brawls outside your window — ah, the sounds of the city. Urban living comes with challenges, and annoying, loud noise is one of ’em. But these maps show us which neighbourhoods you’ll want to steer clear of in three major U.S. cities if you want a sound night’s sleep. Maybe get a hotel elsewhere?

This Art Installation Tests How Much You Value Your Personal Data

This art installation, Sensible Data by Martin Hertig, is a test: a test of how much you might be willing to give away about yourself in exchange for a little fun.

Take A Look Inside A Completely Empty Data Center

A data center without data is… well, just a center, I guess. But it’s quite fascinating to actually see inside one, before all the server racks arrive.

This Website Lets You Study Mobile Phone Use In Cities Around The World

Mobile phone data can provide a rich source of information for understanding human activity. Now, researchers from MIT have built a tool that visualizes mobile phone use in cities around the world, for any of us to study.

Go Complete XKCD's Random Quiz In The Name Of Arbitrary Science

Most surveys are written with the intent of finding something out. The XKCD survey, written by stick-cartoonist extraordinaire Randall Munroe, doesn’t have an end game — it’s just trying to collect random information from as many people as possible, and then find unlikely correlations.

The NSA Can Keep Tracking Phones After All, Rules US Court

A federal appeals court just took a dump on privacy. They reversed the 2013 trial court decision that called the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection unconstitutional. The ban has been lifted. This is good news for the NSA and people with panopticon fetishes.

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