A new interactive showroom on audi.co.uk lets users browse the brand’s iconic cars, technological innovation, motorsport success, and business. The new section showcases models from the 1913 Audi Type C, to the 80s quattro and the R8.
Audi fans can now take a trip down memory lane through the brand’s 100-year history with the new heritage section on its audi.co.uk website. Visitors to the site can take in the sights of iconic Audi cars, observe Vorsprung durch Technik in action, re-live the thrills and spills of the brand’s motorsport record, and explore how four companies became one.
Visit the Audi Heritage section on the Audi website to find out more: http://www.audi.co.uk/audi-innovation/heritage.html.
This is funny and interesting at the same time. With the everyone’s moving towards a common object, Cyberworld, how would we start perceiving normal things in life?
A simple example; human body explained in PHP and HTML!
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Nice to know that Internet’s becoming part of our lives (like it wasn’t before!). I’m still watching the matches on TV however.
World Cup fever pushed the Internet to a new record on Friday, according to measurements from Akamai.
Traffic to news sites globally started a steady climb about 6 a.m. Eastern time and peaked six hours later at noon, reaching nearly 12.1 million visitors per minute.
The day’s traffic far exceeded the previous record of 8.5 million visitors per minute, which was set when Barack Obama won the U.S. presidential election in 2008.
As of Saturday afternoon, Web traffic to news sites was still heavy at 5.7 million visitors per minute.
Well, another story-telling-picture post here, this time on DRM. It’s from the famous independent web designer and illustrator, Brad Colbow. And trust me, his diagram-story really makes sense.
Note: Click to enlarge
Here we go! ONE SUCCESSFUL YEAR of running Rags ‘n Ram. I’m on top of the world right now as I type this, seeing the amount of good response I’m getting from my readers. For a medium sized variety blog, with only the help Twitter and Facebook (at times), this is indeed very encouraging and joyful.
As at 12am on 18 May 2010 – 16,100 legitimate views and almost 8500 visitors (83% returning)! How do you think I would be reacting seeing these numbers? Woah!
I take this opportunity to thank everyone who had made this possible!
Some important specs:
- - Highest legitimate views for a post: 1550 for Michael Bay Boasts About ILM and Transformers 2
- - Fastest traffic inflow for a post: Nokia N900 Review
- - Highest traffic from: Surprise! Malaysia with 3100 visitors followed by the US with 1790 visitors!
- - Major traffic sources: Google with 1900 visitors followed by direct access with 1800 visitors.
Thanks a million (again) for your continuous support!
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Internet has become a necessity of our lives especially for student and working class. But most of the Internet users do not know the history of Internet or many Internet services they use daily. Below are the 18 “firsts” of the Internet. Quite interesting indeed.
1. The First Email
In 1971, Ray Tomlinson sent first email and also made use of @ symbol in email addresses. Same systems were available even before (early 60s) but they were only used it to exchange messages on mainframe computer. The current shape of email emerged in 1970s. It is to be noted that Internet didn’t even exist at that time but its ancestor, ARPANET did.
2. The First Ever Domain Name
Computer manufacturer Symbolics (now obsolete) on 15th March 1985 registered the first ever domain name that was “symbolics.com”.
Enea.se and luth.se were registered in 1983 and 1984 respectively but using old domain system. Symoblics.com was registered using the current/new domain system.
3. The First SPAM Email Ever
Gary Thuerk is considered the first email spammer who sent spam email messages to 393 people on ARPANET on 3rd May 1978. Gary Thuerk advertised a new model of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) computers in that spam email.
4. The First Ever Mobile Phone with Internet Access Facility
Nokia 9000 Communicator (launched in 1996, Finland) is the first ever mobile phone with Internet Access. However, NTT DoCOMo i-Mode (1999) in Japan is considered the pioneer of Cell Phone Internet Services.
5. The First Ever Website
Info.cern.ch which was launched in late 1990 is the first even website which ran on a NeXT computer at CERN. http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html was the first ever webpage which contained information about the World Wide Web Project. This page is no longer accessible.
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This morning I received a very thin yet large DHL envelope at office, from WOMWorld/Nokia.
Opening it, I was taken in by this small and beautiful invitation card from Nokia to their virtual event tomorrow called Everyone Connect.
The Nokia Blog did some digging through the Flash teaser page, and they’ve got some interesting leads. So, what could it really be? We’ll know tomorrow at 9am GMT. I got to know about this event last week from Nokia, but they’ve been tight lipped about it nonetheless.
These are some of the coolest Super Bowl adverts for this year; I only had time now to post on them.
1. Google: Parisian Love
2. Audi: Green Police
You can also find more on CNet
There is a strong link between heavy internet use and depression, UK psychologists have said.
The study, reported in the journal Psychopathology, found 1.2% of people surveyed were “internet addicts”, and many of these were depressed.
The authors found that a small number of users had developed a compulsive internet habit, replacing real life social interaction with online chat rooms and social networking sites.
They classed 18 respondents – 1.2% of the total – as “internet addicts”. This group spent proportionately more time on sex, gambling and online community websites.
The internet addicts were significantly more depressed than the non-addicted group, with a depression score five times higher.
Lead author Dr Catriona Morrison said: “The internet now plays a huge part in modern life, but its benefits are accompanied by a darker side. While many of us use the internet to pay bills, shop and send e-mails, there is a small subset of the population who find it hard to control how much time they spend online, to the point where it interferes with their daily activities.”
Sophie Corlett, of the mental health charity Mind, said: “Evidence suggests that active pursuits such as exercise and socialising with people face-to-face are among the factors that help us stay in good mental health. Although excessive internet use can’t be said to cause mental health problems, if a web addict is substituting meaningful friendships and socialising with virtual contact on the internet, this might have an adverse affect on their mental wellbeing.”
Are you one of them?