In a journal article to be published later this year, Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman will argue that the popular, collaborative online encyclopedia is doomed to fail. Goldman believes Wikipedia is trapped by its increasing popularity.
On the new site Academic Earth you can watch lectures on physics from M.I.T., or catch a Yale history course on the origins of World War I, or see a U.C. Berkeley professor cradle a brain while she talks about human anatomy.
Backed by angel funding, Academic Earth aims to bring videotaped university courses and lectures to a wide audience.
Consumers spend a lot of money on technology to help them skip television commercials, but new research to be published in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests commercial interruptions make TV shows more enjoyable.
2009 will see the biggest computer security breach ever, according to Tom Merritt of CNET TV.
Merritt’s other predictions: handheld GPS gadgets will begin to disappear; a mainstream video game company will unveil technology to allow players to control action with thoughts; and bad feelings will emerge between ISPs and customers over bandwidth limits.
People in the Middle East and India are dealing with slower-than-normal Internet connections this week. That’s because three separate undersea Internet cables were severed last Friday in the waters of the Mediterranean.
This is the second time this year the region has been hit with Internet service disruptiona as a result of severed undersea cables.