Last week, the video game industry met in the E3 Annual Expo, and we’re all big fans of games here, so, during the next two weeks, we will dedicate the Daily Viz from Visual Loop to this amazing world. And today, a lot of facts, stats and numbers about the industry! Online Education, ESRB and 10Creative compiled most of these, while Renters Insurance shows us the evolution of video game genres, and – again – Online Education takes us in time too, with its video game timeline, going back to 1967.
Our last selection of this week kicks off with a look at the Oil age, with three infographics from Post Carbon Institute, Wondermark and UNEP. Then, Online Schools approaches the issue of the increasing cost of fueling our cars, and, last but not least, JESS3‘s take on the future of solar energy.
Continuing our series about the Environment, today we’ll be focusing on transportation, starting with Well Home‘s energy efficiency of movement and with the state of telecommuting in the U.S, provided by The Energy Collective. Crips Green brings in the Light Rail transportation for dummies infographic, and to close, a couple of visual representations of the Electric Cars, from Coda Automative and Green Liter.
As far as our ability to improve the Environment, there’s nothing like starting in our homes. One Block of the Grid and Planet Save show us the energy consumption in our daily activities, and Angie List gives some precious tips for making a green home. The folks at GOOD explain what’s a LED, and, from Love the Garden, comes the Grow your own Garden infographic. As we can see, It’s all a matter of everyone doing their part….
One of the main things we should all do to help the Environment is to maximize the Reuse of things. The folks at Green is Universal made a great infographic explaining the importance of reuse, and Reuse This Bag, as well as The Washington Post, take on the problem of plastic bags – something we all use on a constant basis. The question of better package design is analyzed by supply chain firm ModusLink, and Cindy Jones-Hulfachor looks at the problems with landfills, taking the example of what’s happening in Palm Beach and Broward counties.
If you follow our Daily Viz from Visual Loop, you probably noticed that we’ve been picking up a weekly topic to bring some infographics about, and this week we’ll be covering several environmental issues – after all, yesterday was the World Environment Day. So, to start this Monday’s selection, a couple of infographics from Graphic.is, about the top CO2 emitters and the World’s forests. Then, Mother Nature Network‘s interesting look at the United States of the Environment, for the better and the worst, the Ozone protection timeline, by Environmental Protection Agency, and finally, a look at global budget estimates for atmospheric methane in recent years, by Nigel Hawtin.
To close the first week of technology infographics, we continue with some more about smartphones, starting with the Evolution of the Cell Phone, Lattest Tech World curiosities and factoides about cell phones, and Tech and Gizmo‘s explanation of the differences between cellphones and smartphones. Then, 3ipass breaks down the use of smartphones, and GigaOm shows the current state of mobile in the enterprise.
One of the major recent revolutions in personal technology was, arguably, the cell phone. But, what do we do with it? GSM Arena answers that one, and then, if we’re talking about portable gadgets, of course we have to mention the tablets. First, from Riyaz, comes the history of Tablet Computers, followed by Column Five Media‘s overview about the impact of tablets on the news industry. The folks at Reviver Soft teach us how to get more life out of a Laptop battery, and, to close, a look at how green are e-Books, brought by Clean Technica.
Our daily roundup starts with Focus‘ look at one of the most emblematic companies in tech history: Cisco. Also with its place guaranteed in the revolutionary companies pantheon, Skype’s history is analyzed by Online MBA, and, speaking of history, Mindflash and Retail Me Not help us to know a bit more about some of the tech moguls, and their path to fame and money. To close, an overview of what happened in this year’s Google I/O, provided by Vida MRR.
One of the year’s top technology events is the eG8, and Synthesio analyzed the Twitter buzz behind the latets edition of the event.Our selection continues with Online Computers Science’s looks at the future of computers. while TechKing takes us into The Wonderful World of Search. The current state of Open Source, brought by Jordan Open Source, and the role of technology in modern education, by Masters in Education, close this edition of the Daily Viz from Visual Loop.