big data

The Common Crawl

The Web is an enormous treasure trove of data. But how can you find the information you're looking for? We explore web crawlers and big data.

Big Data's Big Date with the Movies

Will the movies of the future be built according to market research with big data? We look at how the movie industry relies on digital information.

Planet, Schmanet, Janet. I'll Raise You 714.

Kepler has announced the discovery of 715 new exoplanets. Learn about Kepler and the search for exoplanets in this Fw:Thinking blog post.

Heading to CES

Fw:Thinking will be shooting special episodes at CES this year. Read about Jonathan's plans for CES in this Fw:Thinking blog post.

The Dark Side of Big Data

Big Data can be a powerful tool, for good or for evil. Read about the dark side of Big Data in this blog post from Fw:Thinking.

Don't Stress the Future

Does more data increase our stress levels? Is it true that the more choices you have the harder it is to make a decision? What is the Semantic Web?

Taking Big Data for a Spin

Professor Jingyu Zhang has created an optical disk that can store huge amounts of data. Learn about the new optical disk in this blog post.

Big Applications for Big Data

How is big data being used today? How can big data predict flu outbreaks? Could law enforcement use big data to predict crimes?

Drowning in Data

How much data do we generate on a daily basis? Are we storing all that data indefinitely? How can you possibly search through that much information?