Snippets: 28 March 2013

Galaxy S4 vs. One, understanding Bitcoin, Stuxnet labelled an ‘Act of Force’

Snippets: 28 March 2013
Snippets: 28 March 2013

The most comprehensive head to head analysis of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and the HTC One is out and the verdict is… there is no clear winner. Bitcoin is gaining increased popularity and you should read all about it. NATO has condemned the Stuxnet attack on Iran as illegal and deems it an ‘act of force’. Too bad no one wanted to take credit for it. Chavez was a divisive figure but his life was a great reflection of a divided world. Understand why a large majority of Latin America mourned his passing. Career planning can be more practically named planning for the next 30 to 40 years. Do it with a good old mind map.


#1: Face Off – Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

With two flagship phones being launched very close to each other, the HTC One will inevitably be compared with Samsung’s Galaxy S4. It is difficult to separate the two with the strengths of one hammering the weakness of the other and vice versa. Both companies have clearly focused on different elements of the smartphone experience. Take a good look if you want a very specific breakdown on how each phone faces off in head to head competition or just want to figure out which to buy.  [via GSM Arena]


#2: Understanding Bitcoin

Bitcoin is an alternative to contemporary financial mechanisms. Unsurprisingly, the rise of Bitcoin is tied strongly to increased interest in hactivism. This alternative form of currency that is accepted in some real world retail stores and you should keep yourself informed of the latest in an increasing range of internet driven financial instruments. [via Aljazeera]


#3: Stuxnet Attack an Illegal ‘Act of Force’

No one has openly taken credit for the Stuxnet attack that sabotaged Iran’s uranium enrichment programme. This same attack was replicated and quickly spread across the globe thankfully without the same damage as what Iran had suffered. While many believe that Israel and the United States are behind this attack, NATO researchers have now deemed such an act illegal and an act of force. This could mean that Iran could have interpreted this as an act of war had it been able to identify the source of this cyber attack. [via Wired]


#4: Chavez Personifies Global Divisions

The passing of Hugo Chavez was a significant event because of the role that the Venezuelan leader played on the global stage. Chavez was a staunch supporter of having power being spread wider across the globe instead of its current concentrated situation. There is no surprise that his death led to official periods of mourning in both Venezuela and many parts of Latin America. Find out the global legacy that Chavez left and how his life mirrored the fractured world.  [via Aljazeera]


#5: Build Your Career Master Plan

Now that I am about to complete my education, career building is what is left before retirement and death. Well, there are more optimistic and happier ways to look at the next stage of life. You should read how you can create a career master plan to balance both your values and motivations with your goals and desires. Growing up. Getting old. [via Lifehacker]