In preparation to Cebit 2013 (I am seriously planning to attend, this year), I have taken a look at what it is going on at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), held each January in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, US. Among the 20.000 new consumer products launched, Mashable selects the top 10 tech ‘objects of desire’: the impressive Kingston 1TB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Panasonic’s 20 inch 4 K resolution Tablet, the world’s largest UHD TV and (impossible not to mention) the third generation LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Exciting gadgets!
Monthly Archives: January 2013
Professionalism and punctuality are almost taken for granted when it comes to CEOs and corporate managers. Well, this is not always true and the lack of such ‘basic good practices’ certainly does not set a good example across co-workers and employees. Regardless the position and tenure held within the company’s hierarchy, there are things that never get old. Punctuality is the new sexy!
Here the new from Business Insider:
Here the article from TechCrunch:
Tuesday morning (15th of January), Facebook announced its new Search Engine called Graph Search during a press event at Menlo Park headquarters. Graph Search is designed to perform targeted and complex searches such as “find all my friends who live in London and like rock music”. Besides, Graph Search offers a rich auto-complete system together with a “power bar” located on the right-hand side of the page to refine your searches. Although Facebook is not running ads on Graph Search (yet), its use in marketing and advertising is potentially rather ludicrous. A shared provocative thought: Do I really need to use Graph Search to know which of my friends live in X place and have Y interest? Am I not supposed hold such information beforehand, since they are my “friends”? The term “friend”, once again, is being used in the loosest possible sense.
It is Monday and I feel the need to post something which is not too intellectual or engaging. I have stumbled upon an article on Drinking Mirror, the apps that shows you the effect of alcohol abuse on your appearance. All you need is to upload a straight-on photo of yourself and enter how many glasses of wine (the only option, currently) you drink a week. A unflattering look at your “future you” will appear on the screen, suggesting that you will need to take immediate action to prevent this from becoming reality. Perhaps a successful deterrent?
The full Wired article (on which my post is based):
I have just came across the news of Aaron Swartz’s death, co-founder of Reddit and prolific Internet activist. It saddens me that such a bright and inquisitive mind will not be contributing anymore to our ‘Internet society’ with his fresh and technologically savy ideas. I would like to pay a tribute to his figure by posting Cory Doctorow’s article, co-editor of Boing Boing: