December 15, 2013
NEW BLOG WEBSITE

I recently started using Tumblr to start blogging about articles that I found to be useful, as well as a forum to share my thoughts. While I am happy with the service, I have not found a great deal of success with an audience. I believe that WordPress is more professional, and has a greater “pool” of business users.

Thank you all for reading, feel free to keep updated at my new Blog!

December 13, 2013
Why Apple hasn’t released an iWatch yet

We all know the brand Apple, and have come to love not only their products but their company, their commercials, and even their signature Developer’s Conference. What we don’t know is why Apple has been late to enter the wearables market, specifically with the lack of release of an iWatch.

We have to remember what kind of company Apple is, and what strategy they execute. Think about all of your favorite Apple products…iPod,iPhone,MacBook Pro, etc…. Now think of this, they weren’t the first product of it’s kind to enter the market. In fact, because Apple waited to see how the market reacted, and what users were saying they were able to deliver THE EXACT Product we wanted, even if we didn’t know we wanted it (iPad). Even with the iPad though, tablets were allready in the market, but were too bulky, and had many problems.

Apple may be thought of as a company that enters the market first, but they are actually a late entrant. This is how they are able to be incredibly succesful. Their R&D is most likely based on what’s available now, and making that new product incredibly better, by giving it the usual “Apple Magic”

The fact of the matter is, the wearable tech market is still in it’s infancy. I’m sure Apple has plans to enter it, but it is doing what it does best, and watching the market, and LISTENING to the customers. Plus, Apple has such a stong brand name, and clout that I beleive if Apple released an iWatch, it would had signified to the world that this was “ready” or “cool” and everyone would have wanted any wearable tech, making Samsung Gear more valuable. By not entering the market, Apple eseentially said this is worth it. Samsung Gears sales clearly show that being the first to release a product isn’t everything in tech.

December 10, 2013
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."

— Mark Twain

December 9, 2013
Deciding which computer code language to learn first can be a tough decision to make. I recently started using CodeAcademy to learn HTML Basics, and decided to play around with Ruby. This picture does a good job of explaining how the languages are used.

Deciding which computer code language to learn first can be a tough decision to make. I recently started using CodeAcademy to learn HTML Basics, and decided to play around with Ruby. This picture does a good job of explaining how the languages are used.

December 9, 2013

Monday Morning Awesomeness

Brought to you by: IKEA

December 9, 2013
Spotify Announces Free Mobile Streaming

Spotify is going to launch a free music streaming service on mobile devices, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Until now, the free version of Spotify was only available on desktop and laptop computers.

Mobile users had to subscribe to Spotify’s premium service for £9.99 per month in order to access music on their phones.

According to reports, Spotify has spent the last year negotiating with the major record companies – Sony, Universal and Warner – over the rates it will pay them to play songs on the free mobile service.

The company has now reached licensing deals with all three companies, and the free mobile service is expected to launch on December 11.

The new ad-supported service will allow mobile users to play a limited number of songs on-demand, but will mostly offer pre-made playlists.

This means it will be more like a custom radio service, similar to Pandora, Rdio and Deezer.

Spotify have sent out invitations to an event in New York on December 11, promising donuts but revealing nothing about what it planned to announced.

The company is under pressure from investors to increase the number of people who subscribe to its premium service.

It is thought that the free mobile offering could create new opportunities to upgrade customers to paid plans.

Spotify has come under fire in recent months for paying relatively low royalty rates, compared to the royalties that musicians receive from traditional CD sales and legal downloads.

Source: Mirror News

December 5, 2013
"I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention."

— Diane Sawyer

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December 5, 2013
Prohibition officially ended on Dec. 5, 1933, when Utah became the 36th state to approve the 21st Amendment, an occasion that New Yorkers celebrated with “quiet restraint,” according to a New York Times headline at the time. Eighty years later, Miller Coors’ Batch 19 beer is turning the milestone into a marketing event as it seeks new momentum for the small but growing brand.
The Repeal Day campaign includes signage, in-store sampling and bar parties at which brand representatives will wear historical clothing like flapper outfits. One poster encourages drinkers to celebrate Repeal Day because “without it, you’d be drinking swill.”

Read the Full Article from AdAge.com

Prohibition officially ended on Dec. 5, 1933, when Utah became the 36th state to approve the 21st Amendment, an occasion that New Yorkers celebrated with “quiet restraint,” according to a New York Times headline at the time. Eighty years later, Miller Coors’ Batch 19 beer is turning the milestone into a marketing event as it seeks new momentum for the small but growing brand.

The Repeal Day campaign includes signage, in-store sampling and bar parties at which brand representatives will wear historical clothing like flapper outfits. One poster encourages drinkers to celebrate Repeal Day because “without it, you’d be drinking swill.”

Read the Full Article from AdAge.com

December 2, 2013
"Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it."

— Charles Swindoll

December 2, 2013

Scientists have developed a way for us to taste the internet. 

Watch this awesome video to see how it works!!

Pretty “sweet” huh?

November 27, 2013

The hottest new app Dwellr is brought to you by…. The U.S. Census Bureau??

Not your usual source for cool new apps, or cutting edge tech, but the Census Bureau deserves the spotlight, for this user friendly app. dwellr was released November 26, 2013 to both iOS and Android operating systems for free. As a recent college graduate I am applying for jobs, and looking to relocate. This app will held tremedously, and asks you simple lifestyle choices that will help you plan where to move. Want to live in a big city, okay. How about mode of transportaion…You work in what field… dwellr uses this information and delivers a highly aestetic and informational “result” on your top locations, and then allows you to see percentages of college graduates, median income, etc…

I highly suggest that you download this and give it a try. Feel free to share your thoughts or send some screenshots of where dwellr told you, you would be best off!

Full Description:

City or country? Bike or drive to work? Beach or mountains? Download the U.S. Census Bureau’s dwellr app today to discover the top 25 U.S. cities and towns that best fit your lifestyle. Whether you prefer the bright lights of the big city or wide open spaces, dwellr powers your phone with neighborhood-level statistics on topics such as home value, education, and how people get to work so that you can explore where you want to dwell. Once you’ve found your dream neighborhood, take dwellr with you wherever you go.

dwellr features:

• Uses your preferences to create a list of top 25 places and gives you information about each one.
• Uses the GPS feature in your phone to provide you with statistics for your current location.
• Uses statistics that are powered by the American Community Survey, which provides information on more than 40 topics for every neighborhood in the nation, ranging from education to commuting.
• Share the app with your friends so that they can find their 25 ideal places.

The dwellr app is just one example of how the Census Bureau is following the Digital Government Strategy by making its statistics more available anywhere, anytime and in any place.

The Census Bureau does not collect or retain any information using this application. All information is stored only on your phone.

iOS Download Here

Android Download Here

November 27, 2013
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November 27, 2013

Conceptual Video: Corning Incorporated

Title: “A day made of glass.”

November 26, 2013

SPOTLIGHT: Aereo

Company: Aereo

Industry: Television, Streaming

Founded: February 2012

CEO & Founder: Chet Kanojia

Synopsis: The idea for his current company, Aereo, is fairly simple: Why not stream network TV straight to viewers, online? The problem: The broadcasting industry is convinced that this is illegal. Right now, households can view network TV for free if it is picked up by an antenna or digital box. Aereo maintains warehouses full of powerful micro-antennas that receive network broadcasts and then streams programming to viewers’ online devices for a price of $8 a month.

The broadcast industry sees this as a clear example of copyright infringement. But Kanojia claims that Aereo is perfectly legal according to the Communications Act of 1934, in which Congress created the FCC and granted the nascent television industry access to the airwaves in exchange for providing the nation with public services, such as offering news and information free of charge. Kanojia says that Aereo is simply offering consumers access to material broadcast over publicly owned airwaves. The only difference is that Aereo is delivering that material via 21st Century devices.

Source: Inc.com

November 26, 2013
Computer gets smarter by looking at online pics 24-7 - Futurity

(Source: futurescope)

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