5 Ways Technology Has Changed Product Design

Product design is constantly evolving . For example, an item as straightforward as a lead pencil has enabled the discovery of graphene, thanks to technology. There are countless other examples of how technology has transformed products and led to further innovative creations but let’s begin by taking a look at these 5 ways technology has inspired and influenced product design. 1. Wheels When our ancestors first invented the wheel to ease their transportation problems they’d have never imagined how this essential item could evolve in future centuries. From the cumbersome circular wooden wheels...

The Past and Present of Photography Technology

Before the advent of the digital camera, there wasn’t much innovation in photography. Films became smaller and more sensitive, but that was the extent of the changes. Companies like Leica have been making nearly the same physical camera for 100 years. These are so close that if you brought a modern Leica back in time to Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the first photojournalists and modern street photographers, he’d be able to use it without any trouble. Digital cameras, on the other hand, have only been in consumer hands for about 20 years and have made huge leaps forward in regard to...

Why Valve’s Steam has its own brand of Malware

Steam stealers: a nightmare for gamers

Cleaning with lasers - not science fiction

Not everybody wants to build a death star.

Sausage Party - the somewhat different animation movie

Seth Rogen challenges faith and the establishment in an R-rated animation movie.

AMD Wants To Dominate The World Of VR-And They Are Starting Off Big!

AMD is at the Game Developer’s Conference and this year they put on what was likely one of the biggest party events of the show. It was focused on VR and they clearly plan to be a major player in this new gaming arena. For some time AMD has been an also-ran at events like this but, this year, they clearly showcased they want to be a major player and they came out swinging for the fences yesterday. Here are some of my impressions. Capsaicin Apparently Capsaicin is one of the active ingredients in hot peppers and the theme name for the event. Apparently they were looking for the proper balance...

Turn your old laptop into a Chromebook

An easy, and free, method to bring your old laptop back to life

100 Brilliant Business Minds

A nice place to pick up quotes or a caricature of your favorite business mind.

Pi - not just a piece of cake

A mysterious number that deserves its own day

The Changing Face Of NVIDIA’s GTC: From Graphics And Tools To Thinking Computers

The GTC or GPU Technology Conference put on by NVIDIA is one of the more interesting events during the year but as I prepared for this year’s event it struck me that the evolution of this conference reflects a very real change in what is going on in the technology market. A very real shift from the way we used computers last century and how computer use this century is evolving to be very different. The attendance levels, the speakers, the conference focus all reflect that the emerging world of technology is a very different beast. Let’s explore that a little bit. Growth Spurt First in terms...

Lenovo + Juniper: Leveraging the Partnership Model

There are two ways to approach a complex solution opportunity. One is to fully integrate and build it all in-house. This path has been taken by HP and Cisco with regard to the hyper-converged solutions. The other is to partner with vendors whose offerings complement your own, and this is the path that Lenovo and Juniper Networks are on. Let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each approach, then conclude with some comments on the Lenovo/Juniper effort. Fully integrated The advantages to building a complex solution in house have to do, at least on paper, with control and cost...

Game of Thrones Season 6 Red Band Trailer

As always, everybody is asking themselves - Is Jon Snow alive?! Maybe.

Backup Software - Review with Giveaway Campaign

EaseUS Todo Backup is an easy to use, well-featured backup software with a reasonable price.

SETI looks for Aliens, Compute for Humanity tries to save the World

Bitcoins are sometimes associated to the dark-side of the web, but they can do good too

PrimoPhoto iOS photo management tool - Promo and Giveaway

PrimoPhoto, a photo management tool for iOS devices.

DARPA has a heart for needle phobics

Having to go to a doctor for a blood test might soon be a thing of the past

Pluto might become a planet again

New analysis of images might help promote Pluto to planet status again.

Hololens: Getting Ready For Something Truly Amazing

Microsoft is releasing Hololens to developers in March and they should have their devices by month end. As part of the announcement they showcased some of the initial tools and games and this got me to thinking about the unusual things this device could enable. Games we’ve never thought to play before and uses that could be truly amazing. Let’s talk about some of these. Hololens + Kinect We’ve played games with Kinect where the Xbox can translate your body into a game controller and capture images but now think about playing games with the Xbox where you were also using an integrated Hololens...