Native vs. web
Over the next few weeks I will be trying native applications on Windows and see how they compare to their web based counterparts. How much is the benefit? Is it really worthy? I often ask myself these questions. By taking a direct approach and experiencing for myself how much will the overall usability and enjoyment of such service and/or product improves, I will get to determining how far and...
Due to rather unfortunate events, sometimes this blog has some rather NSFW posts every now and then. I apologize for this and I am trying really hard to prevent this. I hope you to stay tuned to the site as I like to keep bringing all the latest news and tech advancements I can.
Frustrations with Google Chrome
I love Google Chrome. When it first came out I thought what better than a browser made by the dominant force of the web? It truly was as incredible as I imagined. And so far it has only got better, harboring the future of the web as the dominant system. But so far there have been a few frustrations. Mostly, the lack of guidelines and consistent approach to design and user experience. Google...
Ideas on web apps
Over the past few years I have been dreaming up some ideas about were web apps should go. I am sharing them here in hopes someone will read them and make them true. Notification system. I have to pin a tab on Google Chrome for Google Reader, and I have to use ugly and unuseful extensions for Facebook and Twitter and my mail just to keep check for unread messages and updates. Can’t there be a...
Google+ is a competitor to Facebook just as Orkut...
For every new feature we add, we take an old one out. A lot of big sites don’t...– Tumblr co-founder David Karp from an interview with Inc.’s Liz Welch
Nine Signs That the Human Race Has Peaked →
Well, it was fun while it lasted but it’s time to admit: the reign of humanity will soon be ending. Don’t believe me? Then stop playing Farmville for two goddamn seconds and look at this collection from our friends at Oobject.com.
Redesign or overhaul?
I have always said that every once in a while, you should reassess every project from scratch. This applies very well to software. Let’s take a look at what some of tech companies have done in the past, whether redesigned or overhauled, and assess how they have impacted the product. The most notorious overhaul in recent years must be Windows Mobile. it was considered a dead man walking, and...
The state of Facebook and what the future holds
Facebook is the largest social network. But that is today. Before it came MySpace, and before came Friendster, and so on. If one thing is clear, is that technologies and trends are constantly changing; the technology landscape is vastly different now than today. The way I see it, Facebook, in all its immensity, is withering. People are using it less and less. They are “disliking” it....
This Is a Social Media Background Check →
Your next job application could require a social media background check. Odds are, you have no clue what that means. Nobody does. It’s new and scary and probably scours the Web for pictures of you puking on the beach.
Skype comes to Facebook, and viceversa, the same... →
Spotify Officially Coming to the US; Sign Up for... →
After much speculation, Spotify, the best desktop music player we’ve ever used, is actually, really launching in the US. We still don’t know when it will arrive or how much it will cost, but if you want to ensure you can get in as soon as it is released, you can sign up for an invite now.
The Most Beautiful Pics General Electric Ever... →
It looks like GE has taken to both Tumblr and Instagram with this new series. It’s a look back on 130 years of innovation, of course using all the old-timey filters at their disposal. Here we have a 10,000 watt lightbulb, in its original storage crate, intended for airport lighting or special…
The Two Faces of Hacking →
Some hackers use software and hardware to express themselves creatively—either solving entirely novel technical challenges or finding new ways to skin the same old cats. Others are motivated by money, power, politics, or pure mischief. They steal identities, deface Web sites, and break into supposedly secure and certainly sensitive databases. IEEE took 25 of the biggest and best and assessed...
Google to Retire Blogger & Picasa Brands in... →
Say goodbye to the Picasa and Blogger names: Google intends to retire several non-Google name brands and rename them as Google products, Mashable has learned. The move is part of a larger effort to unify its brand for the public launch of Google+, the search giant’s social initiative. The changes are coming within the next six weeks.
Google+ For Freedom →
In case you were wondering if you should sign up for yet another social network, there’s a compelling reason to use Google+ that you may not have thought of: Freedom.
GoDaddy finds sugar daddies →
And the winner for “Most Hilarious & Innapropriate Title For A News Article” goes to…
ARM chips to rival PS3, Xbox 360 in 18 months? →
Still amazed how technology moves so fast. But I don’t know how to feel about my brand new Xbox being overpowered by my phone in 2 years.
Trying to figure out why there was a Jeff Stryker...
The article was about MySpace creator’s ideas on Google+. Don’t know how the two relate. Maybe it was a Google Reader error. Or the writer of the article is a true fan.
Google Bids Pi Billion on Patents →
Google bid “pi” billion dollars for Nortel Networks patents and lost.
If Facebook is partnering with Skype,
does this mean they are teaming up with Microsoft as well?
Things are looking grim for RIM →
The company that brought us the Blackberry and BBM is having some major trouble. Sales are not good, their line-up is seriously lacking, and their competitors are moving at rapid speeds. With BBM made less irrelevant thesedays with the announcement of iMessage and other cross-platform apps, and the release of phones from Samsung and HTC with dual-core processors and HD like screens, RIM’s...
Google changes are coming →
Google may have a new social network called Google+, but that is not the only news. The company is revamping their entire product line-up, announce major redesigns for Gmail, Search, Calendar and more, and even a whole new mobile experience. With Android’s newest version just around the corner and Chrome getting speedy releases, and the recently announced Google Music, we can only hope for...
Take a look at the next version of Windows →
Microsoft has unveiled Windows 8 to the world. So far we can get a glimpse at the radical changes in the user interface, but from what we can see a lot more is still coming. With broader platform support, cloud integration, an overhauled user experience, and the promise for a lot more, it feels a lot like the times of Vista, but hopefully it all goes the 7 way.