Saturday, March 27, 2010

DIY: In-car Entertainment System for $30

I love things that allow you to leverage existing products you already own in new ways. The CradleVue is a device designed to securely suspend your notebook computer between the front seats of your vehicle, positioning it for unobstructed backseat viewing.

Personally I don't see myself spending an extra few thousand bucks to add an in-car entertainment systems to any new car I want to buy. But I have taken a long trip with my son across country and I would have loved to have one of these with me.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Article: Facebook Surpasses Google Search as Most Visited Web Site

Channel Insider reports: "Facebook's new lead over Google search points to the undeniable influence of social networking."

This is pretty amazing to see this happen. I am guessing Google and many other companies are probably very concern for several reasons (marketing, information distribution, and more).

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Three Questions for Polly Pearson, VP at EMC reports: "Polly Pearson, vice president of employment brand and strategy engagement at EMC, understands that all too well. She has worked closely with executives there to help build the company's employment brand, and writes extensively on her blog about what you can do to build your own reputation, stay relevant, and make yourself more attractive to employers"

If you're looking for an IT related job, I would suggest watching these videos they contain good information about how to promote yourself. In the past you only had to post your resume, now you have to do a lot more.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

(Back to) The Future of Communication

Here is a video I found online recently, it dated back to June 2007. Its amazing how outdated the predictions were off (I know most of these were never serious), but there is an essences of truth in a few of them.

Skinput: Appropriating the Body as an Input Surface

I have been seeing a lot of buzz recently about Skinput (watch the video if you want to understand it), but basically it sensors that listen for acoustic transmission from gestures (i.e.: tapping, snapping, etc.) you can make on your arm. From this information, you can navigate portable electronic devices (such as: smart phone/PDA, MP3 player, etc).

This technology is similar, but totally different from another technology from SixthSense. see the following TED Talk for more information.