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I hope Messi picks up the World Cup this time.

The Drone Zone At NYU ITP Show


Getting Rid Of The Steering Wheel

English: Left to right, Eric E. Schmidt, Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google Polski: Od lewej do prawej: Eric E. Schmidt, Sergey Brin i Larry Page z firmy Google (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A self driving car should have a lot more room than a car you have to steer around. You tell the microwave oven to heat up something for three minutes. During those three minutes, you are out and about doing your own things. You don't spend those three minutes "steering" the oven. A firewood oven is another story. You have to keep steering the fire. You have to stay watchful.

You should be able to instruct your self driving car as to your destination, then you should be able to forget the car. Finally Google is doing it. And finally the Google Car looks like the Nano car of India. A self driving car should also be smaller, no? A two seater self driving car would be awesome. If you think about it, the very concept of parking is a ridiculous idea. Now that Google has built its own car, i…

Bourne Fights

Books In The Mail


Fred Wilson, Google, Facebook, Apple, USV

English: Apple iPad Event (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Fred seems to have taken some flak for his comment that in 2020, Google and Facebook will be among the three biggest tech companies in the world, but not Apple. When asked if one of his portfolio companies will be among the top three he said, I most certainly hope so.

I am bullish on Google. I see it becoming the first trillion dollar company in the world. Usually when companies get big, they get innovation lazy. In Google's case when they have become big they have innovated at large scales. They have tackled problems that small startups just can't because they don't have the huge resources.

I disagree with Fred on Facebook. I am not sure Facebook will be among the top three in 2020. Facebook has been a one trick wonder. They have the option to be among the three, but I have not seen it yet.

I agree with him on Apple. Apple will milk the iPhone and the iPad as much as it can, but that momentum will last only a few more…


Breakthrough Technologies


Bitcoin: A New Twist In The Plot

Kitkat Battery Issues Resolved

Original flavor KitKat purchased in Atlanta, GA, USA in Feb. 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It was easy. You google up the matter, and you get reminded you reset your phone like the last time Android sent you an updated version of the operating system.

There was resetting the phone, which also freed up a lot of space on my 8 GB phone. And then there was turning off a Google+ feature. Now photos on my phone only get uploaded online when the phone is on wifi and when the phone is connected to a charger.

The auto upload feature is why Google+ is my top choice for photo upload and sharing. But that was also draining my battery.

Now my phone feels more normal. So much so that I still want a OnePlus One phone, but I am not in a desperate hurry.

My external battery clocks at 10,000 mAh. That is what I carry. So it is like carrying two phones. But it's worth it for the peace of mind that my phone will quite literally never run out of juice during the course of the day. When your smartphon…

OnePlus: The China Angle

English: Jack Ma speaks during The Future of the Global Economy: The View from China plenary session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China 28 September 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) And there is this whole Jack Ma angle. Alibaba showed up in America with a bang. This guy is not even a coder. And he has created this ecommerce behemoth in China. Like I said at one point, Jack Ma is the new Jack Welch.

A lot of what we think about China gets colored by the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989. There are genuine issues of free speech and democracy, but one can not stop but take a good look at some genuine innovation that is coming out of that country.

China is getting global in a big way. OnePlus is the newest example where a Chinese company is out to eat the lunch of companies like Apple, Samsung, and Google. China is not just the back end factory for your front end brand name. We live in era when people display their status more through their…