Monthly Archives: November 2013

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What is it about Technology that excites us?

It starts with an idea. An idea to create. To make something by fusing together our mind, electronic components, software and a little bit of electricity. Isnt that what any device is? It starts with all of that and one more thing. It has to be something that people want to use. It has to be something that delights them and fascinates them. It has to let people to do something that they couldn’t even imagine doing before. That is what technology is.   When people started making computers, it was about digitizing human effort. Even before that, people mechanized Read More →

Blurb: Hardware, Tech, Books, Games & Life

I am introducing a new category called “Blurb” on my blog. It could be a collection of links or a short summary of something I find interesting. As I cant post long analytical articles about everything that interests me (else we’d be here till kingdom come), this way I can share interesting links and articles with everyone. The weekly Blog posts will continue but you should see a smattering of blurbs in between. Hope you enjoying going through these articles! Hardware https://onlycoin.com/ http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/13/5098926/mit-inform-dynamic-shape-display-video Tech http://www.inc.com/kimberly-weisul/the-great-career-debate-google-versus-goldman.html http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/10/12/product-managers-mini-ceos/ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/the-inside-story-of-why-blackberry-is-failing/article14563602/?page=all http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303376904579137444043720218 Books http://gizmodo.com/amazons-throwing-independent-booksellers-a-kindle-life-1459386748 http://allthingsd.com/20131105/amazons-first-employee-disses-mackenzie-bezos-review-that-disses-new-book-about-amazon/ http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/11/minecraft-book/all/ Games http://www.polygon.com/features/2013/11/11/4849940/xbox-live-millennium-e http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/11/valve-steam-machines/all/ http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/04/prince-of-persia-source-code/?pid=2480&viewall=true http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/30-years-collection-of-video-games-for-sale-for-550000-184040 http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/economics/it-all-began-with-a-strange-email/ Life http://klout.com/#/perks Read More →

Blizzcon 2013: Diablo 3 – Reaper of Souls (RoS) Roundup + HotS Preview

  Introduction Blizzcon 2013 was held on November 8th-9th 2013 and Blizzard released a lot of interesting information about the upcoming changes for Diablo3 as well as the Reaper of Souls (RoS) expansion. A lot of this information is not directly from their presentations, but from the datamined information, interviews and videos released by blogs such as DiabloFans, Incgamers and Somepage. I have collated a lot of the interesting points here and they form a nice summary of all the information out there. I encourage you to read all the posts and watch the interviews in full, but if you Read More →

Nerdvana – NY Comic Con 2013

NYCC was my first Comic Con ever and it was a blast! The cosplay was amazing and the swag available was unbelievable, especially since the prices were super low. One negative was that the celebrity autographs were all paid ($30-$80) and they only had one 20 minute picture taking slot (paid again) for which the line was hundreds of people long.   Hope you enjoy the pictures! Leave me a comment if you like any of them or can identify some of the Cosplays.