Why we see lots of videos from Russian roads?

If you are watching a car accident or any other incident involving cars (like falling meteorite captured on video from a car) on Youtube, it’s most likely a Russian video. Has anyone bothered to ask why?

Russia is a specific country…That’s a diplomatic way of describing their reality. It’s traffic police and courts are even more specific… So Russian citizens have found a way for their corrupted police, and for their slow courts and judges who are unable to determine the fault on some traffic incidents.

Electronics aren’t so expensive nowadays, so lots of people can afford to own a camera permanently recording their every journey, they don’t need lots of memory… If nothing happens they just delete it. Unless there is a police patrol accusing you of something you haven’t done or meteorite falling from the sky.., or…

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Screen should be revolutionized in phones

Some time ago I wrote about Samsungs S4 and its lack of innovation (same story with every new iPhone). I mentioned the battery issue in that post, now it’s time for another feature.

Someone could change the second element that hasn’t changed in the last decade: screen. I mean come on do we really need that many pixels on a 4 inch screen? No matter how many pixels you are gonna put on this small screen it is still gonna be a damn small screen, I can read a couple of messages on it. But I do not like reading articles or watching photos and videos on it. So please think of something to make the display bigger without making the phone bigger. And make it more flexible, and unbreakable and less energy consuming.

Of course what comes on your mind is Google’s new invention.

The future of Samsung

Samsung surveyIn terms of global market share, Samsung is No. 1 in flat-panel TVs and memory chips; it is No. 2 in mobile handsets; it is one of the top suppliers in other home appliances. It’s a juggernaut, but don’t be deceived Nokia was a rockstar once, Microsoft was omnipotent and now…well they don’t have the best days of their lives. But Samsung has them currently. As we speak, their market share and revenues are rising. We see this mostly from the tech perspective – their Galaxy line is a strong competition to Apple’s products and like it or not – that’s one of the best things you can tell about a mobile devices company these days. But as first clouds on the horizon appear, the company must introduce new strategies into its plan. There are a lot of potential hazards waiting for the company of this size.

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2012 – what should we expect?

2012Yeah, I know Micro payments, augmented reality etc. Anything more? Yes, even more and stronger social media reporting. More uncertainty on the markets. Facebook fail? Google going the Microsoft way? And millions of people protesting on the streets. Ridiculous right? Continue reading

Google cake recipe

google cakeSo Google, you have all the right ingredients and you don’t know how to bake the success out of them? Firstly stop mixing it all up in one bowl. You can’t do that, some ingredients, have to be chopped, other can’t make a good taste together. But fear not, I’ve got a great recipe for success.  Here’s my idea: Continue reading

Mind-Reading Computers Within Five Years – what’s so scary about that & Siri frightens me …again

computer-brain interfaceMashable reported on IBM’s predictions of brain-machine interface going mainstream within 5 years. It’ s a wonderful vision! But from the other side it’s a horror. If you read my post about the threats of introducing Siri – which uses our sense of hearing instead of vision, then you know where I’m going with this. And you probably realized…the horror, the horror…

Whereas my frights on Siri concerned mostly the problem with filtering the vast amount of data received by users and eliminating the user in the choice process. This IBM news gave me some more disturbing thoughts. It’s not about your lack of options in surfing the Internet and organizing your day through Siri anymore. It’s about the data you give it away.

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Google+ isn’t about the users number

google+It’s about how much the social network knows about the users. They know more than Facebook knows about its users? Currently it’s not a certain fact, but they will know much more when they’ll start really integrating Google+ with Chrome and Android. Deeper integration will give them vast amounts of data regarding users behaviour on their devices. And that data will be a very tasty snack for advertisers, that and the fact that much deeper integration will allow best possible ads selection for users. Continue reading

The other side of the fence in Apple

Apple failRecently TechCrunch wrote about Apple making deal with a patent troll. The move wasn’t loved by Apples PR office, they transferred their patents to a patent troll, through a company that existed only on paper. Marvelous, Apple is great at designing and selling its products and services, but when it comes to what is on the other side of the fence of Apples company…well it isn’t as beautiful as in Apples products. Continue reading

The mighty will fall – Google isn’t innovative in mobile

Google is just too damn big, and I think it may soon fall apart, todays Google is very similar to yesterdays Microsoft with Windows system. Chrome has started to function as a more then browser, it can display more features on sites, but you have to write the site especially for Chrome, remember a browser for which you also had to write special code? Called IE6 and very unliked by Mountain View fellows… The second thing is the Android which main advantage is the size. All developers problems and complaints are irrelevant, because as soon as they realize the size of this platform, they will stop coding apps for iOS and change to Android. Thinking like true Steve Ballmer or someone similar… Continue reading

How the Flintstones looked at the mobile industry

nokia 8110I ran into a great post by Michael Mace regarding differences between European & American phone use. The post is from 2006, so it’s just before Apple came in and turned everything upside down with the iPhone, the Android? The author probably hasn’t heard of it at that time. It is a great lesson of history to read how the author in 2006 perceived the mobile industry, 5 years is a big time period for mobile technologies, especially when we are talking about the period before&after the first iPhone. Some things were the same, some have changed and some were predicted :) The full post is available here. I’m going to cite just the best parts of it. Continue reading