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Twisting the news – 46th edition

In cappuccino on February 8, 2016 at 8:00 am

It is the morning after the Super Bowl, and chances are we will not be discussing any other issue today: but the business of Super Bowl, the future of Super Bowl, marketing and advertising at the Super Bowl. Here’s an interesting chart to begin with, changes in the US population:

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source: census.gov

The people at PSFK are imagining the 54th edition for the Super Bowl. Just 4 years away, Read the rest of this entry »

Twisting the news – 27th edition

In cappuccino on January 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm

calendar-924930_640So, welcome 2016. Not in my best shape as I’m struggling with a cold, but there’s fun in the struggle. So, with my face almost entirely covered in tissues, with my red eyes, I present you the news, the history and the prognosis for 2016.

What will happen in tech? I’ll sum it up for you: sensors will be more and more present in our day to day life. They will gather even more data about us, which will make AI even more intuitive and relevant. Not necessarily in 2016, Read the rest of this entry »

Twisting the news – 17th edition

In cappuccino on November 26, 2015 at 8:07 am

For an age that’s quite nostalgic about the past we are pretty obsessed with the future be it the near future or a farther perspective. So what’s in for the future when it comes to tech? Some C-level execs agreed on the future being shaped by the cloud. The cloud, they claim, is the tech that will most influence our lives, followed by mobile and the Internet of things.

However, some other reports trying to predict the future are suggesting something else: mobility and virtual reality are rising. Of course, mobility is part of the future, don’t believe any of us will go back to using the desktop or being wired, and obviously virtual reality will be the hype of 2016 with the launch of Oculus. The question is: will they stay? We haven’t yet figured a way to make wearables relevant for everyday experience, will we make one for VR?

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Twisting the news – 16th edition

In cappuccino on November 25, 2015 at 7:08 am

They say Wednesday is the hardest day of the week, because it’s midweek,  the weekend is yet too far to consider it. So, today I’m beginning with a story, one to restore faith in humanity: a German watch brand is recognizing the impact Medicins Sans Frontieres through a dedicated watch you can buy heretangente_33_msf_raum01

Just two days ago, I was presenting you an analysis saying that post industrialism shouldn’t give up manufacturing, because economic growth cannot happen without manufacture. Here’s what happened in the third quarter in the US: economy grew and manufacturing production too. Also, something else is happening: Read the rest of this entry »

Facebook, loneliness and virtual reality

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2014 at 7:02 am

There is this video going viral on Facebook about how social networks actually affect our social life, or creates loneliness giving the apparent feeling of socializing.

Some years ago, quite many, judging by the way things have evolved, I made some research on communication via instant messanging services, it was the age of Yahoo Messenger. The conclusion would now be predictible but in those days it was a bit surprising: instant messaging wasn’t making our lives easier, but harder. Istant messanging is disrupting our communication and not making it easier as it would be thought.  Read the rest of this entry »