Tuesday, September 30, 2014

One of world's largest video projection performance

iMapp 555 Bucharest Building Projection by Maxin1…: http://youtu.be/rQMBAdHTYpQ

Take the Global Citizen Festival 2014 action #showyourselfie - Central Park Music Concert with Jay Z and many others








Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg in their new book "How Google Works." 8 Rules For Running A Great Meeting

Google's former CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products Jonathan Rosenberg in their new book "How Google Works."

1. Every meeting needs a leader.

"A meeting between two groups of equals often doesn't result in a good outcome, because you end up compromising rather than making the best tough decisions," Schmidt and Rosenberg write.
They recommend designating a clear "decision-maker," so that everyone in attendance knows who has the final word.

2. The meeting needs a clear purpose and structure.

A meeting that stretches on for much longer than it should most likely lacks a clearly defined purpose and structure. The decision-maker, Schmidt and Rosenberg explain, needs to "call the meeting, ensure that the content is good, set the objectives, determine the participants, and share the agenda (if possible) at least 24 hours in advance."
The decision-maker is then responsible for summarizing the meeting's resolutions and email tasks to every participant and anyone else who should be informed within 48 hours.

3. Meetings used for sharing information or brainstorming still need owners.

Schmidt and his team realized that if they took a loose approach to meetings that were based on idea dispersal or generation, what seemed like a fun session on paper became just another waste of time. There are no exceptions to the first two rules.

4. Have a meeting only if it's necessary.

"Any meeting should have a purpose, and if that purpose isn't well defined or if the meeting fails to achieve that purpose, maybe the meeting should go away," Schmidt and Rosenberg write.
If you find yourself attending a regular meeting only of out habit, it's probably time to redefine the meeting's purpose or else scrap it altogether.

5. Don't include more than eight people.

Everyone at a meeting should be there to give their input. Bystanders are wasting time that could be spent being productive, and too many eager participants lowers the quality of the conversation. Share the results of the meeting with those who would otherwise have been observers but could still benefit from the information.

6. Include only the necessary people, and no more.

"Many times we have walked into an 'intimate' meeting with a senior executive from one of our customers or partners, only to find the room full of people," Schmidt and Rosenberg write. They can't control what their customers or partners do, but they can control their own side and bring along as few people as possible.
Especially for these types of important meetings, Google encourages its executives to attend only if they are needed as part of the deal, not if they are looking to feel important.

7. Strictly follow time constraints.

Start and end on time, and leave the room at the end to summarize the discussion. If the meeting needs to run long, then incorporate appropriate time for breaks into the schedule.
And if you wrap things up early, don't feel like you need to fill in the remaining time. The sooner everyone gets back to work, the better.

8. Be fully present in the meeting.

If you take the above rules seriously, then the only meetings you'll attend are the ones you're needed in. So make sure you're actually paying attention and not sitting in a group while you catch up on email on your phone or laptop.
Schmidt and Rosenberg say that, at Google, this is the hardest rule to follow, and they've given up telling employees to close their laptops. "But it's still a good rule!" they write

All you want to know about Windows 9 - oh wait Window's 10




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http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/30/microsoft-announces-windows-10/



Friday, September 26, 2014

Exposed -- Now we know where all the bent iPhone 6's are coming from ...


Now we know where all the bent iPhone 6's are coming from - Just don't let Uri Geller near your phone....

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Best Commerical ever about a Robot and a Vacuum: Love Sucks

Best Commerical ever about a Robot and a Vacuum: Love Sucks

ᴴᴰ Syria ♦ Tanks with GoPro™ ♦ Amazing inside HD footage of T-72 Tanks in Jobar


Syria ♦ Tanks with GoPro™ ♦ Two T-72 Tanks got Hit in Jobar 

GoPro: Waltz On The Walls Of City Hall - Amazing vertical high-rise Ballet


Bandaloop dancers Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber take vertical choreography

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Scottish Vote outcome. Will the UK starting Friday after a yes vote be referred to as PUK.. Partially United Kingdom.

Not sure about some the of the UK scare tactics. Saying they will not be part of Nato and will not be defended against a Russian invasion. UK papers at their creative best. Oh wait, can we still say United Kingdom after tomorrow if they vote yes..  Maybe newly referred to as PUK.. Partially United Kingdom.

Asia Art fair New York 2014 - VIP Premier Opening night - Photos

Asia art fair new york 2014

Dr Gwen Korovin is ID'd as doctor who took selfie prior to Joan Rivers fatal procedure




Dr Gwen Korovin is ID'd as doctor who took selfie prior to Joan Rivers fatal procedure. 

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Voted the best first class on the planet -- Singapore Airlines double bed Airbus A380

Voted the best first class on the planet --  Singapore Airlines double bed Airbus A380 with bottles of Dom Pérignon...

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Monday, September 15, 2014

History Trivia of the Day -- The Seven Year Itch, starring Marilyn Monroe on September 15th that famous scene above a subway grate on Lexington Avenue. That was exactly 60 years ago today.


Trivia for the day - The Seven Year Itch, starring Marilyn Monroe was filmed between September 1st and November 4th, 1954—and on September 15th that famous scene above a subway grate on Lexington Avenue was captured. That was exactly 60 years ago today....

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Finally HBO and ShowTime are considering subscriptions on the web only.

Finally HBO and ShowTime are considering subscriptions on the web only.   Seems the media moguls are starting to open up to the fact there are millions of people who have given up on subscribing to cable and are viewing content from the internet only...

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The first full photos of the new batman car in the movie Batman vs Superman -- source the verge

The first photos of the new batman car in the movie Batman vs Superman -- source the verge


Nice The Apple Watch (Parody)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

First Photos of from iWatch or Apple Watch (Photos and Launch)

It is a good thing that Apple has hired a world class watch design, as the current design is not actually ugly, it's a lot thicker than any one expected and there is lots of room for improvements.





from techcrunch.com

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (First Official Photos) - Announced Sept 9th 2014 (Cupertino, CA)

iPhone 6 continuous, seamless design.

No distinct edges. Glass curves around the sides to meet anodized aluminum enclosure.



iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus



iPhone 6 Plus has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 with 401 pixels per inch. That’s full 1080p HD resolution.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are powered by the Apple-designed A8 chip.


from TechCrunch.com


April 9th - iPhone 6 first tweet from Tim Cook

Monday, September 8, 2014

World's deadliest occupation by far. Where one out of 5 workers die within 4 months of starting the job

World's deadliest occupation by far is being a health worker combating and treating the Ebola Virus.  Already over 80 workers have died from the virus.  With no end insight for the virus, unfortunately this number is sure to grow.  

Many of the nurses and doctors are working for little if any money. the workers who are removing the bodies or retrieving those who are infected from their homes are paid like rich mercenaries (5 to 10 times the local salary)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Interesting useless info...

Interesting useless info...

Most laugh tracks you hear on sitcoms were recorded in the 1950's. So it is likely that many of the people in those audiences are dead now.

Antarctica is the only continent that doesn't grow corn.

New Jersey has the most shopping malls.

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Canadian photographer Christopher Moloney "FILMography" Recreates favorites movies in a fantastic way...



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Scientists sequenc and publish the coffee genome, researchers have sequenced the genome of Coffea canephor

Together, these species comprise one of the world's most treasured agricultural commodities, and are the starting materials for what is arguably the most highly prized beverage on Earth. Caffeine, after all, is far and away humanity's favorite psychoactive drug, and coffee is the vehicle by which most of us consume it – to the tune of roughly 2.25-billion cups a day.

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Run Lola Run - In this case run Walter run... Eager Dog makes mad dash to Mediterranean




Run Lola Run - In this case run Walter run...  Eager Dog makes mad dash to Mediterranean

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The world's largest dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus, largest terrestrial animal ever discovered

Measurements of bones revealed that the animal was 65 tons, and still growing when it died in the Patagonian hills of Argentina about 77 million years ago.  To put the into perspective - the space shuttle weights - 82.5 tons.

“T. rex is eight tons, Diplodocus is 18 tons, and a Boeing 737 is around 50 tons,” said study author and paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara at Drexel University. “And then you have Dreadnoughtus at 65 tons.”
Dreadnoughtus, meaning “fears nothing,” is named after the impervious early 20th century battleships.

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