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How to Make Use of Wallpaper Background for Your Online Business

June 4, 2010 Leave a comment

If you own a shop or restaurant, you would probably take serious effort on interior design and decoration for branding. You are also keen on personalize your belongings, like put a sticker on your newly bought laptop to hopefully show how unique you are. This is nothing new either for businesses or individuals. The same applies to online community. We focus a lot on web designs to suit our own identities. The wallpaper background, which is perhaps the largest available space online, could have more potential usages than just being nicely designed and filled up to attract eyeballs.

One usage is to enrich your end-users’ consuming experiences at your site by letting them personalize the background themselves. Read more…

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Wireless Charging: One Step Closer (part 2)

May 28, 2010 Leave a comment

One of my interests is to check on businesses that come up with simple, smart, decent and price-worth solutions to really help solving our practical issues. One issue for me is that no matter how cool the device could be, every time I look at all the wires winding together behind, I felt like stone-age. That is why I come back to the topic.

On Wireless Charging: One Step Closer to the Dream (part 1) we’ve introduced PowermatTM Wireless Charging System: multiple (up to 3) gadgets (like iPhone, Blackberry) lay on mat and get charged through the ‘touch’, not wires. There is a catch though. You will have to get different Receiver Cases for different phones Read more…

Is an Emotion Decoding Software a Helper or an Intruder?

May 25, 2010 Leave a comment

I read some time ago that a computer program called Magnify is able to decode the human voice and identify the person’s emotional state in real time. The program works by tearing apart the person’s voices, separating frequencies and measuring the qualities, such as intensity and intonation, of these wavelengths. It is used by some American companies in their call centers in the US.

However 17 to 24 percent of the time Magnify failed in its judgment. According to eXaudios – the company that developed the program – it was because that the person’s medical condition distorted his speech, like autism or schizophrenia. Therefore the company is working on identifying personal diseases as well.

My first reaction was that it sounds pretty cool. With smart phones we are already like carrying our personal assistant around, Read more…

You’ve Got Tweet, from a Cow

May 20, 2010 2 comments

I mean a real cow, not someone use cow as his Twitter ID. And the cow would tweet to you something like ”@AttnPlease: I just squirted 9.4 kgs of milk out of my teats in 4:46 seconds. What did you do today?” Would you respond with ”That’s my girl. Keep up with the good work!” Maybe you will even feel connected when drinking your daily milk?

The scenario is not on paper. Read more…

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Work from Home, Manufacture from Desktop

May 18, 2010 1 comment

The Iron Man 2 suits worn by Tony Stark and his enemy Whiplash were made by 3D printer. You might want to collect a pair of those but then have to sigh at the thought that chances are marginal. Now with the full range of 3D scan – design – print product line in place for mass market, your chances might just have come, by duplicating one yourself at your home desk.

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Monthly Review – April 2010

May 12, 2010 1 comment

I’ll use this Dilbert comic as an opening to the April Review.

Here are the highlights of the topics we’ve been talking about under April.

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Programmers Start to Take Over HR Jobs?

May 11, 2010 2 comments

That sounds quite unlikely by words. However an Australian website Freelancer.com has newly upgraded its web service so that developers can write software to recruit, hire and pay workers on a variety of tasks without human input. The website is normally a marketplace where freelancers meet projects/job posted to be outsourced. Now programs can be written to post job adverts on the site, take on responses, assessing the work result, do the commissioning and pay the works, all automatically.

If you are running such a match-making company for subcontracting, you would probably be Read more…