Posts filed under “Technology”

José Vicente Concept: Solaris Sun System

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The Solaris is a sustainable sun shading system designed by industrial designer José Vicente. The system has been conceptualized to provide a new working/leisure space that allows individuals to work in the open air at any place of their choice.

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The Solaris sun shading system is equipped with photovoltaic panels allowing users to charge their gadget gear with renewable energy. The system can be used in outdoor spaces such as cafes, parks and beaches.

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Via: TheDesignBlog, Solar Feeds and Design Sustentavel

Category: Energy, Technology, Weekend

Tim Wu: Net Neutrality

via boingboing

Category: Technology, Video

BNN: China Yuan Discussion, RIMM

BNN speaks to Diane Brady. senior editor, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Barry Ritholtz, CE and director of equity research, Fusion IQ.

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Did I just smoke a fattie? I don’t recall . . .

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Headline : September 16, 2010 : Panel – Part One [09-16-10 12:15 PM]

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This looks better (sober). . .

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Headline : September 16, 2010 : Panel – Part Two [09-16-10 12:25 PM]

BNN speaks to Diane Brady. senior editor, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Barry Ritholtz, CEO and director of equity research, Fusion IQ.

Category: Media, Short Selling, Technology, Video

Battle for the Internet Economy

Cool interactive map showing “how a handful of major actors in the Internet Economy are moving from their bases of power into other points of control across the map.” > click for interactive graphic > hat tip Flowing Data

Category: Digital Media, Technology

Pat Choate: Our “Innovation Crisis” & Patent Backlog

Source:
Innovation Crisis: Job Creation Stalled by Patent Backlog, Says Pat Choate
Stacy Curtin
Yahoo tech Ticker Sep 08, 2010 09:41am

http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/innovation-crisis–job-creation-stalled-by-patent-backlog-says-pat-choate-535400.html

Category: Intellectual Property, Legal, Technology, Video

Manual Transmission Mechanism

I was trying to explain the gear mechanism in a 6 speed to someone, when I found this animation: The mechanism also called as “stick shift” is used in cars to change gears mannually via World of Technology

Category: Technology, Weekend

Do US Bonds Resemble Dot Com Stocks?

Over the past few months, I have been saying US Treasuries remind me of the dot com stocks circa 1997-98 in three ways: 1) You knew momentum was taking them (much) higher; 2) You knew it was going to end badly; 3) If you were honest, you admitted you had precisely zero idea when the…Read More

Category: Contrary Indicators, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Psychology, Technology

Tech Gadgets vs Durable Goods

Its the first Thursday of the month, so we will be getting monthly sales from many retail stores throughout today. Related to that, I am fascinated by this story in the WSJ. Durable Goods, Furniture, Apparel are out; In: Laptops, iPads, iPods; the staycation crowd are buying Blu-ray video players and big plasma screen televisions….Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Retail, Technology

Apple as Religious Experience

As a long time Apple fanboy going back to my 1990 Mac Classic, I find this brilliant: 1. a creation myth highlighting the counter-cultural origin and emergence of the Apple Mac as a transformative moment; 2. a hero myth presenting the Mac and its founder Jobs as saving its users from the corporate domination of…Read More

Category: Psychology, Technology

Wired: Disruptive By Design

I’ve attended Wired’s Disruptive By Design conferences, and they are always top notch. Here is the Conference Digital White Paper, with highlights from the WIRED Business Conference on June 14, at the Morgan Library in New York City. This White Paper features a summary of each session, where various business execs, including Howard Schultz, Frederick…Read More

Category: Technology, Think Tank