Please hold your skepticism, keep an open mind, go through the following
points and only then pass a judgment on my prediction that “three years
down Windows Phone would have overtaken Android”
[Update August-2012: The 12th reason (Apple awarded 1 billion US$ but
[Update June-2012: 3 Thing Microsoft Achieved Through The Launch Of The
(1) “Mango” has received very positive response
Just go through the following comments.
“… I say this with all seriousness and some incredulity: Apple, watch
your back. Microsoft may have finally figured it out. The battle for the
mobile market just got interesting again…” – Robert X. Cringely
“…With Mango, WP7 has caught up with Android and iOS in nearly every way,
and in some areas it’s even surpassed the other two in functionality …”
– Brad Molen
“…Windows Phone 7.5 is supremely usable, surprisingl... (more)
Marco Tempest is a Swiss magician based in New York City. He also happens to
be a Director’s Fellow, MIT Media Lab!
His team working Magic Robot Interaction has created Baxter. To understand
what he is working on have a look at his amazing TED presentation!
To know how much of this is AI and how much is illusion have a look at the
MIT Lab project page.
Lot is happening in the field of Robotics. See these:
Robot Wall-E in real life Robotics – A Glimpse of where we are today
I think we are approaching a time when you will be debating it you should buy
a car or a Robot!
BTW: Baxter... (more)
Any new technology adoption happens because of one of the three reasons:
Capability: It allows us to do something which was not feasible earlier
Convenience: It simplifies Cost: It significantly reduces cost of doing
What is our expectation from cloud computing? As I had stated earlier, it is
all about cost saving … (1) through elastic capacity and (2) through
economy of scale. So, for any CIO who is interested in moving to cloud, it is
very important to understand what the cost elements are for different cloud
solutions. I am going to look at 3 platforms: Amazon EC2, G... (more)
Mobile game development has a world of its own. You will come across
different set of programming languages which you would not have encountered
elsewhere – Lua, Live Code, Unreal Script, Boo etc. Some of these tools are
a derivative or an extension of what is available on other gaming platform
while others have been explicitly developed for mobile. At least one of these
platform may seize to become a game development platform and become an
enterprise cross-platform mobile application development solution.
As I have mentioned earlier (here it is), there are five approaches to cro... (more)
Do we need programming languages?
You may think that the answer is no. But, if you go by the recent trend you
may need to change your mind.
Consider for example the following questions:
Why is Google working two (GO, DART) new programming languages? Why has IBM
(X10), Cray (Chapel) and Red Hat (Ceylon) working on creating a new
programming language of its own?
Why did the attendees of a recent conference in London select 5 (HTML5, DART,
Scala, Clojure, Node.js) new languages as the most important software
development trends for 2012? What does Neil McAllister mean when he says tha... (more)