Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

March 3, 2014 8:02 am
Apple takes Siri for a spin with launch of CarPlay, hands-free software for drivers

techheat:

Apple has chosen the Geneva Motor Show to launch CarPlay, an in-car system for iOS …

Via ZDNet

Smart move by Apple given the open automotive alliance that formed with android. Once again I have doubts about the innovation in a closed wall system but you knew they weren’t going to wait to see the features come up with there. Maybe they’ll actually get specific car makers to partner with them as well.

January 4, 2014 12:11 pm
The Mobile Only Workplace?

marksbirch:

When laptops started to become more prevalent in corporate America, it brought with it the promise of freedom. That is freedom from the office, freedom from the cubicles farms, and freedom from the the ball and chain of the corporate world, the desktop PC. From executive to sales people to…

October 25, 2013 6:45 pm
smarterplanet:

A Diagram Of HealthCare.gov, Based On The People Who Built It | WBUR & NPR
Siloed, massively complex workstreams allegedly contributed to the infamous customer experience for online healthcare shopping and enrollment..

smarterplanet:

A Diagram Of HealthCare.gov, Based On The People Who Built It | WBUR & NPR

Siloed, massively complex workstreams allegedly contributed to the infamous customer experience for online healthcare shopping and enrollment..


May 19, 2013 3:18 pm
marksbirch:

So, a new era begins for Tumblr…

Still don’t think Yahoo! is going to overhaul as much as people are worried. The integration with their services might cause some problems but they’ll let tumblr keep doing what it does for it’s “cool” factor. If anything I think Yahoo’s engineers will actually add some cool stuff, maybe a better reply format.

marksbirch:

So, a new era begins for Tumblr…

Still don’t think Yahoo! is going to overhaul as much as people are worried. The integration with their services might cause some problems but they’ll let tumblr keep doing what it does for it’s “cool” factor. If anything I think Yahoo’s engineers will actually add some cool stuff, maybe a better reply format.

June 5, 2012 1:05 pm
As gaming grows more casual and mobile, developers scramble to adapt - CNN.com

“Because being a gamer has grown from someone playing for hours on a console to include people who may play only for short periods on a smartphone or tablet, designers and developers are scrambling to meet changing demands.

In responding to this evolution of gamers, the companies say they have very distinct ideas about who they want to reach and how. Perhaps not so strangely, the player split — between so-called traditional gamers and more casual ones — begins in the living room.”

April 4, 2012 11:05 pm
Diligent Venture: What if Microsoft Word made a squiggle line under factually incorrect statements, like a spell-checker for facts?

diligentventure:

That seems to be a possibility, if Gilad Elbaz achieves his goals. And there’s no reason to think that this brilliant mathematician couldn’t do it. He’s made himself (and Google) a fortune by asking questions that others might find ridiculous. One of his most recent questions:

“What if you…

It shall be the greatest integration project the world has ever seen!

(Source: nyti.ms, via heartthecloud)

January 8, 2012 2:01 pm
For Start-Ups That Aim at Giants, Sorting the Data Cloud Is the Next Big Thing

I take this as meaning we are officially entering web 3.0, a key factor to which is linked data. Web 2.0 gave the the user the ability to create data themselves and now we need to focus on sorting it. This article is a bit more enterprise-based but I think it definitely applies to the general web as well.

October 3, 2011 3:01 am September 25, 2011 5:20 pm
Not Sharing Is Caring: Facebook's terrible plan to get us to share everything we do on the Web.

I really should have posted something on this by now considering how big the changes facebook is making and how strong my opinion is on it.  I have Spotify and had to deal with the automatic posting this past weekend.  It was pretty annoying, as much as facebook wants us to share everything, they have to take it one step at a time.  There seems to be no option to be asked if you want to post something each time, which I think they should have added to ease people into the whole process.  As usual Mark Zuckerberg is playing things 10 steps ahead but can’t see 2 feet in front of him.

May 24, 2011 3:55 am
Native App vs. Web App: Which Is Better for Mobile Commerce?

mediafuturist:

Native App vs. Web App: Which Is Better for Mobile Commerce?
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Surprisingly not nearly as clear-cut an answer as one would expect.  If I had been asked last summer I would have gone web apps all the way.  However after exploring integration in terms of how it relates to business needs and the security around “clouds” I have definitely come to appreciate native applications.  Perhaps the biggest factor was a project I conducted where my team and I explored the offline application abilities of HTML5 which is discussed a little bit in this article.  Needless to say our results showed that in it’s current state it would hardly be beneficial to build offline applications, though there are some promising fixes currently planned for development.  Either ways the mobile revolution has given new meaning to ‘native apps’ as they are now smaller and more scalable pieces of software that are easily distributed.  Given these new attributes, do web apps really have that much of an advantage?

(via appvisor)