Well apple did it again. They are coming out with yet another Macbook pro, only this time it will have improved Retina Display!! This new generation of pro’s will come with super slim 13 inch and 15 inch screens, which is perhaps yet another way the an apple junkie to get off on. Within the unit its self, they have masterminded new ways to cut prices so they average joe can enjoy this new tool since it first came onto the market in 2012. Pretty cool stuff and we look forward to breaking down what makes this new note book great and well…. not so great.
Oct 29, 13
Its been about two years since Google purchased Motorola, making them one of the hippest cell phone companies on the market to date. To say the least they are finally starting to release some really new and interesting stuff. For about a year now Motorola has been planing to make a cell phone that pretty much has an exoskeleton.
What kind of stuff can you do?
Are you a super fan of the old school keywords, not the touch screen, but the ones where you actually have to put thums to plastic.
Photo Credit: kendart.com
From their renowned sense of business acumen to their numerous charitable and philanthropic ventures, Dart Enterprises, owned by Mr. Ken Dart, has painstakingly crafted a sterling reputation for themselves both worldwide on a global business platform and locally within the Cayman Islands. Dart Enterprises acts as a holding firm for a number of portfolio businesses that span across several industries. Although the firm has its headquarters centered in the beautiful Cayman Islands, their influence is felt worldwide because of their multiple investments. The groupings held by Dart include retail, real estate investment, technology, and finance.
A shining example of the Dart Enterprises’ work can be observed in the heart of Grand Cayman. In 2012, Dart established a new standard for those involved in the real estate development industry with the introduction of the Town of Camana Bay. An utterly unique, master planned community, the development of Camana Bay will continue over the next several decades, which will enable it to flourish for many years to come. The newest community of the Cayman Islands is expected to include business officers, restaurants, homes, shops, and even a school all within walking distance of one another.
Other philanthropic causes Dart Enterprises is involved in include the establishment of a scholarship fund in 2012 for high school and college students who would otherwise not be able to afford to tend school and a public-private partnership with the Cayman Islands government called Growing Communities. Through Growing Communities, Dart provides funding to the government for the designing and building of new community parks, as well as the restoration of existing ones.
Dart Enterprises is comprised of three primary portfolio companies:
- Active Capital Ltd. The goal of Active Capital Ltd. is to offer support, development, and management the comprehensive range of investment firms in a portfolio of retail businesses and other similar ventures. Active Capital offers research, capital, accounting, analysis, merchandising, operations, information technologies, logistics, branding, human resources, and project management support, amongst many other services. Support is provided from a carefully crafted in house team of specialists.
- Dart Realty Ltd. Dart Realty offers property management services for more than 200,000 feet of retail and commercial space across the Cayman Islands, which includes the famous West Wind Building and Regatta Office Park. After the Town of Camana Bay development has been completed, their total amount of managed space will have expanded to 1 million square feet.
- DECCO. DECCO serves as a leader in strategic project management services to sponsors and owners of large construction projects. Their team of talented, experienced professionals offers a plethora of expert services. Services are offered in a variety of different formats, which are custom tailored to match the appropriate, unique risk profile of each DECCO client, including build and design, owner’s agent, and fixed design.
To find about more about Mr. Dart and the various services of Dart Enterprises, please visit their website today. Dart can be contacted through their website, email, or by telephone.
Nov 01, 13
I can’t say I’m surprised, but Chrome, a type of software that is owned by Google is now the most used software to search the web with. This means they are most popular email provider, search engine, and now search software. Which frankly I do not know if its a good of bad thing… The good is that we will have well funded software to help us buy stuff faster, but at the same time their is a very clear market leader who is starting to take advantage of their powers.
Lets start out by throwing a few numbers your way.
34.68% of internet people use Chrome
16.60% of internet people use Firefox
2.02% of internet people use Opera
15.62% Internet Explorer (surprised that many people use it, my guess is mainly older people use it who don’t know what Crome is.)
7.36% use the Android browser
This means Chrome google takes the cake and is used more widely then the others listed above more widely.
I couldn’t find the numbers for Safari, but I do know it still comes after Chrome. Sorry, I’m too lazy to do the math and if I had to guess their are other less popular web browsers. ;-)
I personally often use Crome, but a little part of me dies every time I turn my computer on. After all I got into blogging to stop working for the man, yet I use all the tools that were invented by the “newer cooler man.” In the past I could of cared less, but Google keeps growing bigger and bigger, and we web businesses become more and more dependent on Google. Which, I think is a bad thing.
Sure we could go back to using firefox, Internet Explorer (which I can’t stand,) but they make a great product.
What does this mean?
This is a new emerging term called “big data.” Which my interpretation is that this big company’s are coming along (i.e google) that pretty much control a lot of the information that is out there. They can decide what you learn and what thye don’t want you to see. They can figure out what you like and send tons of ads to get you to buy more. Who knows what their limit is… The only I know is that I could feel a bit better if the big G didn’t pretty much have a monopoly over the market.
What can you do?
Well, just start using less popular search stuff. I personally started to use Duck Duck Go for all my internet searches. I actually really like. No one cookies my computer and as a result I see less annoying ads. Another added benefit with Duck Duck Go is that they do not track everything you do, it is REALLY private web browning experience.
I also started to use Firefox more, whom by the way has lots of great web apps, just as many as Crome, to help you keep up with your favorite web searches. In the end, it is really up to us, the consumcer to make sure we aren’t taken over by big data
Nov 01, 13
Today we have some bad news to report, one of our favorite entrepreneur to follow Rob Wallinng software takes a pretty big hit due to Google updates. If you aren’t that fimilar with Mr. Walling, he owns a number of “micro” start ups that make some pretty good bucks. In short, his business model is to build a number of SAAS (Software as a service) applications that help web business owners. This one if one of them goes down, you still have a few incomes streams to fall back on.
Lets go over what happen:
Hittail, his web optimization tool is a REALLY cool tool that looks at your Google Analytics and pretty much figures out what “keywords” or search terms you should target with your article marketing efforts. In English, Google has a tool that looks over your website and lets you know where the traffic is coming from, the problem it is often hard to interpret . Mainly because it throws a lot (possibly hundreds) of keywords (the words people type into google to find your website.) Which was and still pretty much is a great service you are a website owner.
The problem is that Google is going for a money grab… For the first time in years they haven’t had huge growth and I would guess their investors and/or executives are worried about the bottom line. Now, to get access to this data you have to pay for advertising, whereas before you could access this data if you didn’t advertise with Google.
This is annoying for people like, ohhh say bloggers, who need this data to drive traffic to their websites and don’t really have the type of blog that supports (or has the income levels) to make paid ads worth while. Where as before you could see 100% of the data from Google, now you can only see a limited amount. First they cut it down to 10%, then 50% and now 90%. Meaning you can only see 10% of the keyword data you could once see for free.
This means a once amazing service is still great, but frankly it cannot tell you all the information it once could. Sucks for hundreds of customers and of course Rob. (We feel your pain.)
The only real way to fix this problem is a competitor can come along and strongly compete with Google. That being said, I rarely ever look for different ways to search the web. Their are lots of other search enginers out there, but many don’t really make big lines. There is still of course bing, Duckduckgo, and a few others I can not think of off the top of my head.
I truly hope Rob can figure out a way to help get this type of data. I can only help but wonder if he will go the route so many other tools have gone in the past. Which is to pull data from bing/yahoo and replace it with Google’s. As for Rob, I wouldn’t be losing sleep, he has plenty of other income resources, but it still sucks.
Oct 31, 13
I was reading the BBC news today and I watch a pretty cool video about how we might all be flying around in our own cars one day. The basic idea is that that it is not car or plane, rather some kind of hybrid of the two. According to Mary Cummings from ESD, a divisions of MIT you don’t need to worry about crashing it….
A flying car might be a poor choice of words for this bad boy. Really its more like a flying robot, you jump in, tell it where you wanna go, and it will fly you there. My first thought was “I really want to learn how to fly this, you know, just in case.” Miss Cummings pointed out, that the hardware failure is the least of your worries for this type of aircraft. What you should be more worried is hacker type people and terrorist taking control of the satellites that guide them. To which I mentally responded to myself, “well, that’ts another reason why I’d like to be able to take over if something went wrong.”
Many feel the computers taking over would be much safer, mainly because most people just aren’t good drivers. Which I happen to agree with. Their network would be located in both the ground and in the air, for all type of “just in case” protection, but I would still want the “safety take over switch.”
Apparently we currently have the technology to move forward with this type of idea and all we have to do is work to reduce the cost. The issue is that its just not in our culture yet, which may explain my feelings for a “safety take over switch.” An explain of what we currently have is drones, which for the most part have a negative image. It might be a hard selling point to say “hey our drones do it, so can you!”
Being that terrorist might be an issue, these bad flying machines would have to have the ability to think on there own and get away from any type of attacks. Scary… but I wouldn’t mind owning one, my friends abroad would love to see me.
The only issue that was not clear is how to fuel these types of cars. My only guess is that they eat up a lot of gas, but then again I do not have too many friends who fly or service drones for a living. Perhaps the tech is out there, but there are no big oil company’s to stop it.
What would it take to get me inside of one?
For me to get on board with buying one, personally I would want some kind of training. This way if the satellite goes out or something worse, I can always jump in and take over. I’d hope that this type of training would be fairly intensive and last at least a few months, after all I wouldn’t want anyone else up in the “flipping the switch” and taking it for a job ride and crash into me.
Oct 30, 13
There comes a time in just about every mans life where he gets yelled by his girlfriend is is told to hurry up and buy a house. For me, this day came about six months ago and I finally bought my own place. Lucky for me, my wife is also in the tech industry and we decided to spend a few bucks and “geek out” our home in a styleish way.
Here is some useful stuff I feel will help you geek out our home, yet keep it modern and make your friends jealous:
Enter the Couch pit:
I’m not sure why I have never seen this before, but perhaps one of the coolist and up to date sofa’s I have ever seen is the couch pit. Pretty much it is a freaking awesome snuggle zone. I personally spend a lot of my time kind of hanging out on this area writing with my lap top, it gives lots of comfort, and your lady friend will approve.
Be warned, after sleeping on this bad boy you might not wanna get up.
How about a Google TV?
As if I don’t spend enough time Google’ing, I just to jump for the google TV….. I really like, it has a great screen, looks great, has a keyboard, pretty much upgraded my whole tv watching experience. Super cool toy and recommend it. It even lets you set up which apps you want located on the main menu. Also the keyboard is so big it makes it hard to lose, unlike most remotes!
Just keep in mind this combined with the sofa above is a deadly combination, kiss the gym good bye.
Ok, if you are gaining too much weight from the two items about. I would suggest getting the Ninja blender. Pretty much every morning before heading out I’ll make sure to blend something up for breakfast.
The only issue I have with this bad boy is that is is pretty hard to clean, although the blades are huge and can cut though just about anything.
If you jump for this one, I have three words for you: Mango’s, bananas, and milk. Yummm
Back hurt from typing too much?
If you are anything like me, your tired at the end of the day and go for a good massage. Well… at the end of any day, who can’t use one!?!
I never thought I would actually own one of these things, but they are amazing. They come with a pretty hefty price tag, but for me it was worth it. Lets just say I am not perhaps the most relaxed tech blogger in the entire world
Hope you enjoyed this quick little post. It is different form the normal stuff I like to blog about, but hey, you gotta switch it up here and there. Although after looking at this list it appears I spend far to much time sitting down and should hit the gym.
If you could have anything in your new age tech home, what would you buy?