With AI, hard problems are easy and easy problems are hard

By now, most people have heard about AI. AI has taken the tech world by storm. However, few realize that this is decades in the making.  In the 90s, a professor had given me a book on neural networks and told me this subject is going to be huge. It has taken several years before…

LG OLED77G6P: G6 Signature OLED 4K Smart TV w/ webOS 3.0 | LG USA

After reviewing all the updates from CES 2016; the LG G6 TV one is my favorite new product announcement from the show. TV’s have failed to inspire in past few years but this one seems a real beauty. Couple of major things worth noticing: OLED – allows this to be super thin and “infinite” contrast….

PC Sales Continue to Fall – Digits – WSJ

Worldwide PC sales saw their sharpest decline in nearly two years in the second quarter of 2015, dealing continued damage to retailers and makers of devices, chips and PC software. Source: PC Sales Continue to Fall – Digits – WSJ

Search for Ever Cheaper Garment Factories Leads to Africa – WSJ

Africa is seen as the final frontier in the global rag trade—and Ethiopia ranks high with apparel company executives who are looking for cheaper factories to sew Wrangler jeans, H&M T-shirts and Calvin Klein clothes. Hope this “race for cheapest labor” eventually uplifts wages and living standard for many different parts of the world. Source:…

Xiaomi Sees $1 Billion in Mobile Services Revenue This Year – WSJ

Xiaomi’s revenue from mobile services will more than triple this year to nearly $1 billion, the Chinese smartphone maker’s CEO predicted. Xiaomi has become the most valuable startup at approximately $45B, making the popular smart phones “Mi” and dabbling in other lines of business. Their founder has emulated Steve Jobs, and their phones are very…

Spotify Nears Deal to Raise $400 Million at $8.4 Billion Valuation – WSJ

Interesting, $8B pre-money valuation, and selling 5% stake for $400M and very interesting quote from the article as well… Wondering how long this “ad-free” trend will last. YouTube also announced their ad-free service. HBO announced their online package and ofcourse Netflix doesn’t have ads. They believe that ad-based streaming services aren’t able to generate enough…

Introducing the All-Wheel Drive Model S 70D | Tesla Motors

Tesla just changed their lineup and removed the lowest option and added Model S 70D with much more power and distance on full charge. Electric Vehicles are definitely getting more interesting. Introducing the All-Wheel Drive Model S 70D | Tesla Motors.

Responsive web design

With the increasing penetration of mobile devices and tablets, it’s very important for any web based application or website to be built with responsive design principles. With responsive design, your website will be readable on devices with different display dimensions as it takes care of varying height and width. WordPress also has a few themes…

Intro to HTML5

Found this decent primer to HTML5 … HTML5 for PHP Developers – IPC View more presentations from Mayflower GmbH.