Jolla Sail & Fish

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This one has already become an urban legend. Nokia connects people. Yet, where are all those people in Nomia, who created this mobile legend? Some of them are working for Microsoft, that is for sure. Some of them have probably knocked on the other IT doors. One small group has not given up.

The Jolla sounds so Scandinavian, doesn’t it? The former Nokia employers have decided to give it one more try. This is how the concept Sailfish is born. In plain English, this is a rough Symbian’s successor. Or, this is how Symbian might have looked and worked, if Nokia was able to survive entirely on its own.

It is planned to fundraise up to $300,000 to launch this mobile OS. We are not quite sure, if we were more nostalgic or profit oriented, but for what is worth, the Jolla was able to collect four times as much than originally planned. That means that the first Sailfish tablets just got its green light for a fresh start.

It is highly unlikely that Jolla will be able to match the former glory of Nokia. However, it would be nice to see what a genuine concept can do compared to Android, IOS or Windows Phone. Who knows, maybe Jolla can find a way of connecting people all over the world, once more. Nokia style.

The RAM Dilemma

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Perhaps you have noticed it by now. The IOS can work just fine with the 1 GB RAM memory. On the other hand, Android needs 2 or even 3 GB RAM just to do the same thing. Who or what is to blame for this additional trouble? For what is worth, the usual suspect in this case is very likely to be the Java itself.

In addition, we should mention the so-called garbage collection process. Android consumes large memory quantities through the recycling of memory when you handle and close your smartphone apps. The IOS is a completely different system, and therefore it does not ask so much memory from you.

Yet, the Android itself is indisputably the most popular and widely used mobile OS in the world. The IOS has a quite different elithistic approach, which is followed by the appropriate price policy. Everything has its logical cause and effect in the world of smartphones. So, what are we supposed to do?

You cannot fight Java itself. There are so many things we owe our gratitude to Java. We usually take them for granted, but the truth is that our cyber world would have looked unimaginably different without Java. At the end, it all comes down to a personal choice between an apple and a funny little android man. Right?

The 5-Year Old MCP

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This must be an unprecedented record even for Microsoft. One five year old kid was able to pass and obtain the Microsoft Certified Professional certificate. This is really something. It is very likely that the little hero of our story would have passed either way, but a little bit later. Let us say at the college.

You can say that the codes run in his veins. His father a developer himself taught him some basics of programming when he was only three years old. In the meantime, by working a couple of hours each day in his small lab this wunderkind was able to learn enough about the prestigous MCP certificate program.

So, what is the moral of this story? Are we supposed to deprive our children of the happiness and careless feelings of their childhood? For the sake of what exactly? Maybe, this kid is a new Bill Gates or Steve Jobes. We do not know. Yet, he is on a nice way of becoming an eccentric billionaire. Why is that?

You should know that the greatest ideas and desires about wealth are born in the humiliating misery of an absolute poverty. At the same time the insatiable desire for achievements usually has some dark moments as the main motivation force. He should have played with toys rather than the codes.

FB News Feed, Less Ads Bleed

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What do you Facebook is actually willing to listen to its users. As a result, we are very likely to go through some significantly more humane treatment of the ads on this social network. This is a little bit refreshing and surprising at the same time. So, what is this supposed to mean? What are your thoughts on this one?

At the same time, we should use this one as an obvious indicator of our future action. There is no major online service, which gladly and willingly turns against its feeding sources the almighty ads. On the other side, you cannot fight the overwhelming pressure of your frustrated and tired customers.

Maybe, this is a small, but extremely important victory of the users, who are still resisting. And, we are not yet fully aware of it. It would be a nice thing, if we could raise a cyber revolution with this one. We certainly cannot eliminate, but we should decrease the number of ads circulating online.

Otherwise, we can end up being blackmailed. This is exactly what is happening with YouTube. If you want to watch your favorite video with no ads, then you have to pay for it. Google is leaving you no other choice. Maybe, there are not enough people to complain there. We cannot say for sure.

Sony Funny Money

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The story about Sony, or why do you need to specialize, better than to generalize, if you want profit. It turns out that both investment funds and the market itself ask from Sony to split itself in half. On the one side, we have the Sony entertainment. On the other hand, there is Sony everything else.

Why? Well, let us put it this way. There are two Sony twin brothers. One of them makes money. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to know that we are talking about Sony entertainment, including movies, games, and music, do you? For what is worth, this one has to survive by all means necessary.

This a very bad news for Sony Mobile division. It comes without saying that Sony Xperia was and still is a remarkable thing. Yet, what is the use, if it does not bring enough money to its founding fathers? Sony without a profit will be probably covered in dust of oblivion, that is almost inevitable.

So, cyber boys and girls, what is the moral of our story? You do not have to be Sony to make some serious money, but either way you have to specialize. For one or two things. And, you have to deliver an outstanding and unparalleled quality. Otherwise, there will not be Sony nor money, as well.

EU, TVs and Vacuum Cleaners

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It seems that the EU bureaucracy is dead serious about the energy efficiency. We thought that the new regulations about the vacuum cleaners were a joke. Wait until you hear what they plan to do with the TVs. Are they exaggerating with this green technology and energy stuff? Well, you should be careful here.

Here are some figures you simply cannot allow yourself a luxury of neglecting. We can save up to eight billion euros, not dollars, each year. How? By making sure that our TVs are more energy friendly. Do you still think this is funny and ridiculous to mess up with? How about 60 million TVs being sold each year in the EU alone?

This is an entire army of energy eaters. Yes, we like to use these large screens, with huge energy needs. That is about to change. In addition, for an average household in Europe the TVs claim almost 10% of the entire energy consumption. How about that for a change? Is it going to be really worth it?

What is the use, if you are a good guy, when all you see around you are the bad guys, who do not care about energy saving needs? Our hats off to the EU, but what about the China, for instance? How many Europes you can put there? We sure hope that the Chinese themselves do not like gigantic TVs.

The Crazy A

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So, how do you like to call it? The “@”. It is such an inevitable symbol we take for granted by default. For the absolute majority of nations and cultures the monkey is the very thing to cross the mind. In numerous forms and variations, of course. The monkey tail, very often. Or, the little monkey, which is a simpler form.

For some people this is a crazy letter A. Yet, it seems that we are completely unaware that this is an ancient symbol. Long before the computers begin to roam the planet this funny letter was doing its homework. Where and for whom? Believe it or not, the monks in the sixth century used it for some other things.

The @ was used to make a clear distinction between the Latin phrases such as “ad” and “AD”, which was a huge deal back then. Why have we decided to use it again centuries later for something quite different? This is at least to say a mystery, but it works just fine. This is how the little monkey has become our best friend.

What is the moral of this story? Well, we could not find one that would be suitable at this moment. How about you? Any ideas? For what is worth, let us question some of the most recognizable concepts in our good old cyber world. We would be surprised for sure what is there waiting for us to find it.

The Right Moment To Invent

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Although, we still have a couple of weeks until the official end of this year, the Time Magazine has come up with the list of the most significant technological inventions in 2014. It comes without saying, that you can find quite a lot worth admiring on this list. Yet, we only want to talk about these two.

It is worth mentioning that the most decisive moment to get on this list was not the sales result, but actually the level of achievement. How about the iWatch? It is not a rocket science, and it is not a revolutionary thing. Yet, it is a computer on your wrist. That was more than enough for Time to enlist it.

Here is one interesting list’s participant. The Blackhone was quite an achievement. Why? Well, this smartphone gave us a smart hope that we can actually do something about our privacy. Maybe, it is not bulletproof, but it is supposed to fight the bad guys wearing black suits, who are spying on you.

The best and the most honest thing to say is that each any of us has his or her own list. You should invest a couple minutes of your time to think what has been the most important technological thing to happen for you in this year. Let yourself go, and let us hear something intriguing and original from you.

The Most Expensive Games Of All Times

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There is a parallel Hollywood for gamers and gaming. They have virtual superstars, and what is even more important they have the fascinating production budgets. This is what captured our attention. Unless you are not a gaming fanatic, or even if you really are, there is no way you can guess what is going on here.

The production budget for the top three games includes more than one billion dollars. Yes, you heard this information well. The latest versions of the Destiny, GTA and Call of Duty had the one billion dollar budget, when combined together. The Destiny alone almost $500 millions. What does it mean?

This makes the Destiny to be the most expensive game in our history. There is no Hollywood blockbuster movie that can match the Destiny with its production budget. Therefore, it is not an exaggeration to say that gaming is not an industry. This is an empire. And, here is one more interesting fact.

So far, we have witnessed a trend that Hollywood borrows stories from the most popular games for its movies. Now, for the very first time one gaming company will create a movie about its own game. The Blizzard is apparently very close to making a full length movie about the World of Warcraft. The games have begun, for quite some time.

Uncle Amazon Wants You

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Amazon is hiring. If you love to fly, not literally, but rather virtually, then Amazon is the right place for you. The entire fleet of drones is ready to be launched for Amazon’s commercial purposes. All we need is to find the proper number of drone pilots, and we are good to go. Are you interested to join?

What kind of qualifications you need to have in this case? Here is the catch. You need to have enough experience as a drone pilot. Or, to be a little bit more precise, you need to have a five year experience as a pilot of automatic aircrafts. Where are we supposed to find these people? Here is the first possible idea.

Straight from the military uniform, where else? As it seems, we will have killer drone pilots delivering Amazon shipments all over our heads. Here is an additional trouble. We can expect for our sky to become an extremely crowded place. Amazon drones, Facebook balloons, and Google satellites.

Do we need more? How they plan to ensure the acceptable level of efficiency of their flying objects and quality of services? You just cannot fight the feeling that the Terminator and SkyNet scenario is becoming even more a real one. And, there is nothing we can do about it, can’t we? Beware of the drones.