Tag: technology

The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy

The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy

Doesn’t matter which side of the isle you sit on or where the roots of your belief system lie, Jeremy Rifkin does an impressive job conceptualizing both historical and current data trends  while laying out a vision for our next few generations. If for nothing…

The Uber perspective…

The Uber perspective…

liv·er·y  (lv-r, lvr) n. pl. liv·er·ies 1. A distinctive uniform worn by the male servants of a household. 2. The distinctive dress worn by the members of a particular group; uniform: ushers in livery. 3. The costume or insignia worn by the retainers of a feudal lord. a. The boarding and care of horses for a fee. b. The hiring out of horses and carriages. c. A livery stable. 5. A business that offers vehicles, such as automobiles or boats, for hire. 6. Law Official delivery of property, especially land, to a new owner.   hack·ney  (hkn)  pl. hack·neys 1. often Hackney A horse of a breed developed in England. 2. A trotting horse suited for routine riding or driving. 3. A coach or carriage for hire.   Do you see any differences here aside from how people dress? Hackney – commonly referred to as a taxi here in Boston….”a coach or carriage for hire”. The…

Southie company trying to lower your TV bill…

Southie company trying to lower your TV bill…

In anticipation of the Supreme Court decision for “American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.” market research firm Peerless Insights has conducted a study on consumer opinions. The research findings show that of the 1,231 adults surveyed,…

Starbucks Karma…

Starbucks Karma…

So I walk into Starbucks this morning to order my usual  fuel. What struck me was the higher than normal amount of people sitting around acting productive on their internet devices of choice. It’s a typical day at my favorite coffee house. Here’s a company…

Have you seen John Conner?

Have you seen John Conner?

Hello boys and girls….meet your soldier of the future. Brought to you by the good folks at Boston Dynamics and the government agency that brought you the internet…. DARPA! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM8A0GrYmFU]

Hey Baxter…

Hey Baxter…

Is this robot really going to help bring jobs back into the US? If you think about it, Baxter is the equivalent of one Chinese laborer. I’m guessing one Baxter would be priced at around 25 to 30k. When all the technology has matured and you factor in…

Hey Appleheads….Relax!

Hey Appleheads….Relax!

Where do people get the time to sit on a sidewalk for 2 days for a f*cking IPhone? Technology is a wonderful thing…don’t get this geek wrong …but it’s an IPhone. Even if these folks have jobs, why would they want to waste a day…

Augmented Reality…

Augmented Reality…

I’m a fan of technology and the folks over at Boston based Apperian tweeked my interest today. Their product Augmented Reality is just flat out bad ass. Obviously it has great uses for the public, but you have to wonder what something like this could mean…

Assassins Creed 3 – Boston

Assassins Creed 3 – Boston

So I posted a quick piece on the Boston game development scene yesterday and then I see this. Looks like Assassins Creed 3 will feature Boston during the British occupation….more importantly the Battle of Bunker Hill. What a perfect storyline…. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPqebSTlJK8]  

A Hub for geeks…

A Hub for geeks…

As you all know we have a boatload of brain power within a few square miles of Boston Common. This has also led to us becoming a hotbed for game development.  If you just can’t get your kids off the xbox or playstation….why not make…