Say Goodbye To 3D TV

Several years ago, people in the tech industry and the consumer were very excited about the prospect of having a 3D TV in their very own home. Local retailers started carrying the latest 3D models that were relatively high in the beginning. Soon, cable television and satellite television joined the excitement surrounding this new technology by introducing channels that were primarily devoted to 3D television. Fast forward several years and all the big cable and satellite companies are dropping their 3D channels in favor of a more universally acceptable technology. The fact is that people were simply not purchasing the  3D model televisions.

 

Say Goodbye to 3D

News broke that Comcast, Sony, and several other high profile companies were pulling the plug on their 3D channels. The fact is that the technology has not evolved enough yet for the home theater. Many think that it was just not worth the extra money. Cerainly, the rising interest in this technology was due to the movie produced by John Cameron. Avatar has great graphics and wonderful colors that really captured the attention of the consumer. However, insiders report that the movie industry was having a tremendous amount of problems producing 3D content with the same type of quality graphics that were present in the Avatar movie. In addition, the average consumer was simply not that interested in the new technology that required them to wear a pair of goggle like glasses to view the 3D material on their home television screens.

 

Quickly Evolving Technology

Certainly, it is safe to say that the average consumer was not all that thrilled about the home 3D experience. Evolving technology has pushed 3D back into oblivion. Now, consumers are busy with their tablets, computers, and smart-phones that are now able to produce amazing quality graphics. Features like 4k/UHD and HDR are much more relevant to the consumer today. Most assuredly, 3D had its day. However, ever evolving technology has diminished its perceived popularity.

 

Google Releasing Two New Chromebooks to Strengthen Education Position

Google Chromebooks have focused on education ever since the first ones were released back in 2011. Since that time Google has enjoyed excellent success in the education market. By some accounts, in the United States, Chromebooks now account for over half of all K-12 education portable computers. With the release of two more Chromebooks, Google is looking to expand its already dominant position.

 

The first of these two Chromebooks is the Acer Chromebook Spin 11. The Spin 11 is a convertible version of the Chromebook 11 N7, which was announced earlier this month. As with the N7, the Spin 11 contains an 11.6 inch touch screen, an Intel Celeron processor and is highly durable. Wireless connectivity will be achieved through 2X2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. For wired connectivity, it has two USB Type-C ports, two type A USB 3.0 ports and a MicroSD card reader. Also included is support for the Wacom stylus and “World View Camera.” Students will be able to use the camera as a microscope. Functionality like this really demonstrates what a versatile and powerful tool Chromebooks can be for education.

 

The other Chromebook that has been announced is the Asus Chromebook Flip C213. While the Chromebook Spin 11 is quite durable, the Flip C213 takes things a step further. The C213 contains rubber bumpers and is modular in construction so that should a piece break it can be replaced. The Asus Chromebook Spin 213 also contains an 11-inch Gorilla Glass 4 display, dual HD cameras and a 46Wh battery. Neither Chromebook have pricing information available.

 

Google also has recently announced that Chromebooks will soon be compatible with Android apps. Additionally, Google is releasing software better software to help manage these Android apps. This could really help drive Chromebooks to sell even better than they already have, as there are a tremendous number of excellent Android education apps available today. As the user base for Android apps grows on Chromebooks, many developers will be sure to refresh their apps to better take advantage of these Chromebooks. This will further strengthen the case for purchasing Chromebooks. With such dominant positions with both Android and Chrome OS operating systems, Google will likely have a dominant market position for many years to come.

 

 

 

Tesla Improving Driving Safety through Autopilot

Tesla the leading manufacturer of the electric vehicles has one of the most advanced Autopilot systems. One important factor to note about Tesla is its capability to determine the exact position of the Autopilot crash if incase is does happen, Tesla does all this better than any other vehicle manufacturer. This is made possible by the way Tesla has designed its technology. While all Tesla vehicles do comes with all the required hardware that make it possible for the Autopilot to work, drivers do need the necessary software upgrades that do cost a lot of money to perfect that’s making it possible for the Tesla driver to make a comparison.

 

 

According to Tesla, their autopilot feature assists the driver to avoid the collision by a margin of up to 40%. This information has been proven by the transport and safety officials. It is not an exaggeration that Tesla has changed the way people think about self-driving cars. Tesla has outdone its competitors because it had been driven 130 million miles without ever having a collision accident this is the U.S rate of 94 million miles per fatality.

 

 

Tesla continues with its commitment to evolve it autopiloting features so as to make it even better. Tesla just released the new update of its software that is known as Tesla 8.0. The update requires that the drivers touch the steering wheel more often so as to increase the reliance of the Autopilot on the radar, as well as the ultrasonic sensors and the cameras. The Tesla CEO says that the new update will be able to detect accident that might occur and prevent before they happen.

 

 

Last year October the electric car company started shipping the Autopilot hardware that has an enhanced sensors that will finally be in a position to allow full autonomous driving. Every of the Tesla cars comes with eight cameras and several sensors that provide 360 degrees view. The company is releasing this feature that utilizes the use of the sensors suite on the regular remote updates. Musk says as they work toward improving the hardware, the car manufacturer is targeting at about 90% reduction of the car crash. Tesla is doing a great job of improving safety and making the Autopilot more useful.

 

Microsoft Jumps on the Better Sleep Bandwagon With Latest Windows Insider Build

Microsoft’s most recent Windows Insider build includes a lot of improvements for the platform, but users might really appreciate one in particular: a setting that helps you sleep better.

 

This feat is made possible through a setting that enables you to adjust the blue light coming from your PC’s display, an addition that Microsoft has tacked on to the latest Windows Insider build after seeing features and programs like Apple’s Night Shift and f.lux grow in popularity.

 

A lot of research has been done into the effects our PC displays can have on your eyes, and a consensus exists that blue light causes a release of melatonin into your system. That melatonin makes it difficult to fall asleep and explains why you might feel restless in bed after spending time in front of your screen.

 

With peers already introducing a similar feature, the onus fell on Microsoft to play catch-up. That said, the inclusion of the blue light setting is a welcome move from Microsoft, even if it came a bit later than everyone else’s implementation. More and more people are spending their evening hours looking at a Windows PC display or a Windows tablet, and the more Microsoft can do to help those people sleep well and stay efficient, the better.

 

Personally, I’ve been utilizing f.lux on my Windows 10 tablet and Night Shift on my iPhone 7 for several months, but I’m eager to try Microsoft’s built-in version to see if I notice any kind of improvement. I can already report that I’ve been sleeping better since reducing the amount of blue light I’ve been taking in, but if the potential exists to catch a few extra winks, I’m interested.

 

Silicon Valley Tech Titans meet Trump and the Transition Team

The relationship between President Elect Donald Trump and Tech companies has been tested following a meeting between the President and select Silicon Valley CEOs. According an article published by Forbes on December 14, Trump assured the CEOs that he was on their side and will do everything possible to ensure the companies to ensure the companies grow. Trump also reiterated the importance of technology in America’s advancement. The heads present at the meeting included Facebook COOO Sheryl Sandberg, Amazon Chief Jeff Bezos, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and the CEO of Apple Tim Cook. The meeting came after a hard fought election that saw most tech industry leader’s support Hillary Clinton.

 

Vice President Mike Pence and Peter Thiel, a member of the transition team was also present at the highly publicized meeting that took place at Trump Towers. Thiel is one of the few Silicon Valley leaders who backed Trump’s election. It is incredible to note that Thiel has transformed from a Trump donor and key speaker at the Republican National Convention to a big political player in the transition team in a space of a just a few weeks. Analysts believe Thiel will play an important role of bridging the divide between Trump and the technology industry. Others present included Trump’s 3 oldest children; Ivanka, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. One of the Tech leaders who criticized Trump during the campaign period, Jeff Bezos congratulated the President Elect in a tweet he sent earlier,

 

Bezos said he was glad to meet the president and said the meeting was very productive. Another tech titan said to be warming up to Trump is Elon Musk. According to a report appearing on Techcruch, Musk who set to fly to India was added to the list of attendees at Trump’s strategic and policy forum in the last minute. One notable personality not in attendance was Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. There are reports indicating lingering frosty relationship between Trump and Twitter. The difference is said to have arisen as a result of the latter’s decision to deny Trump campaign team the permission to use special images. The Emojis, which Twitter prefers to call Hashflags, were earlier used in presidential debate related hashtags.

What is the Deal with WiFi 802.11ad?

Wi-Fi finally has a new standard to live up to, 4.6Gbps Wi-Fi, but what most people want to know is whether or not it is really worth it. The new Wi-Fi is almost four times faster than what most people are receiving at top speeds, and that is already faster than an Ethernet connection and home broadband. Of course, there is a large difference between the speeds you can get and the speeds you actually do end up receiving.

 

Of course, there are many benefits to streaming 4.6GBps Wi-Fi, and they are mostly available to those that already have top technology in their home. For instance, if you want to stream 4K or HDR you will have no problems with this Wi-Fi. In the future, the high quality is likely going to improve the way that wireless virtual reality headsets work. In short, right now only a few will reap the benefits, but as these technologies become more mainstream everyone will start too.

 

So how does it all work? Well it’s a bit complicated but not out of reach to understand. It is ratified the same way all other versions of Wi-Fi have bee, but this time around the tech is not from the IEEE. Instead, the technology behind the newest version of Wi-Fi known by techs simply as 802.11ad is from WiGig (Wireless Gigabit) Alliance. Knowing who is behind the tech is not vital, but it does shed some insight into why this version of Wi-Fi is so different than other versions.

 

The biggest difference is that it utilizes a different frequency compared to other earlier versions of Wi-Fi. It doesn’t use 2.4GHz or 5GHz; instead it works over the 60Ghz spectrum based on where you live. There is a lot more spectrum available for use at this measure which means a lot more data can be transmitted at a much faster rate than what you may be accustomed to. The end result is faster streaming and data use.

 

 

Music Industry, Tech, and the Internet

Like many of today’s industries that are applying organizational learning as a strategy to remain compatible and sustain continuous organizational growth for the future, the music industry is no different. With innovative technologies and the use of the internet service in many industries, including entertainment and music, more organizations are focusing their strategies as a learning organization. Although both organizational learning and a learning organization involve learning, the question still remains how businesses, like music business, will change significantly to succeed in the future.

 

The success of the music industry today, and in the future, is based on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, together with distribution and sales of music through the internet. Let’s take artiste like Chris Martin, Frank Ocean, Lady Gaga, Lupe Fiasco, and Taylor Swift, among other big name musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Rhianna, and Vic Mensa. Sales of digital music is booming on a global basis because music lovers now have the convenience of purchasing their favorite songs online through mobile devices and the internet. In fact, Adele, Beyoncé, and Justin Bieber are just a few nominee headliners for the 2017 Music Grammy Awards, which will be aired February, 12, 2017, at the 59th Music Grammy Award show.

 

As learning organizations by learning on the job through experience and a shared vision for change, the music industry not only consists of musicians, record labels, distribution and publishing companies working together as a team, but also radio, video, and booking agencies as well as others who promote musicians. Even innovative technologies in sound production such as speakers’ to improve quality, digital sound keeps the audience coming back for more as live performances continue to grow more and more in the future.

 

In 2017, music fans will be able to enjoy the technology phenomena of virtual and augmented reality and view their favorite past-time musicians like the most recent hologram performances of Michael Jackson and Prince.

 

As technology continues to advance, so does organizational strategies such as in the music industry. Even though many people still listen to radio, especially while driving in the automobiles, more and more music listeners are taking advantage of digital distribution, such as TuneCore and iTunes, and digital streaming on the internet instead of CDs.

 

Donald Trump May Challenge Net Neutrality

Election Shakeup

The recent election of Donald Trump is raising concerns over the future of net neutrality. Under the Obama administration advocates of net neutrality have made a number of gains towards regulating ISPs. The possibility of further progress or even maintaining current regulations is unlikely under a Trump presidency. The president elect has made a number of critical comments against net neutrality in recent years. He has tweeted that he believes net neutrality will result in attacks on conservative news websites. News outlets have reported on possible cabinet picks Trump has selected for the FCC leaving grim prospects for not only net neutrality but the FCC itself.

The Republican Takeover

The Senate recently failed to confirm Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel leaving Democrats with dwindling numbers in the FCC. If the head of the FCC Tom Wheeler steps down from his position Republicans will hold a majority of the positions in the FCC. With control over the FCC Republicans can then move forward with deregulation of ISPs. Although Trump has not yet named his FCC head at least two members of his transition team, Jeff Eisenach and Mark Jamison, are opponents of net neutrality.

The Future Of The FCC

Republican control of the FCC puts the department’s future at stake and by extension net neutrality itself. With strong opposition to regulation of industry in general this will certainly extend itself towards ISPs. One example of what may happen with unregulated ISPs is the rise of “zero rating” programs. When ISP customers use websites approved by their ISP it will not count towards their bandwidth cap, but a website that isn’t on an approved list will count as metered data. This has the potential to “tunnel” users away from websites that refuse to participate in these programs. That might lead to the end of the “free internet” and towards internet access strongly controlled by just a few major corporate giants.

What Eric Pulier Has Contributed To Society (UPDATED for 2017)

UPDATE January 17, 2017

Engadget recently had a write up on Eric Pulier. The in-depth article discusses the varied career of the silicon valley star. While also diving into his philanthropic activity. Head over to the website now to read the full article.

UPDATE December 6, 2016

Eric just released a great article on Engadget. It discusses whether or not Nintendo and their release of the Switch console and whether or not in can compete in the current tech market. Pulier is an insider of silicon valley, follow him on Engadget today to stay up to date on all things tech from a trusted source!

UPDATE September 19, 2016

Eric did another podcast! This time sharing some of his secrets to success. The podcast is the Daniel Budzinski Podcast and can be found at this link: http://danielbudzinski.com/podcast/eric-pulier/.
In the podcast Eric discusses how to make it as an entrepreneur in the tech industry and how to constantly innovate in your business. Check it out!

UPDATE August 30, 2016

Eric Pulier recently contributed to the epodcast network. He speaks to the importance of giving back to ones community. Along with how to positively impact those around you.  For more information click the following link: http://epodcastnetwork.com/the-importance-of-philanthropy-and-giving-back-to-the-community

Society expects a lot from graduates of Harvard University. The reason that they are so expensive is that they issue high credentials, and people expect them to make a lot of themselves. They are supposed to be the people who will hoist society and culture into a new platform of success and accomplishment. They are the leaders of tomorrow. That is what the world expected out of Eric Pulier, and that is what they have gotten. As an innovator and a thought leader, Mr. Pulier has met and exceeded all expectations that one would have for a graduate of Harvard University.

If an individual were struggling with chronic illnesses, he or she would probably feel alone. Nobody really understands the struggles or has any idea what the person is going through. Everybody may offered cliched advice, but they do not really know what they are talking about. This would lead to isolation. If many of us were in that situation, we would consign ourselves to loneliness and despair. Keenly in touch with the emotional struggles of these individuals, Mr. Pulier established Starbright World. This organization connects people who are struggling with chronic illnesses with one another. For the first time, they can make friends who understand them.

An entrepreneur of the modern world has a lot of resources at his disposal. Technology is flourishing, and there is a lot of room for innovation and making new things. The market is receptive to new ideas that improve quality of living or contribute something to some discipline. Focusing on healthcare technology, Mr. Pulier has founded the company known as People Doing Things. This company used technology to improve education and healthcare. He also started a company known as Digital Evolution. Pulier has been a successful entrepreneur.

A philanthropist is somebody who cares about the well-being of other people and actively seeks to make their lives better. Pulier is a philanthropist and has dedicated his life and his career to several worthy causes. He is also a donor to several non-profit organizations.

Additional Links on Eric Pulier:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Pulier

http://talkincloud.com/last-word/fridays-last-word-servicemesh-ceo-eric-pulier

Apple Deals with Strange Battery Indicator Issue

Apple is a company known for its continual success stories in the world of technology. The huge company is known for its many hits and success stories. Not all endeavors by Apple, however, turn out to be successful ones. Minor glitches do arise now and then as well. Those running Apple do realize quick responses to customer concerns and complaints do have to be addressed and done so quickly. The fast response of Apple is typified in the way the company moved to deal with the “time remaining battery” issue associated with the macOS update.

 

With MacBook Pros, the battery life on the device has proven unpopular with users. Battery life does not seem to be what it should be. Or is it? The ambiguity of available and remaining battery life is a major concern among using the MacBook Pros. The battery indicator may show the power source is running extremely low. Yet, the actually remaining power may be higher than what the battery icon is showing. Reporting indicate this is due to the strange way power is regulated through the processor. The readings simply might not be accurate ones, which can cause headaches for those trying to figure out how much longer their batteries are going to last before needing recharging.

 

Apple has made a rather unique decision in the matter. The company has chosen to eliminate the time remaining indicator from the most recent macOS Sierra versions. Eliminating the time remaining indicator does not solve the problem, but it could eliminate complaints from customers — or at least that seems to be what Apple is hoping for.

 

Likely, customers are going to be annoyed that they won’t be able to check out the time remaining on their laptops. Complaints are sure to roll in. Apple is likely hedging that people won’t worry about the time remaining if they do not have a constant reminder from the battery icon.

 

Honestly, it is hard to see how Apple is making the right decision here but the company does not have much of a choice. Recalls of these particular MacBook Pros for a minor glitch wouldn’t make sense. Eliminating the indicator does make sense since it is not working in the preferred or desirable manner.