Yearly Archives: 2013

December 30, 2013

Upload Pie

An odd name, but a useful service. Upload an image, PDF or text file, get a private URL to share it from and the service will automatically delete the resource when you tell it to.

December 22, 2013

Given that the holidays are fast approaching, I’ll probably be posting less in the next couple of weeks. I wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

December 18, 2013

IBM's '5 in 5'

Or, IBM’s list of five innovations that will change our lives in the next five years. Some lofty predictions, but given the pace at which everything is evolving, I wouldn’t bet against them.

December 16, 2013

The American who designed the PS4

He is, to say the least, an unconventional choice for the role. Cerny himself calls the arrangement “beyond unusual” and “crazy.” It’s not just that he’s a software guy running a hardware project. He’s an American who makes his home in Los Angeles, 5,500 miles from Sony’s Tokyo headquarters and the all-Japanese engineering team charged with putting the new console together. But Sony needed someone who could serve as a voice for the game makers and game players of the world. It needed someone who could bring a more egalitarian ethos to the development of the new PlayStation. It needed someone who could right the wrongs of the PS3. And Cerny offered all those things.

A great read.

Samsung — Uneasy in the Lead

Lee Kun-hee, the man who built the most successful, most admired and most feared business in Asia — a $288 billion behemoth that is among the most profitable in the world — had a message for his employees this year: You must do better.

December 3, 2013

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is "selfie"

The decision was unanimous this year, with little if any argument. This is a little unusual. Normally there will be some good-natured debate as one person might champion their particular choice over someone else’s. But this time, everyone seemed to be in agreement almost from the start.

The shortlist of other candidates can be found here.