July 01, 2012

Metadata and the Stroop Effect
The most commonly used example is what is known as the Stroop Test, which compares the time needed to name colors when they are printed in an ink color that matches their name (e.g., green, yellow, red, blue, brown, purple) with the time needed to name the same colors when they are printed in an ink color that does not match their name (e.g., blue, red, purple, green, brown, yellow).

Google I/O photo gallery: A taste of geek paradise
Being at Google I/O is an experience like no other. It's a complete sensory overload: flashing lights, high-tech robotics, and Android imagery everywhere you look. As I said on Google+, this place is like Willy Wonka's for geeks; it's just absolutely mind-blowing.

Ford Opens Silicon Valley Lab to Mine Big Data
Ford officially opened its new Silicon Valley lab on Monday to help the company better tap into tech innovation. Part of the lab’s mission will be to look at how technologies like big data can leverage technologies embedded in cars to make better business decisions, from marketing campaigns to vehicle safety features.

Google's Risky Business
Google's demonstration of Project Glass, its augmented reality glasses, exemplifies its approach. In six weeks, the company conceived, coordinated, and executed an impressive stunt twice, flawlessly--skydivers wearing Project Glass prototypes jumped from an airship over San Francisco onto the roof of the Moscone West convention center while streaming video from their glasses to the conference.

Software Architecture Reviews
Review is a powerful technique that contributes to software quality. Various artifacts of the software development lifecycle are subject to review to ensure that any deficiencies could be spotted early on and addressed sooner, before letting it slip through further phases and in turn consuming more efforts than expected down the line.

Entrepreneurs Need Focus on Their Business Model
Many entrepreneurs work hard on the proof of concept (technical), but skip any proof of the business model (revenue flow). In other words, once they are convinced that the product works, they assume their price, sales channel, and marketing will bring in the customers.

"Never mistake activity for achievement." - John Wooden

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