What is wearable tech and why should you care?

If you read newspapers and delve into consumer electronics, you would have surely come across wearable tech, or technology that is friendlier to human beings than the typical technology. By definition, wearable tech is something that you want to own, be with and expect life-saving acts from (literally or figuratively). Although the field itself is vast, developing fast with plenty …

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Great quick reads

“I simply don’t have time to read” is the common refrain of non-readers. All that should change. ebookfriendly ran an article recently about the 55 great books under 200 pages.  Although 200 is not a small number or magical, it should certainly open up possibilities of getting the joy back from reading. What made me happier was to find the …

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Why Windows OS still makes sense for me?

My mother has an Android phone. I was quite surprised when the decision to switch phones was made since I don’t believe Android is friendly to all and sundry. This is especially true when you consider a generation that uses phone only to make calls, and probably, send a message or two over the course of a year. What is …

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The real you is the universe

The real you is the real I, which is this universe? Makes sense? Yes, that is the advaita philoshophy. And that has been beautifully woven with a sound track in this video. If you did not know, Alan Watts was a writer, philospher and speaker who wrote more than 25 books and spoke to many audiences on some of the …

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Productivity is increasing, what to do with all the extra humans?

Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) in the U.K has recently published that worker productivity has grown by 84 percent since 1970s, while productivity in information communication technology has grown by 480 percent. Cebr also believes that the productivity is slated to go up by 20% by 2020. Read a report of that here. All fantastic statistics I say, …

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Apply brakes in life

One of the constants in life is the clamor for growth. One wants more money, more power, better health, more knowledge or more peace (if there is such a thing), and this is linearly tagged to time. The constant perusal of to satisfy the need will drive one further down in time, and for the majority that is the main …

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2 free, powerful ways to tame your music collection

Music elevates you to an all new level of enjoyment, and tends to brighten up your day. Music also comes in a variey of forms, and can turn into an untidy mess if not organized well. For lesser mortals organizing the megabytes or gigabytes of music is not an entertaining or exciting task to do. Fortunately there are smart people …

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Top 5 reasons to use a Windows phone

Recently I have been playing around with Windows phone a bit, and I must say I am impressed. Windows 8 phone can sure prove to be the thing that is good enough for most people, and then some. The assured quality from Nokia (the most popular Windows phone at least in India) is just another plus. 1. Fast and Responsive …

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Don’t miss Gravity

Go watch Gravity. Not because it has superior technical effects and has George Clooney in it, but because it is about how we need to hope for the best when it comes to future. Gravity is a thrill-ride for sure. Scifi lovers are sure going to get a wonderful treat. You never stop getting amazed at the amazing pictures, and …

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How far do you go to plan death?

One of the more recent articles that had a deep impact on me was from Martin Manley. And, that is not because I am remotely interested in sports. Mr. Manley, all of 60, founder-editor of sportsinreview.com, and a man with a seemingly not-so-bad life decided to end his life at exactly 60 years. Nothing really new in that, there are …

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Right to die

People are afraid of death. Religions deplore and dissuage suicidal thoughts. People who choose dying over living are called cowards, and fighting for life against odds is called brave. But, to what purpose? Living is a precious gift You live and enjoy things that you can, or cannot control. You love people around you, and get loved. Life is hope, …

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Why live?

Why live? Why do we go on struggling with life on a daily, or on a minute-by-minute basis? If we remember the bad and sad parts of life more than the happier instances, what makes us go on living as if there is a better tomorrow? Do you ask yourself these questions or run to a guru to know more? …

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Save money on books (again)

See the first part of this article to check on how libraries help you. But I do understand libraries are not for everyone – for starters, you may not want to feel the pressure of committing to read something in a finite time. For others, it is just filling up the books till you can actually feel the knowledge transferring …

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Save money on books

Reading books is a fantastic habbit, and a topic worth its own book. But, we are not here to discuss that. Reading books (especially the new ones) will cost you money – a lot of money if you live in countries like mine (Though the situation is improving with the differential pricing). So, how do you keep your hobby alive …

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Kids figure out education by themselves

A well-outlined story at Wired talks about how groups of kids figure out things by themselves and get educated rather well. Buried under the story is the rather well-accepted fact that humans have a willingness to learn from surroundings, and will do that rather well when left to themselves. Systems everywhere are really effective in ‘teaching’ stuff. This teaching starts …

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