Showing posts from January, 2009

Why you should be reading NYTimes regularly

I believe this is a technical post SO you should read it. I have been wondering around NYTimes and Man that website is gigantic. Well it's a news website, you'll say. The question is why I am writing a post about it. Here you are why:
The thing is about reading news it’s BORING, also for us CS people "Geeks" it's non-technical and most of the time it has nothing to do with what we do on class and what we will need and it's BORING. What's different about NYTimes is that it gives you the news you need and didn't know you can get which is the opposite of BORING. New technologies, new gadgets, new market, new opportunities and even insights on the future possibilities are a portion of the things you can extract from reading NYTimes. I have been a regular reader for the technology section for 2 years now. What amazes me is that I am seeing stuff that I read was going to happen actually happening, gadgets that I thought great now available in the hyper mark…

INNOVID, Online Advertising taking a new shape

I have been seeing all the giants two Google and Yahoo trying hard with the video advertising. Google put a lot of effort in the new ads in you tube and the video ads and Yahoo adding pauses between song clips which is kind of annoying. And also I read that an attractive way of integrating video ads with online video streaming which became one of the most used services online. I knew I wasn't going to be the guy to do it, of course I am busy with my term exams, so someone else had to do it. Ladies and gentlemen the new way of advertising through video is here and it's called INNOVID and their Clickable Canvas.
Made by an Israeli startup, which always gives me hope that startups can always contribute to the big market, INNOVID comes with a platform that integrates cool looking ads with videos you already have. What the INNOVID platform provides you with is a way to select lets say a wall in an ordinary video to place an RSS feed, a picture of your product or any other animation…

Masdar City, a motivation and a dream coming true

One of my dreams is to live in a peaceful and clean environment where I don't have to smell carbon dioxide everywhere, where I can walk in the streets and actually breathe. Today I have came to know a project called "Masdar City". Yes the title's origin is arabic which means the "origin" or "source". It's a project funded by the government of Abu Dhabi which aims to build a zero-carbon, zero-waste, car free city powered entirely by renewable energy sources. The city is to be a home for 50000 people, clean and not crowded (a dream come true). Those who will live there will move in the city using public transpotation or personal rapid transit (something from a science fiction movie). The businesses that will take Masdar as a home are to be commercial and manufacturing facilities specializing in environmentally-friendly products and any visitor will leave his car behind when he enters the city.
You can find a lot of information about it on its we…