The {NEW} MySpace?!?! Is this a Resurrection?

The New MySpace

I don't have any words for this... save.... WOW!  You really have to check out the demo for yourself at http://new.myspace.com .  With a seemingly great design and distilled focus, I think this has some legs.  Can great design and functionality trump years of brand decay?  I guess we'll see, I signed up... … [Read more...]

CERN Potentially Uncovers the God Particle, The Higgs Boson

Morgan Higgs

The  $9 Billion Large Hadron Collider positioned under the French, Swiss boarder recently uncovered a 'smoking duck', that quacks like a Higgs Boson and walks like a Higgs Boson.  The so-called God Particle could shed light into the building blocks of the universe and how various forces interact with one another.  Needless to say, Morgan Freeman is pissed. … [Read more...]

Future Tech :: Fart Pads to Mask any Gastrointestinal Apocalypse

Fart Pads

Forget the iPhone 5, Google Nexus Q, Google Nexus 7, OLED, 5k TVs, 3D technology, or anything else for that matter.  Gizmodo.com uncovered the future of flatulence , THE FART PAD.  This baby covers up any gastrointestinal apocalypse your unsettled tummy could dream up.  This opens up a world of opportunity for public farting:  Airplanes, subways, buses, in the car with your friends, in the office, or anywhere.  I say, buy it now. … [Read more...]

Google Glass Creates a Whole New Genre of Deutschbagery

Hey Guys, you know how awesome you look with a bluetooth headset shoved in your ear?  Remember how convenient it was not to dig through your pocket to find your phone when you got a call (I'm being facetious)?  Well, now you can situate this contraption on your face instead of pulling your phone out of your pocket to find a location, check email, or send a text.  Give me a break people. … [Read more...]

Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion, Whoa!

Facebook Buys Instagram

In probably one of the quickest and most surprising purchases of the year, Facebook just bought the mobile photo sharing application, Instagram, for $1 Billion in cash and stock.  The 30 Million Instagram users preferred the apps seamless photo sharing functionality over the Facebook application.  Facebook brass thinks so too. Wow. … [Read more...]

Sony’s Deadly Strike: Kazuo Hirai’s Restructuring Plan Includes Cutting 10,000 Positions

SonysDeadlyStrike

Sony CEO, Kazuo Hirai announced that Sony will be cutting 6% of its workforce due to their restructuring plans.  They plan to roll this out over the next two years, extending into March 2014.  We were kind of expecting this with many of Sony's business units fluttering and the reinvestment into Sony's TV operations with Hirai cutting an entire layer of management so he can more effectively have visibility into their televisions business. Kazuo is trying to make Sony as nimble as Bruce Li - even though they still have 162,000 Global employees - whoa. … [Read more...]

Nokia Lumia 900 from AT&T Launching Easter Sunday – Is it the Cyan Savior?

Nokia Lumia 900 Easter

When the new Nokia Lumia 900 from AT&T launches on Easter Sunday, Nokia executives are expecting big week one sales numbers.  In fact, they were so bold as to claim that the Lumia 900 week one sales will surpass 4 Million units sold, that would top the iPhone 4's first week of sales.  Except, there will be no lines outside of stores, no big unveiling, no 6 hour wait, no extra staff to handle crowds - oh yea - that's because the only person working on Sunday is the Easter Bunny as all AT&T stores will be closed for the holiday. While there is no doubt that this phone is a much needed breath of fresh air for the smartphone market - and that it is priced very well at $99 - and that it is marketed effectively - and that it has a great OS - I could go on.  But, at the end of the day, Nokia has to hope that the Easter Bunny will deliver this Cyan Savior in a few chocolate eggs. … [Read more...]

Official Specifications For Google Project Glass Leaked

Google Project Glass Specs

We all watched in awe as a Google Glasses user seamlessly strolled through his day helped every step of the way by Google’s helpful suggestions.  We got to experience through a first person demonstration what it would look like to experience the world with Google Glasses.  But we never got a good look at the guy who was actually wearing the glasses, right?  What does Project Glass actually look like? Well, we received an anonymous lead from a Mimesis reader who was able to get their hands on the official, confidential specifications for project glass.  Take a look – do they come with or without the body armor? … [Read more...]

Scott Thompson’s Last Stand; What is Yahoo Doing to Save Itself?

Yahoo's Last Stand

And everyone is thinking - what is Yahoo's plan?  It congers memories of another famous last stand by a Colonel George Custer; famous for an epic defeat by Sioux warriors at the Battle of Little Big Horn.  Except this battle is playing out in Sunnyvale, and the battle has just started with the slaughter of 2,000 Yahoo employees.  With a Facebook lawsuit looming, it's time to rally the remaining 18,000 employees with a concrete plan of action as opposed to relying on the dwindling power of Big Purple. Lets just hope Scott Thompson can sheath his ego and move forward with a new vision.  Save the braggadocio for Google Project Glass. … [Read more...]

Google Project Glass, How Will These Glasses Work in Real Life?

A New Yorker's Life With Google Glasses

Today Google released a new concept for augmented reality glasses that allow you to stay perpetually connected.  The glasses, dubbed 'Project Glass' will stream all varieties of digital media via a 'heads up display' imbedded directly into these futuristic shades.  The promotional video shows a man going about his daily life, in New York City, helped along by all the perfectly timed suggestions from his new glasses. While this certainly looks like one of the coolest new pieces of tech that could sublimate laptops and smart phones - the adoption of this technology just isn't practical.  Taking into account our massive daily media consumption, the Google Glasses will inundate you with reminders, texts, calls, emails, suggestions, invites, videos, etc.  Not to mention, you'll have to walk around wearing some goofy looking shades all day. I love to stay connected; but, nothing beats … [Read more...]

RIM Admits Its Users Want Android and Apple after Gene Munster Bankruptcy Prediction

BlackBerry Bankruptcy

  Why is RIM's stock down 8% today; oh yea, because Blackberry executive staff admitted that their core customers, in fact, want iPhones and Android devices.  This all comes after Mobile Analyst Gene Munster predicted that RIM would be Bankrupt sooner rather than later.  Its always been a story of too little, too late for RIM and this time - the Grimm Reaper looks a lot like Gene Munster... … [Read more...]