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Mobile this week: OK Google listens more; Android-powered cars

Originalmente publicado en Gigaom:

There were some interesting developments across multiple platforms this week: Microsoft started its rollout of Lumia Denim software, Apple outlined 64-bit app deadlines, and BlackBerry officially launched its new Classic smartphone. But Google wasn’t standing still.

Perhaps the most surprising news reported was that Google plans to use its next major version of mobile software — Android M — directly in vehicles. Android Auto already exists and works much like [company]Apple[/company]’s competing CarPlay: The implementation uses your connected phone to power the in-dash experience.

Photo by Janko Roettgers/Gigaom

What [company]Google[/company] allegedly wants to do is fundamentally different: Android Auto software would be embedded and use an integrated 4G connection in the car or truck. Think of it as a giant smartphone, only one that can drive you down the road.

With tens of millions of vehicles used daily, this would give Google even more data: Where we are, where we’re…

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Data privacy isn’t political — it’s personal

Originalmente publicado en Gigaom:

In the post-Snowden world, the location and security of data is not just a political issue, it’s a personal issue. Customer concerns over data privacy are having a drastic and unprecedented impact on how internet service providers, telecommunications companies and web hosting providers do business – and who they do business with. 

Two recent examples in Germany are particularly telling. First, the German government ended its contract with Verizon in late June, saying the U.S.-based telco was a liability due to its relationship with intelligence agencies like the NSA. Then, in early July, Deutsche Telekom unveiled a new highly secure German data center, which it touted as “Fort Knox” for data protection. Germany is well known for its strict data privacy standards, and clearly, new privacy concerns are reshaping how service providers do business within German borders.

 This phenomenon is by no means limited to countries like…

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Advice for a student!


I’m really sure that like me, you have dreamt of the success after graduating from a university, but are dreams enough to get it?

I guess not and that’s why I’m writing this post to help you go forward with making your dreams come true because everything is up to you.

First of all I want to let you know that going to a university is one of the best things you can do but you shouldn’t stop there, you should keep studying to make your career the best. You have to improve your knowledge every day towards your dreams.

It doesn’t matter what you are studying or what you want to be, it’s about your attitude and the desire to be the best in what you’re doing, meaning who doesn’t want to do what they really love? If not you might regret it in the future you.

As a Colombian I have to say that we have a big advantage towards our future, how do I know it? It’s easy, we grew up among an educational culture, and that’s why before we finished the school we knew what the next step would be. The university, and everyone knows that. It’s no secret, our parents told us we’d have to go to a university since we were kids, to become professionals.

Now the problem is after you graduate from the university, job opportunities in Colombia are few.  It’s very important to study (a masters, PhD if you can), travel to explore new culture, learn a new language (English is necessary) and trust me, you are gonna be closer to a professional status if you can reach this point. I’m sure you’re not the type of person that just get’s by.

That’s my advice, don’t just get by and don’t be afraid of doing what you really love to do!

Thanks for your time and if you liked it, just share it with your friends.

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The Cynic’s Photography Dictionary


For all photography lovers!

Originalmente publicado en Photofocus:

Editor’s Note:This is a guest post from Roger Cicala at LensRentals.com

Picture -  A representation in two dimensions of something wearisome in three.   Ambrose Bierce

I’m a fan of the satirical and cynical definitions of Ambrose Bierce, first written as a daily newspaper column and later collected in The Devil’s Dictionary. (It was originally called the Cynic’s Word Book, but so many politicians of the day called Bierce a Devil that he felt the new title more appropriate.)

Ambrose Bierce

Unfortunately, very few of Mr. Bierce’s definitions apply to photography. Seeing a need that should be filled, I immediately began working on a Devil’s Dictionary of Photographic terms. Hopefully, some of you will join in and help to expand this desperately needed work.

The Cynic’s Photography Dictionary

Aberration – Something that is wrong with the lens by design, as opposed to something wrong with the lens by…

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Tenemos un nuevo rey de la velocidad

Hennessey Venom GT

El Hennessey Venom GT es el carro más rápido del mundo

Con un récord de  432,5 km/h el Hennessey Venom GT se posiciona por encima del Bugatti Veyron Super Sport quien era el rey con sus 426 km/h.

El récord aún no ha sido autorizado por El Libro Guiness, pero tiene algo que lo hace diferente:  Fue un récord obtenido tras cruzar en su primer intento en línea recta sobre la pista.

Este monstruo de  1244 caballos de fuerza ,  equipado con un motor V8 turbo de  6.2 litros  y montado sobre el chasis del Lotus Exige, es sin duda uno de los carros que dejará miles de miradas en el camino.

A continuación podrán ver el video de este monstruo en movimiento:


Información tomada de CarAndDirvertheF1.com

El Clio Mío se venderá en África


Renault anunció que, en el próximo salón del automóvil de Algeria, presentará un auto bien conocido por el público argentino: el Clio Mío. Será el desembarco en el continente africano del low-cost basado en el Clio II, que se comercializa en el Mercosur desde 2012.

El Clio Mío nació como un proyecto exclusivo para América Latina, pero los buenos resultados comerciales lo llevaron a otros mercados. Según informó Autoblog.com, en países como Argelia y Túnez reemplazará al Clio Campus (nuestro ex Clio II) y se posicionará como el modelo más accesible de la marca.

En algunos mercados africanos, el Clio Mío sería incluso más económico que la nueva generación del Twingo, que por ahora no está prevista para la Argentina (leer más).

En el 2013, su primer año de ventas completas en nuestro país, el Clio Mío se ubicó como el tercer auto más vendido de la Argentina, detrás del Chevrolet Classic y delVolkswagen Gol Trend (ver ranking).

El Clio Mío obtuvo cero estrellas en protección para adultos durante la primera prueba de choques de LatinNCAP, pero mejoró su calificación hasta tres estrellas al incorporar doble airbag frontal de serie y refuerzos en la puerta del conductor (leer nota).

Fuente: Autoblog


En República Dominicana también hay buenos fierros.

En República Dominicana también hay buenos fierros.

En Colombia también podemos contar con una gran calidad automotriz así que tomemos esta referencia como ejemplo y hagamos que esta pasión fierrera sea más fuerte en nuestro país.



Cabe resaltar que es un excelente trabajo realizado por  @jochybg y @olivostudios