A few days ago I attended jobstic an event in Toulouse, France that talked about the various existing roles in the digital and the ICT (Information and communications technology) sector, its evolution the last couple of years and most importantly the part it is playing in the french economy today. Here are a couple of interesting points I noted and I wanted to share with you.
I woke up this morning with the idea of writing a blog post about the new iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S and then I said to myself, hang on a minute. I can actually talk about a smartphone revolution? And just like Tracy Chapman, I did! Don’t worry, it’s just my way introduce to you the PhoneBlocs, a new product that Dave Hakkens, designer from the Netherlands, created not so long ago. It’s so far a concept with a slogan that speaks for itself “A phone worth keeping”.
Sci-Fi movies such as Back To the Future, Matrix or Star Wars are inspiring and enables me to dream and hope of a better future: more connected and technologically advanced. Graphene or the new “wonder material” has such characteristics that it promises us the same dream. Will Graphene become a reality or remain just another Sci-Fi movie?
I am passionate about photography and I am a believer of the famous saying ” one picture is worth one thousand word”. I enjoy good quality pictures and this why in 2008, during my MSc in Manchester, I bought an SLR camera, Canon 400D. I took a lot of shots and it made my master year a memorable one. But I cannot always have an SLR camera around me to capture the moment, instead Instagram does not replace it but offers me a product that is between an SLR and a Photoshop.
“WhatsApp ize a way for people to stay in touch, it’ze a way for people to stay connected to zeir friends and to zeir family” began Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, his speech speaking with a sexy “french accent” at the Dive into mobile conference, in New York, on April 16th, 2013.
The “little blue bird” Twitter starts singing with its new music app launched on April 12th, 2013. As for now, the app is only available for really famous people and “influencers” according to AllThings.
Is it a phone, an operating system or an App?! Home is a set of apps turning your Android phone into a “great social phone” explained Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, in his keynote speech on April 4th, 2013.
Home changes the status-quo of both mobile and social industries and will be available for download on April 12th, 2013.
It brings to life three key aspects of a phone : people, homescreen and messaging.
It is light, comfortable and sturdy. You wear it on your face. You can take pictures and videos with it. And it instantly gives you the information you need.
What is it? Google reinvents the present with its new product Google Glass. It’s a pair of glasses that enables you to communicate through images and videos and instantly access information.