Modular Phones

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I’ve been itching to get away from the iPhone and try something new. The Android OS has always been appealing to me because it presents something entirely new and my recent work on a startup’s Android app has intensified that desire. On top of that, I actually haven’t been a huge fan of the newer iPhones. The reason? The… .....Continue reading

Diane von Furstenberg LACMA Exhibition

Dropped by the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) in a recent trip to LA to see some amazing patterns from the DvF (Diane von Furstenberg) exhibit. Diane von Furstenberg is a famous fashion designer known for her signature textile patterns worn by many famous celebrities including Michelle Obama and Madonna. Unfortunately I only captured a few images of my favorite patterns from the collection which are shown below… .....Continue reading

Time to buy Bitcoin?

With the recent hack into one of the Bitcoin markets and a few of the large Bitcoin exchanges freezing their services, it has driven the price of Bitcoin down considerably. I’ve always been a huge fan of virtual currency and unfortunately missed out on my chance of investing into Bitcoin when it was a mere few dollars because I was unaware of its existence. Now that the price has driven… .....Continue reading

Yahoo acquires Distill

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Congrats to the Distill team, former coworkers and close friends of mine, for the acquisition of their company to Yahoo. Stories like this are inspirational and make me aspire to continue to work hard to make an impact through my work. All purple everything now for the Distill crew:

http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/13/yahoo-distill/

Flappy Bird Fanatics on eBay

Looks like people really miss Flappy Bird, the app game that came out nowhere to rise to the top of the charts and was recently taken down for good by the developer because it changed his simple life in more ways than he could handle. People miss it so much that they pay upwards of $20k for it on eBay…really?… .....Continue reading

Redesigning digital conversations

Online conversations have maintained a very similar interaction model and format since I started using online chats through AIM (AOL’s now defunct instant messenger for all you younguns) back in the mid 90’s when Westcoast rap was arguably at the top of its game. Each comment is listed in a chronological order with your chats on one side and everyone else’s on the other. Its a very strict, rigid, vertical… .....Continue reading

Beep – music streaming throughout your house

3026279-slide-i-beepcopperCongrats to the Beep team for the big launch of their wireless audio streaming player. I got the chance to check this out myself when I met the team and the sound quality it delivered was phenomenal. In addition, there were no hiccups in the audio transfer from the device to the speaker which is a difficult engineering feat to accomplish. Check… .....Continue reading