Monthly Product Review : Sonos Play 5

As part of a new monthly series, I am going to attempt to product review on some new consumer technology. Beyond sharing my personal experiences with new technology to interested viewers, this also gives me the chance to practice some quick movie shooting and editing. In this initial review, I shot this all with an iPhone 6 and edited it directly with the iMovie app. All footage was performed in… .....Continue reading

Yahoo Acquires Cooliris

cooliris-yahooCongrats to the Cooliris team on their acquisition by Yahoo. Cooliris was actually the first startup that I joined when I moved to the Bay area around 7 years ago. It served as the bridge I crossed to move from purely marketing/graphic design to get into product design. The experience enabled me to begin understanding the dynamics of what it takes to… .....Continue reading

Google Cardboard VR Headset

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Your very own cost effective DIY Virtual Reality headset from Google! Just released yesterday following Google I/O. I got a chance to play with one in the office and its a pretty sweet experience. Follow instructions in the link below if you want to make your own!

https://developers.google.com/cardboard/

Xbox One Review

Finally added the Xbox one to my home media center alongside my PS3. Its been about a month since I’ve owned it so I figured I’d write a follow up review. I was eager to test out Kinect’s capabilities, voice command controls, and Microsoft’s desire to define an “all-in-one home entertainment system”.

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Although its been in the market for a few years now, the… .....Continue reading

App: Monkey Parking

Another seemingly simple app that can benefit those who live or visit a crowded metropolis where parking can be a nightmare: Monkey Parking

The concept is essentially a peer to peer parking program where those who have parking spaces in the city can rent those spaces out to others for as low as $5. Considering many parking garages in the city of SF are extremely pricey and parking… .....Continue reading

Kamcord raises Series A Funding

Congrats to the Kamcord team on the raise: http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/01/kamkord-the-sdk-that-allows-you-to-record-mobile-games-raises-7-1m-from-translink-capital/

Kamcord has built an SDK that enables mobile gamers to record and share gameplay. Mobile gaming has exploded over the years, catering to traditional gamers but also reaching out to those who don’t classify themselves as gamers… .....Continue reading

Secret App

I’ve been infatuated with the app known as Secret – a platform that allows users to anonymously post their innermost thoughts. Anonymity enables people to freely express themselves with no significant repercussions and leads to a feed of interesting and captivating content. Your feed displays content posts from users within your social network, whether they be a direct friend or a friend of a friend. Personal barriers are… .....Continue reading

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

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

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