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  • Connecting Things to the Internet Does Not an Internet of Things Make

    Connecting Things to the Internet Does Not an Internet of Things Make

    Connecting Things to the Internet Does Not an Internet of Things Make My article on the Internet of Things was published on All Things D today.  In it, I discuss whether connecting your device to the Internet means you are part of the “Internet of Things.”  I posit that Internet of Things should be the realization […]

  • The Google Glassholes Phenomenon

    The Google Glassholes Phenomenon

    Is there anything buzzier right now that Google Glass?  It appears to be the next big-thing-that-will-rock-your-world according to most of the Technorati websites.  I mean, how can it not be?  This wearable technology device (ie. glasses) can connect with my smartphone via Wifi or BT and then magically do things like Voice search Initiate turn-by-turn […]

  • Moms and Big Sisters: Its All Their Fault

    Moms and Big Sisters: Its All Their Fault

      Two powerful studies recently released on the impact of family on your happiness and long term well being.  First was this 75-Year Harvard Study which found that family love, and particularly that from you mother plays the biggest role in your happiness long term.   According to the article, “the warmth of your relationship […]

  • What Would You Want To Control Through Your Phone With Augmented Reality

    What Would You Want To Control Through Your Phone With Augmented Reality

    Engadget has an interesting piece today about an new UI paradigm MIT has been developing by combining Augmented Reality (AR) with the Internet of Things(IOT).  Check out their video to get a feel for what you could do.   Eyes-on: MIT Media Lab’s Smarter Objects can map a user interface onto… anything (video). What are all […]

  • How Flash Sale Sites Killed The Mall (at least for me)

    How Flash Sale Sites Killed The Mall (at least for me)

      I used to love shopping at the mall.  What woman doesn’t?  My Bloomy’s annual After Christmas Extravaganza has become an event in and of itself.  But lately, the joy and excitement of finding fabulous fashion bargains at the physical retail stores has been diminished by the ever growing assault on my inbox from Flash […]

  • WTF is IOT?

    WTF is IOT?

    Internet of Things (IOT) seems to be the hottest buzz word these days?  But WTF is it really?  Seems like it includes so many different things.   So for all of you Sound of Music fans, here are a few of my favorite Internet of Things…  (Pun Intended). According to IMS Research, the wearables market is poised to grow from […]

  • My Favorite California Pinot Noirs

    My Favorite California Pinot Noirs

    I love California wine country.  From Napa to Russian River to Santa Rita Hills and everything in between.  And whenever my friends are heading up for their wine getaway weekends, I always get asked the same thing: “Liat where should we go?” So I thought I’d share a list of just my favorite California Pinot’s […]

  • Dear Women Around the World: Let’s Develop Apps!

    I’ve received a lot of positive feedback from women around the world since I presented a the following at South Africa’s first Women’s Day Developer Workshop hosted by Vodacom in Cape Town, South Africa.  See Video here:  http://youtu.be/XWz31UzOYJE This initiative was aimed to encourage women to develop apps that are relevant to the local South African market. […]

  • Yo! TEDx San Diego Raps!!

    Yo! TEDx San Diego Raps!!

    When TEDx San Diego asked us if Geek Sheek Beats (GSB) would be willing to write a custom song that spoke to their theme of “Cause and Affect” for their 2012 TEDx event, I was more than delighted.  The GSB team got together and came up with 4 different variations of custom rap songs for […]

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