• Goodbye Google Reader

    Posted by Periklis Vanikiotis 19.7.2013
    technology-science
    Goodbye Google Reader

    Although it bears Google’s signature, there are many who haven’t even heard of it probably because they thought its use was for those “deep in the know” of all things Internet. But Google Reader, which the search engine decided to shut down permanently because, according to its announcement didn’t have enough users to justify its existence (in other words, the cost to employ a team to maintain and develop it) was one of the saddest things I’ve heard lately.

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  • Social Watts

    Posted by Periklis Vanikiotis 10.7.2013
    technology-science
    Social Watts

    I found it wonderful because it was probably the most imaginative application of social media I have seen in quite some time. It isn’t exactly “practical” (in the sense that it won’t change our lives dramatically) but it is participative and it fits nicely with two other very good ideas

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  • From catwalk to computers

    Posted by Periklis Vanikiotis 9.7.2013
    technology-science
    From catwalk to computers

    It was big news for the world of technology (and not only there): Apple made a cinematic move bringing to its bosom a man from the world of fashion and naming him a “special mission vice president”. He is Paul Deneve who before moving to California was for two years the head of Nina Ricci, for two more years the president of Lanvin and for two more than that the CEO of Yves Saint Laurent in Paris.

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  • Let 100.000 lanterns shine

    Posted by Grigoris Miliaresis 28.5.2013
    technology-science
    Let 100.000 lanterns shine

    It sounds like a communication gimmick an industrial giant would use to celebrate its centennial but Panasonic’s “100.000 Solar Lantern Project”  is going to do more than that: it will change the lives of an equal amount of households all over the world and, perhaps, it will show the way for similar actions from other companies. 

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  • Technology: who’s to blame?

    Posted by Periklis Vanikiotis 27.4.2013
    technology-science
    Technology: who’s to blame?

    I have written it before: the big problem of the Internet and technology is not the Internet and technology but the expectations we have from the Internet and technology; the Internet doesn’t really “exist” and what we call “technology” is just a mass of small and big devices which, when taken of power aren’t anything. 

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  • Indiegogo + See.Me: communities and support for artists

    Posted by Grigoris Miliaresis 24.4.2013
    technology-science
    Indiegogo + See.Me: communities and support for artists

    Usually the one mentioned is Kickstarter which isn’t surprising since it is the most popular and the one who has managed to host some of the biggest (both in ambition and in financial goals) projects such as the Pebble watch, the Ouya game console, the Torment: Tides of Numenera and Project Eternity games or Amanda Palmer’s “Theatre is Evil” album. 

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  • Growth hackers

    Posted by Periklis Vanikiotis 22.4.2013
    technology-science
    Growth hackers

    Very few wrote about it in the Greek tech media, probably because very few can really comprehend its importance but the low profile buyout by the world’s biggest auction house/community/marketplace, PayPal of the startup company Iron Pearl was one of the most interesting news stories of the technology and Internet market.

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  • 'Old' yes –but 'classic'?

    Posted by Grigoris Miliaresis 11.4.2013
    technology-science
    'Old' yes –but 'classic'?

    Some trends are hard to notice unless you happen to get involved in their field: sometime in the last few months I decided to buy a camera a little more contained than the DSLR I normally use, mostly because of the need for something that can be carried around easier; my cellphone does have a camera but first of all, because of the DSLRs I’ve gotten used to a higher level of image quality and on the other hand and second of all, I want to retain a modicum of control on the shooting procedure.

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