Sorry that there weren’t any posts this week but Hurricane Sandy brought NYC and my productivity to it’s knees. My offices are barely open with teams scattered all over the place and my house still has no power so doing anything online has been extremely challenging.
Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week (even if you have no power and have to read them in a dark house on your iPad over 4G):
Google Now: behind the predictive future of search
Impressive in-depth article on Google Now. In a single app, the company has combined its latest technologies: voice search that understands speech like a human brain, knowledge of real-world entities, an understanding of who and where you are, and most of all its expertise at ranking information. Read the entire article and see the video here.
The Thinking Mindset vs. The Doing Mindset: Pick One (And Only One)
It is no coincidence that the motivation to think and the motivation to act seem to strike us at different times. This article looks at the difference between the two and how to work with either. Read the whole article here.
Meet Romo. The smartphone robot.
Romotive builds accessible, highly functional, and flexible robotics platforms that are powered by a supercomputer already carried by millions – the smartphone. Robo will learn, grow, and change, both by adding new hardware modules to the platform, and more importantly, by bring to people everywhere a true “app store” for robots, where robots can quickly gain functionalities based on the app they are running (and you can even code your own). Learn more and buy your here.