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Technology

Technology for SMB

Summary suffices:

  • Convergence to IP (VoIP, Virtual PBX, Wi-Fi Phones)
  • Collaboration (Virtual meetings, Blogs, Wikis, Social networking/recruiting)
  • SaaS and hosted applications (File sharing, Databases, CRM, Payroll)
  • Hardware commodisation (In-House Copy Shop)

A Dozen Ways to Boost Your Business

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Meta

Thank you!

Many thanks to you for visiting wastedmonkeys.com blog and making it a great success! We were fortunate to receive 200+ real hits in first 24 hours and 700+ hits in the first week of launch. We welcome your thoughts, comments and criticism.

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Meta Science Technology

AI and future of Humanity

There are two dominant opinions about the future of Artificial Intelligence and Humanity. On one hand is the optimistic view of Ray Kurzweil that increasing potency of computers and AI will aid human beings in being better at everything they do. While, on the other hand, is the camp of Hugo de Garis who is of the opinion that the emergence of new species called ‘artilects’, intellectually billion times more capable than humans, will raise a war against us and destroy humanity.

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Meta Science

Will science ever explain consciousness?

Now here’s one to get your ‘consciousness neurons’ in a frenzy… A thought provoking write-up citing how scientists are approaching the matter of understanding ‘consciousness’. As a firm believer in science, I feel this should be possible – only a matter of time.

Btw, has anyone heard of the term qualia before?!

Why the mind is life’s greatest mystery

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Technology

Ideas for Google

I think there is an opportunity to do the following:

a) Expose a subset of the tuning/searching variables for a given query to the user with a simple user-interface, as a separate lab project…

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Business Innovation Technology

Utility computing + SaaS + Utility retailing = wow!

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is doing great stuff – by making utility computing, SaaS and utility retailing a reality – simple and inexpensive. Personally, I think this a great vision (not Jeff’s exclusively) and great execution (Jeff’s exclusively). For example, (a subset) Amazon S3 is already touted as big success; and EC2 is just being unveiled. I think the potential of this easily dwarfs the success of Amazon as an e-retailer (A thumbs up from KPCB too!).

Jeff Bezos’ Risky Bet

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Innovation Nature Science

Bomb Detection: Sniffer dogs have competition

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a method for training the common honey bee to detect the explosives used in bombs.

Detecting explosives with honeybees

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Art Innovation

Interactive 360 degree panoramas

I’ve never seen such amazing photography in my life! The 360 degree view makes you feel you are there and time has frozen. Some examples: Ch√Ęteau de Chenonceau, Eiffel Tower and Times Square. Which one is your favourite?

panoramas.dk

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Technology

Help! UML Fever

Help save anyone sickened by UML fever! Furthermore, and more importantly, do a self-check. “Self-diagnosis and early treatment are crucial in the fight against UML Fever.”

Death by UML Fever

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History Social

The Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera mechanism has been a source of mystery to some of the finest minds of last century. Usually, we regard our present time to be most technologically evolved in known human history, but fragments like these make us humble and convince us of possibility that this argument is flawed and ignorant. What do you think?

Ancient Computer Surprises Scientists