• Technology... the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.

    Max Frisch

Kiss Connectivity

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Looking for another way to share information? How about a kiss?

Most tech companies are churning out phones that are fast and thin with high quality screens. Now one man is focusing his attention on a new trick for your favorite hand held device. Tony Fadell is chairman of a Silicon Valley startup called Keyssa. The company is working on a technology it calls “kiss connectivity.”

That allows people to transfer data between devices in just seconds. And that data includes everything from personal notes to a full length movie. All you have to do is tap your phone or tablet to another device and watch the information fly.  read more »

Building a Business

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The tech industry is growing; and you might need a new set of tools.

John Sculley is the author of “Moon Shot” a book of strategies to build a successful business. And he should know; Sculley is also the former CEO of two of the world's biggest companies; Pepsi and Apple.

“What I learned by talking to business schools is that everything is focused around becoming a better manager but entrepreneurs have to learn how to become builders before they become managers.”  read more »

Quantum of the Seas

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A new ship is setting sail and it could be the smartest vacation you’ll ever take.

Royal Caribbean is launching a new ship called “Quantum of the Seas.” And while it might not be the largest ship on the water it is the most technologically advanced. The 16 deck, 213 foot ship just completed its eight night maiden voyage from Southampton to Cape Liberty Cruise port in New Jersey.

The ship has just over 2,000 staterooms and can hold nearly 5,000 passengers. And those passengers won’t be short on things to do. Features include a bionic bar where robots make your drinks, a wave pool you can surf in and a skydiving simulator. And if you want to get an even better view there is the North Star; a capsule that offers a 360 degree view of the ocean from 300 feet in the air.  read more »

Rooms That Rock

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A California charity is working to put a bright spot on a person’s darkest moments.

San Francisco based doctor Lisa Kang is the co-chair of an organization called “Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo.” The nonprofit takes an ordinary hospital or chemotherapy room and transforms it using artwork, paint and decorations. So far the group has renovated 150 rooms in 15 different facilities. Their work impacts more than 800,000 patients per year. Dr. Kang who is also the co-founder of San Francisco’s Serenity Med Spa says the art and colors inspire the healing process.

“When you’re more in a relaxed state you can have physical changes to help you heal better so it’s not just to make you feel good it’s really to help all these people to have a better chance at
survival.”  read more »

Presidential Gifts

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With great power, comes great responsibility; and if you're the leader of the free world it also comes with gifts.

Turns out President Obama never leaves empty handed from almost every meet and greet with other world leaders. According to the state department's annual accounting of gifts Mr. Obama has received thousands of dollars in gifts from people hoping to get in good with our country's head honcho.

Some of those include a $6,500 rug from Azerbijan, a zebra skin and a silver platter engraved with major world cities. Some gifts such as a Hebrew translation of his memoir “Dreams from My Father” are personal. Others such as a $10,000 sculpture of an eagle are meant to impress.  read more »

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Podcast: Rooms That Rock

  • Artist: Brian Banmiller
  • Title: Rooms That Rock
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  • Format: Mono 22kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
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