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Technology’s Perfect Storm Is Coming This Fall

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 22, 2012

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Thankfully, I’ve never been in a perfect storm. I have seen a movie about it, but the worst storms I’ve encountered were of the lightning, thunder and torrential downpour variety when I attended college in the Midwest. I came pretty close to a tornado once, but it missed us by 20 miles. There are various ways of describing a perfect storm, but it usually refers to a confluence of multiple types of weather conditions converging to create a “perfect storm” that has a huge impact on anyone in the storm’s path.

This fall, the tech market will have a perfect storm of its own, as three major technologies and industry forces converge to deliver a whole host of new products for consumers.

This could be either a very good thing or a bad thing, depending who you are. Techies will have dozens of new technologies to buy that enhance their digital lifestyles, and to them this will be a good thing. But for mainstream consumers, so many new products and gadgets will be coming out at the same time that they’ll have almost too many choices to deal with. In many cases, this could cause a lot of confusion.

(MORE: 6 Reasons Apple Is So Successful)

The first major products that will have a big influence on the market will be the next generation of low-cost Android tablets. This will be led by Google, which is expected to jump directly into the tablet market with a 7-inch tablet of its own. We hear that it will be an Android tablet with the most recent version of Android (known as Jelly Bean), and that it will most likely be priced around $199 to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire. But I have heard that it could be priced as low as $179 as well. Google could announce this tablet as early as its development conference in late June. Read the rest of this entry »

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Must-Reads From Around the World: April 26, 2012

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 26, 2012


Former Liberian President Charles Taylor takes notes at the start of the judgement hearing of his trial on charge of arming Sierra Leone’s rebels who paid him in “blood diamonds,” on April 26, 2012 at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, based in Leidschendam outside The Hague

Life For Death? – The five-year trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, accused of 11 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other offenses, is finally coming to a close in The Hague on Thursday, with a possible life sentence for the ousted leader. The Guardian, live-blogging the verdict from the tribunal, noted that Taylor is “clearly listening with care,” as it is read out. And judges found Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.

New Front in Drone War – The White House expanded the authority of the Pentagon and CIA to carry out drone strikes in Yemen, which is widely believed to be a safe haven for al-Qaeda operatives, the New York Times reports. U.S. Defense Secretary LeonPanetta has defended the strategy, the Guardian says, but international legal experts argue that drone strikes amount to execution of suspects before trial, making them illegal – especially when carried out in Yemen where the U.S. is not engaged in war.

Questioning Misogyny – Following the fierce debate over its cover story, “Why Do They Hate Us?“ which casts Arab societies as deeply misogynistic, Foreign Policy shares critiques and commentary from six Muslim observers, including the senior editor of the Muslim Brotherhood’s official English-language website. Also chiming in is The Atlantic’s Max Fisher, who argues that while misogyny is a problem in Arab countries, it’s not a distinctively Arab problem. Read the rest of this entry »

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eBooks For Free: Where To Find The Best Books Online For Free

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 9, 2010

Thanks a lot Huffungton Post for the information.
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