Aiding Haiti, one SunSpring at a time..

Recently in Fast Company there were a series of articles about companies that are developing technologies that make relief efforts more effective in places like Haiti and Chile affected by earthquakes. One of the examples is Innovative Water Technologies who produce portable, solar-powered water-purifying systems called SunSpring. As shipping bottled water is not a sustainable option nor environmentally-friendly, they created the SunSpring unit which produces more than 5,000 gallons of microbiologically safe water per day. It constantly stores energy so it will run at night or on a cloudy day. One unit costs $25,000, but it lasts for ten years; and if you sell the water at just four cents a gallon – 20% of what water is going for right now in Haiti – the payback period would be four months. At the same time, they suggest creating a local micro-finance model where NGOs can help support hospitals, community centers, or schools. Therefore, a SunSpring can be sustainable within itself.

June 28, 2010 at 1:12 am Leave a comment

Worldwide Partner Conference… whaty whaty?

June 25, 2010 at 9:17 pm Leave a comment

S2B delegate in the house eh?

I’m an S2B delegate at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference this year!

REPRESENTIN’ CANADA 😉

What is the S2B experience??
It’s a community initiative connecting Microsoft, Microsoft Partners and Customers, with tech students from leading universities and colleges.
It provides students with business related training to assist them in gaining employment.
To get an idea, follow all the delegates from :
Spain, Romania, USA, Canada, Germany, Finland, Italy, Columbia, Taiwan, India, France, Brazil, Poland, and South Africa – as we cover Microsoft’s World Partner Conference with special guest Bill Clinton, and Keynote speakers Steve Ballmer and Allison Watson.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130997130251675&ref=ts

Join the event and follow on facebook ladies and gents!

Or… (drum roll please)

Follow “WPC” on twitter (the delegates will be connecting their tweets to this profile)!

If you have any questions about the conference you’re welcome to peruse http://digitalwpc.com/

Or check in for my new vlog concerning wpc in a bit!

This is GEN, Loggin’ out.

June 25, 2010 at 8:15 pm Leave a comment

Success by Design: Apple’s “Secret”

Success by Design: Secret to Apple’s $200+ billion price tag – REVEALED.

(now $242.6 billion as the iPhone 4 was just released today)

I’m a huge fan of the FAST COMPANY magazines and after my first trip to vegas for CES I started a subscription. This month was an article about “Apple Nation” since on May 26 at 2:30 pm Apple became the largest technology company in the universe. Other than the fun fact that in 1997 Microsoft invested 150$ million in Apple to keep them from an almost certain demise, I have figured out the true secret to Apple’s success… EVEN THEIR BAGS ARE SOFT! How can you avoid logic like that?

Women predominantly control the finances in North American households and my personal tastes usually influence me to buy what’s light – bright – and white! Apple products are smooth, clean, and organized.  However, i will go into better detail about the “Apple Nation” including ‘heretics’ like Jason Chen from Gizmodo who stole the iPhone 4 thunder with the lost prototype and ‘big name Apple loyalists’  like Ellen, Jolie, and Ferrell in a later blog so check back in for that Friday!


Due to a lot of questions, I would like to remind everyone that Microsoft still runs on nearly 90% of computers. They have not mastered where all cpus/devices are going: mobility. The Windows phone is coming out later this year but  in a Fortune 500 interview with Steve Ballmer, the head of Microsoft made it clear that they were focusing on cpu advances as opposed to any mobile innovations.

Some may argue that that isn’t the brightest plan considering that everything’s turning mobile.

For example, MacBook => iPad.

Rather a clear indication of what consumers expect for the future. A “desk-less” cpu!

June 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

Alice in iPad?

http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20100616/childrens-book-apps-get-curiouser/

June 19, 2010 at 5:35 pm 2 comments

Hey Wii.. You might consider watching your back

Unveiled by the Cirque du Soleil (founded in Montreal, might i add!) 2 days ago at E3, KINECT is the beginning of controller-less gaming technology.

Originally titled “Natal”, Kinect drops all controllers and all restraints.

Full body play.

Hands, feet, arms, and legs.

Actually, it’s not technically controller-less IF you consider YOURSELF the controller.

More information is to come about the requirements, launch date, and press.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/kinect

Scroll to the middle of the page to see the performance by Cirque du Soleil as well as opinions from many celebrities.

Also, watch the main video that presents Kinect’s capabilities.

At the moment Microsoft’s Kinect and Sony’s Move are looking to the future while Nintendo dwells in the past.

Comparing Kinect with Playstation Eye is simple: You have a ton more cameras permiting greater depth and far more accurate movement based on the full body.

What can you play on it? The starters include a racing game called Joyride, MTV Dance Central, and a couple unnamed Disney titles. What will definetly interest Star Wars fans is a game which allows controller-less lightsaber battles.

Let’s wait and see, but in the meantime – Wii, I suggest you watch your back.

Gen

June 16, 2010 at 5:07 am Leave a comment

Where have thou been?

To explain my short absence in a couple words: GUESS WHO LOADED DIABLO 2 EXPANSION SET ONTO HER LAPTOP?

And that lucky lady would be MOI!

Apart from falling into the college summer break schedule of sleeping, eating, and chilling with friends – I’ve slowly lost myself to the other world (Sanctuary) that I am so fond of.

Under the same sub-heading, but different news, I researched the past and present states of Diablo projects and fell upon the most beautiful information: Diablo 3 is IN – THE – WORKS.

Here, check out all the new classes, environments, and merchandise in the World of Sanctuary.

http://us.blizzard.com/diablo3/index.xml

Tell me what you think and if you would totally partake in a big celebratory party!

Later,

GenINC

FTW 😉

June 1, 2010 at 6:50 pm 2 comments

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