A place to share some of the great ideas and events I come across - enjoy!

 

The Future Today - Google Glass

The Future Today - Google Glass

If you thought Apple's iPhone and iPad was big, wait till you've tried Google Glass.  This innovation, which is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD),  will ​change the way we interact with each other and capture our experiences.  By combining the convenience of natural voice commands, the access to the internet and capturing images and video, this technology is promising to take our enjoyment of life to a new level.

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Star Trek - Happy 45th Birthday

Star Trek is 45 today!
Here's a great Infographic by space.com to celebrate!
Just click on it to see the history and remember.
What an amazing journey!
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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.

The Future of Books - Wow!

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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.

Plane of the Future - Airbus 2050

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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.

Pagani Huayra Supercar

Only 20 of the gull-winged 230 mph Pagani C9 Huayras will be made each year, each costing one million euro with its main distinguishing features being a very light carbon titanium monocoque, 700 bhp, 1000 Nm twin-turbo mid-engined V12 and movable rear wing and four adjustable flaps constituting the most extensive active aerodynamic package yet to head for production. 

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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.

Bionic Man

Those old enough to remember the Steve Austin character in the TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man" will appreciate the dream and promise of bionics.  We may not be at the stage yet to have bionic vision and the strength of a super hero, but the progress that is being made in the field of bionics is amazing.  
Enjoy the vision below of what is possible - reality, rather than Hollywood.

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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.

3D TV Without the Glasses!

Thinking of buying a 3D TV to get that great "Avatar"-like experience?  But, are you put off by the thought of having to wear those funny 3D glasses?  Well, with a little patience you may only need to wait about two years....
 
TCL is a company developing a 3D solution without the need to wear special glasses.  Their solution is a thin overlay on the screen which does one part of the conversion while software handles the second part of the conversion. The end result is a wide-angle 3D experience without having to wear those pesky 3D glasses.
Sony, Panasonic, LG and Samsung may need to rethink their current investments! Have a look at the video below to find out more:
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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.

The World's Smallest EVIL Camera

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Sony has now released the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera - the Alpha NEX-5 - to rival Panasonic and Olympus' micro-four thirds range.  These smaller cameras are called EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) because they are smaller that Canon and Nikon's DSLRs cameras but take higher quality photos than compact cameras due to their larger sensors. Here is a review over at www.dpreview.com/previews/sonynex5. The video below gives you a good sense of the feel.

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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.

Watch TV from Anywhere?

Michael Carew has just launched myTVR - the subscription service which allows you to easily record and watch digital TV shows on your computer or smartphone.  It is an exciting service which is an alternative to buying dedicated Personal Video Recorder (PVR) hardware and which, importantly, allows you to watch your recordings on any computer device with an internet connection.
Here are some sample screenshots from the company website:



I haven't used the service yet, but I'd imagine the benefits include portability (different devices, mobile access), convenience (playback options, no recording device needed, ease of use) and productivity (tv guide).
Some of the considerations include price ($8 per month for 12 hours of recording is not bad compared to Foxtel or buying a PVR), playback (not available on your TV at home), sharing options (there are none) and commercials (how easy is it to remove them).  Some PVRs like Beyonwiz allow the export of TV shows for private archiving.
The big unknown is whether a company like Apple will turn iTunes and AppleTV into a subscription service and revolutionize the whole entertainment industry.  The other question is what is the next step for Google's YouTube and how might they deliver content like this in the future.  In the meantime, myTVR is an exciting Australian service I'll be testing soon on my iPhone.

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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.

Is 3D TV the next big thing?

Sony just announced that they will be filming the 2010 FIFA World Cup in 3D.  Following the success of "Full HD" driving the demand for new plasma, LCD and LED TVs, will 3D TV be the next feature that drives the demand for new TVs?  I can understand the benefit in the cinema environment - just look at the success of "Avatar".  But, how about in the lounge room?
LG is planning to sell 400,000 3D TVs in 2010 and 3.4 million in 2011!
I suspect that unless the TV is at least of the 60 inch variety you will not get a good depth effect.  And who wants to watch TV in their lounge room with glasses on?  I wonder if you can switch between 2D and 3D easily so you don't have the fuzziness without the glasses?
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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.

Apple MacTablet Rumours Everywhere

How many companies would just love to have the sort of publicity that Apple gets.  Here is an example of how the MacTablet rumours keep persisting.  A nice fake.  I want one!

An update on the "iSlate" as it is being called is here.

Another update from PMP Today about the Apple Tablet here predicting it will kill Netbooks!

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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.