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Sep 19

I’m turning a new page on Cup of Waves blog.

From now on, you can expect posts on current topics in technology, business, new media and life in general, written by me.

May 13

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Jan 17

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Jan 13

Rest in peace Aaron Swartz.
Technology’s greatest minds say goodbye to Aaron Swartz.

Rest in peace Aaron Swartz.

Technology’s greatest minds say goodbye to Aaron Swartz.

Nov 29

SpaceX and Elon Musk shared few more details about plans for Mars colony.
Price: $500,000 per person
Inhabitants: 80,000
Investment: $36 billion
When: In 12-15 years
Can’t wait :)
Read more here.

SpaceX and Elon Musk shared few more details about plans for Mars colony.

Can’t wait :)

Read more here.

Nov 28

What is the future of gamification? After hype comes the fall, Gartner would say.
Something is wrong, and it comes down to bad design. Companies get crazy about points and badges, while not creating enough meaning in motivation and objectives. Read more here.

What is the future of gamification? After hype comes the fall, Gartner would say.

Something is wrong, and it comes down to bad design. Companies get crazy about points and badges, while not creating enough meaning in motivation and objectives. Read more here.

Nov 21

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Nov 20

Mobile Web overtakes desktops in China as over 50% new Internet users come from rural areas.
Number of mobile Internet users is now 388 million, while Android is a leading mobile OS with around 90% market share. Read more here. 
In the picture: Guangxi Province in China

Mobile Web overtakes desktops in China as over 50% new Internet users come from rural areas.

Number of mobile Internet users is now 388 million, while Android is a leading mobile OS with around 90% market share. Read more here

In the picture: Guangxi Province in China

Nov 05

Wired editor Chris Anderson is leaving the magazine after eleven years as its editor-in-chief. As he explained, robotic company he founded, 3D Robotics, needs more energy and his time.
Anderson also wrote several influential books, including most recent one Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, which covers the rise of 3D printers, industrial outsourcing and the maker movement. 
Read more here.

Wired editor Chris Anderson is leaving the magazine after eleven years as its editor-in-chief. As he explained, robotic company he founded, 3D Robotics, needs more energy and his time.

Anderson also wrote several influential books, including most recent one Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, which covers the rise of 3D printers, industrial outsourcing and the maker movement. 

Read more here.


Jun 26

I love Bob.

I love Bob.

Mar 08

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Mar 06

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Feb 23

doubleheelix:
11 Reasons to Meditate Daily
1. Your life becomes significantly more clearer and calm The hustle and bustle of everyday life is choking our minds of the peace we deserve! Our technology advancements shouldn’t suffocate our minds, it should allow us to achieve more peace. Meditation helps put those events in perspective for our daily tasks.2. Your blood pressure is lowered Science has proven it, meditation lowers the blood pressure, which in return is related to your stress levels and stress management.  Much better than taking pills to lower your blood pressure!3. People around you enjoy your company Regular meditation leads to higher/positive energy that you are consistently tapping into. This effectively makes you very pleasant to be around, and people like that! People naturally gravitate to the people that make them feel good.
4. Your connection with God is strengthened Spiritual awareness is strengthened with a daily meditation practice. You naturally become more aware of your surroundings, and higher awareness always leads to a deeper connection with God. The trees begin showing personalities, and the landscape takes on different meanings … all through a deeper awareness.5. You achieve several hours of sleep in one 20 minute meditation session Another scientific fact is that meditation is known to put you into a deeper state of rest than deep sleep. Deep sleep is associated with a delta brainwave. Deep meditation can drop you into that delta brainwave rapidly, achieving the effects in a shorter amount of time.6. Problems that seemed very difficult suddenly have clear solutions For every problem a solution exists. When your mind is clear and your in a state of peace, solutions appear. Being in a state of peace just naturally attracts solutions and pathways into your field of view.7. Your productivity sky rockets because of your ability to have clear focus If solutions to problems appear more frequently when meditating daily, then imagine what happens to your everyday tasks. Solutions to everyday life become more and more obvious. And you begin to take note of these subtle changes as your spiritual vision grows clearer and wider.8. Your life expectancy increases Science has shown that regular meditation will increase your life expectancy. It’s pretty obvious to see … less stress and more peace promotes healthy cells and healthy cells regenerate healthier cells. And likewise, stressed cells regenerate more stressed cells. So live longer by choosing more peace in your life.9. You effectively reduce stress in your life Speaking of stress, meditation has a profound effect on reducing stress in your body. Because meditation promotes peace and inner calm, stress dissolves dramatically from this meditative process. Again, science has proven it.10. You can visualize powerfully when combined with positive affirmations and meditation Meditation is powerful at clearing the mind and focusing on simple things … like breathing … or a flower. But, it can be used for so much more! To powerfully manifest your desires, you must get into a clear connection with the source of manifesting (God(YAHWEH)/Universe/Ethers). If your spirits are on high while you visualize then the communication channel for manifesting positive events in your life is strengthened. While meditating I like to repeat affirmations, otherwise known as mantras, to help focus my energy into the positive. These statements can be as simple as “love” or “I am love, I am joy, I am peace”.11. You feel fantastic throughout your day! And finally, when you meditate on a regular basis, you just feel fantastic. Plain and simple. You feel good.

doubleheelix:

11 Reasons to Meditate Daily

1. Your life becomes significantly more clearer and calm

The hustle and bustle of everyday life is choking our minds of the peace we deserve! Our technology advancements shouldn’t suffocate our minds, it should allow us to achieve more peace. Meditation helps put those events in perspective for our daily tasks.

2. Your blood pressure is lowered

Science has proven it, meditation lowers the blood pressure, which in return is related to your stress levels and stress management.  Much better than taking pills to lower your blood pressure!

3. People around you enjoy your company

Regular meditation leads to higher/positive energy that you are consistently tapping into. This effectively makes you very pleasant to be around, and people like that! People naturally gravitate to the people that make them feel good.

4. Your connection with God is strengthened

Spiritual awareness is strengthened with a daily meditation practice. You naturally become more aware of your surroundings, and higher awareness always leads to a deeper connection with God. The trees begin showing personalities, and the landscape takes on different meanings … all through a deeper awareness.

5. You achieve several hours of sleep in one 20 minute meditation session

Another scientific fact is that meditation is known to put you into a deeper state of rest than deep sleep. Deep sleep is associated with a delta brainwave. Deep meditation can drop you into that delta brainwave rapidly, achieving the effects in a shorter amount of time.

6. Problems that seemed very difficult suddenly have clear solutions

For every problem a solution exists. When your mind is clear and your in a state of peace, solutions appear. Being in a state of peace just naturally attracts solutions and pathways into your field of view.

7. Your productivity sky rockets because of your ability to have clear focus

If solutions to problems appear more frequently when meditating daily, then imagine what happens to your everyday tasks. Solutions to everyday life become more and more obvious. And you begin to take note of these subtle changes as your spiritual vision grows clearer and wider.

8. Your life expectancy increases

Science has shown that regular meditation will increase your life expectancy. It’s pretty obvious to see … less stress and more peace promotes healthy cells and healthy cells regenerate healthier cells. And likewise, stressed cells regenerate more stressed cells. So live longer by choosing more peace in your life.

9. You effectively reduce stress in your life

Speaking of stress, meditation has a profound effect on reducing stress in your body. Because meditation promotes peace and inner calm, stress dissolves dramatically from this meditative process. Again, science has proven it.

10. You can visualize powerfully when combined with positive affirmations and meditation

Meditation is powerful at clearing the mind and focusing on simple things … like breathing … or a flower. But, it can be used for so much more! To powerfully manifest your desires, you must get into a clear connection with the source of manifesting (God(YAHWEH)/Universe/Ethers). If your spirits are on high while you visualize then the communication channel for manifesting positive events in your life is strengthened.

While meditating I like to repeat affirmations, otherwise known as mantras, to help focus my energy into the positive. These statements can be as simple as “love” or “I am love, I am joy, I am peace”.

11. You feel fantastic throughout your day!

And finally, when you meditate on a regular basis, you just feel fantastic. Plain and simple. You feel good.

(Source: unxpectedvibez, via neon0561)

Feb 04

AAPL Orchard: Not Everyone Copies Apple -

aaplorchard:

[Apple is] going to continue to make the best products in the world that delight our customers and make our employees incredibly proud of what they do.”

Tim Cook in his first email to Apple employees as Apple’s new CEO sent August 25, 2011

“The path [Sony] must take is clear: to drive the growth of our core electronics businesses - primarily digital imaging, smart mobile and game; to turn around the television business; and to accelerate the innovation that enables us to create new business domains.”

Kazuo Hirai in response to being appointed Sony’s new President and CEO on February 1, 2012

Feb 01

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