There has been a lot of talk about the problems with people not being able to access the Obamacare website. Thousands of people were not able to sign up due to the servers being overwhelmed.
It's very important for the designer and the client to have a good understanding of the potential numbers of people who will be accessing the website after launch. There should have been a lot more planning and testing before officially launching the website to the public. Here is a video piece by CNN on the troubles.
By Stephen Wicks
For anyone looking for a great functioning Android tablet for a great price, the Nexus 7 is considered to be the best on the market.
I have been using the device for almost 6 months and it has been a very strong performing tool.
Nexus 7 is made by ASUS and packs a serious punch. With a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM, everything runs faster. Plus, high-performance rendering ensures 3D graphics are smooth and dynamic.
With dual-band Wi-Fi and optional 4G LTE, including support for hundreds of networks worldwide, you'll stay entertained - and connected - wherever you are.
by Stephen Wicks
Not sure if you care or not, but Starbucks has announced that they will be letting go their contract with AT&T and will be allowing Google to offer WiFi to their customers.
The Google service is reported to be ten times faster than what is currently offered in their stores.
AT&T has reported that they offered a plan for Starbucks that also included a service which is ten times faster than what they are currently offering but apparently, Starbucks decided to go with Google.
Many people use the WiFi service at Starbucks on a daily basis. It is a very popular location for people to go and take their laptops, have a drink of coffee, and get some work done.
Faster internet speeds are becoming more and more important as we use our mobile devices for things that require faster speeds. Movies, music, games, and emailing large files require a faster speed and we are getting accustomed to our internet being lightning fast. Remember the day of dial-up? Boy, does that seem like ages ago.
If you want to know more information about Starbucks and Google's deal, click here for the complete article.
Are you excited about this announcement or do you not care? Let me know in the comments below.
I don't know if you are aware, but scientists are creating some pretty realistic android robots these days. There are even robots that they are being taught to learn in the same way that a young child learns.
The implications of these facts remind me of the movie "Terminator." Do you think that robots and computers can become too smart and realistic in the future? Check out this video. There are also others on Youtube that are also interesting as well. Let me know what you think.
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's New CEO
As of yesterday, Marissa Mayer is Yahoo's brand new President and CEO. On the same day that she was announced as the new head of the company, she announced via Twitter that she was pregnant and expecting a child in October, 2012.
Things got further interesting when she stated that she was only taking a few weeks off after the delivery of her child. Not only is she planning on just taking a few weeks, but she said that she would be working through that time off as well.
Wow. This seems to illustrate a serious double standard in business as it relates to female professionals. If a man were announcing that he and his spouse were expecting a child, he would not have to take any time off at all. This is no doubt, why she feels compelled to "keep working" through her very short maternity leave.
It's very unfortunate that women have to make these types of choices while trying to fit in with the corporate work ethic culture in America.
I feel as though mothers need a little time to settle in with their children after child birth. She should be able to take that time to get adjusted to motherhood and I believe the child benefits from that shared time as well. However, it is true that the company cannot afford to have it's leader missing in action during such a crucial period. What to do?
I feel as though it's unfortunate, but still a necessary sacrifice that she has to make in order to be effective in her new position as leader of Yahoo. She built an incredible career at Google and is known to be very effective as a business person. I'm sure that she has a personal drive that makes it easy for her to make that sacrifice.
Congrats to her and her husband. I'm sure that he will help her in this difficult period coming up. What do you think? Should she take a longer maternity leave? Should she work through her leave? Leave a comment and let me know what you think about this issue.
The glass manufacturer, Corning, is on the forefront of the glass touchscreen revolution. If you're into hot new technology products, you'll love this video. It was created by the company in order to showcase the new technologies that they either have now or will have in the future. Check the video out below. It looks pretty cool to me.