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Aereo – Oral Arguments

After listening to the oral argument today (available here), I predict it’ll be a close decision in Aereo’s favor. A decision against them could wreak havoc throughout the cloud computing industry. It would be more appropriate for Congress to modify copyright law. For those that haven’t been following it, the following links should get you up to speed. ...

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My Custom IoT Portfolio

Motif Investing offers the unique ability to turn ideas and global trends into a financial investment opportunity. My internet of things portfolio (featured below) consists of both established component manufacturers as well as big up and coming players in the market. This includes manufacturers of diversified machinery, semi-conductors, integrated circuits, and networking devices. The Internet of Things ...

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Cryptocurrency Hyperdeflation*

Bitcoin is a hyperdeflationary cryptocurrency. What’s that, you ask? Before examining hyperdeflation, it’s helpful to examine the opposite phenomenon since most are probably more familiar with it. Hyperinflation occurs when there’s a continuing increase in the supply of money without corresponding growth in the output of goods and services. There are numerous examples from history, the most famous being that of the ...

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Aereo – The Future of Television?

Oral argument is coming up in the case of ABC, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. Before they can change the future of television, Aereo must take on a host of cable giants in a classic David vs. Goliath style Supreme Court match-up. Just take a look at the long list of amicus briefs in favor of the ...

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Bitcoin

I felt foolish the first time I exchanged “real money” for digital money. It was about four years before Bitcoin, and some friends and I were playing a silly little MMORPG called Dofus. After initial skepticism, I’m embarrassed to say we all become hopelessly addicted. This wasn’t due to the game’s battle mechanics, so much as the game’s underlying ...

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3D Printing

I was flipping through The Economist a few years back when I came across an article called, “Print Me a Stradivarius.” A Stradivarius is one of the world renowned stringed instruments made by Antonio Stradivari between the years 1680 and 1725. In 2011, one sold for over $10,000,000. There are mixed theories as to why ...

UX Inspiration

The design firm, Vitamins, was the 2012 Interaction Design Award Winner for their brilliant design of a cell phone manual. The final product is a fine example of what can happen when designers make empathy a priority in UX design. The phone is packaged beautifully within a hardback book. In a world full of bloated, tome-sized instructional manuals, this is ...

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A Submarine Chaser

I’ve always loved the sea. The vastness of it… The wonder of what lies on the other side… It was only natural that in Law School, I found myself pursuing a specialty in Admiralty and Maritime Law. Like Michael Bluth, dreaming of becoming a “Submarine Chaser…” In reality, most of Admiralty Law is incredibly boring ...

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The Best Interface Is No Interface.

For years, human computer interaction was limited to a blinking cursor and the cathode glow of the command line interface. Xerox changed the game with the first graphical user interface, and Apple followed suit with its own black and white GUI for the 1984 Macintosh. By 1988, computers sported higher resolutions, touch screens, and the first colored UIs. ...

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