If you're an online shopaholic, you'll be mighty upset to find out that a U.S.
By The Way
ZDNet's Asia senior editor Eileen Yu takes an offbeat look at how life and social issues link back to the tech business landscape.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. In her B.T.W blog, she takes an offbeat look at issues about life and finds a connection to the tech and business landscape. Eileen is senior editor at ZDNet, where she oversees the site's Asia coverage.
Because I'm currently on holiday and running low on ideas for my blog this week, I thought I would feature someone else's great idea of what portable storage should be.We're all creating a huge volume and array of data today, from photos of our holiday in Spain, to a home video of our petdog chasing its own tail, and work documents that need to be looked at over the weekend.
The battle in the mobile space between Google and Apple has no doubt been intensifying with various numbers emerging, claiming market leadership over the other.The popular consensus, for now, is that Android is seeing strong growth while Apple iPhone rules the smartphone market.
If you've seen the movie Minority Report, you'll probably recognize the term "pre-crime".Set in the future, the storyline revolves around a revolutionary technology, dubbed "pre-crime", that's able to predict and therefore prevent crimes before they even occur.
For years, I had resisted acquiring an Apple product. I refused to buy into the hype simply because it was cool to be Apple branded, and I didn't understand the fanboys whom I thought to be often blindly, and more often irrationally, religious about their loyalty.
A severance pay of at least US$7.2 million, that's why.
I was in the U.S. couple of weeks back when an AT&T ad popped up on TV featuring a dog, which is pretty much all advertisers need to exploit if they want my undivided attention.
I've consulted with fortune tellers and palmists a couple of times because I find it intriguing that strangers I know nothing about appear to know so much about my life, even before it plays out.But while it's always fun to find out what they think my birthdate says about my personality, I usually don't take their predictions seriously--especially since I'm still not a millionaire and I'm still not married to a Brit who takes me on his travels.
Almost four years ago, I wrote about how Singapore's Electronic Road Pricing (ERP), or what I prefer to call MMM (money-making machine), might be encouraging the local transport authority to stop thinking innovatively in applying technology to solve problems. Four years on, little has changed.
We all go through days where we feel jaded, fatigued and weary of dealing with petty politics and inconsequential squabbles in the office, while stressing out over the need to meet quarterly business targets.I've had my own share of corporate fatigue having run the rat race for over 13 years which, though short by some standards, can feel like an eternity when you're a media professional in an industry that runs at 300,000 km per second.