The end of Braille?!

Braille writing system was a breakthrough invention for 1829. Even more so since the first attempts at its creation took place already in the Renaissance and Erasmus of Rotterdam was one of the first people meddling with the issue. Currently, we are in a sort of Renaissance – but a technological one. I think trying…

Generation Y – a dream or a nightmare of marketers?

This article was published in a polish monthly marketing magazine: Scientists call them Digital Natives, iPhone Generation, the Millennial Generation. They were born 1980 – 1990 and they check their smartphones on average 43 times a day. They are constantly online and they have seen everything. They get bored very quickly. They are 20-30 years…

The power of habit by Charles Duhigg

I took an interest in the book because habits are of paramount importance in the context of the technology we use. Who doesn’t reach for a smartphone soon after waking up? 😉 That’s the reason why I decided to read it. Is it worth reading? I think that many people will find the book interesting…

Practical, mobile and for bikers

And I’m not going to write anything about Endomondo-like apps 😉 Those of you who often ride a bike, especially in big cities, tend to come across at least two problems: Problem 1:  Thieves Problem 2:  Where’s my bike? (the counterpart of the problem of the type “Where’s my car?” – mainly in big parking facilities…

Print yourself an eye shadow

Your girlfriend is wearing a lipstick in the colour you’ve always been looking for. There is, however, a problem – she can’t remember its name and what’s more, the inscription, numbers and labels have worn away. What’s next? It’s simple. Take a photo of her (I mean the photo of the lipstick she’s wearing 😉…

Smart Senior – senior citizens with smartphones

The article was published in a polish monthly marketing magazine The mobile phone is one of the fastest developing inventions in human history. Its new form, a smartphone, is according to research an indispensable companion of young people aged 18-29. Most of adverts, games and apps are directed at this, and even younger, age group….

Is your mobile phone dead? Go for a walk!

The energy needed for taking just one step would be enough to lighten up a bulb. Matt Stanton and Hannah Alexander from Carnegie Mellon University decided to put this waste of energy to an end and created an insole which can store electric energy. This invention is supposed to be an alternative to the traditional…

Pocket: save it for later

Pocket is one of my favourite apps as it is useful everywhere. Its main function is saving (or more precisely: collecting) websites. The greatest advantages: it satisfies two very simple needs: to add webpages to the “to read later” list, and then to find them easily  very user-friendly interface tagging which also allows for category…