I have just bought a OnePlus One phone, and have been using it for a couple of days. Let me tell you: it’s AMAZING. If you have never heard of the company, don’t worry, you’re not alone. But you should definitely check it out, because their phones are incredibly high quality, high specs, and low price (mine was $349). No catch: Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPUs Adreno 330 GPU, 578MHz 64 GB eMMC 5.
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A couple weeks ago I was at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Of course, when I arrive in an airport with enough time ahead of my boarding, I look for a plug and wifi. Luckily Schiphol is an excellent airport, offering both. The only problem is that every time I clicked on the “Enjoy unlimited free wifi – Connect” button, I got an “Unknown error 0” message back. Don’t tell me “Enjoy unlimited free wifi” and then try to prevent me from accessing it.
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How many times have you tried to access online media that was not available in your country? How many times have you gotten frustrated with proxy services? + How many times have you wished there was an easy way to wirelessly display online content on your TV without paying for expensive privative boxes? Enter Hola.org + Chromecast Hola is a free browser extension used by 14 million people to access geographically restricted online media.
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On July 25 I was asked by someone at IBM to write an article about the use of the cloud in healthcare: I’d like to offer you the opportunity to author an article which we would look to promote across all of our social properties, other external communications as well as our paid media sponsorships, i.e. blogs. I was given suggestions on article length, topic, and keywords, but freedom to write whatever I wanted.
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In a single word: security. By now there is no doubt about the advantages of the cloud: easy collaboration, scalability, ubiquity, sync, cost savings (21% on average, according to AFCOM 2011, 40% according to our own customers), rapid deployment, etc. There is also no doubt about the need for a move to the cloud in healthcare: according to Enterprise Strategy Group, by 2015 an average of 665TB of data will be generated per hospital per year.
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While in Fort Worth, TX, I received the following TXT: It’s a police TXT asking for collaboration to locate a vehicle. Right after that, I entered a grocery store and there was a large screen that showed the faces and data of individuals seek by the police. It’s amazing that this TXT was sent to anybody who was in a particular area. Never mind privacy, permission, explanation… nothing. It’s about Jeremy Bentham’s XVIII century “Panopticon”, George Orwell’s 1949 “1984”, Foucault’s “eye-of-power” and 1977 “Discipline and Punish”… When the individual is reduced to either an enemy from which the truth must be concealed (#FreeManning #SupportSnowden) or an unwilling collaborator in a crusade in the name of “security” that stomps over any fundamental right (#helloNSA #PRISMisthenewECHELON), we owe it to ourselves to stand up and do something about it.
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Jorge Cortell

My blog in English

Serial entrepreneur (x8) and Art Curator - Founder & CEO, Kanteron Systems

Valencia (Spain)