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What Is BITCOIN? Everything You Wanted To Know And Never Dared To Ask.

What Is BITCOIN? Everything You Wanted To Know And Never Dared To Ask.

One important word in the world of Technology is BITCOIN. Every media is talking about it and not so many people really know what is it. Why people do not dare to ask? Because you have the feeling that if you ask what is BITCOIN in 2017, you will be seen as an old grandpa. So let’s avoid some embarrassing moments. Read carefully what follows and you will be the expert on BITCOINS. BITCOIN, main definition. First things first. Let’s start by defining what is a Bitcoin. This is know as a new currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown person named Satoshi Nakamoto. The main initial idea is to generate transactions without any intermediaries, meaning no banks or any financial institutions. This also means no transaction fees and even, no need to be identified with your real name and address. You can buy anonymously products and services…

HEOS by Denon – Wireless music everywhere

HEOS by Denon – Wireless music everywhere

Music is part of everyone’s life. When you are a true music aficionado you want to find your music everywhere. At home we use to be glued to the living room or the bedroom because your hi-fi material was placed there. What happens if you are in the dining room, in the kitchen or even in the bathroom? Probably you need either to put your music very loud, or accept to wear headphones. With the development of wireless technologies, the installation of wireless sound systems became easier. While some brands are still struggling to provide the perfect sound with this technology, DENON is mastering wireless quality at the maximum. The brand is strong of its 100 years of history and thanks to the HEOS by DENON technology, it provides one the best quality you can find in the market. DENON, dedicated to the highest quality of music It all started…

How to increase your blog traffic, 3 golden rules

How to increase your blog traffic, 3 golden rules

When you manage a blog, your expectation is always to see the traffic sky-rocket. Obviously you wonder how this will be possible, and above all, how people will crave for what you write. Unless you are a huge celebrity and have thousands of visitors every day already, this post is for you. Here are 3 golden rules to help boost your traffic. By applying these rules you should see a considerable increase in less than 12 month. 1- Choose well your blog article topic & title When you are looking for blog article ideas, you should always consider a few things first. What is your legitimacy in writing about a specific topic? People will read what you have to say if they understand that your experience (professional and personal) allows you to have a certain opinion about a specific topic. So you better choose well, otherwise you will be just…

Turning Facebook into a Luxurious Travel Page

Turning Facebook into a Luxurious Travel Page

Are you travelling around the world visiting stunning locations, but only share your experiences and photos with loved ones? Well with that in mind, have you ever thought about sharing this aspect of your life with a larger audience? Well, you don’t need a website or specialist platform to do that – it can all be done from the comfort of Facebook. After all, Facebook is used by many adults in the Western world. You are also no doubt well-versed with how this social media platform functions. So if you want to create a casual blog of sorts, Facebook is one of the best options available for doing that. However, there are various things to consider for growing your Facebook travel page. Produce an enticing cover Considering a cover is the first impression you have with people on Facebook, it is not exaggerating when saying that it is one of the most…

Wireless internet in airplanes: the end of an el dorado of peace. 

Wireless internet in airplanes: the end of an el dorado of peace. 

We are always connected. Is there any place in this world where we cannot receive any SMS, email or even a phone call? Even in a desert or in the middle of a sub-tropical jungle things are possible. But there was one place in which we were forced to be off-line. There was one magical place that phones, smartphones, tablets and other laptops were out of the grid. One place in which for once you could just relax and enjoy some hours only for yourself. This place is called a plane. While traveling in a plane you could not take any calls, responde to any SMS or browse the internet and answer emails. It was forbidden as this could short-cut the aircraft technology. If you were traveling for business or for lesure this was a moment in your life that you could use to sleep, relax, have creative thoughts or…

The Vaping Sensation: Why a Smoking Cessation Tool Has Become the Hottest New Trend

The Vaping Sensation: Why a Smoking Cessation Tool Has Become the Hottest New Trend

The first e-cigarettes hit the market back in 2003, and since then, the world has hardly been able to keep up. Today, consumers are delighted by a wide variety of e-cigarette models to choose from and more flavours and strengths of e-liquid than a person could count. In short, there’s never been a better time to get into vaping. In this post, we’re going to highlight three of the vape-related developments that prove this trend is here to stay: Vape Was Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year Every year, Oxford Dictionaries name a ‘word of the year’. This is always a new word that wasn’t previously in common usage that has now become mainstream. In the past few years, most of the words of the year were related to the Internet or mobile devices. ‘Selfie’ was a winner a few years back, and more recently an emoji (face with tears…

Verizon Fios – Is It Really The Best in Class?

Verizon Fios – Is It Really The Best in Class?

When it comes to cable TV, you won’t get any better than Verizon Fios. However, Verizon Fios isn’t for everyone, and it does have its advantages and disadvantages. Let’s weigh the pros and cons of Verizon Fios and determine for whom it is a great deal and who should go somewhere else. Pros of Verizon Fios The Verizon bundle lets you save money by combining your TV, internet and phone service with one provider. Look at the Fios custom tv packs to save even more over the extra channels you’re probably paying quite a bit for. This could let you drop the satellite connection and rely entirely on cable service for both internet and TV. For some people, the consolidated bill is a significant convenience. A consolidated, lower bill may reduce the telecom taxes and sales taxes you have to pay for internet, phone service and streaming media like video on…

MP3 is dead for good. A chapter of electronic freedom ends.

MP3 is dead for good. A chapter of electronic freedom ends.

Friends from the 90’s and the early years 2000 be aware that MP3 is dead. In a world in which music streaming erased the “format” debate, it was just announced that the MP3 format is over by stopping its licensing. An entire chapter of digital freedom has concluded. What a ride ! The explosion of digital and specifically the world wide web allowed the dissemination of MP3. It liberated the audio format and made easier the sharing. Multi-device, multi player, multi OS system, the MP3 was a true revolution supporting the development of several businesses and digital usages. Before 1993, the MP3 had a scientific background The interest of MP3 was based on the fact that the human hearing has a certain limitation. This is what is called Auditory masking. So the audio data compression could be applied without a perceived loss of quality because we can get rid of…

Blade Runner 2049, the neo-noir science fiction film is back.

Blade Runner 2049, the neo-noir science fiction film is back.

Blade Runner 2049 represents the return of one of the most iconic movies of the 80’s. Fans can talk about this movie for hours and it was definitely one of the defining moments of Harrison Ford. Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. Why Blade Runner is such an iconic Film? Some people might wonder why Blade Runner is such an iconic film. There are some elements that definitely made a defining moment not only for Harrison Ford but also for the history of Science Fiction movies. Let’s put things in context. The first Blade Runner was launched in 1982. At…

Friday Chronicle #25: Why Programmatic is killing Luxury Brands

Friday Chronicle #25: Why Programmatic is killing Luxury Brands

Digital is evolving is such ways that today we can target and track people in ways that we would not imagine 5 to 10 years ago. Barbarian words such as sequential targeting, re-targeting, re-marketing are current vocabulary for any good digital marketer. The king of all barbarian words would definitely be Programmatic. You can also call it automatic advertising as per the nature of the activity. We can see that today in the world more than 50% of total ad spending in digital is done via programmatic. 27.7 Billion USD is dedicated today for Programmatic buying, from which a large majority is concentrated in the US. The main idea of programmatic is to focus on the audience targeting which brings the “environment” in a secondary position. The goal being to reach the right person with the right message no matter where this person is. It is called automatic advertising as…

Scarlett Johansson is Major in Ghost in the Shell

Scarlett Johansson is Major in Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell is an upcoming American science fiction action film directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss, based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt. It will be released on March 31, 2017. Ghost in the Shell, a great story Cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field commander The Major (Scarlett Johansson), and her task force Section 9 thwart cyber criminals and hackers. Now, they must face a new enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage Hanka Robotic’s artificial intelligence technology. Masamune Shirow’s manga and anime series Ghost in the Shell takes place in a cyberpunk version of Earth in the near future. The series focuses on Japan, but several other nations figure prominently in some stories. The world of Ghost in the Shell features significant advances in technology, the most significant of which is the cyberbrain, a mechanical casing for the human brain that allows mental…

Who is the next king of cool?

Who is the next king of cool?

Every decade has its rising stars, cash cows and dying mammoth… Ok, here I am not talking about Darwin or about animals… I am talking about innovative, creative and outstanding companies that reshape the high-tech world. There are always companies that hook the consumer more than others. If we analyse the high-tech market, life cycles are getting shorter and shorter and companies are also getting a hard time to keep leadership and to keep their image on what I call being the “King of cool”. Follow the timeline… Probably the first king of cool in history might be Alan Kay at Xerox PARC when he presented the first Laptop idea in 1972 called Dynabook. IBM presented in 1975 the first commercial portable computer called the IBM 5100. Many others followed like Epson and HP. Some companies worked on different features of what we see today in modern Laptops and in October 1992…

The new e-Ink keyboard by Apple – what now?

The new e-Ink keyboard by Apple – what now?

It is always surprising to see there are people in this world who spend most of their time analysing, observing, digging out, searching and revealing every single thing Apple might do. At least the good news for the Curpetino company is that they do not need to spend millions of dollars in viral and buzz campaigns. People do it for them for free. Last rumour that becomes a reality is what we call the e-Ink keyboard. The tecnology itself is not a rumor but the viral component comes from the idea that Apple might equip the next generation of laptops with it. And this is big news as it has been a little while that Apple did not focus on their macbook pro range. What is the e-Ink keyboard? As we all know, a laptop keyboard is by nature…. small. You cannot have all the keys you wish and sometimes…

Fab Labs, Digital revolution? Checked!

Fab Labs, Digital revolution? Checked!

Digital revolution is not a dream anymore, it is already happening and it is happening everywhere. The proof? Check the Fab labs and you will understand that the rules of the game is drastically changing. Traditionally, people believe that technology is a top-down approach. It means that a bunch of very educated people are sitting in a white room, inventing tomorrow’s technology. Once this job  is done, they release the technology that might reach the masses at one point in the future. Internet democratization helped to develop and spread knowledge. According to Forrester, the global internet population in 2013 reached 2.2 billion people. This is 37% of total world population. So as much people who can have access to knowledge and technology. Next year around 200 million people will join internet for the first time in their lives. Imagine what these people can bring. It is a total redefinition of things….

2014-2018 Luxury fashion online sales – Top markets

2014-2018 Luxury fashion online sales – Top markets

While luxury goods purchase in physical stores has been growing by 3% since 2013, online sales have a solid 20% growth reaching USD 9 billion.  Luxury e-commerce became a strong luxury news among brands, not only because technology allows a better online user experience but more and more brands have embraced the e-business era. Currently online sales in the luxury industry represent only 7% of total luxury sales in the world but in the next 5 years it should grow aggressively and reach a total USD 22.5 billion. Already today, we know that more than half of all luxury purchases have a digital component in the purchase path. In deed, more than 50% of luxury buyers get information online before acquiring a luxury good or service. As we can see here in this chart, countries like the US but also Italy and Hong-Kong will have a strong growth in online luxury sales….

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