May of this year, I had worked with a bunch of my friends at Microsoft who had started a non-profit organization called Spreeha Foundation to help the underprivileged people of urban slum communities. Spreeha, a word which means hope, intention, and strong desire in my mother tongue (Bengali), reflects the attitude of the foundation to do good for the world, one life at a time. If you wish to learn more about them, please visit http://spreeha.org. And now, I’m really excited to announce that if you wish to support the…read more
Google is handing out 5000 Raspberry Pi to help out 25,000 students in Japan and partnering with CANVAS to help teachers teach. In a Google+ post, Eric Schmidt wrote… I read an article a couple of years ago in which a Japanese executive explained why he thought software engineering wasn’t popular in Japan. “A samurai would never write software,” he said. The idea was that Monozukuri, or the proud Japanese tradition of making things, wasn’t as relevant when it came to creating relative intangibles like software and services. Japan’s math…read more
After sharing my last post, a friend of mine shared a link to, what I think, is the most awesome 3D printer out there. I say it’s the most awesome 3D printer, not just because it’s just $100, but because of how truly amazing the concept behind it really is. The creator has successfully funded this project through kickstarter and indiegogo. Check out the kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/117421627/the-peachy-printer-the-first-100-3d-printer-and-sc
Digital Attack Map displays a map of the world with ongoing Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. It also lets you visually replay a trend of DDoS attacks over last few months along with other things. The core of this is running on Arbor Networks data with collaboration from Google Ideas. http://www.digitalattackmap.com/#anim=1&color=0&country=ALL&time=16001&view=map
It’s not often you get to see Apple writing apology letters to the customers, or anyone, for that matter, but then again, the new iOS Map is really not the best app Apple has been involved with (right along the line of MobileMe).
Here’s an interesting link I came across posted by a friend on his wall. Check them out! 🙂 How to make a cinemagraph Inspiring Examples
This is Google’s very own social sharing project. You can learn more about it at http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/
Here is a guy called Jose Antonio Vargas, sharing his life’s story being an undocumented immigrant. Very good read! My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS