Why I Wont Buy Solu

Why I Wont Buy Solu

“There will be people who resist Solu, there will be people who disagree with what we’re doing.”
-Kristoffer Lawson, CEO & Founder of Solu Machines

I’m one of them. Among all this hype and praise, it’s about time to explain the naysayers perspective.

As a disclaimer: I’m a Finn and a tech enthusiast. Therefore like one would expect,  I was instantly intrigued and excited about Solu when I first heard of them. I didn’t see the launch event, so my feelings are completely based on their Kickstarter page. This is why I wont buy Solu.

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Coloud Hoop Earbuds Review – Bang for the Buck with Unique Design

Coloud Hoop Earbuds Review – Bang for the Buck with Unique Design

I’m the kind of guy who was born with earlobes unsuitable for the headphone industry. Earphones would fall right off, and even in-ear variants had difficulties staying in place (Ultimate Ears 600vi’s Comply foam tips getting closest to reliable fit). So when I saw the first photos of Coloud Hoop’s intriguing design, I knew I had to try them out.

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Are Companies Ready for Microsoft Edge? I Fear Not.

Are Companies Ready for Microsoft Edge? I Fear Not.

Windows 10 launches next month. The new OS represents a fundamental change on how we use the Microsoft’s ecosystem now and in future, with all the talks about software-as-a-service mindset and common code across all Windows devices. One of these huge changes is the company’s new browser, Edge. Although it will not replace the good ol’ Internet Explorer (because of obvious legacy reasons), it will be the new default browser. Way over a billion devices will get Windows 10 for free upgrade. That’s quite many devices which will soon open your web site, eCommerce store or online game with a completely new browser by default. Continue reading “Are Companies Ready for Microsoft Edge? I Fear Not.”

Tablets Are Not Mobile Devices – At Least in Marketer’s Perspective

Tablets Are Not Mobile Devices – At Least in Marketer’s Perspective

The following is an excerpt from my Master’s Thesis about mobile marketing adoption by Finnish businesses. I decided to share this to stir up some conversation, and perhaps even to get tips on more sources supporting my claim. In this paragraph I’ve gathered some reasons why I think tablets are not mobile devices:

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Windows 10 Technical Preview – My First Thoughts

Windows 10 Technical Preview – My First Thoughts

Roughly a week ago, Microsoft announced the next Windows and revealed its name will be Windows 10. Not Threshold, not Windows 9, not Windows 8.2 or just Windows. Some ridiculous rumors circled the Internet about why they decided to “skip the 9”, but I don’t really care about the name. I care about the experience. And now after a week of testing the Technical Preview I’d like to share some short thoughts about the most notable of the new features.

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Age of Empires: Castle Siege – An Old Classic as a New Cross-Platformer!

Age of Empires: Castle Siege – An Old Classic as a New Cross-Platformer!

Almost two years ago I blogged about the promise of true cross-platforming which is made possible by the shared core in Windows ecosystem. This is a subject I’ve been passionate about for a while, so I can say I got pretty excited as Microsoft Studios announced that they will release the latest installment of the legendary Age of Empires franchise to mobile and desktop platforms, and it is completely playable between the two. Age of Empires: Castle Siege is free-to-play, and works just as well with 24” screen and mouse, as well as on a phone’s 4,5” touch screen. And of course with any Windows tablet too. Not many games can say the same!

The game does its magic trough Xbox Live (duh, obviously) so you can easily find friends who play it too and forge alliances with them – again regardless of the device they use. All in all the experience is pretty much what I visioned two years ago for the future of gaming to be. Although cross-platform games haven’t become as common as I hoped for, the movement is there.

And I like it.