‘VALLEY OF THE BOOM’ – A SHOW FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC


Valley of the Boom explores the dot-com era during Silicon Valley’s unprecedented tech boom of the 1990s and subsequent bust. The six-part limited series, tells the wildly true stories of the epic browser wars and the companies that shaped the internet. Valley of the Boom premieres Sunday January 13th, 9pm ET.
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Before Facebook or Google or YouTube… there were just a couple of visionaries with some big ideas. Get the scoop on all the real-life drama of the 90s tech world on Valley of the Boom, premiering January 13th at 9/8c.
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WATCH VIDEO OF HYUNDAI’S WALKING CAR CONCEPT IN ACTION

<i>Welcome to Project Elevate — an exploration of mobility and innovation that goes beyond the range of wheels. This prototype comes from our Hyundai CRADLE, a hub for corporate venturing and innovation business, which takes on the responsibility for securing Hyundai’s vision of a cleaner, more integrated answer to transportation.</i>

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ELON MUSK: HOW TO ACHIEVE 10X MORE THAN YOUR PEERS

In this video we have three tips to achieve success and improvement as shown by Elon Musk! In five hundred years, we may look back and say, “Elon Musk was the single most influential person of our entire century.” He has been able to do more in his 46 years than most of us could hope to do in ten lifetimes and yes, part of that is because Elon is incredibly smart and he works incredibly hard. …and we’re so hot up; we had just one computer so the website was up during the day and I was coding at night. …work hard like it mean every waking hour; that’s the thing I would say if your particular if you’re starting a company. But working 100 hours a week still only puts you at two-and-a-half times as much as the average employee.

And most geniuses do not make the international impact that Elon has. In fact, the man with the highest IQ in the world, Chris Langan is a bouncer. So while smarts and work ethic are critical to Elon’s success, in order to impact the world, you simply have to be able to influence other people; there’s no way around it. That includes employees investors and the public at large and Elon Musk is unique here because on this channel, we can normally point to a leader’s ability to nail a public speech.

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‘HOME ALONE AGAIN’ With The GOOGLE Assistant

Even Kevin McCallister needs a little help. Add aftershave to your shopping list, set reminders, and fend off bandits, hands-free: https://assistant.google.com

And for a limited time, try these Home Alone Easter eggs on your Google Assistant:
– Hey Google, how much do I owe you?
– Hey Google, did I forget something?
– Hey Google, the Wet Bandits are here. – Hey Google, it’s me Snakes. I got the stuff.
– Hey Google, I’m the man of the house.

MOBILE: HOW TO SWITCH FROM SAFE MODE

I faced a problem a couple of days back when, by misstake, a mobile was switched to safe mode. When this happens, the keyboard and almost all of the apps are not available this making the phone unnecessary.

I Googled and managed to find 2 simple steps for switching from safe mode.

1. Press and hold the power button.
2. Do choose to restart the device, NOT turn it off.

This should work, at least on Android devices. If you accidentally switch to safe mode and feel lost, you know possess the knowledge on how to undo it.

REVIEW: VOI’s Electric Scooter Rental Service

My right thigh hurts. I have been leaning on it while I’ve been pushing the electric scooter with my left foot. It’s uphill and the gadget is not working by itself….

Me and my friend – David change scooters. I know his was working so it should sort out. I was near to giving up as I lost feeling in the thigh. What now? It just won’t work even though I pushed the gas button. Perhaps if I push it again… Yeeeees! Now I get it… I need to push and hold it. It’s working!

Prior to this experience, I got instructed by my friend to download the VOI app. When done, I inserted my credentials. Next step was to set the GPS and the Bluetooth of the mobile. The app will prompt you to do so.

Afterwards, you can seek on the map for available scooters. When you find one, you can either scan its QR- code, or enter it manually (which is helpfull, because in dark the camera may let you down). When you’re done, you can simply chose to unlock it and you are ready for your trip. Before renting it, info such as battery level is shown to the user, so if you estimate that you won’t reach your destination, you can check out the map and get another scooter.

The strongest selling point is that it cost you around 1€ to unlock it and around 1,5€ for 10 minutes of travel. I’ve seen a couple of hundreds, if not thousands of scooters available through the city. Whenever you want it, you should be able to find one within 5 or 10 minutes’ walk from your location. As mentioned, the app will help you out.

Perhaps in the summer, the demand is bigger, as I felt my fingers freezing today (it’s below 0 Celsius here, in Stockholm right now). You can also park the scooters where you want and if you just wanna go into a store and buy something fast, you can pause the subscription and reserve the scooter – no money will be charged and no one will be able to rent it while you’re in the store.

The downside is that it losses speed when riding it upwards and you have to push it with your legs. I do think that future generation of scooters will do much better, as there are also contenders on the market and it’s in the companies’ interest to advance and invest in their products.

There is a small electronic screen where you can see the speed and level of battery. I have reached speeds such as 14 or 15 km/h on plain street. The brakes are also good, but it can differ. I’ve rented 3 scooters and felt a bit difference.
Stockholm also has one of the best bicycles’ lane network in the world and thus makes the product relevant. With an environment-aware millenial generation and the fact that 15 minutes cost you at most around 3€(with the rental fee being 1€), it’s worth the ride.

NOTE: 4/5
The only let-down is that it almost won’t work uphill. A fun experience and you should definately try it when you are in Stockholm