Category Archives: entertainment

Why work doesn’t happen at work

For all of you with experience from working in an office and having a manager, this TED talk will be of great interest!

Jason Fried is a believer in the mindset “It’s simple until you make it complicated”. The way he argues for his ideas on how to solve the problem with meeting & managers goes hand in hand with his mindset. Managers and meetings districts you too much so that you become less productive

Fried talks about  how weird it that many employees are most productive in trains, cafes, at home, but not in the office

Fried gives us three pieces of advice:

  • Cancel you meeting and notice that work will still happen
  • No-talk Thursdays. “quiet time” prohibiting coworkers from talking
  • Replacing active communication, like conversation, with passive forms such as email
  • Cancel your meetings. Things will still get done

I find it interesting that Fried is a big fan of e-mail when the trend in general is to use more IM and less e-mail.

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Spotify connects with Facebook

It’s so much easier to connect to your friends on Facebook compared to connecting to Spotify friends

This is clearly something that the Spotify team understands 🙂

Have a look at this video to get the big picture

Spotify – the next generation http://bit.ly/bslC5X

Microsoft Live meeting and Spotify in your brand new Volvo with touchscreen-based rear seat entertainment system

You should not drive and use your mobile phone without a headset. What about driving and making a communicator call or attending a Microsoft Live meeting using the new Windows XP (!) touchscreen-based rear seat entertainment system?

A Windows touchscreen-based rear seat entertainment system with windows and a 3G / 4G connection gives you endless possibilities!

Imagine:

  • Listening to Spotify
  • Streaming video to your kids in the back seat
  • Making VoIP calls with Skype or other VoIP software such as Microsoft Office Communicator
  • Use your imagination 🙂

Named the RSEi-500, the unit is based around a touchscreen of unspecified size, and packs a 500GB hard drive for media storage, a DVD player, USB and A/V inputs, and built-in WiFi to let you pair it with a Sprint OverDrive or other mobile hotspot

More information @Engadget