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Binaural audio!!

Most of the advancements in home entertainment have been with video. After the hugely successful 1080p/i format, it didn’t take long for TV manufacturers to up the ante with UHD and 4K. Even though the broadcasters haven’t kept up( none of the channels broadcast are in 4K), people went ahead and bought those TVs in […]

Be.Very.Afraid.

This book by Madeleine Albright should be made compulsory reading for everyone who has an interest in the future of civilization. I am not trying to be alarmist, I am just stating a fact. Secretary Albright has unique credentials to be an authority on the subject of fascism. As an eastern European Jew, she saw […]

Think like a freak: Sunk cost fallacy

I have always been a great fan of Michael Levitt’s book “Freakonomics”. In my early post-college years, it was one of the very few books which shocked my brain into looking at things in radically different perspectives. I have used that book as a guide post when faced with challenges in life and work, and […]

Telugu Film Review — Bharath Ane Nenu –A

Telugu super star Mahesh Babu has managed to break his slump and delivered a blockbuster film, after a string of really poorly thought out films. This one, “Bharath Ane Nenu” opened to great reviews and brought in a record breaking haul at the box office, prompting your truly to give it a shot.  While the […]

Consumer Complacence is just as bad as B...

We often hear stories about many once successful corporations losing their market positions, their customer loyalty and decline at a precipitous rate, eventually going bankrupt or being swallowed by one of their newer competitors. There could be many factors that may push companies towards this state of affairs. Sudden changes in consumer habits, emergence of […]

Deep Thinking : Garry Kasparov

I have had the pleasure of reading this seminal book by world chess champion Garry Kasparov. As the name makes it obvious, this book was  mainly about Kasparov’s two matches with IBM Deep Blue  supercomputer. As the reigning world champion at the time, Kasparov was the man to beat for intelligent machines to prove that […]