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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

how to be productive

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How to Be Productive - The Mindmap of 35 Habits of the Uber-Productive.Since the beginning of the year I lived in 7 different countries, spend 3 months in a remote village, and ended up in another mega city. If you want to travel and get work done at the same time, you have to be more productive. Here is the summary of a year of my experimenting with productivity in one mindmap.How did I come up with it? Here is an example in the clothing aspect of life.There is one thing in common between Steve Jobs, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Mark Zuckerberg - they all wear the same thing every day. Barack chooses between two suits every morning - grey or navy, Zuckerberg has a drawer of 20 identical grey t- shirts. When each of them were asked why they do this, the answer is to save time and avoid making small decisions so they can be more productive.I have been wearing the same thing for the past few months. Almost without exception. Does it work? Yes. I don’t have to worry about finding my clothes or being stressed out about how it looks. Day after day I wear the same thing that I know works. But there is a trick to it. I will write about it next time.

Friday, 6 December 2013

The Future Retail Store Without Seller

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Retail stores are quickly adapting to modern advances like smartphones. 
This awesome graphic by Canada-based PROFIT Magazine shows what a retail transaction might look like in the near future. 
The graphic, designed by Remie Geoffroi, accompanies Deborah Aarts' piece on the store of the future. 
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The most striking part of the graphic is that it features no human interaction. The shoppers is enticed by digital displays and then uses a mobile payment system to check out.
The Virtual Supermarket
Woolworths has unveiled a virtual supermarket in Sydney which lets customers buy groceries with their mobile phone. The world’s very first virtual grocery store opened in Korea.
People who take the subway don't have to make an extra stop at a grocery store, people are not wasting time waiting for a subway to arrive.
The walls of Sydney's Town Hall Station are bedecked to resemble a Woolworth's supermarket shelf in Australia's first virtual supermarket, at Town Hall Station
Customers, in this case commuters, do not purchase any goods physically. Instead they view goods on display on the walls of the station, and then buy them using the Woolworths apps on their mobile device.
The simply scan the barcode with their smartphone and the item is placed in their online shopping cart. Woolworths then delivers the goods to their home for a delivery fee.
Shoppers can even schedule a later delivery. If you’ve purchased a product in the past and you simply want to order it again, you don’t have to physically visit the virtual store. You can just go into your smartphone app and order it via the product’s barcode.
Virtual shopping is believed to be the way of the future, and busy urban railways stations and arcades are ideal for them.The Woolworths virtual shopping trial is the latest manifestation of a move to use mobile devices interactively with billboards and display walls.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Dual Screen Mobile Phone

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian modem developer Yota Devices has launched its first smartphone, hoping its novel double-sided screen will allow it to break into foreign markets although analysts doubt it will gain a sizeable share from established rivals.
Yota has been developing the phone since 2010. On Wednesday, it was presented to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, a lover of modern gadgets, who suggested the novelty had made iPhone maker Apple "strain", Russian news agencies reported.
This smartphone has front side 4.3-inch capcitive LCD screen and backside 4.3-inch electronic paper screen.Share to Facebook
Oil-rich Russia is a major market for foreign handset makers such as Apple and Samsung Electronics, but it has so far not been successful in designing handsets.
Moscow-based Yota Devices plans to sell the phone in 20 countries next year after making its 2013 debut in Russia, Austria, France, Germany and Spain, Chief Executive Vlad Martynov told Reuters.
"If we really hit the mark, we'll be happy because in two to three years everyone will be copying us," he said, referring to the success of Apple's iPhones since their launch in 2007. He has no plans now to launch in the competitive U.S. market.
Analysts however were sceptical, predicting Yota will struggle to emulate the success of the iPhone or Samsung's Galaxy smartphone.
"In people's minds Yota Devices is a no-name company, it's not Samsung or Nokia or Apple, which all have their fans. No one will be expecting a YotaPhone," said Denis Kuskov, analyst at research firm TelecomDaily.
"At best, the sales will be limited to several tens of thousands in 2014. The company is focused on developing one model and big production costs clearly won't be covered."
The phone, based on Google's Android mobile operating system, will be available for 19,990 roubles in Russian stores against a price of around 29,000 roubles for Apple's iPhone 5c with the same memory.
In Europe and the United Arab Emirates the YotaPhone will be available for 499 euros and $600 respectively. The company has teamed up with distributors Ingram Micro Inc and Brodos for international sales, it said.
Assembled in China from components made in Japan and Taiwan, the YotaPhone features a backlit liquid crystal display (LCD) screen on one side and, on the other, an electronic paper display designed to mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper, which is always switched on.
"It's a new type of gadget. With smartphones it's always one problem - its display is always black, it always sleeps, which we think is fundamentally wrong," Martynov said in an interview, pointing at the smartphone's front screen.
The LCD screen is used for calls and other traditional functions, while the electronic paper screen can stream social media, text messages, maps, weather and breaking news and also works as an e-book.
Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner, said she expected small sales volumes for now but did not rule out that the technology would be picked up by other handset makers.
"Yota certainly has a new approach to smartphones and they not only are trying to look different but to solve an issue many consumers have when it comes to managing battery life and constant notifications," said Milanesi.
"The big question will be how much consumers are prepared to pay for that different approach and how much they will bet on a new name."
Yota has received about 10,000 pre-orders via its online store, mostly from Russia, Martynov said. He declined to predict sales but said the company hoped that approaching New Year and Christmas holidays would help.
Sales of smartphones in Russia exceeded sales of mobile phones for the first time in November, Russia's top phone retailer Euroset said last week. In monetary terms, smartphones accounted for 85 percent of the market, it added.
Yota Devices, majority owned by Russian investment fund Wooden Fish, was spun off from wireless internet provider Yota, also known as Scartel, in 2011, ahead of a deal that saw Russia's No. 2 mobile operator Megafon buy Scartel for $1.2 billion.
(Additional reporting by Anastasia Teterevleva; Editing by Megan Davies and Mark Heinrich)

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10 visa-free destinations for Indian citizens

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Indian travellers may rue the declining rupee but there are other perks to being an Indian citizen. Holders of Indian passports have visa-free and visa-on-arrival access to about 52 countries and territories around the world. At least 28 of these nations allow Indian passport holders to visit without a pre-issued visa. 

In many cases, an Indian citizen's country of residence determines the degree of access to other countries. Indian citizens holding permanent resident (Green Card) status in the United States do not require visas to visit Canada, Mexico and some Caribbean islands. Indians of particular professions with a residency in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are exempt from visas to enter the United Arab Emirates. Indian citizens do not, similarly, need a visa to enter Nepal or Bhutan.

Do note, however, that getting to some of these destinations might involve a significant air travel cost. Also bear in mind that visa-free access, though it may be permitted, is not necessarily a right. Permission to enter a country is granted subject to the decision of border and immigration officers. Visiting for reasons other than tourism may require a pre-issued visa.


Bhutan, the happiest little nation in the world, is among the most sought-after Himalayan destinations for tourists but the Himalayan mountain kingdom is very conservative when it comes to tourism. Travel writer Pico Iyer mentioned it in his book, Falling off the Map, as one of the world's remotest places. Until recently, Bhutan restricted tourist numbers. Though that has changed, the country still requires foreign tourists to pay for their entire holiday in advance and travel on a pre-issued tourist visa. Flying into Bhutan's solitary airport at Paro is possible only through the national carrier Druk Air, which operates flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Bangkok and Yangon. 


Most Indians need to look up the British Virgin Islands on a map. They lie in the Caribbean Sea, and include over 60 islands and keys, of which about 43 are uninhabited. Indian citizens are granted a 31-day visa-free stay in the British Virgin Islands for tourism purposes. One of the best ways to visit the islands is by cruise ship, as many cruises operate from the United States to the nearby US Virgin Islands. There are no direct flights between India and the British Virgin Islands.

The Cook Islands lie in Polynesia, off the coast of New Zealand. They are named after Captain James Cook, who discovered them for the western world in 1770. Since 1965, the islands have been self-governed with free association to the government of New Zealand, which controls the islands' defence, foreign affairs (including passport control) and currency. Immigration is strictly controlled. Indian citizens are allowed to stay for up to 200 days without a visa, but must show proof of reserved accommodation and are not exempt from paying the departure tax of NZ$55 for adults and NZ$15 for children. Rarotonga International Airport, the main port of entry to the Cook Islands, is connected to Auckland via daily flights and weekly flights from Sydney, Fiji and Los Angeles.


Not to be confused with the Caribbean nation known as the Dominican Republic, the island of Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by the British. It has beautiful hiking trails, rainforests and beaches with great opportunities for snorkelling. Indian citizens are allowed to stay for 22 months without a visa. Approximate cost of round trip flight: INR 2,00,000 (via Paris and Saint Maarten)


El Salvador, the most densely populated country in Central America, lies between Guatemala and the Honduras. Volcanoes, mountains and cloud forests offer plenty of nature discovery and hiking opportunities. Old colonial towns and UNESCO World Heritage Sites beckon heritage tourists. Indian nationals are permitted to stay for a maximum of three months without a visa. Approximate cost of round trip flight: INR 1,44,000 (via Paris and Miami)


The beautiful Caribbean islands of Grenada offer much to tourists in the form of beaches, waterfalls, historic forts and spice gardens. Indian tourists can travel visa-free in Grenada for up to 90, but must show proof of sufficient funds to cover the cost of their travel.Approximate cost of round trip flight: INR 1.60,000 (via London and Miami)

Haiti is off the travel map for most tourists owing to the devastation left by the 2010 earthquake. One of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere, its current political situation and concerns over the safety of tourists has prompted many countries to issue strict travel advisories. That said, Indian tourists are welcome without a visa for a maximum stay of three months.Approximate cost of round trip flight: INR 1,52,000 (via Dubai and New York)


Jamaica is the most populous of the English-speaking Caribbean countries and its easygoing culture, cuisine and music, besides its many beaches, are attractive to tourists. Indian tourists can stay without a visa on producing a passport valid for six months and sufficient proof of funds and onward travel. Approximate cost of round trip flight: 1,53,000 (via Dubai and New York/ Toronto)


Not to be confused with the Spanish region of the same name, Montserrat is an island in the Caribbean southeast of Puerto Rico and once a popular resort. Since 1989, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions forced its closure but the island is slowly limping back. Indian citizens must show proof of citizenship but can travel visa-free on furnishing proof of onward travel and adequate funds. Approximate cost of round trip flight: 1,30,000 (to Antigua, via London) and a 15-minute air-hop from Antigua to Montserrat (about INR 5,000)


The far-flung Federated States of Micronesia are a group of 607 islands in the Western Pacific Ocean, comprising the states of Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae. It is considered one of the most remote and beautiful places in the world, with pristine coral reefs, quaint cultures, exotic food and picturesque islands. Indian citizens can travel visa-free for 30 days upon producing proof of sufficient funds, onward travel and accommodation. Approximate cost of round trip flight: 2,04,000 (via Hong Kong, Guam and Truk) 

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