Vidya Narayanan

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Some experts don’t believe North Korea was involved in Sony hack

Now that Sony’s controversial movie The Interview is being streamed online via Google Play and other services, many are celebrating this as a gesture …

The Future Of Context Starts In Hardware And Ends in UX... And Vice-Versa!

Every technology that has ever made it in a product involving the consumer (directly or indirectly) has always been about user experience. Better …

Joshua Engel's answer to Why do some people type in SMS-style language? Is there some kind of logic to this?

They do it because it's hard for you to understand.<p>It's slang. Slang is used to identify who's in the group, and who's out. They're not thinking of …

Personal Assistants And The Reality Of Fragmented Data

Do you feel a separation anxiety when your smartphone is not with you? And yet, are there times when you feel overwhelmed by the amount of …

Innovation The Wearable Computers Of Tomorrow Need

Matt Asay recently wrote about Google Glass having too much Google for its own good - I enjoyed reading that piece. And I believe it's true. As much …

Mainstream Uses of Today's Experimental Wearable Computers

You can say that there is a bit of a buzz from wearable computers lately. Granted much of this is from the early adopter community still debating …

Technology Has A Dark Side - Why Is That News?

<i>Photo credit:</i> We all have a Dark Side , just Like the Moon..NEW<br>Robert Scoble wearing his Google glasses to the bathroom has been making its rounds in …

Minimizing Distractions Via Gaze-Based Displays

One of the biggest challenges with technology is that introducing it in people's lives without increasing the distractions for the user is hard. If …

How Many Computers Would You Wear?

<i>[Cartoon from</i> <i>The Fifth Wave</i><i>. Hyped by Steve Barr (</i><i>stevebarr.com</i><i>) on the</i> <i>Wear Hard Mailing List</i><i>]</i><br>We carry around a few computers today - for the average …

The Evasive Yet Promising Business Case For Context Awareness

You are a business development whiz at a multi-billion dollar technology company. You've heard that context awareness is coming. You can see why - …

The Identity Tussle Part II - Knowing Your Readers

Recently, I wrote about real identities and the Identity Tussle we are faced with on the Internet. With more and more users generating content, it …

The Identity Tussle

I wrote about the Internet slowly drifting behind closed doors with Quora leading the way, but it is really all about identities and requiring to …

Graph Search - Is It All That?

Facebook's graph search has been getting some attention. Some wonder if this is the revolution that search has been waiting for. There are mixed …

Why Contextual Personalization Is Not Mainstream Yet

We are certainly in the decade where personalization is expected to come to life in a big way. Personalized device actions. Personalized advertising. …