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How Nokia Missed the Greatest Technology Opportunity of the 21st Century

Posted 19 February 2012 | By | Categories: Mobile, Technology Landscape | 1 Comment

Tweet Have you ever wondered to yourself if your Smartphone could one day evolve from being a simple mini-computer into becoming a web server? Is it possible that a whole new generation of mobile servers could join together to emulate the massive computing power of a dedicated server or cloud server, their locations no longer […]

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Dr. Mercola joins the cell phone ‘radiation’ debate

Posted 19 October 2011 | By | Categories: Mobile, Technology Landscape | 1 Comment

Tweet By 2013, the number of people accessing web pages and applications from their Smartphones will exceed those using laptops or desktops. This is a common statistic coming out of research firms such as Gartner Inc. But, while the above has profound implications for how small businesses manage their online presence (and attempt to convert […]

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Virgin.com Publish “A Pilot’s Journey Home”

Posted 08 July 2011 | By | Categories: Video & Film | No Comments

Tweet Virgin.com has published my latest article “Full Circle — A Pilot’s Journey Home“, which chronicles the Lee family’s departure from Emirates Air in Dubai back to the United States after four years living in the desert. Read about how Dubai can turn your husband into a walking zombie and cook his internal organs. And, […]

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Should South Africa KILL the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station?

Posted 21 May 2011 | By | Categories: History, Trade & Politics | 2 Comments

Tweet Many people in the United States are surprised when I inform them that South Africa possessed six nuclear bombs between 1960 and 1980. These were dismantled in the early 1990s, but the legacy lives on with Koeberg nuclear power plant in Cape Town. My dad, Paul Stevens, recently sent a letter to a Cape […]

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The Gemini Effect

Posted 05 May 2011 | By | Categories: Video & Film | 1 Comment

Tweet In the last decade or so catamarans have gained in popularity within the broader yachting community. Within the catamaran sector itself there has been further upheavals including the rising popularity of power catamarans and the advent of mega cats or “super catamarans” over 60 feet in length, including Richard Branson’s beast, the Necker Belle […]

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The M-commerce “Winds of Change” sweeps the U.S.

Posted 12 April 2011 | By | Categories: Technology Landscape | 2 Comments

Tweet The mobile commerce revolution sweeping the rest of the world appears to be only now hitting U.S. shores with further proof forthcoming in my recent interview with Michel Poignant, CEO Paymotech, who confirmed that his mobile wallet creation called Paytoo Mobile was already available in 250,000 wireless stores elsewhere in the world. His team […]

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Battle lines drawn in U.S. prepaid mobile wireless market

Posted 03 March 2011 | By | Categories: Technology Landscape | 1 Comment

Tweet While the United States has generally lagged Europe in adopting prepaid mobile wireless strategies, a Dallas-based technology shop called Quamtel is seeking to quietly redefine the retail market with new “no contract” prepaid USB modems and tablets. Formerly known as Atomic Guppy, the company resurfaced in 2009 as Quamtel under the leadership of a […]

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No avatar required for Miami “Virtual” Online Boat Show

Posted 14 February 2011 | By | Categories: Video & Film | No Comments

Tweet The Wall Street Journal reported last year that “Marine enthusiasts are being drawn to the boat shows and to dealerships in part by big discounts, as dealers are still working to unload new vessels from the past couple of model years and used boats they are taking as trade-ins.” The recent financial meltdown tightened […]

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A Scientist, Tycoon and the Third Private Citizen in Space

Posted 11 February 2011 | By | Categories: Book Reviews, History, Technology Landscape, Video & Film | 1 Comment

Tweet In a recent telephone interview with maverick scientist and business millionaire Greg Olsen, I asked him whether he had experienced an “aha” moment on his journey into outer space in 2005 — only the third “international” civilian ever to do so at the time. “All ten days were an aha moment but I didn’t […]

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The Most Dangerous Man Alive

Posted 20 January 2011 | By | Categories: History, Video & Film | 3 Comments

Tweet Without telling you his name, let me tell you a little bit about him. At the age of seven he fell in love with a martial art called Hapkido after witnessing one of his Korean friends fend off several bullies at school. This took him on a 34 year journey into martial arts which […]