Sunday, May 22, 2011

14-year old Hacker @Hackathon

Meet Jake Essman, a 14-year old self-taught programmer. He was the youngest participant in TechCrunch's Hackathon. He paired with two other participants and created a mobile app for finding products based on your location.

300 Likes and One Big Thanks!

Thank you all for the support!

TechCrunch Hackathon 2011 Winners

2nd Honorable Mention, Venture Crapital
1st Honorable Mention, JoystiCC
On the 4th place, Dispatch IO
On the 3rd place, Doach - The Dating Coach
On the 2nd place, Docracy
On the 1st place, Gilt-ii

Other mentions:
Whodata wins best data/API award from Palantir!

Xoom vs. Galaxy vs. iPad2

I've recently wrote a comparison article on the Motorola Xoom vs. the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. I'm currently seeking to buy a tablet device and was aiming only at Android tablets. The conclusion on that article was, that both reviewed devices were almost identical, in terms of design, hardware/software and price tags. (Very uncompetitive in my opinion) So I'll do a follow up to that article , throwing Apple's iPad in the game. Let us see what conclusions we can draw up after that. I should also state at this point that I generally don't like Apple and their products due to bad personal experience. I'll try my best for a un-biased comparison/review.