Kamla's Blog posts on ‘Electronic gadgets’

By • Mar 6th, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Electronic gadgets, Ideas, silicon valley, Technology, Video

Shoe phone. Yes, you read that right. That is what the original cell phone was called when it was unveiled on April 3, 1973 in New York by Marty Cooper of Motorola. Marty and his team worked on the phone and beat the behemoth AT&T by demonstrating it first. Guess it was not a surprise [...]



By • Mar 21st, 2012 • Category: Bangalore, Electronic gadgets, India, Life, Mobile, Technology, YouTube Videos

Everytime I visit India, I am fascinated by the use of mobile phones. I think it was 10 years ago when I noticed the change. The reason I say noticed is that growing up in a Socialist India, the plain old phone was considered something of a luxury item. Not everybody had access to one, [...]



By • Mar 20th, 2012 • Category: Bangalore, Electronic gadgets, India, Internet and Telecom India, People, YouTube Videos

[View the story "Samsung Mobile In India. Which One To Buy?" on Storify]



By • Oct 5th, 2011 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Electronic gadgets, Ideas, India, Internet and Telecom, Internet and Telecom India, Only in India, People, Technology, YouTube Videos

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By • Mar 3rd, 2011 • Category: Electronic gadgets, Ideas, silicon valley, Technology, Video, YouTube Videos

Does the name Marty Cooper ring a bell? It should considering you probably own one of his creations and can’t bear to lead a life without it. Billions of people own them now. Did you guess the cell phone? That is right. Marty (Martin) Cooper is the inventor of the mobile phone, which was fondly [...]



By • Jan 25th, 2011 • Category: CES 2011, Electronic gadgets, Ideas, Planes and Automobiles, Video, YouTube Videos

Meet Venkatesh Prasad, who is known as Ford Motor Company’s “What’s Next Guy.” Prasad has one eye trained on all the new and exciting technological advances, and one eye on how new apps and electronics can be included in the vehicles. Cars have become an extension of our living room couch and office space. We [...]



By • Jan 20th, 2011 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, CES 2011, Electronic gadgets, Ideas, Internet and Telecom, Technology, Video, YouTube Videos

Every year thousands of people make their annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronic Show (CES). This is where companies big and small unveil their new and upcoming products, hardware, software, accessories etc. This is not a show for consumers, but instead a show for tech industry folks, analysts, vendors etc. This is [...]



By • Jun 13th, 2008 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Electronic gadgets, Ideas, Internet and Telecom, Living In America, Technology

Distracted: The Erosion of Attention And The Coming of Dark Age is the name of a new book written by Maggie Johnson of Boston Globe. The title of the book sounds rather bleak and foreboding and is tellingĀ  us what we might already know – we need to slow down and perhaps lead a gentler [...]



By • Jun 6th, 2008 • Category: Electronic gadgets, Ideas, India, San Francisco, Technology, Video, YouTube Videos

Earlier today, well actually yesterday sinceĀ  I just noticed it is pushing 2 PM. Anyway earlier today I was at Microsoft’s Office in Mountain View. This is the first time I visited their campus here and did not realize how big it is. I was there to meet and interview Paul Murphy, Director of Innovation [...]



By • May 20th, 2008 • Category: Diaspora, Electronic gadgets, People, San Francisco, Technology, Wi-Fi

If there one thing that defines and sets Silicon Valley apart from the rest of the world I would guess it is our addiction to the Internet and various devices like laptop, blackberries and iPhones. You could say it is an occupation hazard of living in the valley. There are nay sayers who don’t believe [...]