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Mortal Combat: Story of Gaming Consoles Part 1

Mortal Combat: Story of Gaming Consoles Part 1

Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are three masters in the gaming console industry. It’s amazing to see how these three players have played out their strategies in the market. Here is the story with my personal touch My Tryst With Games Personally when I was probably 10 years old I saw a version of Sega computer games at a friend’s place. And that’s when I really pestered my parents to buy me a console. It’s was quite an investment for our…

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Goqii Tracker: Teardown of 2015 Model

Goqii Tracker: Teardown of 2015 Model

I had bought a Goqii Tracker and it was lying for a while unused. I had lost the charger somewhere. So I opened it today and here is a teardown analysis with pictures. I bought it for 2000 rupees and it looks like this   GOQii Vital – Colour Display Blood Pressure Monitor with 3 Months Personal Coaching, Adult (Black) The rubber band sits the mechanical in pouch sort of thing. The mechanical casing houses the all the electronics and…

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How to Make Use of Time While Driving in Bangalore !!

How to Make Use of Time While Driving in Bangalore !!

I am a reluctant car driver living in Bangalore, India. Never loved driving or going on a long drive, prefer if it being driven by a friend and me enjoying the ride looking out, probably helping with directions (very bad at it though :-)). I have been driving on and off from 2009 and in these years I would not have clocked more than 15K KMs mileage. That makes it an average of under 2K/year which is not a lot….

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Trolley Problem and Autonomous Vehicles

Trolley Problem and Autonomous Vehicles

Trolley Problem is a famous thought experiment in Ethics and behavioral economics and psychology have been using this for a while. There are many versions of the problem but lets take few examples. There is a trolley barreling down on the railway track and there are five workers busy working on the track. The trolley is moving towards them. You are standing near to a lever and if you pull this lever the trolley switches to different track but that…

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