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    Work from Home in India – Lights, Camera & Mic

    The pandemic has intensified the move to work from home and virtual presentations, online speaking engagements and podcasts. For any of these video/audio events, it is important you have a decent work setup at your home. It doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. There are plenty of videos on YouTube as well on how to do these cheap. I have written in the past here about my experiences with various lights, microphones and camera. In this summary post, I will bring them all together for your convenience. Disclosure: I write reviews about products that I have bought for my usage and paid in full. There were no sponsorship…

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    Open-Air Bluetooth headphones – NG Earsafe

    I had written earlier about the Ten Bluetooth headsets (The Good, and the Bad) I had bought over the years, and I was still not pleased. In this post I will share about a new pair of earphones I had bought that are “Open Air”. I use earphones only during my (brief) walking sessions when I listen to podcasts or audiobooks. For long listening to music or watching movies I don’t prefer earphones or headsets, they make my ears feel suffocating and when I do a call the sound keeps reverberating inside. Instead, I have a good speaker on my desk – I have been using Harman Kardon Onyx Studio…

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    Round power strip for India

    This is one of the simplest gadgets I am writing about here. It is about the ubiquitous power strips or (as called in India) extension box. These are boxes that you use to plug a gadget to power when the cord doesn’t reach the wall outlets, or you want to connect more than one appliance to wall socket. Disclosure: I write reviews about products that I have bought for my usage and paid in full. There were no sponsorship or advertisement, or commission of any sort involved in this post. Till about two decades ago, I remember seeing our electrician or the local electrical shop making these extension boxes by…

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    Launch of the Tianhe module to the Chinese Space Station

    With a deadly pandemic raging outside, this may not be the time to look above us into the skies. But a future cold war like situation, is building up there. The International Space Station (ISS) is one of the marvels of humanity, a global initiative – only the Chinese are the large nation to get left out & no Chinese has been onboard ISS due to a US Congressional ban. ISS was a successor to the Soviet Mir program and ISS was built at a cost of over US$150 Billion over decades with major contributions from the USA, Russia, Europe, Japan & Canada. Last week, China took the first major…

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    Democratize development with Power Apps for Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon

    In recent months I have delivered a few talks on low-code platforms and Microsoft Power Apps. Today it was at the Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon 2021 event, which is a free, online, 60-hour event happening April 26-28, 2021. The event had content going the whole time with speakers from around the globe – In English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. I really enjoyed delivering a session on “Democratize development with Power Apps & AI Builder” for the #m365virtualmarathon conference on the Boston Marathon Track. I get so excited talking about the endless possibilities of #LowCode #NoCode Platforms like the Microsoft #PowerApps to empower businesses around the world.