OpenTable’s new feature


Restaurant reservation startup Open Table has a new feature and I think it is a pretty cool feature (I think!). This is rolled out only in select cities and in select restaurants.

You book a restaurant reservation through OpenTable. You arrive at the restaurant. You order your meal. You finish. And then the restaurant bill arrives on your mobile phone through OpenTable. You swipe to pay direct from your phone. Done. You walk away.

And yeah, ofcourse, this caught my attention of the South Indian food on display in the phone app in the picture 🙂 And sure, it will not roll out in India for a while, but I think this is where the future lies.

Read the full article on techcrunch here. [link]

USB Teddy

I just cannot stop grinning from ear to ear. Just read this post on the gadget blog on how to make your own USB Teddy. What is a USB teddy you say. Well, it is a small teddy bear stuffed toy, with a USB drive stuck in it ofcourse.

You take the teddy. Chop its head off. Insert the USB drive, suture the wound.

Read the full article here. You need to see the second picture . I guarantee, you cannot stop the grinning either.

Geeks, coffee warmers and the like …

I am going to change the way I update this blog a it. Instead of updating it during various times during the day, I am going to collect all the links during the day, and then blog it once.

Are you a geek ? Are you proud of it ? zdnet has a nice article on how geekiness as a personality trait is becoming increasingly popular, with more and more gadgets such as Ipods and smart phones coming.


Do you drink coffee ? Do you at times forget about the coffee that you just brought and get immersed in work ? Then you should check out this gadget – an USB coffee warmer !


Ok. Lets assume that you are good at email. You are always to the point. You write in bullets. You change your subject lines at the right moment – to avoid long threads getting lost. But are you frustrated that people around you, are not that good at email. Lifehacker has some really cool and subtle ways to teach your co-workers, friends, emailers, how to use email efficiently.


A white board which you can move around anywhere you want, and even stick it to the wall nearest to you. Hm. Stick it to the wall .. where have I heard this before. Oh yeah, the 3M folks are making this one too.