Personally Tech With Summly Founder Nick D'Aloisio

Personally Tech With Summly Founder Nick D'Aloisio

Our weekly column looks at the men and women who are leading the technology industry, and get a glimpse of how they work and which gadgets they're dreaming about. This week, Nick D'Aloisio, the teenage founder of Summly, and now Product Manager at Yahoo in charge of Yahoo News Digest, tells us what devices he can't do without, and how technology defines his life.

(Alsosee: Nick D'Aloisio on the New Yahoo News Digest and the Anti-Thesis of News)

Describe your technology setup - what computer/ phone/ tablet/ camera/ gaming console/ other gadgets do you use?
I'vegot a lot of Apple gadgets, though I'm not a fanboy, but they're just what works for me. So I've got a Mac with a 30-inch cinema display, which I use, and when I'm on the go, I have a 15-inch retina Macbook Pro. My phone is an iPhone 5c - I use the blue one, it looks great. I'vegot an iPhone 4 with me which I still use for work, and I've got an Android phone in the office as well, for work. We've got a lot of different handsets for testing apps in the office, of course.

What are three apps (mobile/ tablet or PC/ Mac) you couldn't live without?
Well, apart from Yahoo News Digest, and Summly, obviously, I guess that the ones that I really have been spending a lot of time with are Snapchat - that's a really interesting app and a lot of my friends are on it. That's also why I end up spending a lot of time on Facebook as well, and I think that Quora is really great. I've been spending a time there, and it's just a great place to learn so many things.

(Also see: Yahoo Buys Blink Ephemeral Messaging App, Rival to Snapchat)

What is one gadget (other than your phone) you never travel without?
My laptop; but I try and keep the gadgets to a minimum when I'm on the move.

What is your dream gadget/ technology setup?
What I'm really hopeful for, in the future, is some kind of a wearable setup. A wearable computer that you put on, and it gathers inputs from the world around you without any direct action, and it's just constantlyteaching you things and learning about things to become even more useful...

How has technology changed the way in which you work?
Well when you think about it, technology has pretty much been the key, it has allowed me to teach myself things and learn.


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