As I was setting up my newly-repaired Nexus 7 today, Google+ informed me that it had gone ahead and made an Auto Awesome video compilation of some photos and video clips I took during my first few weeks in college. The result was too magical for me not to share. The perfectly-timed drumming, the bull-riding, […]
This incredibly cheesy video came up in one of my classes recently. It’s awkward and funny, yes, but it also proves a point. Bad design choices (like making every moving object on a map blue) often seem painfully obvious, but they continue to be extremely common – especially in the world outside of consumer technology. […]
This is pretty funny, but (unfortunately) not at all surprising. In Windows 8, any newly-installed app would automatically be pinned to the Start screen, just like Android and iOS. In Windows 8.1, new apps are no longer pinned automatically – instead they’re placed in the “All Apps” section below the Start screen and given a […]
“Plastic Perfected” is great. Laffy Taffy-like goo calmly, slowly and patiently swirls into iPhone-shaped eye candy as the song perfectly concludes with “pick up the phone and ring ring, call ‘em up, tell ‘em ’bout the new trends.” Really nice and clean – particularly the banana purée. I’d really like to hold an iPhone 5C after seeing […]
This being the 8th month of 2013 and all, now seems like a great time to share what my experience was like on show floor of CES 2012. Sure, I could have published this back in February of last year like I had originally planned, but then it would’ve been swept up in all the […]
The original Nexus 7 was showered with praise when it launched in July of last year. Reviewers called it “snappy”, “seriously-spec’d”, “buttery smooth” and touted it as one of the first real competitors to Apple’s iPad. I didn’t find it to be all that snappy, but whatever – that’s what everybody else was saying (and […]
I hate having sticky fingers. Seriously, I do. Hated them ever since I was 3 or 4. Grabbing onto a horribly sticky handle with no sink nearby to wash my hands (napkins aren’t enough) annoys me to no end: I can’t move on or think about anything else until my hands are clean. Some dirt […]
I figured I’d merge them into one continuous video instead, which you can view here. I opted not to include transitions to avoid video quality degradation, so please excuse the fast cuts.
Federico Viticci and Fraser Spiers put together some really nice iOS 7 Wish Lists that I think many people would agree with. With WWDC 2013 starting in less than an hour, I figured now would be my last chance to submit some of my own top wishes (some of which I haven’t seen discussed elsewhere, which […]
I like this ad, all in all. Three things that got me: The S Beam duo from 0:10-0:16 and the “wheeee” at 0:26 The guy flying across the floor at 0:40 (amazingly accurate physics) The guy who reveals an Apple tattoo on his chest at 0:49 There are some mistakes, but most people won’t care […]
In this Jim Handy motion picture from the 1930′s titled “Around The Corner,” an enthusiastic narrator and the Chevrolet Sales Team Band demonstrate how a clever combination of gears allows us to steer our cars left and right. Bring in the trumpets!
I laughed when I read the headline, and I have to agree. Sean Hollister, The Verge: With Windows 8, touchscreens are more relevant than ever before. However, some pundits have long believed that a touchscreen simply doesn’t belong on a laptop. Sometimes, they quote Steve Jobs. “Touch surfaces don’t want to be vertical.” That’s Jobs in […]
Notice the lack of a “sequences shortened” disclaimer. It’s pretty much this fast. Wow. Siri’s “checking on that…” and “checking my sources…” messages suddenly became less excusable.
I’m a sophomore college student, and I haven’t used a laptop in about a year and half. Crazy right? I haven’t written about this yet, but a few weeks before starting my freshman year of college I decided to replace my aging laptop (which only lasted 30 minutes on a full charge) not with a […]
Loren Brichter in an interview with Macstories’ Federico Viticci on his newly-launched (and very popular) word game, Letterpress: F: … I was reminded of Clear several times upon playing Letterpress. Mainly because you basically got rid of as much UI as possible. Was that a deliberate choice, or did it just come natural? LB: The style […]