The appointed hour approaches for the age of man to be at an end. It’s been real. Soon, these pleasant days and fun times will be a memory. They will be a cruel reminder of all we have lost as the world is overrun by darkness and evil and all those of us chuckling as I write this and you read it shall be judged harshly for our sins. Judgement day is coming and as fitting this momentous occasion we have equally momentous news items for the roundup. Chrome 13 has a new design option… of Armageddon. A failed Seattle based social network… of doom. Windows Phone 7 finally hits Verizon… to end the world as we know it! Kindle books surpass real books… to mark the coming of the end! Robots learn from our mistakes… to… wait, this one is actually legit kinda scary. what the fuck? Peep the roundup after the jump and lament!
I’m always a fan of the minimalist approach to design. It’s one of the things I’ve loved most about Chrome. Forget the nonsense, get to the content, keep everything clean and clear. I’ve been looking forward to something like this for smaller screens. The more screen real estate, the better.
This is just an interesting look at faves.com which started at about the time Facebook did. It’s a look at what went wrong and a shot of cold water for anyone who thinks it’s as simple as: 1. make social network. 2. ??? 3. Profit.
Finally! Too little too late though. I already renewed my contract with AT&T and got a sweet Samsung Focus for it. Verizon customers, I hope you give it an honest spin. WP7 really is a wonderful OS.
I knew it, and I’m happy about it. To be honest, as time goes by, the more time I spend with my Kindle, he more I believe I made the right decision in leaving print media behind. Now if someone can hurry up and get me a tablet that’s worth it for me personally, I can fully adopt the form factor. The truth is, the Kindle offers the clarity of paper but is easier to wield, lighter than most hardcovers, and capable of carrying an entire library. For someone who loves to READ and not just own books, it is the evolution of the book, the future that bibliophiles have dreamed of. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Kindle or the Nook.
Presumably one of those mistakes it will learn from is allowing your enemy to survive…
Oh Renee, you do love the taste of your foot, don’t you? Always making sh*t up on earnings calls. After all the Windows 8 talk about Microsoft (including that Intel has been working on preparing for Windows 8 since a date that predates beginning work on Windows 7), Microsoft has answered that the comments were inaccurate. No word on which, since a lot was said, it may still be true and Microsoft was saying the equivalent of “it depends what the definition of is, is.” But in all honesty, anyone reading the comments about Intel, ARM, and Windows 8; none of it made much sense. In college we did that during presentations too. We called them bullshitentations.
*yawn* HP killed Palm. Palm is dead to me. :D I kid, sort of. HP has a lot of ground to cover to earn my trust and respect. Taking the phone Palm designed and that was widely panned and lead to their bankruptcy, then making a bigger and a smaller version of it, is not how you mark your territory for the future (unless that territory is a spot in bankruptcy court). It pains me to say this because WebOS was the best mobile OS for a while. All the others have since overtaken it and it offers nothing special anymore, except as a tablet, and even then, barely. Still, there is potential in it. So I am cautiously optimistic for what HP has in mind.
Well, that’s a wrap. See you guys tomorrow for one last hurrah. Until then, here’s an idea what to expect. Of course, it got the timing wrong, but… you know… still a good example of what’s coming. :D