Monthly Archives: January 2010

the evolutionary iPad

I didn’t see the iPad Keynote live yesterday, but I watched it last night via Apple’s site. I’ve also been digesting all the feedback I’ve been reading across my favorite blogs and news sites: frog design used the iPad launch to toot it’s own horn about the prototype tablet they designed in partnership with Apple […]

the iPhone and Flash (or lack thereof)

Why is John Gruber anti-Flash? Why? At the core, because Flash is the only de facto web standard based on a proprietary technology. There are numerous proprietary web content plugins — including Apple’s QuickTime — but Flash is the only one that’s so ubiquitous that it’s a de facto standard. Flash is the way video […]

what we believe

“What we’re about isn’t making boxes for people to get their jobs done, although we do that well.”

Nissan GT-R display

Apparently I’m 3 years late on this, but I was watching an old episode of Top Gear on my DVR the other night and I found out that the touchscreen display for the Nissan GT-R was designed by Polyphony Digital, otherwise known as the folks who do a lot of the design for the Gran […]

Nintendo ‘fad’ continues to kick ass

I concur with Ars: We’re past the point where anyone can call the Nintendo Wii a “fad” with a straight face. Nintendo’s console outsold every other system combined, moving 3.81 million units. The Nintendo DS was close behind, with 3.31 million systems sold. The closest competitor? The PlayStation 3 with 1.36 million sold.

GTA – iPhone

Rockstar Games just released Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the iPhone and I started playing it last night. It’s fun, but I don’t see myself becoming addicted to it the way I did with GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas. A big issue I have is with the driving controls. To steer you […]

mobile phone makers, they’re hungry

Back in 2007, I imagined what it must feel like to build an amazing piece of electronics only to have it loaded with a shitty piece of Windows software to run it. With a lack of options and expertise in software development, PC vendors have to use Windows. Now lets switch focus to mobile phones. […]

Michael Croghan

I visited my family this weekend and my parents and I got on to the topic of family history and artifacts. Then my father broke out the Envelope. The envelope contains documents, certificates and other printed matter from his family. I’ve seen it before, but we decided to look at the contents again (with my […]

multi-touch fixes everything

from Electronista: Microsoft plans to release at least one more Windows Mobile 6 version to tide users over until a more meaningful upgrade, a leak says today. The company is purportedly so disappointed with Windows Mobile 6.5 sales since launch that the company is rolling out a 6.6 update in February. It would primarily add […]

playMUJI

playMUJI – I was just introduced to this brand by my coworker Jenna. Very UNIQLO-ish in the presentation of their products. From their message section: MUJI is not a brand. MUJI does not make products of individuality or fashion, nor does MUJI reflect the popularity of its name in its prices. MUJI creates products with […]