Wow. Who knew? So much for German Engineering. I guess that only applies when the product is actually finished? German media have tracked down a list of tens of thousands of technical problems. Among them: Officials can't even figure out how to turn the lights off. Thousands of light bulbs illuminate the gigantic main terminal […]
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How the Banner Ad Was Born | Digiday Back in the fall of 1994, Bill Clinton was nearly midway through his first term, Ace of Base was at the top of the charts, and the Web was in its infancy. Businesses were just waking up to the power of the Internet as a commercial platform. […]
More companies should do this: What should happen to your photos, emails and documents when you stop using your account? Google puts you in control. You might want your data to be shared with a trusted friend or family member, or, you might want your account to be deleted entirely. There are many situations that […]
That's nifty. I like the eye example more than the pulse stuff, but the pulse stuff might be the best application thus far.
I really hope to be able to afford a Tesla (i.e. I hope they become less expensive) some day, but these three posts tell an interesting tale of media bias. Why a journalist would be biased against electric cars I have no idea, but… there you have it. A Most Peculiar Test Drive | Blog […]
I was in the first 20% of people to support the Pebble Kickstarter campaign. I chose a black and a white Pebble (one is a gift for a friend), and my address has been checked promptly as well. I've voted, I've chosen colors quickly, etc. So where in the heck are my Pebbles? Don't give […]
Not sure what took so long, but I'm happy. Privacy is respected as well.
At first glance you might think "gee, I need to get some of those shoes!" But in reality, I'm again reminded of a study where people jumped from various heights onto a bed of cushioning below. The cushioning was the same, but when told the cushioning was firmer, they'd land more softly, and when told […]
A good article: Designing the Packaging-Free Future | Wired Design | Wired.com. What has impressed me about Apple for the past ten years is that they're relentlessly reducing packaging while almost simultaneously improving (or at least maintaining) the "unboxing experience." I don't know of another company that can say the same thing, or is even […]
Pebbles are shipping! And here's the review from The Verge. I don't know when my two will ship (I have an arctic white and a jet black coming), but I hope they ship soon.
Is Paris worth a mass? Interesting article. It's always amused me that our official "things" are oftentimes actual units. Some have been changed over the years to be things that you can measure, but many - like the kilogram - are actual weights sitting there somewhere. And yet, it's gained weight. Or lost it. No […]
Interesting. And yes, a bit of filler.
I wonder if he could sue.
I'm working on a site for a tech-unsavvy friend, and I'd like to let him look at the site. Normally (as I do on my machines) I'd have the guy set the non-www. domain name in his hosts file to point to the new IP address, but he's unable to do that. So what are […]