Kinect is Selling 2X as Fast as the iPad →
In other news, kitchen cups are outselling bathroom scales this holiday season.
The important thing is that Cobb’s not looking at the top. He doesn’t care.– Christopher Nolan on the ending of Inception Inception comes out on DVD a week from tomorrow. Best movie of the year. Also, are we really still stuck saying “comes out on DVD”? I definitely won’t be buying the DVD, I’ll get it on iTunes. Do we just say “gets...
Few smartphone owners are loyal to their brand:... →
Title should probably be: Few smartphone owners are loyal to their brand — unless that brand is Apple. iPhone is more than double Android in this department. Which couldn’t be less surprising.
Roger Federer conquers Rafael Nadal to claim ATP... →
You would have thought this rivalry would swing heavily towards Nadal already, but it’s great that it hasn’t happened just yet.
Ode To The Air Part 7
Can I just reiterate my love for the new MacBook Air? It has now been about a month since I first reviewed the product. At the time, I noted that it had replaced my MacBook Pro as my go-to computer. Some thought that might be a knee-jerk reaction. But a month later, the story is still very much the same. I never turn on the MacBook Pro anymore. It’s Air all the way. And I don’t feel...
No iPhone? DoCoMo Turns to the Dark Side →
Um, what? We don’t have the iPhone, but pay no attention to the phone we do have. Pay attention to Darth Vader! *Waves hand* There is no iPhone.
Jeremy Renner Confirms That He’s the Future of... →
Seems like a good choice, but could they keep it going on and on like James Bond? First movie was good, second was bad, third was pretty good, fourth is shooting now. The franchise managed to survive a Tom Cruise meltdown, so that’s a good sign.
New kind of light created in physics breakthrough →
A pretty compelling title and intro: Physicists have created a new kind of light by chilling photons into a blob state. “Super Photons” FTW!
Civilization V for Mac Now Available →
Uh oh. Tempted to buy and download it right now. But apparently there will be a 33% off sale starting on Friday. That would shave about $15 off the price, but some “exclusions apply”. What’s a Civ addict to do?
Daniel Day-Lewis Will Be Steven Spielberg's... →
Engrave the Oscar right now.
Netflix's New $7.99 Streaming-Only Plan →
Sweet, that saves me a buck a month. I’ve had the 1 DVD streaming plan for months and I have had the same 1 DVD that entire time. I guess I should return it now.
Back From That Safari
A couple weeks ago, I noted that I was going to try using Safari as my main browser. I lasted about a week. For this past week I’ve been back on Chrome, where I’m going to stay. I take some shit for my undying love of Apple products, but the truth remains — as I’ve always said — that the only requirement for me using anything is that it has to be what I consider the best. Safari...
Rupert Murdoch Does Another Daily →
Interesting. And inevitable. $0.99 a week sounds good, but how will the content be? And I assume there will still be ads too.
Topping the list is Robo Defense, a tower defense game that I’m tempted to say...– John Gruber on the shit state of Android apps.
You Shall Not Path
I’m not even sure why just yet, but Path is very, very interesting to me. It’s almost as if Path is trying to out-Facebook Facebook, now that the latter is veering towards more public-facing data. And Facebook is doing that because that’s the way the world is going. And that’s also the way to make money. But maybe there is still room for private sharing. Twitter’s...
Darren Aronofsky Reveals Title Of Second... →
Simply titled: The Wolverine. And it’s not a sequel to the super-meh first one. More: The rumored story of the screenplay, written by Christopher McQuarrie, will feature Logan in the midst of a romance with a Japanese woman who is married to another man. To win her hand, he must literally battle her samurai-filled family. It’s based on the Chris Claremeont/Frank Miller mini-series from...
A Mac Boot Up And Shut Down Speed Fix
A couple weeks ago I noticed something really odd. My brand new MacBook Air went from starting up in about 10-15 seconds to well over a minute. Shutting the device down went from something like 3 seconds to about 30 seconds. Something was up. I had actually noticed this on a few other Macs I’ve owned as well. My decked-out iMac, for example, was taking several minutes to start up. It has a...
Verizon's Pantech and LG LTE modems leak out in ad... →
If the rumors are true and San Francisco is getting Verizon LTE this year, want this tomorrow.
Wheel of Fortune One Letter →
The story behind the insane one-letter guess on Wheel Of Fortune. Still insane.
WP7 updates: can carriers block them? →
I was happy — and now there are conflicting statements out of Redmond. Shocking. And too bad.
Nope, Fox doesn't want Google TV either →
Not sure which is worse: that the television studios clearly have their heads up their asses when it comes to the next phase of their content. Or that Google actually thought the television studios wouldn’t have their heads up their asses when it comes to the next phase of their content.
Microsoft is in the driver's seat for Windows... →
This is great news for people who buy these phones. And it will further highlight just fucked up Android’s carrier-controlled system is. Update: Maybe ugh.
The Flash Dance
It’s so weird that seemingly everyone who is so pissed off about this latest Flash/Apple stuff has their careers centered around Flash development. What a strange coincidence.
Barton alleges Google 'Wi-Spy' breach was... →
Yes, they’re climbing in your windows, snatching your people up. What an idiot.
Adobe CTO on MacBook Air, HTML5: Flash Battery... →
So far, based on what my eyes are telling me, it’s not a “false argument”. Further, Lynch complains about Apple’s “negative campaigning”, but this battery life issue has nothing to do with Apple. Ars Technica randomly stumbled upon the issue when reviewing the new MacBook Air.
On A Safari
For no good reason, I decided to use Safari as my main browser today. Actually, there is a pretty decent reason: this. Flash can apparently shave 2 hours off of battery life on the new MacBook Air (and presumably other Macs as well). Chrome comes with Flash baked-in. Safari does not. Yes, I have a Flash blocker extension installed on Chrome, but Flash has still been crashing my browser left and...
Why Isn’t There An Apple Store in the Mission? →
Hipsters + hipster computers. It just works.