A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station. Best cover ever?
How Foursquare Could Tell You Where To Find Hapiness
There are some potentially great insights for mobile marketers and app designers to be gained by using location awareness to forecast a user’s likely mood and openness to new experiences.
Recently, Foursquare introduced an updated version of its iPhone app that emphasizes discovery and learns what you like in order to make better recommendations about what you should do next.
But what if Foursquare could also make recommendations based on what would make you happy?
Google Glass has arrived like a piece of sci-fi memorabilia sent from the future. But with all the talk about wearing the Internet on your face and whether or not these glasses can ever be fashionable, the most obvious and important story has gone untold: What is Google Glass actually like to use? You can read more about this on Fast Company.
As Google and other companies begin to build wearable technology like glasses and watches, an industry not known for its fashion sense is facing a new challenge - how to be stylish. I wrote more about this for Zimo - and you can read it here.
How can we pull our attention from our phones when the Internet is a superorganism of all mankind’s thought?
How can you design a product to be part of a network when networks are living, changing things?
Rest in peace Aaron Swartz.
Damon Porter for PCMAG.com:
Buoyed by Black Friday sales, more tablets than laptops are projected to ship in the North American market for the first time ever in the fourth quarter - and it won’t even be close, according to NPD DisplaySearch.
Porter specifically points to this post by Richard Shim, a Senior Analyst on DisplaySearch’s Analyst Blog. You may know how I feel overall about these types of numbers, but focus on the “and it won’t even be close” part. Specific numbers aside, this is happening.
For what it’s worth, NPD doesn’t expect tablets to overtake notebooks worldwide until 2015.
At that point, perhaps PCMag will rebrand as TabletMag.
Six former Nokia employees teamed up in Finnish startup Jolla.
Today they unveiled Sailfish - mobile OS based on MeeGo platform.
It really looks great, somewhere between Windows Phone 8 and Android. With Blackberry 10 coming in January, I hope we’ll have five lovely mobile operating systems soon.
You can read more about Jolla and Sailfish here.
The industrial design for the new HTC 8x Windows Phone in my opinion is the best out there. It really compliments the modern design language of the interface from Microsoft. Seeing it in person today made all the difference.