There is no doubt that Apple is a brilliant company—especially over the past decade. The ecosystem that was developed initially around music via the iTunes store and the iPod which evolved by adding film & television, enhanced video capabilities of the iPod, finally culminating with the App Store and iPhone/iPad was a masterful strategy.
The first 20-30 minutes of horror movies are my favorite. Generally, in the early part of the movie the offending monster hasn’t actually revealed itself yet. It’s all mood, atmosphere, and my imagination filling in the blanks. And, let’s face it, there is no team of Hollywood special effects artists that can match the boogeymen our minds are capable of conjuring. At some point in the second act, the hideous movie monster is revealed, and the fearsome beast I envisioned seems lacking.
Yesterday, I was able to spend some time with Google Glass, and it was very much like coming face-to-face with a very unfrightening cinematic beastie. Continue Reading
A couple days ago—as I’ve done nearly every day for the past several years—I flipped open my laptop and took a look at my homepage. Only this time was a little different. There was a small notice at the top of the screen alerting me to what appears to be the impending end of my daily source of inspiration and information: iGoogle.
I try to be a pretty “Zen” kinda guy. You know, live in the moment, and all that. But when it comes to technology, my mind tends to wander into the future. After reading this article in Forbes about the inevitable demise of web titans like Google and Facebook, I began to wonder… What’s next?
I wasn’t the only one who knew that I had to get my hands on the Wacom Inkling after seeing this well produced product demo video:
Fortunately for me, after a longer wait than expected (the Inkling was originally going to be released in mid-October; it arrived the first week of December) I got my hands on the new gadget. Here are my very preliminary thoughts after using it for less than 24 hours: