Posted 3 years ago
chartier:

This Mac tablet mockup from Gizmodo’s comments is precisely why I agree with Adam Schwabe on why the public should have no input on Apple’s product design.
Just look at that damn thing.

chartier:

This Mac tablet mockup from Gizmodo’s comments is precisely why I agree with Adam Schwabe on why the public should have no input on Apple’s product design.

Just look at that damn thing.

Posted 3 years ago

Marco.org: Too much hardware choice

marco:

From my Verizon iPhone post:

Even the gadget blogs have a hard time feigning enthusiasm for this week’s hot Android phone because they still haven’t taken the shrinkwrap off of last week’s.

Not enough Nick’s response:

Wait, the stream of high-quality, constantly improving hardware with…

Posted 3 years ago

A bad design is a good reminder - (37signals)

minimalmac:

A lesson of how simplicity can sometimes go wrong.

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The company will also announce that it has raised $800,000 in venture capital, the first step in moving along the path from building an app to running a profitable business.

The New York Times on Pulse growing and making the app free

I’m happy for the Pulse team. Pulse is great. But this quote, for which the blame lies more on this article’s author, is (probably unintentionally) ridiculous.

Hundreds (if not thousands) of iPhone and iPad apps are made by profitable businesses that didn’t raise any venture capital. In fact, making the app free is going to remove its biggest revenue stream, which is likely to be generating at least $25,000 per month.

I’m sure they went into this responsibly and have a good chance of making more later in other ways, as the article mentions. But in the short term, this move is likely to make them quite unprofitable. That’s why businesses raise venture capital: to cover their costs when they’re unprofitable so they can grow into something that’s hopefully larger and very profitable later.

It’s ridiculous, incorrect, and insulting to those (like me) who have chosen the traditional business model — charge money, spend less than you make — for this author suggest that giving away your product for free and paying your expenses with VC money is the “first step” to make your app development “a profitable business”.

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Posted 3 years ago

Crazy

fyeahchemistry:

Leidenfrost Effect

Hand vs. Liquid Nitrogen. 

awwwesome. 

(Thanks for the submission, singbird-sing!)

Posted 3 years ago

CSS Lightbox

This is just awesome. Look at the source code of the page to see how efficient this method is.

webkitbits:

Ben Deaxon has created a new lightbox demo based entirely on CSS, with no JavaScript used.

Posted 3 years ago