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Boston Dynamics apparently has a dedicated robot bully. (from https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/479kjd/boston_dynamics_at_it_again/)
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"We finally learned how to properly size our navigation bar buttons." - said no LG executive ever

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Look at the statusbar. Just iOS things. All you need is a Home button they say.
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Luke Wroblewski originally shared to Smartwatch Design:
 
Context: show me the right info at the right time, whether I asked for it or not. VS. Consistency: always show the same info I asked for in the same order
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No, Windows 10 running Android & iOS apps is NOT huge news
It barely matters beyond MS' marketing message. Here's why.

Anyone remember BB OS? They enabled Android apps trying to save their OS from death. What happened? The runtime was badly implemented hack. Not only did it not have all the services needed to run average Android apps but it was always lagging behind the Android platform releases which limited any devs to very old versions of the Android platform not allowing them to build interesting, modern apps to the platform.

Making your Android app run on Win10 will not be simply dropping the APK to their store. Firstly, you’ll have to deal with the lack of Google Play Services. You might already be doing that if you distribute your apps in the Amazon store so that might not be a blocker. But even beyond that you will immediately duplicate your QA efforts required for each release. You will also keep maintaining a separate branch for the Windows platform. It’s going to be A LOT of extra work. If I had to guess you’d be better off just building native from effort (and budget) point of view.

Then there’s the big issue. Cross-platform apps SUCK. Each platform has their own UI and UI patterns. Users learn to use (possibly unintuitive) UI controls through platform consistency. What MS is now doing is the destruction of their platform consistency. Firing up an Android app on your Windows device is like getting slap to the face. All new visual, controls, control flows, everything. You don’t want to do this to your customers!

This is a desperate marketing move by MS. They’re trying to get the non-tech crowd to think that this is a good idea (just look what the verge headline is.. ugh..). They will also, no doubt, pour money to devs willing to put time on putting their apps to the store. The result will be that soon there’s tons of partially working apps that will never get updated in their store and they can claim victory. 

MS is not the first one to try this and probably won’t be the last. The idea just is fundamentally flawed and will not work no matter how much muscle there’s behind it. 

If you want to be on Windows platform but don’t care about learning their platform devving go through the browser. Web is not dead. Build mobile web but keep it in the browser. 
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Hey, BB paid me to port my apps so I did.  I'll do the same if Microsoft pays me :)
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"The Apple Watch ... is kind of slow."

"Sometimes apps take forever to load, and sometimes third-party apps never really load at all. Sometimes it’s just unresponsive for a few seconds while it thinks and then it comes back."

"It’s also surprisingly heavy."

"[The] side button is extraordinarily confusing."

"In the first of many moments where the Watch felt underpowered, I found that the screen lit up a couple of ticks too slowly: I’d raise my wrist, wait a beat, and then the screen would turn on."

"Having a screen that constantly flips on and off is definitely behind the curve."

"There’s no particularly great digital face, and there’s no ability to load up your own watch faces or buy new ones from the store."

"There’s no master switch to turn all notifications on and off, which is a huge pain."

"By the end of each day, I was hyper-aware of how low the Apple Watch battery had gotten."

"You only get a charging cable, which is lame. For $700, you should a nice charging stand, like you get with the $249 Moto 360."

"There’s virtually nothing I can’t do faster or better with access to a laptop or a phone except perhaps check the time."

"There’s no question that the Apple Watch is the most capable smartwatch available today."

[via http://www.theverge.com/a/apple-watch-review]
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After seing this video, I want only one thing: I want to work for Apple!!!!
Via +Adam Outler 
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I know I've brought up the ridiculous amount of Samsung dev accounts on the Play Store before, but I'd like to concentrate specifically on how fucking annoying and obnoxious these in particular are.

Samsung has like 15 dev accounts on the Play Store. But fine, sure, they have many divisions, whatever.

But they also have these 5 dev accounts that have TOTALLY DIFFERENT APPS:
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd
Samsung Electronics Co.,  Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.%E3%80%80
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. MSC
Samsung Electronics Co.%2C Ltd. Android R%26D

Notice how especially the first 3 just vary in punctuation and amount of spaces, including, I shit you not, %E3%80%80 at the end of one, which corresponds to a UNICODE space character and makes the url bar look like it has a space at the end when you click on the name.
U+3000   e3 80 80 IDEOGRAPHIC SPACE

How ridiculously obnoxious is this? Ughhhhhhh.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?start=0&num=100&id=Samsung+Electronics+Co.+Ltd
https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?start=0&num=100&id=Samsung+Electronics+Co.,+Ltd.%E3%80%80
https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?start=0&num=100&id=Samsung+Electronics+Co.,++Ltd.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?start=0&num=100&id=Samsung+Electronics+Co.%2C+Ltd.+Android+R%26D
https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?start=0&num=100&id=Samsung+Electronics+Co.,+Ltd.+MSC

I can't even link to most of these urls properly in G+ because it stops linkifying too early due to the comma.
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So cool to hear from Tim Cook that Apple will never try to monetize your data.
Read more on http://advertising.apple.com/
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Yeah, probably that old.
I remember waiting for every Carmack keynote at Quakecon just hoping that this year will be the year they actually show something.

I've watched the video like 100 times, i can't wait for the full video :D
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Since the earliest days of the Oculus Kickstarter, the Rift has been shaped by gamers, backers, developers, and enthusiasts around the world. Today, we’re incredibly excited to announce that the Oculus Rift will be shipping to consumers in Q1 2016, with pre-orders later this year. http://bit.ly/RiftQ1
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NO. BAD LG. BAD. STOP THIS RIGHT NOW.
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