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Romain Vinot
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Geek, Gamer, Cooking, Photography, in Zurich
Geek, Gamer, Cooking, Photography, in Zurich

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Which mines / factories are the most rentable ones ?

Looking at my calculation (with current market price), it seems that the most rentable product is concrete, by a large margin (twice more rentable than any other).

I have a hard time understanding this. So, why bother with the rest of resources ? Just multiply gravel and milestone mines (one of the easiest one to get) and upgrade your concrete factory... What am I missing in this picture ?

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Best coffee presentation ever from the Greek island folegandros.
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Tiramisu Shot !
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Why is the Apple Watch so successfull ?

According to multiple reports, they have sold between 1 and 2 millions watches and that's only a start. Compared to around 750K android wear watches (all watches added).

It looks to me like the Apple Watch is a somewhat similar product than the Android Wear. A bit more polished. A slightly larger platform (in terms of developer). A slightly better health tracking environment. But way more expensive. An ugly square watch. A terribly slow processor. A terrible battery. A bit less customizable in terms of watch faces.

Mostly, they are similar for the main usage of a smartwatch : to get notifications from the phone to the watch.

Arguably, both are geeky gadget and not really mainstream imho.

So why is the Apple watch so much more successful than the Android one ?

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Stone sculpture on the shore of Zurich lake.
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Perfect, I do all of that !

An Apple watch for 10000 dollars... Seriously ?

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Mouahahaha !

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Made me laugh !

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My Christmas gift : The LG GWatch R !

Finally a smartwatch that looks like a watch ! A bit like the Moto 360, but even better (and with better specs in terms of battery and CPU). So far, I really enjoy having it It's still mostly a watch (and I can't live without a watch, even if my phone is never far away...), with some features like notifications and steps counting... Reminder and alarms are also nice. I can't wait to get Zombies Run on my watch !

But... The Android Wear software is still really young, as in... really not mature. Seriously, the main inconvenient of smartwatches is the very limited battery. Fair enough, technology is not magic and so far, we don't have good solution. But can we at least have a battery saver mode that put the screen to sleep. Or even more : a "watch mode", where bluetooth is disable and the smartwatch becomes just a simple silly watch, that can at least last a few days. That's still so much better than a black screen when the battery is dead... That's like the number one feature on a smartwatch and it's not there. Even worse : the developers have just implemented a "theater mode" which stops the screen and all notifications. Good, finally a battery saving mode. Except it also disables all notifications on the phone (because if you're in the theater, you probably don;t want any notification, not even on the phone). That's just stupid !

And the second big complaint is the like of setting and ways to control the behavior of the watch. The behavior of the watch is really copied from Google Now where users have very limited way to control what is shown. That's kind of ok on Google Now (although it also bothers me regularly), but it's just crazy on the watch. Before, I had the steps shown as initial card. All well and good, I could check the number of steps with a simple glance on the watch. For an unknown reason, it has now switch since a week to show me the card of the Go Weather app. First, it's stupid, I don't need to look at the weather everytime I look at my watch, second it's even more stupid because the glanceable text for the app is his title, so I can only see a "Go Weather" message which is a completely useless information. Why can I not just set which card/app I want to see first ?

I hope that all these things will be fixed by later version of Android Wear, system that is still rapidly evolving. 
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