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I have some page change actions tied to swipe events in my jQueryMobile page so that when you swipe left or right, the new page slides in. However, I also have some slider controls embedded within those pages. Everything is working as expected EXCEPT, that when I grab and move the slider handle, it is interpreting it as a swipe event, and changing the page. Any suggestions on how to fix?

http://jsfiddle.net/wWEEy/1/
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Top 3 reasons an icon from the past falls into a pit:
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1. inability to slay the sacred cow - the 'high margin' legacy products/services/solutions; followed by ..

2. the failure to 'see'/appreciate the Long Term reality of 'new and changing (with a firm trend and not the unpredictable topsy turvy whimsical type) needs of Customers' vs. the current (but fading) needs of Customers;

3. when, and assuming someone did understand item 1 and 2 above, then the lack of courage/determination to implement a Reward System the encourage Behaviors to 'slay the sacred cow' and 'to invest in the long term sustaining needs' products/services/solutions;
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A couple Android related things... I am not sure if this is unique to my tablet (Acer Iconia A100) or is indicative of other Android tablets as well:

1) Battery life & Power Management: My iPad (1st Gen) can last for a 2 or 3 days with moderate use without the need for a charge. It also holds a charge if it sits idle for days or weeks on end. (e.g., leave it in a drawer at 50% power, and a week later when I wake it up, the charge might read at 40% or higher). On the other hand, my Android tab requires a recharge after ~5 hours of moderate use. What's even more puzzling is that if I let it sit idle, it still burns through the battery surprisingly quickly. (e.g., I could leave it with a 50% charge, and when I wake it the next day, it may be completely drained the next afternoon) I've tweaked the power management settings to turn off wifi when the screen goes to sleep & keep my brightness set to an almost unreadable 75%

2) Charging: I plugged in the charger for my dead tablet this morning only to notice a couple hours later (when I tried to power it on) that it had not been charging because I had not pressed the power button after it had been plugged in. On my device, it appears (I must be wrong on this) that you must press the power button (which will then display a red LED) before charging can begin.

I think Android has a bright future, but things like this will turn people off, especially if they are coming from an iOS environment. Maybe some of this is a manufacturer implementation issue, I dunno. Anyone else getting iPad-like battery life from their Android tablet?
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I have an Acer 100 and am surprised and disappointed with the power issues. Other than that I am impressed with how functional it can be.
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With Shakeweight scrolling, your brain and eyes must work 5 times harder to process the information, thus resulting in more calories burned and a higher basal metabolic rate. 
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Compelling lesson on just how hard it is to get ahead of #disruptive technology/market forces. The history of Kodak's dominance in the world of film cameras, and its struggle to stay relevant in the digital age.

Prior to viewing this, my perception was that Kodak probably just missed the boat when it came to the move to digital. Maybe they saw a disruption or threat, but were just not nimble enough to adapt, or, perhaps they had underestimated the accelerated decline of film.

In reality, Kodak had started making moves to diversify and get ahead of the curve back in the 80's when they began to see increased price competition from Fuji and they began to expand into medical imaging, batteries, and yes, digital imaging. In fact, Kodak had invested heavily in R&D, creating the first megapixel digital sensor back in 1986. They also partnered with Nikon to create "digital film" back in the early 90's, created the technology used in Apple's QuickTake camera, and held several hundred patents in this emerging space. Kodak used their established cash cow (film sales) to help fund their investments in digital imaging. It would seem that Kodak had seen this move coming, and had prepared as best as they could.

But, the shift to digital and away from film changed not only how people took photos, but it also made much of their old business model obsolete. In the film world, Kodak made money each time (more or less) someone tool a photo. Kodak owned the vertical market from camera hardware, film sales, developing the film, all the way down to processing the prints. This integrated model didn't apply to digital in the same way, and even though Kodak seemingly took many of the right steps to position themselves for digital, the fact of the matter was that they simply could no longer generate the amount of revenue they (and their shareholders) had during the golden age of film. So although they may have had a viable business in digital, there is no way they could measure up to past financial performance, and this is why we consider it a failure rather than a success.

The slideshow is long, but informative.

http://www.slideshare.net/Christiansandstrom/kodak-destruction
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