Video: Former Apple exec Tony Fadell thinks the Apple Watch has a big problem



Great vid from Tony Fadell showcasing the cream of his collection and his insight on each.

Cherished timepieces should never become commodities.

Originally posted on BGR:

Tony Fadell is a name that shouldn’t need any introduction, considering many tech enthusiasts are using various gadgets he worked on along the years. The former Apple executive who was in charge of the iPod for many years and who had a hand in making the first iPhone models, is currently working at Google after having sold his Nest thermostat business to the search giant for $3.2 billion.

As it turns out, Fadell is a huge watch fan, and he shared his thoughts on smartwatches in general, including the Apple Watch, in a recent video interview.

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I Quit: What Really Goes on at Apple


Originally posted on Road Less Travelled:

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs, June 12, 2005.

I’ve just escaped the Apple institution. I’ve sent in my resignation, and fled down its bright white corridors curated by crass colourful pictures of iPhones past. I handed in my security pass and in return I was able to re-claim my creativity, individuality and free thinking from the secure Apple cloak room.  Finally now, for the first time in two years, I feel light, creative and inspired. I am again an individual with my own creative ideas…

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lunatic wind


it’s just that lunatic wind again
looking for an open mind to blow in…

it’s just an old forgotten man
pacing the cracked linoleum
dusty musty summer afternoons
at the old folk’s home.

up and down the waxey yellow hallway he goes
back and forth in his linty flappy slapping slippers
and old flannel robe
he must be getting closer
he knows…

grumbling chuckles underneath his breath
crackling echoes through his poligrip teeth
a sharp rapping tapping of his cane
on the visitor lounge window pane
makes the children scatter
like cats in the rain
and brings a smile
to the mildly insane.

shuffling back to his room he retraced his steps
pausing a minute to count how many
empty pepper bottles were left
how many stood on his window sill…

each one represented a tender embrace
and the smile he remembered
on his grandson’s face
as he fell asleep after the late show
and taking his pills.

they carried his belongings out in a great big box
the staff were busy with red tape and paperwork
they buried him and his belongings in another box
down in the ground, back to the earth.

the old flannel robe
was buried with him
but no one minded
no one batted an eye.

the crazy wind was calm that day.

HP quietly launches affordable 8-inch Android tablet




Originally posted on BGR:

HP continues its silent assault on the Android market with a new device the company isn’t really making any fuss about. Simply called the HP 8, the new 7.85-inch Android tablet is an affordable device that’s already available for purchase on the company’s website – the HP 8 costs just $169.99 and ships immediately. For an additional $29.99, interested buyers can also purchase an HP 8 Blue Tablet Case that’s similar to an iPad Smart Case.

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A sleepy Saturday afternoon Yuki :-) #Shiba

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Nintendo is going mobile, but don’t hold your breath for a full Mario iPhone game


Originally posted on BGR:

Nintendo may finally be ready to launch mobile games, Nikkei reports, but the company will not simply unleash its Mario or Pokemon universes on iPhone, Android or Windows Phone just yet, even though millions of buyers would likely appreciate such a move. Instead, the company wants to use the growing popularity of mobile content including games to attract users and convince them to invest in Nintendo hardware and games.

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Google Glass Will Now Come with Prescription Frames


Originally posted on Tech:

While Google Glass has offered a wide array of technologically advanced uses, it was lacking on one very practical front: The glasses weren’t helping anyone with their actual sight.

But on Tuesday, Google took a step forward on the vision front by offering prescription titanium frames, coming in both transparent and shaded lenses. The customizable frames, catering corrective factors of +4 to -4, cost an additional $225 on top of the $1,500 base Google Glass price. They will be subsidized by VSP, an optical health insurance provider.

While Glass wearers have been restricted to this homogenous look:

Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google appear

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They can now pick frames that look like actual, more fashion-forward, glasses.

Here are some of the looks:

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Google Glass
Google Glass
Google Glass

While Glass is currently only available to a limited number of “Explorers,” Google plans to launch the product to consumers in late 2014.

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20 Ways Apple’s Mac Changed Everything (Other Than the Most Obvious Ones)



A bit of nostalgia is good for the soul…

Originally posted on Tech:

On January 24, 1984, at the Flint Center on De Anza College’s campus in Cupertino, California, Apple formally announced the Macintosh at its shareholder meeting, in front an audience so packed that large numbers of people who owned Apple stock couldn’t get in at all.

Here’s a video of the entire event, complete with an introduction by then-CEO John Sculley apologizing to the shareholders who were stuck outside:

Drawing heavily on inspiration from Xerox’s PARC lab and other research that came before it, as well as Apple’s own Lisa — but adding plenty of its own innovations — the Mac was the first successful computer with a graphical user interface, a mouse and the ability to show you what a printed document would look like before you printed it. As the computer turns 30, it’s tempting to celebrate simply by remembering how profoundly its debut changed personal computing.


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time lender


brother can you lend some time…

fingers black dirty and broken nails
scratch across the cardboard home
with arms crossed defiantly

a wooden fire crackles low and cold
and the smoky pipes trickle mud
into the heavy evening air

streaming fog water puddles
down the glass bottles
lining the shopping cart path

he forces half a smile
thru long forgotten teeth
offers one shaky hand
to shake mine
thanks me with a cough
and a raspy laugh

i can only give you hope
i’m not the keeper of time
i don’t wear the coat of many colors
or the cloak of invincibility

i’m only a man of limited powers
with no real light to shine
but i’ll be happy to stand beside you
and lend a hand for eternity

then he slowly turns away
knowing fate is inherently fickle
she only picks a few lucky winners
in the lottery of life

those who’ll move on
those who will succeed
those fortunate few
who help the unlucky others
are lucky ones indeed

i look down at my hands
broken nails and all
and the sagging paper roof and muddy floor
of the box i call home

i have to smile through the emptiness
i guess i can’t complain
i suppose i have nothing left to lose
and all the world to gain

i called out his name…


at AMC Theatres Barrywoods 24

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