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The random punctuation is EPIC.
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It’s always been that way — to some extent.
There are more external distractions today. In the early 80s, before cell phones, the biggest problem was someone talking to their friend or kicking the back of your seat.
And, now there are alternatives. This is the other reason why movie theaters will eventually disappear.
I can watch the same movie in my house, in 5.1 surround sound, with a subwoofer, and a recliner — in a controlled environment. The only card Hollywood has is a 3-6 month lockout. Otherwise, everything is better on a good home setup.
This actually seems useful, as running it at a quarter resolution yields 1600×900.
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The flat logo design
The spotlight animation and swooshing sounds
The accompanying typeface
The beeping sounds
For any fans of the Pac-Man doodle, check out the behind-the-scenes secrets from the two Google developers (at IO 2011). These guys are freakin’ crazy and awesome.
The software guy ran the presentation on a Nintendo PowerGlove. <3
16 days ago
Doesn’t (really) matter who gets to 10nm, though being backwards compatible to x86 legacy does have some benefits.
At 10nm, you should have i7-class power in a mobile power footprint. That’s a game-changer.
Now they just need to crowdsource Street-view…
I like driving too, but when you think that every car would basically become a limousine/Batmobile, things begin to change.
Call your car to PICK YOU UP, when you arrive at the airport…
The end of drunk driving, drastic reduction of accidents, traffic, etc.
Drinking/watching a movie WHILE commuting.
Elon Musk + Google X is a matchup that should have happened long ago…
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Competition benefits all consumers. Finally Atom?
14nm … probably … 10nm certainly, will change the computer forever.
1. Networks go “nuclear” and pull their terrestrial broadcasts.
2. FCC auctions off — or opens up — their abandoned, prime 55-200MHz spectrum.
3. Accelerated adoption and rollout of LTE and/or WiFi whitespaces dramatically increases high-speed internet availability.
4. Internet alternatives to terrestrial broadcasts spring up in their vacuum.
5. Conventional television and cable begins to disintegrate — a figment of the last millenium.
Let’s get this thing started…
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Let’s call it … UMS
A Universal Messaging System.
You’re identified by some unique key, not tied to any phone number or carrier. Messages are transmitted as packets of data. It works on mobile, tablets, desktop, watches, eyeglasses, etc. It works world-wide.
If there was ever an open-standard for Google & Apple to work together and create, this would be it. Everyone else would follow — except the carriers, of course.
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The fact that EVERYTHING isn’t available to stream is complete crap.
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5 years from now chips will be at either 14nm or 10nm. That means i7 class performance in a mobile power footprint. Cell phones will be as powerful as laptops. That will change computing as we know it.
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Anyone read some of the great short stories by Jorge Louis Borges? Very reminiscent…
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Here’s the video. It was a Frontline special. Part 3 talks about AT&T.
Spying on the Homefront:
There was a Frontline or Nova special on this last year.
The NSA went into an AT&T building in New York, basically commandeered a room, and tapped into the main trunk.
It’s not out of the realm to believe that every single phone call and email is now being scrubbed by the NSA. Which, if true, might have some interesting implications in the Marathon trial — if they decide to go there.