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about 20 hours ago
2 days ago
Maybe by the year 2020 GM will catch on the the flat design trend.. seriously, why do all car UIs look like some crappy 2009 Android skin?
yeah.. if this were 2005 it might be a good idea to position it as the only device you need, but this is getting kind of ridiculous at this point.
We’ve already got Smart TVs, Rokus, Tivos, Apple TVs and endless set top box options which are cheaper, smaller, sleeker and offer a perfectly satisfactory ‘lean back’ entertainment experience. Consumers are not demanding yet another means of getting Netflix and Hulu onto their TVs no matter how gimmicky the control scheme is.
To think that people are just going to gut their living rooms and install this bulky set of devices is crazy, especially considering that since it lacks any form of backwards compatibility you’re also obliged to keep your existing Xbox 360 connected.
After seeing the clunky Xbox One, I think it seems like a great time to go build a living room PC that boots to Steam Big Picture mode – graphics and audio are likely just as good, if not better, it’s upgradable over time and you can do it now.
I pretty much agree. I had the original fitbit, and it was ok.. just ok. the thing broke twice and I just couldn’t get in the swing of using it.
Earlier this year I got the jawbone (despite seeing the fitbit band) and it’s been a pleasure.
I actually think the jawbone app is much nicer than the fitbit – it’s more modern with nice new sliding menus as opposed to the older style bottom nav, and the charting and data viewing elements are really cool once you start racking up a few months worth of results.. They’re also on a good app update cadence with improvements arriving nearly every month.
Jawbone Up is still missing weight tracking and logging water intake is better with fitbit.. but hopefully this will get addressed soon.
19 days ago
Yes that’s part of it and you’re right..
I do think a lot of people have a negative reaction to iOS too.. And definitely to touchwiz and sense ui. But I think they’re willing to tolerate it because they love Apple… and they love Google.. And they feel that the sum of their offering makes up for flaws in the parts. No one (in a macro sense) loves windows in this way.
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23 days ago
Simply costing less than the iPad would have boosted its sales considerably.
I don’t know.. maybe.. but there are plenty of cheaper-than-iPad options out there that do equally poorly.
I think Microsoft’s problem is two-fold:
1. Consumers as a whole don’t like “Windows”.. they just don’t. They use it because they have to, but the level of product love that exists for Apple and Google doesn’t exist for Windows..
2. Surface doesn’t feel like a transformative product in the same way the iPad did, or in the way Android did.. it’s just the predictable, albeit beautiful, evolution of the same thing that’s already been done before.
These problems continue to haunt every product that Microsoft rolls out that leverages “Windows”.. from their underperforming Phone OS to their new and unimpressive tablet business.. even their core OS business seems to have slowed.
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I don’t know.. it’s not a blatant clone – though it would be disingenuous to suggest it’s not very, very similar.
There was a series of games called GameBiz that preceded even the kariosoft apps were also very similar, though by version 3 it became a wildly technical affair that collapsed in on itself.
I’m never as put off when a developer brings a similar concept to a different platform with their own spin rather than just pull a Zynga and compete head-to-head with an identical game concept on the same platform.
I’d like Greenheart to further expand on the premise and differentiate in that way, and if you look on their blog they fully intend to do just that..
there’s a demo..
good for them!! just bought the $8 game on principle.
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Samsung is basically just becoming a parody of themselves at this point right?
Like Shatner riding into an even on a white steed.