Archive for January, 2013

CES: The big picture

Jan. 15, ‘13: Another smart post by Dan Lyons: Nevertheless, after four days in Las Vegas I came away feeling optimistic. I wasn’t struck by any one particular product, but by a sense of what all of them, together, represent.

‘Inappropriate Outfits’

Jan. 11, ‘13: Thanks to John Gruber for inviting me back to The Talk Show this week, where we discussed CES, iPhone screen sizes, and City Notes, my new travel apps company. (As I mention in the show, our first “pilot” app — … Continue reading →

The Wirecutter’s one post from CES

Jan. 11, ‘13: Good stuff. Also worth sharing The Wirecutter’s tweet on CES gadget “news” noise. (Written, I’d guess, by founder Brian Lam.) Pubs don’t get forgiven for publishing a sea of CES junk just bc they write one meta-aware post complaining about … Continue reading →

Using Responsive Design To Rewrite Your Sentences

Jan. 11, ‘13: The basic idea of “responsive” web design is that you can use most of the same code to tailor a website’s layout and design to different screen sizes — PC, tablet, phone, etc. (If you want to learn a lot … Continue reading →

How About An Amazon AutoRip For Books?

Jan. 10, ‘13: Amazon is showing off a new feature today called AutoRip, which gives you a free MP3 copy of some CDs you buy (or have bought since 1998). This is nice enough, but what I really want is a books version … Continue reading →

LG Samsungs the Nike Fuelband

Jan. 9, ‘13: “Smart.” (Yes, three Verge links in a row. Who needs wire services anymore?)

The Pebble smartwatch reminds me a little of the JooJoo

Jan. 9, ‘13: Ahead of its time — remember, the JooJoo guys did press demos several weeks before Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad — with much foresight and potential. But ultimately, not good enough that it won’t be leapfrogged. (Never mind all the … Continue reading →

‘It’s official: 3D is dead’

Jan. 9, ‘13: Good news at CES, via The Verge’s Vlad Savov: There’s something about 2013′s Consumer Electronics Show that’s different from every other iteration this decade. You might not realize it immediately, for it’s marked by the absence rather than the arrival … Continue reading →

T-Mobile says its subscribers each ‘visit’ Facebook ~55 times per day on average

Jan. 9, ‘13: From a T-Mobile press release talking up a no-contract unlimited data plan: In total, T-Mobile customers stream 32 million songs and visit Facebook 1.8 billion times per day. With about 33 million T-Mobile subscribers, that suggests 1 song per sub, per … Continue reading →

What Does Roku’s New Time Warner Cable App Mean For The Apple TV?

Jan. 8, ‘13: Maybe a little. The news: Roku and Time Warner Cable — the second-largest U.S. cable provider — announced yesterday that TWC subscribers will be able to use Roku video-streaming gadgets as set-top boxes, featuring up to 300 channels. (PDF release.) … Continue reading →