Nokia decided to partner up with Microsoft on February 11th. Exciting! Nokia’s dying Symbian platform finally gets a replacement. Yesterday Nokia showed us what’s in the lineup, demonstrating the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, and announcing that the new phones will be available in the US “early 2012″. But is it too little and too late to save the once-king cell phone manufacturer?
There are countless articles about how the iPhone changed the mobile industry by way of brilliant innovation – but I want to address the other side of that equation – the abysmal products that were pushed by top manufacturers in the days leading up to the iPhone’s announcement that allowed it to stand out so strongly.
Hard drives die pretty often. In our office alone we’ve had 4 drives die in the last 4 years, 2 of them were only 1 year old! It seemed unusual, but after doing some reading it’s not as uncommon as you might think. Google did a study to try and determine what contributes to death, what signs may forewarn you and how often they actually die. What they found was fascinating.
Lytro, the revolutionary new camera that captures multiple light fields, just got released. For Pre-Order. If you haven’t heard of Lytro, it allows you to shoot a picture and change the focus point and shot angle later on your computer, eliminating out of focus shots (and producing some pictures you may not have thought of before). Check out the demo to see what’s possible:
It seems like it was just yesterday that Apple announced the iPod Nano and Motorola’s then-CEO Ed Zander had a few words to say about it: “Screw the nano,” said Zander. “What the hell does the nano do? Who listens to 1,000 songs? People are going to want devices that do more than just play music, something that can be seen in many other countries with more advanced mobile phone networks and savvy users,” That [Continue reading...]