James Bergin: Has Apple tipped their NFC hand? -
In other words, through partnerships like the one with Nike, Apple may have already ‘announced’ their NFC play, and it might be just a matter of time before they enable a contact-less payment offering…using existing hardware already strongly represented in the market.
Just a quick note and a couple of photos from a bar we bought yesterday. It’s a king size coconut thing, and it looks like the wrapping machine ran out of paper or something. The photos show the block after the outer wrapper was opened. I noticed the bare chocolate in the top of the outer wrapper, and accused my wife of snarfling some chocolate, but she denies touching it. The truth was revealed as I noticed the inner wrapper didn’t even cover the chocolate.
I’ve sent the original hi-resolution photos so you can do some CSI-style investigation and find the wrapping robot that is to blame. I’m not sure what his motivation was, but I’m imagining you’ll want to send a fully armoured swat team to arrest the robot. He’s dangerous. Maybe he’s going to move on to other bars with nuts and grains. I fear he may become some sort of crazed cereal killer.
We still ate it because it was yummy, and haven’t died yet, so that’s a reasonable outcome.
Space Shuttle Discovery DC Fly-Over (201204170006HQ) by nasa hq photo on Flickr.
Meh-too? No, I just don't trust tech companies. -
I don’t agree. Giving tech companies a pass on bullshit videos like this is how we got to the position we were in pre-iPhone. Nothing but half-assed crap products. Since the iPhone, we (rightly) expect more. Don’t show us a concept video that raises questions around implementation. Show us a product.
NZ tablet shipments fall; Android gains share | The National Business Review -
If Android tablets have 27% market share in New Zealand, then they must be special camouflaged models, because I’ve literally never seen one in the wild. It’s iPads all the way down.
Socializing on the internet is to socializing, what reality TV is to reality. — Aaron Sorkin /via nedhepburn (via krislane)
We have tested our newest breed of EcoBoost engines, in our F-150 pickup, for 250,000 miles. When we tear the engines down, we cannot see any evidence of wear. — As Cars Are Kept Longer, 200,000 Is New 100,000 - NYTimes.com
The 3rd Generation iPad has a display resolution of 264ppi. And still retains a ten-hour battery life (9 hours with wireless on). Make no mistake. That much resolution is stunning. To see it on a mainstream device like the iPad - rather than a $13,000 exotic monitor - is truly amazing, and something I’ve been waiting more than a decade to see. — 3rd Generation iPad: Entering A High-Resolution, Post-PC World…
Yes, it’s true. I’m leaving Intergen and picking up with Marker Metro, an award-winning Metro agency. With Nigel Sampson joining us too, I can confidently say that Marker Metro are officially, indisputably the best Metro design and build agency in New Zealand, and way beyond.
Windows 8, Windows Phone, you now know where to come if you want it.
To answer the obvious questions: yes, it has been a short run with Intergen, and no, it wasn’t an easy decision (just ask Keith). Intergen has been hands-down the most wonderful company I have worked for in the New Zealand IT landscape (and I’ve worked at a few). I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend it to others - both as potential customers and potential employees.
At Marker Metro, I’ll be “Metro Practice Lead”, which means continuing to do what I’ve done since before the launch of Windows Phone: build kick-ass apps for Windows.
We’ve got some great stuff in the pipeline already, so keep an eye on the website and tweets :)