Posts Categorized: Misc

Google Nexus 6: cool phone, crazy price and size

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Sooo, we now officially have Google Nexus 6 from Motorola. And Android Lollipop too. Which is nice. But the price… Up until now all Nexus devices were examples, shiny beacons of how you could have an awesome almost-flagman android device at super-affordable price. Your choice was to get “pure” Google experience and manually smooth over […]

Summer madness: branding and social craze

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Wow. I did not expect several companies go bonkers this summer practically at the same time. What worse, in each case it seems to be a long-planned (and horribly executed) move that leaves me scratching my head. Let’s start with AirBnB and its universal symbol for vagi certain body parts. I understand desire to re-brand […]

Mobile App UX: Don’t be a hysterical princess

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So, Facebook actually decided to improve their mobile application experience after going to Africa. It’s nice of them. Except they didn’t really need to go to Africa, just go to a bad coverage area. Or look at an overage charge from AT&T. And hey, suddenly US mobile life is not that great. But I digress. […]

Google Wallet Card: Circular logic is circular

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There are new rumors that soon Google Wallet will have a new credit card for those cases where you can’t “tap and pay”. Well, not really a “credit” card, it’s more like a debit “interface” card — similar to debit Paypal card. Which means you’re supposed to keep a balance there too. I’m not sure […]

Prometheus: this is what happens when idiots get into space

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Prometheus As many other sci-fi fans, I went to see the Prometheus. That “Non-Alien” Alien movie. Which is like a prequel but not quite, because writing clear prequel was too boring, so there. And I have to say I am both pleasantly and unpleasantly surprised. Pleasant surprise — visuals. These days nobody is afraid of […]