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Rockstar has revealed a bunch of new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto 5 (as if you haven’t had enough already). This time around, the new screenshots emphasize more on the beautiful scenery in the game. It displays the beautiful landscapes, vast underwater explorations, intense thunderstorms, and calming sunsets that you can discover in the fictitious
The Chromebook Pixel: A Beautiful Premium Laptop For Those Who Live In The Cloud (But Not For Anyone Else)
The Chromebook Pixel is the best Chromebook ever made. As with all Chromebooks, that may mean nothing to you if you don’t like ChromeOS, but there can be little doubt that the Pixel is a beautiful piece of precision engineering that feels like a premium laptop that wouldn’t be out of place in any line-up of $ 1,000+ laptops. And that’s before you even look at the 12.86″ touchscreen with the unusual, but very useful, 3:2 aspect ration, which beats Apple’s Retina displays in terms of pixel density.
With the Google-made Chromebook Pixel we’ve got several points that the company hopes will be made right from the start – the first being an erasure of the hardware from our experience. They say this in the “Chromebook Pixel: For What’s Next” presentation video provided today at the launch of the product – Andrew Bowers,
Chevy has just released a 28-second web-only commercial that gives us a small taste of the tyrant that is the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The commercial is very simple, and it shows off the sleek and stunning design of the C7, while showing us a peek at the incredible power this car possesses. The commercial is
jones_supa writes “Shawn McGrath, the creator of the PS3 psychedelic puzzle-racing game Dyad, takes another look at Doom 3 source code. Instead of the technical reviews of Fabien Sanglard, Shawn zooms in with emphasis purely on coding style. He gives his insights in lexical analysis, const and rigid parameters, amount of comments, spacing, templates and method names. There is also some thoughts about coming to C++ with C background and without it. Even John Carmack himself popped in to give a comment.”
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For years, all of us in Silicon Valley and its outposts have embraced the idea of the lean startup, shipping the minimum viable product, failing fast and iterating quickly based on customer feedback.
This has been the perfect development paradigm for a hit-driven industry, with bright flashes in the pan, but also plenty of silt. Why dedicate years of your life to making the perfect hula hoop if it might never catch on?
The boom in smartphone and tablet use is having a knock-on effect for companies that build technology to support those devices. One case in point is UK-based Ubiquisys, makers of femtocell equipment that lets carriers improve indoor cellular coverage by offloading traffic to broadband internet connections, which today announced that it has raised another $ 19 million in funding, bringing the total raised by the company up to $ 81 million.
This latest venture round is being led by Mobile Internet Capital and Nissay Capital. MIC is the investment vehicle of Japanese mobile giant NTT Docomo; while Nissay is the VC arm of the Nippon Life Insurance Company. Existing investors Accel Partners, Advent Venture Partners, Atlas Venture, 5CCG/Sallfort Privatbank AG and Yasuda also participated.
Gojee, an aesthetically pleasing recipe-sharing site, has raised a first venture round of $ 2.8 million from InterWest Partners. The New York startup has pivoted its way into a growing site with more than 500,000 registered users — and it’s also been getting attention for its simple and beautiful design. It was nominated for the Crunchies’ Best Design Award this past year.
Keval Desai, a partner at Interwest, recently wrote a guest post for AllThingsD on the future of the Internet, citing Gojee’s relationship with food enthusiasts as an example of how the medium is becoming more like television.
The Lumia 900 sold me on Windows Phone. The 900 is a marriage of fresh hardware with a fun operating system. I dig the Start Screen with the Live Tiles. There are some shortcomings. The camera sucks, to be sure, and the phone isn’t yet available on Verizon. Plus, after using the phone for several weeks, it was clear that the phone’s large screen is wasted on Windows Phone 7.5. It’s more of the same concerning the 900′s HTC cousin, the Titan II. Microsoft clearly agrees.
“I don’t want to talk about whether ads are good or bad. I just want to make good ads. Good for apps, good for users.” That’s from Kiran Belubbi, founder and CEO of 955 Dreams which today added the most gorgeous mobile ads I’ve ever seen to its app Band Of The Day. Now the startup is working on a licensable ad platform so other apps can replace obtrusive, overlaid, “still loading” ads with glossy, full-screen interstitials that can actually complement their experiences.
As web-first services stumble into smaller screens and non-game app developers struggle to pull in revenue, 955 Dreams might have the answer to mobile monetization woes: Art.
Apple’s Siri voice-control system opened the company’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. But the real star of the show was a razor-thin new MacBook Air that Apple called its most beautiful computer ever.
Apple’s Siri voice-control system opened the company’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. But the real star of the show was a razor-thin new MacBook Air that Apple called it’s most beautiful computer ever.
Apple makes use of a number of open source technologies in its software products, but operating systems like iOS and OS X are hardly considered “open,” according to digital freedom fighters at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
When Steve Wozniak talks mobile, people love to listen. Last time we checked in, he was lauding some of Android’s finer points, and now he’s raining praise on Windows Phone. In an interview with A New Domain, the Apple co-founder was all too happy to share his recent positive experiences with the Espoo / Redmond collaboration. In particular, Woz waxes about how intuitive the interface is, and how naturally apps lead you around. He goes on to say how there’s nothing he’s seen that isn’t more beautiful (than iOS and Android) on the Windows system, before claiming Android is “no contest” when it comes to the interface. It’s not all lemonade and roses, however, as he then admits he’s no fan of the voice control functionality compared to the other two platforms. When pushed to admit what he uses as default, it’s still the iPhone — two of them in fact — but Woz’s ability to see the best in all mobile operating systems will be sure to further confirm his status as one of tech’s most liked. Head down to the source to hear for yourself.
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A new ad promoting the Fab Four’s music on iTunes is a beautiful combination of classic Beatles imagery and creative animation. Whether or not you ever buy any of their songs through Apple, it’s worth a watch.
Are audiophiles the only ones who think speakers can be beautiful?
A Tumblr feed called S*** that Siri Says is bringing together all of Siri’s most joyous nuances show just how deep and intelligent she really is. It was Apple, reportedly, that insisted Siri become more human, more likable, less HAL-like.