Apple opened the door to machined-aluminum electronics, will it do the same for sapphire glass?

Apple opened the door to machined-aluminum electronics, will it do the same for sapphire glass?

“In 2008, the unibody MacBook was born, and a chain reaction was set off that finds us now able to buy precision-milled aluminum hard drives, batteries, and even cameras. How did all this come to be? And is Apple about to repeat the feat with its latest investment in manufacturing, this time focused on sapphire glass?…” (read more)

Source: The Verge  Photo: The Verge

This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It

This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It

“Facebook, the company that makes billions from connecting people to each other, is about to make it harder to have a conversation. In the coming weeks, Facebook’s mobile app will be losing its chat feature, a move that will no doubt annoy many regular users. But the gutting likely won’t end there. According to many Facebook watchers, the end of chat is just the first cut in what could eventually lead to the end of Facebook as a single, unified app altogether…” (read more)

Source: Wired  Photo: The Telegraph

Can you still be a stranger when everyone is wearing Google Glass?

Can you still be a stranger when everyone is wearing Google Glass?

“The premise of facial recognition app NameTag could have come from any number of science fiction stories. Start a conversation at a cocktail party. Look deep into the eyes of a stranger from behind a pair of glasses, and take a picture. Flicking your eyes away, check his Facebook account. His hobbies. His criminal record. Start a conversation about your shared love of David Lynch, or escape to the bar. The internet will tell you what to do…” (read more)

Source: The Verge
Photo: Flickr user GuySie

Microsoft is finally catching up to the future

Microsoft is finally catching up to the future

“‘We started out as a company that was focused on developers…we’re again in that era now,’ proclaimed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on stage at the company’s Build conference last week. The stakes are high: long renowned for its great relationship with developers, Microsoft is now watching them slip away. Last week’s dev-focused event was Nadella’s chance to prove that he would fight to win them back…” (read more)

Source: The Verge
Photo: LaptopMemo