parislemon:

Sean Gallagher in an op-ed for Ars Technica:

If even a tenth of a percent of new Windows 8 users respond with the level of dismay and distress my wife did, Microsoft and those unlucky enough to be in frontline tech support are going to be at the business end of a volcanic eruption of hate. The reaction will be worst from long-time Windows users, and I’m betting it will cast a shadow on the amount of hate Vista got at launch.

Hang onto your butts…

parislemon:

Given how much trouble Microsoft has had breaking into the smartphone market despite having and spending all the money in the world, I’m sure HP will be fine coming to the table in 2014.

If you believe Microsoft was late to the game, HP will be arriving in the fourth quarter down twenty touchdowns.

At this point they might as well wait for the smartphones to be over and invest in some new technology. HP Hoverboards maybe?

thisistheverge:

Myspace previews its ground-up redesign, will send out invites to the new service ‘very soon’

My God. I can’t imagine signing up for Myspace again. That’d be a really weird full circle to make. But this video makes the new Myspace look pretty compelling.

thisistheverge:

Myspace previews its ground-up redesign, will send out invites to the new service ‘very soon’

My God. I can’t imagine signing up for Myspace again. That’d be a really weird full circle to make. But this video makes the new Myspace look pretty compelling.

Tags: tech myspace

ianbroyles:

Journalist Lucy Morgan with video camera and phone. 1985.

Along with the flowered shirt, this whole image is spectacular. Lucy Morgan is my new spirit animal.

ianbroyles:

Journalist Lucy Morgan with video camera and phone. 1985.

Along with the flowered shirt, this whole image is spectacular. Lucy Morgan is my new spirit animal.

(via thisistheverge)

Tags: tech history

jestcomedy:

If Apple Presentations Used Terrible Examples
slacktory:

laughingsquid:

Saturday Night Live Spoofs A Verizon Wireless Commercial

Watch this, and be sure to stick around for the Verizon tagline at the end.

"It breaks immediately"

slacktory:

laughingsquid:

Saturday Night Live Spoofs A Verizon Wireless Commercial

Watch this, and be sure to stick around for the Verizon tagline at the end.

"It breaks immediately"

Tags: Tech LOL mobile TV

thisistheverge:

Israeli town equips donkeys with wireless routers
Truly mobile.

Tags: tech wifi

thisistheverge:

‘Super Mario Bros.’ gets remade for the Atari 2600
When the original just isn’t retro enough

thisistheverge:

‘Super Mario Bros.’ gets remade for the Atari 2600

When the original just isn’t retro enough

thisistheverge:

Flash for Android dies tomorrow, long live the ‘full web experience’

Tags: tech flash

I can’t help but notice he’s looking at his phone.

I can’t help but notice he’s looking at his phone.

collegehumor:

Staff Jokes - July 12, 2013
thisistheverge:

Offline: hard to binge
Paul Miller on fulfillment and the internet.
Reddit and SenórGIF were a different type of binge. If an endless trip through Bob Dylan’s worst-received albums is “exploring,” Reddit is getting lost in the woods — you don’t know where you’re going, and the more you walk the more lost you are. You don’t know why you just read that page, you don’t think it was a good use of your time, but maybe if you read just one more page you’ll find fulfillment. It’s like you’re eating pistachios, and those pistachios are salty animated GIFs of corgi pratfalls, and you can’t stop.

thisistheverge:

Offline: hard to binge

Paul Miller on fulfillment and the internet.

Reddit and SenórGIF were a different type of binge. If an endless trip through Bob Dylan’s worst-received albums is “exploring,” Reddit is getting lost in the woods — you don’t know where you’re going, and the more you walk the more lost you are. You don’t know why you just read that page, you don’t think it was a good use of your time, but maybe if you read just one more page you’ll find fulfillment. It’s like you’re eating pistachios, and those pistachios are salty animated GIFs of corgi pratfalls, and you can’t stop.
jensorensen:

“App-sessive Compulsive” by Jen Sorensen
This cartoon probably comes off as more curmudgeonly than I am in real life, since I’ve been a little app-sessive myself lately. I’m a fan of Evernote, which I use to jot down cartoon ideas or information while I’m on the go. Recently, Evernote released specialized apps for remembering meals and people you meet, both of which I would probably find cool and useful. But then I got to thinking: how much time do I really want to spend interrupting life in order to peck away at my phone? Can one no longer enjoy an immersive experience with a plate of Drunken Noodles without getting all meta-noodly?
Okay, maybe I’ll make a note if they’re really good. But down that path obsessive content creation lies.

jensorensen:

“App-sessive Compulsive” by Jen Sorensen

This cartoon probably comes off as more curmudgeonly than I am in real life, since I’ve been a little app-sessive myself lately. I’m a fan of Evernote, which I use to jot down cartoon ideas or information while I’m on the go. Recently, Evernote released specialized apps for remembering meals and people you meet, both of which I would probably find cool and useful. But then I got to thinking: how much time do I really want to spend interrupting life in order to peck away at my phone? Can one no longer enjoy an immersive experience with a plate of Drunken Noodles without getting all meta-noodly?

Okay, maybe I’ll make a note if they’re really good. But down that path obsessive content creation lies.

collegehumor:

Staff Jokes: HumorUs