Monday, September 24, 2012

Smartphones Cause Rapid Human Evolution

Size of the ideal smartphone screen size is limited by human hand. Couple of years ago, Apple did extensive tests and found out that 3,5" is the perfect size of smartphone screen. However, latest research revealed something amazing.

New iPhone has half inch bigger screen, yet it also perfectly fits human hand. How is that possible? There is only one logical explanation: human thumb grew by half inch since the introduction of the original iPhone. But why?

Hidden force behind that are Android phones. Bigger and bigger screens forced people to stretch their thumbs more and more. As this is repeated hundreds of time per day, human thumb become longer. The most amazing thing about this discovery is that such huge change happened in such short timespan, while typically it would take life forms with more rapid generation shift than humans to evolve so fast.

Photo credit: Apple/Youtube

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Citius, Altius, Fortius


Faster, Higher, Stronger. I am not a sports fan and I never really understood why is it important that some guys can run faster or jump higher than last year's guys. It is not like they will pull whole human race to a new level. When that motto is applied to mobile phones, I am equally puzzled. It makes iPhone 5 an awful phone. Everyday I am bombarded with comparison between phone X and iPhone 5. It has only two cores where everybody has four, it has only 4" screen where everybody closes or surpasses 5", and it doesn't have NFC.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hand Me That Supercomputer

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Yes, I know. Publishing day quietly slipped from Tuesday to Saturday. When I just wrote blog and watched "Big Bang Theory", I managed to do everything on time. First signs of troubles started to show up when I decided to do some cycling in the evening. Then I do some more to collect money for Hope Relay. Croatian TV started to air new episodes of "Lie to Me", and few weeks later they added "Mad Man", too. And then came the final blow: application for Coursera on-line course.