Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Google Now Reminders Are Dangerous

I read somewhere that future Google launcher will look more like Google Now. Although I tried it earlier and I was not very impressed, I decided to give it a second chance. I really start to like voice commands; "wake me up in 20 minutes" and "remind me to..." become my favorites. Couple of days ago I got mail from the bank that I should come and sign some papers. I grabbed my phone, I said "OK,  Google" and created reminder in no time. Easy peasy.

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.