Tuesday, August 25, 2015

What is a beautiful design?

It's interesting seeing so many experts whining about the rumored design of the new Nexus 6 (2015) from Huawei in social networks.
No matter if the leak is fake or not, I have the feeling that, if so many "pros" are saying it's a bad design, it is in fact a very good design for the mass market.
Photo source: Tiesen Fu. All rights reserved.

The beauty of tech isn't beautiful for non-tech savvy people.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Playing Fallout Shelter

Check out my Vault!
Really a fun game. But very hard to move along free.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Twitter now with 10000 chars for direct messages instead of only 140

A threat to email? I'm not convinced.
However this is a good try to make Twitter more relevant and to bound users stronger to the platform.
I can see some usecases not even for private stuff, but also for commercial purposes. It could be THE service platform for companies. At the moment quite some companies offer great support via Twitter, but mainly in public posts. With that 140 char limit blast away and the easy adding of photos, it might be an alternative to other private support systems.
Not only that, users can communicate now within the platform without leaving the app or the website for quick private messages with more content. 

So, potential is there, but do users accept that with email, Facebook, Hangouts, and other proprietary chat apps?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A long time no change but today...

I slightly changes the design of ryocentral.info.
I felt the dark background with grey text in the boxes a bit outdated, and made it white with dark grey text.
That makes the site a bit more eye friendly, I'll guess. However I kept it very simple. Have a nice time.

Woke up, checked the news and BOOM: Alphabet

... ... ...

Monday, August 10, 2015

Internet equality under attack

Elitism on Facebook and Twitter. It's bad. Buzz off the Internet and get a TV station then... http://www.computerworld.com/article/2960469/social-media/how-facebook-apple-and-twitter-are-ending-online-equality.html

+Mike Elgan  has a great article about how they treat users second class and act like old media.
I think we have enough of this.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

It's all in your mind

If you listen to Fanboys, like the iSheep in this video, their products are always better, prettier and advanced.
Let's see what happens if you put an Android phone in a iPhone shell and tell people that it is the new iOS9.


It's all in your mind. Only in your mind. Screenshot from the video: © by Dit Is Normaal. All rights reserved.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Dumb "Google+ is dead" posts are really annoying

Today the Netcasts will be all about the scandal in Germany trying to suppress journalists that do their job, instead of protecting the citizens against criminal acts of foreign secret services.

But there is more... The stupid wave of posts about Google+'s dead. Again for the how many what do I know times. This is so ridiculous. And the top social media "I don't have something real, so I talk bullcrap and Facebook users listen" fraction are chiming in once again.

See, if you are posting crap and it gets popular on Facebook and not on Google+, it's not a good thing for Facebook. It proves that it's not the place for someone posting real interesting things.

So please, stop trying to post crap on Google+. Facebook welcomes you. You don't love Google+? Leave it. Leave the people alone at Google+ that have to say something really important.
And if Google+ is irrelevant, so is your post about Google+'s dead, right?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Save the world: Washing machine with foot power!

Okay, probably you're not saving the world, but you save electricity and you can operate this this where no power outlet is available or a regular washing machine is allowed.
You power it with your foot. Really. And at least your laundry is getting clean. Not bad.
I can imagine a variety of use cases. A gazebo or small hut not connected with a power grid to quickly clean BBQ-Sauce spilled shirts :). Your mobile home on tour or in a house tent when you are abroad for some weeks. Or just to save energy in single households.

Some great innovations might not be so spectacular that a new phone, but they are not less important.

Monday, July 27, 2015

What info can you get out of this photo?

Okay I'm researching for today's netcasts. But what else?
You know it's in there ☺.
Especially for the AndCast listeners...

Edit: Well, not much as Google stripped out info about it (hey not bad, good data protection). But this time I want you to see the data behind it :) - Original Photo

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Watching Sailor Moon Crystal last episode?!

I really like the crystal remake of Sailor Moon. Looks like this is the final episode for now. Hoping that they make more as this was a huge success for a remake. Awesome!

Monday, July 20, 2015

2nd Breakfast with self-made vegan Croissants

Filled with chocolate and agave syrup together with a Nespresso coffee intenso.
Energy for today...