Google Fiber Box: I’ve not been able to authenticate this, so I’m assuming it’s a fake, unless someone can tell me otherwise. It’s got to be a fake.
(image from Gizmodo)
Apple Mood Ring: Marie Turner:
An apple mood ring. Seems legit.
Ten bucks say Samsung have one out next week.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch ultrabook for Windows 8: I find it a little sad that the only manufacturer that actually used to make distinctive Windows laptops now makes them shaped like MacBook Airs. ThinkPads shouldn’t look like MacBook Airs - ThinkPads should look like ThinkPads.
(image from The Verge)
Nexus 4 Bumper: Is this some kind of elaborate joke? Because I’m wetting my breeks here.
On 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computer, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of the High court is available on the following link www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html.
In the ruling, the judge made several important points comparing the designs of the Apple and Samsung products:
If anyone, including the court, actually thought Apple would apologise, you know, in the dictionary definition sense of the word, they really are quite stupid.
Samsung WP8 Phone: It’s like they’ve just given up. They might as well just shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.
(image from Gizmodo)
Microsoft Surface Tablet: So many thoughts running though my head. Yet I am already late to this particular snark party.
Here’s Jon Moltz:
Wonder where they got the idea for it?
Scene: Microsoft meeting room, March, 2011, just after the unveiling of the iPad 2.
Steven Sinofsky: ”We think people are really going to get into mobile computing. Our independent market research all points to this. The only question is, how can we create a user experience that delights and amazes our customers in this burgeoning field?”
Steve Ballmer: “Wait a second! Why don’t we make the hardware and the software!”
Steven Sinofsky: ”Boss, you’re brilliant! Where do you come up with these ideas?!”
Here’s Jim Dalrymple asking:
What do Microsoft and Axl Rose have in common?
Some smart features but not worth thinking about until three things happen:
1. Price is announced.
2. Firm ship date announced.
3. Battery life announced.
Until then, you don’t really have a product.
Finally, back to Jon again (and this really is snark worthy of “Inspired” by Apple):
Looks great! Not available yet! No pricing! Don’t look at Apple, look at us!
It does look great, though, and is really just the kind of thing Microsoft needs to do to regain relevancy in the tablet market, if it hasn’t already slipped away from it. So, on first blush and with a big fat question mark still over the pricing and availability and build quality and half a dozen other things like battery life and having two completely incompatible versions, I’d say good job, Redmond.
OH, GOD, I JUST BURST INTO FLAMES.
Well done, guys. Saucers of bitchy, catty, snarky milk for all. I SALUTE YOU.
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