I just read The Verge’s Moto 360 review. It’s the smart watch I was really looking forward to because it’s actually round, like the watch I wear every day. It’s a bummer that the battery life and Android Wear (Google’s software) fall short, and make this a product I could never buy. But it feels like a step in the right direction. It feels like we’re going to get there.
And while you’re reading (or watching the video review) notice the photos. The photos are killer.
[via The Verge]
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung just announced a weird new phone. It’s called the Galaxy Note Edge, aptly, because the screen wraps around to the edge of the phone. It’s like a second, contextual screen that functions sometimes like the doc on a Mac, sometimes like the sidebar of specific applications.
It’s really weird, and I’m really into it.
[via The Verge]
Drop Science - Matthew Dear
"Every machine has its own acoustic signature" - Musician Matthew Dear and Acoustics Engineer Andrew Gorton toured GE recording the sounds of the machines, people, and work being done. They took those sounds and made the above song.
You can watch the recording process below. In my time not writing this blog I’m a commercial producer. It was kind of funny (for me) to watch the video and see what could be any one of my sound guys, running around with a boom mic.
Nintendo updates the 3DS
This morning Nintendo updated the 3DS and the 3DS XL. The key updates are an additional second thumbstick on the right side (above the ABXY buttons) and ZR and ZL shoulder buttons.
The new 3DS launches on October 11 in Japan with no word on release for Europe or the United States.
It’s interesting to me that the regular 3DS got larger in every dimension and heavier and the 3DS XL got slightly thinner and slightly lighter. As much as I want to say “I’m still cool with my launch 3DS” and “I don’t need to upgrade, even though I’d like better battery life” I know that all it’s going to take is a Zelda game that needs a Z button and I’ll be ordering one.