Video Feature: Design Gains Importance as Devices Get More Personal
Those side panels even incorporate some features, like customizable flashing lights to see who's calling, quick access to contacts and a low-light alarm clock feature. Microsoft's Lumia phones carry forward the design ethos they got from Nokia: bright ...
March 19, 2015
What I will and won't miss about Dubai
It's not unusual for reckless drivers to weave in and out of traffic at breakneck speed in huge SUVs without using any indicator lights. Now, I'm used to it and have probably picked up a few bad driving habits myself, although I haven't resorted to ...
April 2, 2015
Beware of the Robot Pharmacist
If you add the inaudible alerts, those that signal with flashing lights and text-based messages, there were 2,507,822 unique alarms in one month in our ICUs, the overwhelming majority of them false. Add in the bed alarms, the ventilators, and the ...
March 31, 2015
Read an Excerpt From 'Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World' (Exclusive)
IN THE bottom left-hand corner of his helmet's HUD, a small digital readout displayed green numerals: a ticking clock, counting down. As he came over the Potomac, the As he passed windows rattled in their frames, car alarms went off, and tree ...
March 30, 2015
Technology: Design of devices gains importance
Those side panels even incorporate some features, like customisable flashing lights to see who's calling, quick access to contacts and a low-light alarm clock feature. Industrial design. Microsoft's Lumia phones carry forward the design ethos they got ...
March 23, 2015
Insomnomore – six tips to sleep well and stay happy
Two, get the right amount of light and quiet any noise. Our internal clocks naturally keep rhythm with daylight and darkness. If you can, sleep in a comfortably darkened room, free from the flashing stand-by lights of alarm clocks or screens. Work and ...
March 26, 2015
Will a Multimillionaire Polo Mogul Be Punished for a Fatal Drunken Accident?
a wad of bills and tried to hand them to her. "I don't need your money," she said. He stuffed his hand back in his pocket. Only later, after the flashing lights sliced through the inky darkness, did Pembleton learn that the dark-haired stranger was ...
March 18, 2015
Satchel walked to where the drone was stored, it was an ominous looking devise, with mechanical arms and sensing probes protruding from it. Satchel had never used such a contraption, he was relying on Lorre and his team to navigate the trek thru... Satchel had practically ignored his own health hoping he could make it easier for his brother. It was decided early on, the project must go on, a little death was not going to stand in the way. He tried his best to turn the visions flashing off, push them into the background, but that only gave way to several inner conversations vying for his attention. He lay on his side, even the air rushing over him from the fan above made him think about the project. He tried to think about the kids, it only led to more stress coupled with anxiety and regret.
Trouble was banging in my head like an alarm. ” A strong musty smell flares up my nostrils as I travel in. The sound is piercing as tons of kids get on with their conversations. A kid named Trevor meets me and he says “Welcome to a living mud pit. ” I sit down and I can smell a great smell I haven’t smelled in years. Then the man driving the car says “You’re in luck, it’s just time for lunch. ” I scarfed down lunch even though it wasn’t very good. I was so hungry at the time any food was good food. Then the place starts to feel more like a place to stay. I find it and then I see Trevor lives right across from me. I don’t know how it will go down. Then the escort who picked me up says “It’s time to go outside, it’s your free time for the day,” while I get an inhale of his tobacco smelling breath. Once I get outside I stutter around and I know I’m a pretty good basketball player, but I’m too shy to go out and put myself out to play. I go over to play dodgeball instead and with my luck Trevor is there. He bursts out “Hey look everybody it’s the new kid who thinks he can play dodgeball. I make it through dodgeball and the rest of the day.
And we get that how people use technology is increasingly idiosyncratic precisely because we have given them the ability to mandate that level of customization. But, as the following article explains, melding the engineering imperatives with user demands remains a difficult design test. The issue embeds elements of mass customization within the personal sense of entitlement technology has fostered. The only way to differentiate now is by designing in the capacity to anticipate. The good news is that given people's willingness to pay for a solution, it now has the opportunity to provide one. Molly Wood reports in the New York Times :. “Designing physical objects, this is not a new concept,” said John Maeda, the design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the prominent venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, and a former... “But if the software isn’t good, it doesn’t matter. At this point, the processors in smartphones are so fast, the screen resolutions so high, the cameras so capable and the software so refined that it’s silly to even talk to consumers about the basic functions of the phone. We all know those are good enough — we’re at a moment that might be called peak phone.
I woke up to the sound of my alarm clock--it being six-thirty in the morning ... There were the usual red and white lights flashing on its candy-painted walls, and I threw open the door and shambled in. There were some lights on, but it was mostly dark.
April 11, 2015
Lies for Lullabies
My alarm clock decides it wants to sing an annoying high pitched song ... very out of place in woods in the middle of nowhere in Alaska. Her eyes are a light hazel, big and round, they take up most of her face. She has a little button nose above pink ...
April 11, 2015