This kind of just blew my mind. Somebody built a LEGO MindStorms robot to interpret and physically solve a Rubik’s Cube faster than the current world record. Those little robot hands move so fast!
One of the most annoying things about iOS 5? ANOTHER unused Apple app (Newsstand) that you can’t delete. And this time you can’t even tuck it away in a folder… until now. This trick will probably work until the next iOS update that rolls along, but until that happens you can put that pesky Newsstand icon in the folder that has all your other Apple apps you don’t use (Contacts, Compass, Voice Memos, etc). Only downside is you can’t open it afterward. But if you don’t use it, who cares?
Remember all those hours wasted playing GTA3 back in the day? Prepare to do it again. This is going to be awesome.
My Tribute to Steve
I can’t wait to see the innovations he brings to our little LEGO town.
Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011
It’s hard to believe he’s gone. Even after a day of letting it sink in. Even after reading all these amazing stories and tributes. It’s hard to accept that there will never be another Steve-note. Never another “one more thing.” He will go down in history as being one of the greatest, most important inventors this world has ever had. There are some touching stories out there reflecting back on Steve’s life. Here are a few that shouldn’t be missed:
Walt Mossberg takes a walk with Steve
Brian Lam (formerly) of Gizmodo over the iPhone 4 leak
Steve’s Stanford commencement speech in 2005
Steve with his wife after his last keynote
Steve’s VO of the “Crazy Ones”
I’ve never had the privilege of meeting the man. There’s nothing I could say that hasn’t already been said by many others. But my life simply wouldn’t be what it is today without Steve.
Jamie Berard, the man behind all of the wonderful sets in the Modular Building series, posted a video on LEGO’s YouTube channel that shows all the details on this upcoming mini set. Pretty sure this guy has the greatest job in the world.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’d choose Nintendo’s games over Sony’s any day, but I thought this commercial was really well thought out. For once, it’s dedicated to the people that already invested their time and money into their PS3 games. If you don’t have a Sony console, this commercial would make little to no sense to you. If you do, it makes you proud to have it. It’s not telling you to buy more games. It’s thanking you for already doing it.
iPhone 4S Thoughts
Everything in today’s keynote was pretty much expected. Here are a few things that I found interesting, though:
Siri: I’ve never been a fan of voice control, but this looks pretty incredible. The amount of things you can tell your iPhone to do seems limitless. Still, talking to your electronics is weird.
Call Quality: It looks like they actually improved it! I’d like to see how this is in the real world. This is huge for me.
Camera: The aperture on the new camera is f/2.4. That’s pretty awesome. DOF can do a lot for a photo, and so can image stabilization for video.
Everything else was a bit underwhelming. iOS5 and iCloud will be the real stars of this “4S” generation.
Thank you, Nintendo! If this game wasn’t already going to be epic enough, this little bit of info takes the cake. It’s amazing what non-MIDI soundtracks can do for a game, and I’m so glad Nintendo is finally realizing this with Brawl and Mario Galaxy 2.
I’m a little worried about this. Adobe has never been great at “integrating” newly-aquired products. Remember Macromedia? Flash and Dreamweaver, aside from matching icons and a buggy PSD importer, are still about as distant from Adobe’s other products as they were when Macromedia still owned them. I would LOVE for them to prove me wrong, though. There’s a lot of awesome potential here.