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A MacBook Air review with a twist

The Verge reviews a MacBook Air as an ultrabook running Windows 7: What every other PC maker has failed at, Apple nails: the touchpad on the Air works better with Windows 7 than any other Windows laptop on the market. … Continue reading

13. February 2012 by Han Sheng
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Garbage

Fever Dream of a Guilt-Ridden Gadget Reporter: There is a hole in my heart dug deep by advertising and envy and a desire to see a thing that is new and different and beautiful. A place within me that is … Continue reading

12. January 2012 by Han Sheng
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Why is Android laggy?

An interesting technical analysis by Andrew Munn on Why is Android laggy, while iOS, Windows Phone 7, QNX, and WebOS are fluid? Android UI will never be completely smooth because of the design constraints I discussed at the beginning: – UI … Continue reading

08. December 2011 by Han Sheng
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That $200 price tag

David Pogue reviewing the Kindle Fire: Most problematic, though, the Fire does not have anything like the polish or speed of an iPad. You feel that $200 price tag with every swipe of your finger. Animations are sluggish and jerky … Continue reading

15. November 2011 by Han Sheng
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Point and shoot

Gadi Amit, founder of the design firm which worked on the revolutionary design of the Lytro camera: There’s a moment that happens during the best projects, when 10 people in a room realize that there’s something so pure about a … Continue reading

09. November 2011 by Han Sheng
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Not a feeble-minded copycat

David Pogue on Microsoft’s latest update to their mobile operating system: “Windows Phone 7.5 is gorgeous, classy, satisfying, fast and coherent. The design is intelligent, clean and uncluttered.” “Most impressively, Windows Phone is not a feeble-minded copycat. Microsoft came up … Continue reading

28. October 2011 by Han Sheng
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Siri Vs. Google Voice Actions

Greg Sterling comparing Siri to Google Voice Actions: What Siri offers that is not equally true for Google Voice Actions … is broad and deep integration into the phone and a more conversational style of interaction. This is subtle but … Continue reading

18. October 2011 by Han Sheng
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Think Different

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.” Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011 “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool … Continue reading

06. October 2011 by Han Sheng
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Small, grey iPads

Lukas Mathis on the design of the new Kindle Touch: If you were to design a piece of hardware that was only used for one single task, to read books, how would you design it? If you look at the … Continue reading

04. October 2011 by Han Sheng
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What is Google? What do they sell?

Don Norman on Google: They have lots of people, lots of servers, they have Android, they have Google Docs, they just bought Motorola. Most people would say ‘we’re the users, and the product is advertising’. But in fact the advertisers … Continue reading

06. September 2011 by Han Sheng
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