Apple shows off more of the next generation of CarPlay with Aston Martin and Porsche. I’m still not sure if it will ever actually release in any cars anyone actually owns, but Apple’s Next Generation CarPlay does look pretty cool and also looks like it could desperately use some physical controls.
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Adobe has abandoned their $20 billion acquisition of Figma due to regulator pressure from the EU. Great to see more and more scrutiny from at least some countries (and very occasionally the US) into these obviously bad for everyone company acquisitions.
If Adobe had properly invested in my beloved Fireworks in the 2000s, maybe they’d have stopped Sketch and Figma before they even got started.
I’m in deep with Obsidian myself, but I found Anytype, “the everything app”, this week on Reddit and it’s super interesting looking. Attempting to be a local-first, open source Notion competitor. Definitely worth a look if you like Notion but don’t want to be locked into VC backed startup.
I personally like that Obsidian is just markdown files on your local machine, but that brings with it a bit of complexity and unfriendliness that some might find intimidating.
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Humane’s AI Pin tech looks kinda interesting, but mostly pointless. And even worse, in their prerecorded demo they featured multiple factual AI errors. The fact that they didn’t fact check the AI responses and then released their big reveal video with errors in it, seems like a worse sign for the company than making the errors in the first place.
It just seems like all of this will be part of your smartphone well before the mass market is interested in a device like this.
It’s 2023 and I just got a marketing email from TiVo. Based off a search of my email, the last email I got from them was in 2007.
While I admit I often forget they’re still around, but it certainly can’t be a good sign for them if they’re resurrecting email lists from 16 years ago to try to drum up business. ?♂️
When I was learning webdev in the 2000s you could view source and copy paste pretty much anything. Learning by emulating is perfectly normal part of the process.
Letterboxd is probably my favorite “social media” site since Twitter imploded so selling off a controlling stake to venture capital is not exactly good news.
Congrats to the founders but hopefully this doesn’t result in a bunch of algorithmic growth over user experience decisions in the future.
Thought I’d post some quick thoughts on the LG StanbyME after seeing The Verge has posted another story on LG’s suitcase TV that is still making the rounds of the tech trade shows. Despite the fact that it is still up for preorder on LG.com, I’ve actually had the TV (though that word doesn’t really seem to do it justice) for a couple of weeks and have used it several times.
My main use cases for this delightfully dumb idea for a TV when I ordered it were to use it out by the pool with the kids and next to my main 65″ 4K TV during college football Saturdays. I’ve already had a chance to do both and it worked pretty darn well both times. It’s only 1080p and not super bright but I knew that going in and at 27″ I personally don’t think those are big issues. We had a decent amount of shade so using it outside worked well and it worked even better for football. Watched an entire game and the battery was still above 70%.
As mentioned by The Verge, it is indeed heavy. Easy enough for me to carry around but too heavy for the kids (though I wouldn’t trust them with it anyways.) My 7-year old spent maybe an hour playing the games that came preinstalled and they were pretty shallow. Kind of like the sort of thing you’d get on the tablet restaurants were briefly putting onto every table.
My biggest complaint so far is there is no MLB.tv app on the LG WebOS store so hoping to find a way around that (other than just using Airplay.) Was it worth the money? Probably not, but in the end it’ll actually be cheaper than buying two TVs and hiring an electrician to wire up and mount one on the patio.
This is LG StanbyME TV in a suitcase is so dumb and I really want it. Will be great for my rooftop Switch parties.
Update: I have preordered the LG TV in a suitcase.
I was legit looking for a TV for the pool/patio and I am always interested in a secondary TV during college football season. This is both of those things. Plus, MINIVAN TV.
With that glass, aluminum band, and brown, the Vison Pro really looks like a face sized Apple Watch.
Damnit I kinda want one.
Ok the spatial video example of you wearing the headset to capture 3d video while the family is singing happy birthday to your kid is truly dystopian. Surprised Apple showcased that type of example even to highlight the camera capabilities. Feels like something Zuckerberg would do. Continue reading “Vision Pro edition reveal live thoughts”