Because it’s the weekend before Memorial Day weekend, here’s a compilation video of unusual ways to open beer bottles. Maybe you’ll learn something you can use to impress your friends next weekend while you’re all getting drunk and grilling or whatever the hell people with friends do on Memorial Day. Sadly, I lost my last friend over a year ago. “To drugs?” No, to being an @$ $ hole. But enough about that dickbag, we’re here to talk about beer. I like opening my bottles the way I imagine farmers kill chickens: cutting their heads off with a ninja sword then drinking the blood to ensure a bountiful fall harvest. Can you tell I was home sick on farm field trip day? Sucks too because a kid on the bus told me they witnessed a goat orgy and our teacher was freaking out about it and the farmer was all, “Aw miss, they’s just bonin’.”
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Oh HTC. You’ve produced one of the finest Android smartphones ever (seriously, just look at all these reviews), but you’ve faced more than your share of challenges when it came to actually pumping your top-tier One smartphone. As it happens, that may all soon change.
FocusTaiwan reported earlier today that HTC is preparing to pump out more of its wonderful Ones in short order — Jack Tong, the company’s North Asia president, noted that this month’s production capacity for the flagship device is twice that of April, and that surge will only continue into June.
Sounds pretty yawn-worthy, right? Normally I would spend too much time dwelling on the finer points of production capacity, but here’s a device that was launched to widespread praise by an underdog smartphone company some people have written off, and HTC has basically been getting screwed thanks to part shortages for the One’s Ultrapixel camera and a brief injunction due to the HDR microphone it uses. It’s like a perfect storm of headaches for a company that really, really doesn’t need it — one look at its Q1 financials and it’s clear that HTC needed this launch to go as smoothly as possible. It didn’t.
For what it’s worth, HTC hasn’t disclosed how many Ones it’s shipped since it launched earlier this year. Meanwhile, rival Samsung’s Galaxy S4 has become the Korean electronics giant’s fastest moving smartphone — Samsung shipped 6 million units in just over two weeks, and it hopes to cross the 10 million unit threshold by the end of this month. Oh, and let’s not forget the fact that Google’s Hugo Barra showed off a version of the S4 at the company’s I/O developer conference that runs a version of Android that’s unfettered by the software bloat that many a reviewer took umbrage at. Company representatives were careful not to call it a Nexus — even though it seems to harbor many of the advantages inherent to the Nexus line like a clean Android build and access to frequent software updates.
As I noted towards the end of my HTC One review, the wireless industry isn’t a meritocracy — the well-executed device doesn’t always wind up saving the day. Hopefully now that some of these production woes have been ironed out we’ll see HTC live to fight another day, but that’s still far from a given.
This is a series of shots from German photographer Martin Rietze of last month’s eruptions of the Sakurajima Volcano in Japan. He looks like he’s standing pretty close, but hopefully he was just using one of those super-zoom lenses perverts use to take shots of girls on the beach from their hotel room balconies. That reminds me, one year in college I went to Daytona Beach for spring break when it also happened to be Motorcycle Week there and this older, leathery-looking woman on the back of a chopper flashed her boobs at me in a Walgreens parking lot. I gave her a thumbs up but deep down in my heart and peen they really just made me sad. Obviously I had to get really drunk afterwards and that night I swallowed a glow-stick.
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We knew October would be busy. We had the invitations, the embargoes, and a stockpile of coffee and seltzer. But this past month turned out to more insane and more exciting than almost any month in the past year.There was rarely a moment to rest, and it seems like the internet was always reacting to something, somewhere. Microsoft, Amazon, and Google responded with equal parts panic and determination to the onslaught of Apple’s hype machine. People around the world watched with reverence as Felix Baumgartner successfully completely a historic free-fall from the edge of space. Live, on the internet. Reddit’s insular community reacted when one of its most unsavory characters was outed by the media. Apple attempted to avoid a reaction…
I don’t normally like posting single pictures of single cosplay costumes because it makes me feel cheap and dirty, but I couldn’t resist this one. “GW? You ARE cheap and dirty.” God, I really am, aren’t I? How I’m not turning tricks in an alleyway is beyond me. This is a costume of Jack Torrance (portrayed by Jack Nicholson) in his famous ‘Here’s Johnny!’ scene from ‘The Shining’. You know, I actually see a lot of myself in Jack’s character. “The whole struggling writer thing?” What? No. The whole crazed psychopath thing. My God do I love swinging an axe at loved ones.
Thanks to Pebbles, who agrees there’s something charming about an axe-wielding murderer. *spraying breath freshener* You don’t say?
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We got an early glimpse at the final customization options for Windows 8 earlier this week, showing the new patterns available for the Start Screen as thumbnails. A leaked build of Windows 8 emerged yesterday, but customization options are disabled unless the copy is fully activated. Thanks to an anonymous tipster we’ve managed to get an early look at the new Start Screen patterns in Windows 8, and it’s fair to say they’re pretty colorful.
There are 20 different patterns to choose from, ranging from floral designs all the way through to some pixel art-inspired examples. Most of the more vibrant designs don’t interact with the background of the tiles, something that Microsoft has been keen to avoid — to ensure Windows 8 users can still…
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The Lumia 900 sold me on Windows Phone. The 900 is a marriage of fresh hardware with a fun operating system. I dig the Start Screen with the Live Tiles. There are some shortcomings. The camera sucks, to be sure, and the phone isn’t yet available on Verizon. Plus, after using the phone for several weeks, it was clear that the phone’s large screen is wasted on Windows Phone 7.5. It’s more of the same concerning the 900′s HTC cousin, the Titan II. Microsoft clearly agrees.
Full disclaimer: I haven’t touched a Windows Phone 8 device yet. That said, it’s hard to look at the several dozen screen shots and demo videos from today’s event and not be excited about the future of Windows Phone 8. Yes, it’s a busy interface. But my oh my the new Start Screen is – if I may – a clusterfuck of goodness.
Windows had some cojones releasing Windows 7 some 18 months ago. It was totally different. It lacked key features. It had poor hardware and carrier support. But clearly ignoring analysts, pundits and ignorant bloggers, Redmond kept at it, steadily releasing updates that solve current issues while introducing new features.
The current release, Windows 7.5, is a solid mobile platform worthy of serious consideration. Admittedly, it’s not necessarily better than Android or iOS, but rather different in key ways that make it special. And now with Windows Phone 8, and in the interim, Windows Phone 7.8, the core system might actually be better than its competitors.
The new Start Screen that will debut on some current devices with Windows Phone 7.8. The Live Tiles are now customizable, allowing owners to completely reshape their Start Screen in a grid of application shortcuts. What’s more, an upcoming SDK will allow app developers to utilize this ability and craft their respective Live Tile for different sizes and functions.
This evolution matches the industry’s trend of supersized phone screens. Why have a relatively standard grid of Live Tiles when there is so much screen real estate on new phones? Short answer: With Windows Phone 7.8 and 8, you don’t have to!
Microsoft is allowing phone owners to totally customize their phone in ways not possible with iOS and Android. All iPhones look the same but no Windows Phone 8 device will look like any other. For better or worse, this organized chaos is a result of a philosophy that has always centered around users getting tasks down quickly. The New Start Screen is just the next step towards this goal – and it’s totally fresh.
Microsoft pulled out all the stops on today’s Windows Phone 8 event. Plus, this was just a preview of the Windows Phone 8 and 7.8. More info will come later. It was a media bonanza complete with pre-briefings and the like. Microsoft is clearly proud of its new baby and wanted to show it off — just like it did two days back with the Surface unveiling. It’s also clear that Microsoft has found a new swagger. Microsoft might be back.Related Posts:
Chinese site it168 has posted what it claims are slides depicting a Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia PureView handset, featuring the same 41-megapixel sensor as the upcoming Symbian 808 PureView. The site describes them as picturing a concept, rather than a finished product, though we’d go so far as to say they’re most likely the product of a fan’s hyperactive imagination. The geometry of the 4.3-inch device on show doesn’t make much sense, and the claimed spec of Adreno 320 graphics would require a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, which seems a bit far-fetched at this point. That being said, you never know with Nokia, and if these pictures are genuine, there’s at least one interesting thing to note.
The Windows Phone key is new, and…