Star Wars New Hope Animotion Trailer

This trailer looks so good. Somehow captures the feel of Star Wars. Subtle nod to Han shot first ;).

Alexa Meade Living Paintings

This stuff is just stunning.

Android Adoption Rate

So many years into Android and the adoption rate of the latest OS version is still a major shit show. OEM’s doing their own thing and carriers opting for their own brand of “let’s see how much we can fuck with the customers”. What a difference between the two platforms. The largest issue caused by this fragmentation is the inability to get critical updates out to the masses. Apple is about to release a brand new OS, and it will work on the vast majority of iPhones in the wild.

Sonic Mania

OMG OMG OMG! 2D Sonic once again! Yay! Childhood favourite game revival. These days nostalgia is all the rage, but still, this is Sonic! Sonic Mania, which is being developed by Headcannon and PagodaWest Games in collaboration with Sega and Christian Whitehead, will offer a mix of new levels and updated versions of classic Sonic stages. Sonic the hedgehog, Tails the fox and Knuckles the echidna will all appear in the game.

Working at Netflix

Just a small reminder to all of us that work environments do not need to be vile swamps filled with politics and nonsense. There are great places to work out there, we just haven’t found them yet. The actual company values, as opposed to the nice-sounding values, are shown by who gets rewarded, promoted, or let go The excuses that this is the way the work environments are and there is no way to change them is just plain bullshit.

MP3 is not dead, quit the panic

People can’t really be blamed for losing their shit. All the click-bait articles were not helping. But seriously, everything is fine. But the “death” of the MP3 is really not much of a death at all. The files will not spontaneously combust. You’ll still be able to buy and use MP3s. They will not suddenly stop playing. All this really does is move the classification of MP3 from being recognized as a file format of the moment to being a file format of the past.

Apple is 2 years behind

Let’s be serious for a second, despite the absurdity of the statements like ‘is Apple the next Blackberry?’. The only way Apple could be the next ‘Blackberry’ is if they do what Blackberry did, i.e. refuse to change and evolve with the marketplace. We’ve seen in the past that Apple does not do that. They delay product launches until they know they have a killer, or potentially amazing product. They watch the market like a hawk and work on a product to disrupt the market that actually makes a difference.

Marvel's Gifted

If this is anywhere near as good as Heroes (Yes I am a huge fan of Heroes), this could be good! You can follow the author or shout at him on Twitter

Pirates pirating Pirates

This made me laugh this morning. Hackers claim to have stolen the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film and are demanding that Disney pay a ransom or else have it released online. You can follow the author or shout at him on Twitter

The Oldest Star Wars Fan

The first guy who ever realised what a success Star Wars was going to be. Just before the new movie comes out, and people still bashing Star Wars. Eat your hearts out haters! You can follow the author or shout at him on Twitter