It's a pretty old story. At some point, when your team is up by 20 or 30 points headed into the fourth quarter, a little complacency sets in. You get cocky, thinking you've got it in the bag. You bench your starters and let the new guys with the big ideas start trying out some new things. You start tinkering with the formula, running some new plays, maybe even showing off a little.
Facebook users were searching for a "dislike" button to express their annoyance with the social network's revamped news feed.
Facebook today rolled out a new version of its news feed, which breaks up top stores and recent posts into separate columns and adds a new ticker-like column with live updates from friends. It's an effort by the social network to further emulate Twitter's real-time messages and updates.
But the changes have drawn a wave of complaints as people took to social networks--including Facebook--to express their annoyance, with many complaining about the clutter and confusion of … Read more
Amazon.com gets a redesign, Toshiba releases what it calls the world's thinnest laptop, and iPhone 5 rumors heat up with employees at Best Buy and Apple stores leaking release information.
Links from Tuesday's episode of Loaded:iPhone 5 rumors Netflix arrives in Latin America Amazon.com redesign Facebook date getaway Toshiba: World's thinnest laptop Google honors Queen's Freddie Mercury Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (HD) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS HD
Today's rumors of Nintendo entertaining the idea of adding a right thumbstick accessory to the 3DS are troubling at the very least. First, let me definitively say this: a right thumbstick attachment will not save the 3DS.
Unfortunately this bit of news sounds to me like an unwise gut reaction of a company very desperate to right the 3DS ship. But the thumbstick chatter isn't all that the latest rumors have suggested. Further rumblings seem to indicate that Nintendo is working on a completely redesigned unit that will stray away from what's now widely regarded as a 3D gimmick.
Let's also not ignore the other ramifications should Nintendo actually go through with this. By completely redesigning the system, Nintendo would be turning its back on the loyal early adopters who have already purchased the system (pre and post price drop), not to mention the developers who pledged their support from the start as well. In the short term it will almost certainly have an immediate impact on current sales; who would want to buy a 3DS after reading today's rumors?… Read more
Netflix launches a video streaming channel for kids, a Chrome extension called Google Related shows content tied to the currently viewed page, and Sony drops the price of all its PlayStation 3 models by $50.
Links from Wednesday's episode of Loaded:PlayStation 3 price drop Nintendo Wii redesign... in UK Google Related Verizon suspends health coverage Netflix Just for Kids Firefox 6 released Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (HD) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS HD
The days are numbered for Twitter's old site.
The popular microblogging site announced today that it will migrate users still using the old home page to the new interface design this week.
"If you're currently using Old Twitter, we want to let you know that you'll be upgraded to New Twitter this week," the company said in its official Twitter feed.
Last September, Twitter began rolling out a complete redesign of its home page that provides users with a second viewing pane for different kinds of content, such as photos and videos, user profiles, and … Read more
Is Sony looking for a fresh start with its PlayStation Network?
The Register is reporting that Sony is testing out a redesigned PSN in some markets.
The report cites sources familiar with the new design who say Sony will "de-clutter" the PSN main screen in favor of "an aesthetic layout with logically marked sections and rolodex lists."
The sources say Sony is also tweaking the search function by adding a live search feature and a deals section to highlight content on sale; bringing in an "IMDB-style" movie database for movie purchases and rentals and a similar style database for games; and possibly ditching the traditional blue background for bolder color. … Read more
Google explains that Gmail will get a lift over the next few months, and is "part of a Google-wide effort to bring you an experience that's more focused, elastic, and effortless". Users can also expect changes in Google Calendar, which will be rolled out over the next few days.
It's unclear when the new Gmail interface will take over, but until then, you can start using it with this trick:First, sign in to Gmail and head to Mail settings. … Read more
We've seen a number of redesigned business laptops lately. "Not your father's business laptop." "A business laptop for the cooler set." Whatever you want to call them, these notebooks are defined by thin profiles, sleek bodies, and features more often seen on "consumer" laptops. In other words, they're trying to be business laptops in disguise.
The ThinkPad X1 and ThinkPad Edge E220s. The Dell Vostro V130. The HP ProBook 5330m. All of them are, in their own way, worth considering for nonbusiness users.
Why, then, call them business laptops?Related links … Read more
A new rumor pegs Apple as preparing a new MacBook Pro case design to replace the current unibody aluminum case. The new case design should be present on the next revision of the MacBook Pro, which just saw an update back in February. According to the sources of the rumor, the early 2011 MacBook Pro update is the last with the current case design.
MacRumors claims that its source is reliably confirming the updated design, first leaked on iLounge just before February's MacBook Pro update.
As noted by MacRumors, the unibody design currently used for MacBook Pro models was … Read more