February  22,  2024

If Apple is looking for suggestions of what to first use LLM AI tech for in Siri: allow it to summarize web results and then text-to-voice.

Then, finally, I can have some peace from hearing: “I found some web results, I can show you if you ask again from your iPhone.”

February  13,  2024

via CarsDirect:

Some people may wonder what the big deal is. Normal cars need to be washed and cleaned regularly. But, what makes the Cybertruck more unique than other vehicles on the road is that its body doesn’t have a clear coat. That means that any corrosive substances that come in contact with the body have to be cleaned immediately or they’ll heavily damage the stainless steel body.

Sounds like fun.

February  13,  2024

Maybe it’s coming in a future iteration of the Apple Vision Pro, but it’s strange that they stuck to the app paradigm for a device that seems to suggest it’d be a great persistent head-up display assistant:

  • Always knows what you’re looking at, could reasonably overlay relevant information
  • Speaking to Siri could automatically process whatever you’re looking at
  • As we’ve seen from some of the early demos, window-based interfaces make sense for laptops / desktops because they’re stationary, that paradigm falls apart if people are moving too much (though having multiple apps placed in 3d space is an okay in-between solution)
February  9,  2024

So I saw this when I was signing into YouTube:

This has to be one of the most bizarre things to put on a such a prominent page: no link to a blog post about the redesign? No way to preview it yet? What the fuck is the point of this message?

At the very least fix your flex implementation:

February  5,  2024

I wonder if Apple has considered taking an approach to getting games on the platform similar to their strategy for getting AppleTV+ originals. Seems like a good way to harbor more developers and growing their gaming catalog.

February  5,  2024

We’re still in the early day of use cases for this thing, but paying $3500 for a very fancy / convenient monitor doesn’t seem like such a silly investment if you look at what the potentially of that actually is.

February  5,  2024

I’m obviously going to be biased for my own industry when I think of the most immediate applications, but I’m really curious what new interaction patterns can be created when working with creative tools. (A comparable example from mobile interfaces were things like shake to undo, overscrolling the top to trigger a refresh, pinch gestures, etc.)

February  5,  2024

Can definitely see Apple Vision Pro normalizing VR (as it previously had with other products). Went to see what the interest was like at my local store– huge crowds, and trying to schedule a demo showed that next available date as “unavailable”.

January  31,  2024

This would be a pretty solid redesign of the Magic Mouse if they add the multi-touch and optical sensor to this thing.

January  30,  2024

The first full reviews of the Vision Pro are coming out, and gotta say the use case for a go-anywhere-monitor-that-can-also-put-up-a-privacy-screen-but-also-doesn’t-require-you-to-bring-along-other-peripherals is pretty compelling.

One thing I’ve noticed from watching some of the review videos is how everyone’s gestures are very deliberate and precise right now. It reminds me of the early days of the iPhone, where everyone had to learn a new way of typing: with their thumbs.

EDIT: Got around to watching The Verge’s review. That’s some serious production value.