The new movie is a bit shiny in places but to a more realistic and less distracting extent.
On my work PC (presumably some "Enterprise" edition) that's pretty much how it works - a full-screen start menu. Even IE opens as the desktop version. And I like it, it's fast and usable. Maybe this is the version you use?
Then I got a new laptop with Win 8 at home. Some websites failed because of the Metro IE being different from the desktop version. And the touch-friendly interface is terrible for a trackpad. Dragging from the top to the bottom of the screen to close an app is hard without turning mouse speed up high. Alt-F4 still works, but was it really a good idea to have no close button, even on the right-click menu? (I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't like or know keyboard shortcuts).
Opening the metro image viewer when clicking images in desktop explorer is just a messy experience.
Maybe the new UI is great for tablets, but mixing it with the desktop windows was a bad idea.
Most of the spam I currently get is in the form of fake LinkedIn messages, so you're probably right.
Gmails filters them all out while letting real ones through. It's easy to check since I use a different address for LinkedIn that forwards to my gmail account.
I sometimes get link requests from recruiters who claim they've worked with me in the past. I don't know if there's some advantage to that over just asking to link to me (other than trying to fool me).
If that loaf of bread goes from $1 one day to $5 the next, and $20 the next, then its value as actual money is gone
Oh, you mean like gas prices (to use a car analogy).
Cui Bono? The article suggests that the fraudulent story is just an angle to create an excuse for new legislation making it even easier to spy on us through our devices."
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That''s part of the Quake III fast inverse square root.
It used to be that I'd use a web browser for websites and specialized applications to access other services like email and newsgroups.
Now I read my email in a browser, but websites are always asking me to install an app to view them!
If that isn't a sign of the end-times, what is?
Glass isn't looking all that good for overlays. It doesn't incorporate your whole field of vision
This could cause the failure of Glass. So many people think it can do AR, for instance, that recent article about it recognizing your friends from their outfits - how would it show their position?
It will probably be an impressive product in its own way, but there's going to be a lot of disappointment when people use it due to these expectations.
It's the Emperor's New Augmented Reality.
Apps like BugMe and DiddleBug were drawing-based alarm apps - you would just write a not on the screen (drawing not using graffiti) and then set an alarm time with just three taps (it displayed hour and 5-minute buttons). I could scribble a reminder alarm in 2 or three seconds. Try setting an alarm with a note on your phone. IOS spends more time than that sliding the various screens around. (Maybe SIRI can do this faster, I've never used it).
The camera was situated close to one eye, but it didnâ(TM)t have quite the same viewpoint.
But I don't think that Glass is meant to be an AR system. It's a display in the corner of your vision, so it can't overlay things on the center of your vision (as was made clear in the latest 'preview' video).
It's this misunderstanding that might kill Glass, people have unrealistic expectations.