What responsive design should really look like

I found this video from the interactive prototype Room-E on the 72U project blog. It’s a prototype showing what will be possible in the near future when you think about a more responsive environment. “The future of the computer is to essentially make it disappear—a disconnected interface, so the house or the office or theContinue reading “What responsive design should really look like”

The “Basket of Remotes” Problem

Jean-Louis Gassée brought up an interesting challenge or issue with regards to the current hype around the Internet of Things: If we can’t solve the “basket of remotes” problem, how can we expect a home full of “smart” objects? #ibmceschat — Jean-Louis Gassée (@gassee) January 10, 2014 It’s actually a very simple thought when youContinue reading “The “Basket of Remotes” Problem”

Is technology slowing us down?

Seriously, is it? This might sound like a strange question from a technology early adopter and yet I believe this is a valid question. I realize that technology is actually fueling growth, opening up new opportunities and markets, giving access to consumers that were previously out of reach. It’s at the base of many newContinue reading “Is technology slowing us down?”

Stepping out of the App economy

Sometime late 2010 we started working on 2 rather big mobile projects and they made me think a lot more about apps and how our thinking for mobile is all about apps. Today mobile equals apps, and we are being dictated by the likes of Apple how we have to deal with that. So howContinue reading “Stepping out of the App economy”

Another week, another tablet

For about 10 days now I switched my iPad for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to see how they compare – thanks to Belgacom. First things first, this is the first version of the 10.1 (now renamed to 10.1v), there’s a newer one coming on the market that has the same name but is slightlyContinue reading “Another week, another tablet”

Reading white papers on the iPad (Evolved)

I recently figured out a nice way to read white papers on the iPad and thus finally catch up to the reading of all those white papers. It was/is a good solution but there are 2 elements that could be improved: Would have been nice to be able to open the PDF’s in iBooks straightContinue reading “Reading white papers on the iPad (Evolved)”

The promise of interactive television (part 2)

There are 3 reasons I once decided to get a digital television at home: Better quality. Especially with one of those fancy new full HD screens that’s a much better experience. Comfort features. Think about the EPG, easier recording, movie rental, … Interactivity. Push the red/blue/whatever-color button and you will get a richer experience TheContinue reading “The promise of interactive television (part 2)”

Glass. How to make sharing more contextual.

Well at least that’s what I think it does. When I first read about this Firefox/Chrome plugin I thought it would be something similar to Weblin, a service I blogged about in 2007. Luckily it’s not the same. For one Weblin wasn’t as cool and interesting as I first thought and is in de deadpoolContinue reading “Glass. How to make sharing more contextual.”

Tab Sugar: for tabfreaks like me

I have now 72 tabs open in Chrome. I don’t do it on purpose, it’s just how it is. All tabs have sites open, stuff I want to read but didn’t get to yet, etc… And now I might just have found the solution to organize all of those tabs a bit better, it’s calledContinue reading “Tab Sugar: for tabfreaks like me”