Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Also on gizmodo: Windows 7 Walkthrough
Oh why don't they just give up? I doubt they'll ever be able to fix the mess that is Windows. They aren't brave enough to make radical changes where they are needed...
They added some real improvements it seems, but mostly they're just trying to fix stuff that was obviously broken in previous versions (they way you select wireless networks, reducing the amount of popup-warnings, etc.) or adding things that Mac OS has had for many many years (the taskbar-stuff - try right-clicking an icon of a running application in the dock..., again the wireless network selection, more overview in the control panel, etc.).
I don't see myself switching back to Windows in the next couple hundred years...
New XBox360 UI
The "New Xbox Experience (NXE)". They're completely changing the user experience with a mandatory firmware update on November 19th. Lots of pictures on gizmodo.com.
NXE comes with Microsoft Miis (internally they call them "Avatars" though) and especially the character creation looks really nice...
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Little Big Planet
The Pop-It menu is pure genius. Every player gets his own menu-system for changing clothes, applying stickers and building stuff, and the best thing is: they all work in parallel! It's multiplayer-menus! Did I mention that the entire Interface is insanely pretty and full of good ideas, just like the game itself?