As much as we love Bad Piggies, Rovio is company that seems content to live in the sandbox that made them billions rather than go in any truly daring and exciting new directions. It feels inevitable that they’d eventually cross paths with George Lucas and LucasFilm, who built their ‘Star Wars’ empire 35 years ago and haven’t left since. Angry Birds Star Wars will hit the various app stores on November 8. This feels like it demands snark, but who knows? Maybe it’ll be good. Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Space were both well liked…but something about this whole project smells a lot like pandering.
Since the iOS 6 update, Siri can now tell you about movies. But what happens when you ask her about movies that feature her fellow “intelligent assistants,” AKA, robots? Well, she gets pretty snarky.
It has been suggested that the rise of smartphones with built in cameras has signaled the death of the traditional camera, with only professional photographers actually owning them outside of their phones in the future. But how close are we to this future? If this comparison test done by Mashable is any indication, the current generation of camera phones is good enough to replace most lower-end cameras. We’re in a new age, people…
Today, our own Michael Robin wrote about the importance of Twitter when it comes to communicating with customers, co-workers and friends. For many major companies, a Twitter profile is a pleasant face that people will rarely give a second glance…until someone screws it up and it becomes viral. Let the KitchenAid Twitter incident serve as an example of how Twitter can go horribly wrong in the wrong hands.
We don’t know about you, but we’re still a little baffled by Facebook’s first TV commercial, which premiered last week. So Facebook is a chair…but it’s also basketball? And the universe? Um, okay.