The last couple of months designers have been really busy with flat design, which is being called one of the design trends of 2014. But it has come to my attention that among these flat icon designs still are some very handsome designs that are Skeuomorphic. I’ve found some very life-like food related designs that make you hungry by just looking at them. Enjoy and bon appétit!
Google is doing very well at the moment, and they will be bringing us a lot of new technology in the following months. Google was already making us curious with the new project Glass, which will likely be released somewhere next year, and they’ve extended their Google Docs with Google Drive, which is a competitor of Dropbox. Now they are taking on the competition with Apple by having their own virtual assistant, Google Voice Search. Remember when Google was just a search engine? Well, they haven’t forgotten about searching.
The Google Voice Search app is already available on Android and will come to the iPhone really soon. I’m dying to try it out and see if it is actually better or worse than siri.
If you’ve seen the Glass demo on Google I/O, you’ve seen a couple of people wearing the glasses jumping from plane, landing on a building, cycling to the edge of the building, than jumping from the side of that building to land on the third floor, and cycling to the conference hall to jump on stage. I have to say that I thought that to be very impressive.
It is good to know that Google suggests that these glasses are strong enough to record extreme sports. And we probably have all seen the clip with the guy walking through the city to end up in a video call and play the ukulele. So we know a couple of features it has, but I was still wondering if it could be more than this insanely cool gadget. The next video shows a mother with a newly born baby in America, who is calling her husband in France.
How into Google are you?
I am known to be a tech lover, and if I had my way, I would build my house to be like Tony Stark’s in Iron Man in no-time. I know that this app isn’t anywhere near a complete house where everything is voice controlled, but having this in your pocket is nice. Especially for those who don’t have the iPhone 4S, and because of that, don’t have siri. I would also like to get my hands on the Google Glasses. In my opinion, seeing someone wearing the glasses still looks a bit odd, because the glasses are not symmetrical, but I think it isn’t that hard to get used to.
Let me know in the comments what you think of Google and what you think of their new products.
Kickstarter is a beautiful place to find funds for your project, and a lot of amazing projects went to production because of Kickstarter. But never have I seen a project being funded this quickly. The Pebble, a digital watch that can connect to your iPhone or Android phone, needed to collect 100,000 dollar to go to production and collected the money in only two hours! The project still has 36 days to go before the investment period ends and the counter shows somewhere around $744,000 at the moment. And this number is going up rather quickly.
With the Pebble, you can go cycling, control your music, go running, and obviously do a lot more. With a SDK, developers can build their own app to support the Pebble. It has a build in accelerometer, a vibrating motor, an ARM microprocessor and a nice e-paper display. It connects trough bluetooth and has a battery life of 7 days.
If you would like to have a copy of the watch, as long as it is a Kickstarter project the watch will cost you $99. When the Pebble goes to production it will cost something like $150. It surely does have a lot of potential if you ask me, and I am seriously considering buying one. I think it is awesome that you can see who is calling you, just by looking at your watch. What would you like to do with a Pebble?