quarta-feira, 20 de abril de 2011

Did Apple Really “Steal” Their iPhone Design From Samsung? [Pot, Meet Kettle]

Did Apple Really “Steal” Their iPhone Design From Samsung? [Pot, Meet Kettle]: "

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Take a look at this picture. Take a good look at it. On the right? an iPhone. (I’m not sure which revision, really.They all look the same to me.) On the left? Well that’s a little fellow from Samsung known as the Samsung F700. The image alleges that the phone was announced in 2006 and released in February 2007, but only the latter is fact. The iPhone was announced and released in 2007.

So that begs the question: who’s really stealing from who? (If you didn’t know, Samsung is being sued by Apple for the Galaxy S’ resemblance to the iPhone.) Samsung clearly had something going with this design way before they thought up the Samsung Galaxy S and before we even knew of the iPhone’s existence. And the user interface isn’t looking too much different form iOS, either. (If we’re just talking about grid-based layouts.)

The answer: no one is stealing from anyone. Apple didn’t invent icons, nor did they invent the grid in which they sit. They didn’t invent the rectangle. They didn’t invent the touchscreen. They surely didn’t invent the nice looking button sitting at the bottom. And last, but not least, they didn’t invent phones.

And all of the same applies to Samsung and any other OEM. This image should serve as a good reminder that with innovation comes imitation. A standard is always set and manufacturers will always look to meet or surpass that standard. Apple can’t go around suing everybody because their phone was the first one that looks like it to be successful. Fall back, Apple – you really have no case here. [Thanks, Suriv!]

PS: Feel free to use this as ammunition in your court battles, Samsung – we’re on your side.

[Note]: Yes, we’ve seen the debunk article at Apple Insider. Even if Samsung did release the F700 a month after Apple showed the iPhone, it takes months for a design of any product to be finalized. Unless Samsung had some insiders at Apple leaking design information and documents, then it’s not right to say that the F700 copied the iPhone.


This Week In Google 91: Ixnay On The Enispay

This Week In Google 91: Ixnay On The Enispay: "

Playbook hits the street, upcoming tablets with Honeycomb, iPhone's logging your locations, and more.

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Skynet Went Live, Judgement Day Tomorrow

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According to the Terminator franchise, specifically The Sarah Conner Chronicles (which I see no reason not to believe), Skynet went live last night, April 19th, 2011, at 8:11 PM, and Judgement Day will proceed tomorrow (April 21st). Wow, what an awesome 4/20 this turned out to be. It's been nice knowing you, folks. Actually, you know what -- f*** it, the world's ending tomorrow anyways -- I HATE YOU ALL.

Hit the jump for a video sneak-peek of the end of the world tomorrow."

National Tasty Flags

National Tasty Flags: "

Inspiration comes from everywhere! And this is a great and fun example of a really creative ad campaign inspired by food for Sydney's International Food Festival. The National flags were recreated by popular local food of participating countries of the festival.

For more information about Sydney's International Food Festival, you can visit their website at Cravesydneyfoodfestival.Com.Au .








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domingo, 17 de abril de 2011

Which Sign of the Geek Zodiac are You? [Fun Chart]

Which Sign of the Geek Zodiac are You? [Fun Chart]: "

Who needs the regular zodiac charts when you have one specially made for geeks. Which sign of the geek zodiac are you? Are you a Treasure Hunter, a Wizard, a Pirate, or maybe even a Time Traveler? Check the chart to find your sign!

You can view and/or download a really high resolution version of the geek zodiac chart using the first link below.

Note: The Ninja/Samurai listing has a misprint…1956 should be 1958.

View and Download the High Resolution Version (2000*1517 pixels)

The Geek Zodiac v. 2.0 [via Geeks are Sexy]

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