Samsung has just announced their new line of products: the Galaxy S5, the Note 4, the Note 4 Dali Edition, and my personal favorite, the Gear VR. The Gear VR is Samsung’s answer to a growing buzz of excitement around virtual reality. Lets break down this trend:
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: internet service providers want to create a “fast-lane” for certain websites (namely those who pay for the privilege) at the expense of effectively slowing down other websites. If it seems like we’ve been defending the principles of Net Neutrality for at least a decade you’re not far off (myself included during my early blogging days), but telecom companies continue to spend millions of dollars every year to lobby for policies designed to create an uneven playing field from which they profit but at the expense of consumers. Today I’ve joined thousands of bloggers and websites by participating an Internet Slowdown protest, simulating the same slowdown we might experience if ISPs are able to remove Net Neutrality rules set by the FCC.
“Now, these same kind of detractors are literally organizing petitions against “White Knight Journalism” (the content of which is so ridiculous, I’m praying it’s a farce) because the games press failed to adequately jump on a dogpile and further slander a woman who was having her life publicly torn to shreds on the internet, complete with death and rape threats. Human decency is now being equated with inherent bias or corruption.”—The Truth About Video Game Journalism (via valkyrierisen)
There’s been a slow but steady movement of dining and ditching – but in a good way. Developers are always looking for ways to make our lives easier and paying for your restaurant bill by smartphone is just one of those ways.