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Progressive Proselytizing: Tech on the Side: Skeumorphism and round smartwatches

It appears as if Samsung’s next smartwatch is going to follow the Moto 360 in having a round face. This is an examples of short term thinking and skeumorphism gone horribly wrong.

The concept of skeumorphism in technology refers to using designs that were needed in older technology, but are no longer relevant today. The . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Tech on the Side: Skeumorphism and round smartwatches

Progressive Proselytizing: Tech on the Side: Skeumorphism and round smartwatches

It appears as if Samsung’s next smartwatch is going to follow the Moto 360 in having a round face. This is an examples of short term thinking and skeumorphism gone horribly wrong.The concept of skeumorphism in technology refers to using designs that we… . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Tech on the Side: Skeumorphism and round smartwatches

Progressive Proselytizing: Tech on the Side: Business Models vs Capabilities

One of the most fascinating aspect of following technology is not just the speed at which the technologies themselves change. It is that the shifts are so large and so fast that business models need to get changed on the fly. Many of the biggest battles in tech are not battles between products, as . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Tech on the Side: Business Models vs Capabilities

Eclectic Lip: A patent app mishap

I hope that if/when this patent application gets granted, they update the title… otherwise, someone at Samsung will have some ‘splaining to do!

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Green R&D: Companies Betting Big On Green Innovation

The Green Transition Scoreboard reports that $241 billion was recently invested in green R&D by large multinationals like Samsung, General Electric, and Nissan and smaller companies like Owens Corning, Cree, and First Solar. Companies around the world are recognizing a tremendous opportunity as we shift from a dirty fossil fuel-based economy into a cleaner, greener . . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Green R&D: Companies Betting Big On Green Innovation

PoliTeching: News Roundup: Patent Circus; Android’s Security Flaw

In a demonstration of the ridiculousness of our current patent law, Apple is using patent to stifle competition and innovation. In Apple’s claim against one of Android tablet maker Motorola, it does not even have anything to do with hardware or software but only with the aesthetic effect. Apple managed to get injunction against Samsung’s . . . → Read More: PoliTeching: News Roundup: Patent Circus; Android’s Security Flaw

the reeves report: The Politics of Wind Power: Liberals look to ‘John Tory’ Tim Hudak

The Ontario Liberals sent a message to the future this week: it warned Conservative Premier Tim Hudak that if he wants to keep his absurd, long-standing promise to put a moratorium on all wind turbine farms in Ontario, that he would have to do it at the expense of taxpayer dollars and well-paying jobs in … Continue reading » . . . → Read More: the reeves report: The Politics of Wind Power: Liberals look to ‘John Tory’ Tim Hudak

John Laforet - President - Wind Concerns Ontario: Coal and Racism as Political Weapons in Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario

Surprised to see coal and racism have anything to do with each other? Welcome to Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario. Disagree with him and you’re a coal loving, puppy kicking, candy stealing from a child, racist. You probably want to close hospitals and schools too. The wind industry and it’s political supporters (and donation recipients) at the […] . . . → Read More: John Laforet – President – Wind Concerns Ontario: Coal and Racism as Political Weapons in Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario

John Laforet - President - Wind Concerns Ontario: Wind Welfare Warriors Just Don’t Get It (But Thank God They’re Losing)

I would be lying if I said I was surprised the Ontario Liberals and their paid for lackeys at the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association and Environmental Defense had conniption fits and went to the Twitter-verse to vent their spleens about how awful/ignorant/evil/cruel anyone who would dare get in the way of their access to our […] . . . → Read More: John Laforet – President – Wind Concerns Ontario: Wind Welfare Warriors Just Don’t Get It (But Thank God They’re Losing)