Galaxy S8

Galaxy S8

When I received an email this morning from Best Buy telling me to pre-order the new Galaxy S8, I immediately became excited. I love Samsung products. Setting aside specs, their design style is what most attracts me- So sleek, classy, and high end. So of course, I couldn’t wait to see the final outcome of their new Galaxy phone design. The excitement ended there. The old school Palm Pre curves? The finger print scanner on the back? The “Iris” and “Face” scanner? (Which to me, just lessens security) The wrap around screen that you’ll be constantly clicking random stuff with your pinky and thumb? Even though this would make viewing in VR great, I’m unfortunately gonna have to give this a hard “Pass”.

Finger print scanner built into display. Black brushed aluminum texture with silver accents on the front. Front flash. YouTube integration for stock music app. Boom.
More to come.

I’m Designing My Own Cell Phone…

I started this project a couple of weeks ago, thinking “Let me just see if I can…” and now I’m really into it. Oh, what unfortunate timing my creativity has with myself becoming homeless this weekend. I guess we can leave the date of release as “TBD” for now, hmm? Nah, I have no plans of pushing this beyond the digital world but who knows.
I’m excited to put all the features that I enjoy into one phone, real or not, and even create some new ones.
Such as a fingerprint sensor built into the display. I know that I didn’t invent such a thing, but it hasn’t been done in a cell phone yet.
Also, the stock Music Player will have YouTube recognition. Meaning if a song in your library has an official music video on YouTube, a thumbnail will display at the bottom of “Now Playing” window and clicking on it will take you directly to the music video via the YouTube app. There will also be other uses for the integration.
I’m about 73% sure the phone will run on Android, but I just might create a new OS altogether. The imagination is infinite… And so are free design resources.
I already have finished the exterior (maybe), mainly working on software now.
A couple demo videos are done, still a long way to go.

Full specs and unpixelated images to come eventually…conceptphoneblur

Needing The Olympus TG-870

During one of my favorite pastimes, scrolling through all the products on BestBuy.com, I found this gem. An underwater digital camera that has a flip up LCD screen(for selfies, duh) and has my favorite color accented. But before I could decide to make this my new obsession, had to take this shit to YouTube. Gotta check out the sample videos and photos.

One of the videos I came across:

Damn! I might actually start snorkeling if I had this camera. I was impressed. The next time that I have a spare $280, it will be mine.

The Hardest Thing I’ve Had To Do Lately

iPhone6restore

It’s official, my iPhone is now updated to iOS 9.3.1. After waiting way too long on 9.0.2 for a new Jailbreak, I’m now a customer of Samsung.  I still have possession of my iPhone for a few more months until the lease is up, so I decided hey, the majority of the tweaks aren’t working, the battery is dying too quickly, and I can’t type without a bunch of X’s and  C’s typing themselves anyway- might as well finally update. Watching the Restoring process progress bar was like watching someone burn a very sentimental object in front of me. So back to a 4 icon dock, and no more “CAX” as the wireless carrier up top. Ugh, glad I have the Galaxy S7 to keep me company until the new iPhone comes out.

My Samsung Gear VR

There’s nothing that I love more right now than virtual reality. And my experience (less than a week so far) with the Samsung Gear VR has been beyond incredible. From swimming with sharks in OceanRift to sitting on a Jet with strangers in vTime, and to even playing ring toss- Sorry, ROCKET toss. It’s amazing. Watching movies and shows in the Oculus Theater is 10,000 times better than on a regular tv. I seem to get more into the content, laugh harder, and feel more.

Invasion

I definitely fell in love when this lil bubbs ran up to me♥
I smiled so big while watching this short VR movie, Invasion. I even clapped and ‘awww’ed throughout, EVEN bounced a couple times due to excitement. Me typically being quite an inexpressive person, that’s pretty huge. I’d recommend INSIST that everyone at least tries the 360 VR experience. Nothing short of being amazed, guaranteed. I can stay focused for hours on the content, instead of not being able to sit still in the real world. Everyone that I’ve shown it to, immediately got lost in it. The fascination is hypnotizing.