1. carinteriors:

    2014 DP Motorsport DP964 Classic S

  2. staff:

Add this to your list of things that slide: blogs.
Starting today: Click on an avatar in your Dashboard. Whoosh, a blog.
“I have never had so much blog in my Dashboard before. What a sensation! Nothing can stop me.”
Yes. Browse a blog right from your Dashboard. Like it. Reblog it. Ask it questions. Fall in love with it.
And remember, it’s not just other people’s blogs that are sliding into your Dashboard. It’s your blog that’s sliding into theirs. Make sure you love how it looks.

    staff:

    Add this to your list of things that slide: blogs.

    Starting today: Click on an avatar in your Dashboard. Whoosh, a blog.

    “I have never had so much blog in my Dashboard before. What a sensation! Nothing can stop me.”

    Yes. Browse a blog right from your Dashboard. Like it. Reblog it. Ask it questions. Fall in love with it.

    And remember, it’s not just other people’s blogs that are sliding into your Dashboard. It’s your blog that’s sliding into theirs. Make sure you love how it looks.

  3. npr:

Your public radio just got personal! Try NPR One, a new public radio listening experience, now available for iPhone and Android.
– Alexander

Whoa

    npr:

    Your public radio just got personal! Try NPR One, a new public radio listening experience, now available for iPhone and Android.

    – Alexander

    Whoa

  4. Unusual way to engage customers and bridge the gap between online shopping and brick & mortar.

    Unusual way to engage customers and bridge the gap between online shopping and brick & mortar.

  5. Very nice. Tanga wants me to create an account - I’ll get a 10% coupon if I do. I decide if it’s worth it to me. 
Clear, no bs. Love it.

    Very nice. Tanga wants me to create an account - I’ll get a 10% coupon if I do. I decide if it’s worth it to me. 

    Clear, no bs. Love it.

  6. Interesting juxtaposition

    Interesting juxtaposition

  7. Gorgeous, simple app for CalTrain. Too bad it doesn’t work anymore.

  8. thisistheverge:

Material world: how Google discovered what software is made of
The next era of Google design is about software as substance

    thisistheverge:

    Material world: how Google discovered what software is made of
    The next era of Google design is about software as substance

  9. God, what a beautiful email. And it’s a proper table layout, not an image.

    God, what a beautiful email. And it’s a proper table layout, not an image.

  10. As in recent years, the 2014 survey uncovered more design flaws than traditional product defects. Top problems were 1.) Voice-recognition software issues; 2.) Bluetooth/mobile pairing problems; 3.) Easily scuffed or soiled materials; 4.) Excessive wind noise; and 5.) Hard-to-use navigation systems. “Vehicles don’t typically break anymore,” Sargent said.

    — Automobile, 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey

    (Source: m.automobilemag.com)

  11. The 233 questions of the [Initial Quality Survey] ask owners of 2013 model year vehicles to report problems or defects that occur within the first 90 days of ownership. J.D. Power notes that almost two-thirds of problems for 2013 are categorized as design-related issues rather than manufacturing defects, meaning that they are not simple snags that can be fixed at a dealership. Like in 2012, many of the problems raised in the survey results were related to in-car technology systems, such as Bluetooth phone pairing, navigation, and voice recognition software. The recent spread of multimedia interfaces into more mainstream models such as Hyundai’s BlueLink, Chrysler’s UConnect, the MyFord Touch systems is likely at play here as owners adjust to more complex functionality in their vehicles.

    — Automobile

    (Source: m.automobilemag.com)

  12. fastcompany:

Here’s what the 3D and dynamic perspective look like on the Amazon Fire phone.
Join our live coverage!
(gif made from Chrisdanielsking5 video on Instagram)

Neat or gross?

    fastcompany:

    Here’s what the 3D and dynamic perspective look like on the Amazon Fire phone.

    Join our live coverage!

    (gif made from Chrisdanielsking5 video on Instagram)

    Neat or gross?

  13. Just as expected, Amazon’s just-announced Fire Phone features a unique interface that is quite a bit different than what you’ll see on pretty much any other smartphone on the market. While the basic interface is very much reminiscent of the Kindle Fire tablets, there are a few new tricks that combine the phone’s hardware — particularly the multiple front-facing cameras — and software. The phone’s dynamic perspective feature updates 60 times per second to make the interface work.

    The key to making dynamic perspective work is knowing exactly where the user’s head is at all times, in real time, many times per second, Bezos said. It’s something that the company has been working on for four years, and best way to do it is with computer vision, he went on to note. The single front-facing camera wasn’t sufficient because its field of view was too narrow — so Amazon included special cameras with a much wider field of view to continuously capture a user’s head. At the end of the day, it features four front-facing cameras, two of which can be used in case the other cameras were covered; it uses the best two at any given time. Lastly, Amazon included infrared lights in each camera to allow the phone to work in the dark.

    — The Verge