Meet the painting robot: David

We had few line drawing robots back in the time, but this I would like to call THE Artist.

Meet David:

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Destiny of Flash: Would it end just like that?

According to Mashable, The latest version of Google’s mobile platform, Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich, lacks a Flash player, and there’s currently no option to download it from the Android Market.

Although Google explains that Flash player update is been delayed a bit, but it is evident that Android 4.0 will be the last version of that operating system to feature the Flash Mobile Player. As you know, Window 7 smartphone does not support flash player as well.

It is HTML5 which is likes to replace what’s been done by flash, and it’s seems that HTML5 has a lot of potential to enhance the web experience. As you know, Google’s services, including YouTube, has been remodeled with HTML5 long time ago. And for the needs of standardization, the velocity of HTML5 is going fast in many of brand & promotion website these days.

But is it going to just blown away like that? How about many developers who defended on their career with flash? Or does Adobe working on flash converter program for the existing users?

As Adobe announced on 10th of  November, it will no longer support mobile web browser and will focus on PC & mobile application. From it’s latest update, many people complimented on its’ new 3D feature that could also be used to develop high-end flash 3D games. However, I don’t think this is a long term counterattack for the company.

What’s good about HTML5 is usually described with three benefits: It’s easy, It’s fast, and it works in all platform. As devices gets more vary, developers will tend to work in one format, which would be HTML5, simply because it is time consuming to develop exact same contents in two different format. Why develop two versions when you can make one and use it for all?

Flash will not end just right away, but  definitely it’s losing in the power game.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is out

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institut,  is out. Below I put links to bookstores you could reach. For me, I pre-ordered book from iTunes, so I’m going to get e-book, but I’m also planning to buy in hardcover book in Korean. I wish to share more stories from Steve Jobs’ book later on. (Adios, Steve)

SIRI: Apple’s real weapon is coming

Not long after iPhone4S been out, Apple has hit us with a new app called SIRI. Siri is a new app that will be included with the iPhone 4S. This app is a new way to control your phone with your voice. Instead of just dictating a message to your phone, you can ask your iPhone to do stuff for you.

It Literally it understands the context of sentence you say and interact with you and this is much more advanced than Google voice action. Although the app is part of iOS5,  it is only available on the iPhone 4S. It works in English, French and German, and will extends its service in Korea, Chinese, Japanese by 2012.

 

If you watch the video above, SIRI acts like your personal assistant. Here are just a few of the things you can ask Siri to do:

  • Ask for a Reminder – At a specific time or place
  • Ask to send a text
  • Ask or the weather
  • Ask for information – Like a restaurant
  • Ask to schedule a meeting
  • Ask to send an email
  • Ask for someone’s number
  • Ask to set an alarm
  • Ask for directions
  • Ask to set a timer
  • Ask about your stocks
  • Ask to play a playlist
  • Ask about Siri

Find out more about SIRI on apple.com: http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/siri.html
Here’s a fun experiment done by LAAN Lab. They hecked SIRI to door lock system so that you could freely close/open door with your voice commanded SMS. It takes a while to process, but given the thought it is only a initial experiement, it’s something to keep your eye on.

Shame on me, Shame on Apple!

I could not keep my promise: a post a day. I don’t want to make excuse out me all the time but I’ll have to say sorry this time.

The last couple of days has been the most crazy yet exciting times. At work, we had 24h of brainstorming, sharing ideas and came up with brilliant plans. Because of that, it’s going to make my words even hard to keep, but I will at least make extra time to keep up with my blog as well.

Thank you for all the supports with comment, I really appreciate that. I will really try to make the best of Sweet Ideas as possible.

By the way, Apple should be sorry about their new iPhone4s. What? The only difference is 800 pix camera resolution and price? Shame on Apple! I think people who were expecting Apple’s new & innovative move must have been disappointed.

I just wish to be it’s an counteract with Samsung lawsuit revenge. Hopefully after all the legal issues solved between the two companies, Apple will come up with much innovative iPhone5.

Facebook App for iPad: Oct 4

Facebook will launch its long-awaited iPad app at Apple’s iPhone 5 launch event on Oct. 4, according to Mashable. In addition to the iPad app, Facebook is also expected to release a revamped version of its iPhone app and may unveil an HTML5-based mobile app marketplace. Unfortunately on the pictures, it does not show whether it will include the new features, Timeline & ticker, but I’m sure it will upgrade as soon as it could. Below are the captures shots of Facebook app for iPad.

▲ Log in Page

▲ News feed & Tab menu

▲ Status writing & Chat window on the side

▲ Notification /  Photo

Originally from: Facebook to Launch iPad App at Apple’s iPhone 5 Event [EXCLUSIVE]

Major Facebook upgrade. Good or Bad?

Thanks to Facebook, I can be connected to my close family & friends who live abroad and at least know how things are around with people who I care. It’s the most popular social service in connecting people all around the world.

And just last week, Facebook has announced some new features that would change our way of sharing life. (You can watch Mark Zuckerberg’s presentation on f8 Facebook.)


Although Facebook has made progressive changes over the past years, this one,  many experts describe it as the “innovation of Facebook” . This update could make Facebook a life style changer for all of us.

So here, I would like to list up on three major updates and talk likes and dislikes about them.

1) A new way to show your Profile: Timeline


Timeline is a new feature of your profile, which enables to share your life in chronicle. From the latest activities to your birthday, you can update lifetime memories whenever you want. First thought that got crossed my mind was that I should move all of photos from my old social platform, Cyworld. It was always my burden to organize my memories in one place, and I thought maybe I should settle down on Facebook.

But then, really, do I want to share my whole life with a stranger? I don’ think so. Instead, I’d put my personal picture on my cloud server, keep it more personal. However, it’s one great way to present your life!

2)   ‘Like’ isn’t the only option: Open-Graph upgraded

(*open-graph is FB’s algorithm for sharing and connecting with people)

From the very first day of October, on Facebook, [Like] is not going to be your only option.

“I’m reading ______”, “I’m watching_______”, “I’m listening to _____”

All of the actions above, you’ll be able to share with friends on the Facebook. What’s good about it? Exact types of contents will be clarified & shared as useful recommendation to your friends!

Moreover, Facebook partnered with third-party companies to offer live streaming music or movie ticketing, so you can just click & join whatever your friends were doing. So I think this is an evolutionary upgrade for F-commerce. (Mark Zuckerberg pointed out that e-commerce is the next big thing, and now he came back with his ultimate business model, better than any of social commerce services so far!)

However, getting notice of every single actions that your friends make could be an annoying experience as well. (I’ve already got several notices, and it’s already giving me headache.)  To make information more usefully, Facebook should stop sending all the notices and make different tabs to categorize actions such as places, foods, event. So it could be used as social guidance to new services recommended by close friends.

Brands will get benefit from open-graph as well.

Now brands might reduce promotional apps, and develop service platforms based on Facebook app to integrate themselves people’s timeline. This way, brands could use Facebook not only for their branding, but also to sell out their services on f-commerce. Music, books, tickets are first to go in this upgrade, and it could be followed by multiples of other services both for big & small business.

(Updated 9/28) Here’s how brand facebook will look like with Timeline feature. It got more branding elements, more freedom to customize factors fit into your brand.

 

3) Newsfeed on Facebook:  Ticker

I really think ticker is a brilliant feature. Now I don’t have to follow every small moves that people are making. On the core, it’s actually very similar to twitter tweet feed. You can scroll down to read news feeds and click the ones that catches your attention. If you don’t want see it, you just have to close down the button. But it already earned some haters, and now chrome browser features ticker remover app : p

Now, it’s totally up to you

In general, most of the upgrades are positive changes in using Facebook. Though some of us will have struggle to get acquainted with new features. It’s not a matter of privacy, on a scale from zero to everything. Nobody wants get isolated, yet we constantly worry about leaking our privacy. How would you like it to be? It’s totally up to you now.

** F8 conference will be held in Seoul, Korea on Wednesday, October 5 · 10:30am – 7:00pm. Sign up here.