Those using Google Chrome’s early release channels recently may have noticed something a little bit different about the icon: it’s had a revamp. The Google Chrome team today announced they were updating the icon to a simpler, cleaner design that better reflected what Chrome is all about.
“Since Chrome is all about making your web experience as easy and clutter-free as possible, we refreshed the Chrome icon to better represent these sentiments. A simpler icon embodies the Chrome spirit — to make the web quicker, lighter, and easier for all.”
Creative Google Chrome Fans have helped to inspire this change through numerous reinterpretations of how they see the icon, all of which pointed towards a simpler and more abstract view prompting Google to rethink their original design.
“Numerous creative reinterpretations have organically moved the icon towards simplicity and abstraction, so it felt right to make the icon structure cleaner and easier to recreate.”
I really like this new icon especially how they’ve moved away from the 3D effect of the old one and on to something ‘flatter’ that just seems more appealing to the eye. I think it helps the colours to ‘pop’ more, what are your thoughts?
Look out for the new icon in your browser in the coming weeks!
Source: Google Chrome Blog and TechCrunch
Take a look at this amazing footage of Space Shuttle Discovery’s last ever launch, filmed from a passenger jet flying near Kennedy Space Center. In what seems like perfect timing, we see the shuttle blast upwards into the sky leaving a bright white trail behind, contrasting beautifully against the deep blue sky. What an incredible sight this must have been to see first hand displaying the immense power of the shuttle. Have a look for yourselves and enjoy!
Source: Tech, Travel & Tuna
If, like me, you’ve been manically refreshing your Facebook page for the past hour to no avail, then you are not alone. The official news along the Zuckerberg grapevine is that the company is experiencing “latency issues with the API” (whatever that means!) In other words, the whole site seems to be affected including Facebook’s Like button, which means that a good percentage of the web will be having problems.
Here’s the official statement from Facebook’s Platform live status page:
Current Status: API Latency Issues
We are currently experiencing latency issues with the API, and we are actively investigating. We will provide an update when either the issue is resolved or we have an ETA for resolution.
Apparently the company had the same problems yesterday, which caused the site to crash according to TechCrunch.
Keep checking Facebook’s Platform live status page for more news!
It was only a matter of time until somebody made a movie about Twitter. If Facebook and YouTube can do it, then why not everybody’s favourite 140 character micro blogging service? This is, of course, a parody made by Next New Network’s Barely Digital group which takes the mickey out of the official trailer for “The Social Network,” which is an actual film about Facebook that will be shown in cinemas all around the world. I’m not even kidding.
So sit back and enjoy folks, and listen out for the music, it’s funny :)
Image via TechCrunch
Here is a rundown of the major product that Apple revealed at last weeks WWDC… The iPhone 4!! Plus we also have news about Safari 5 and Panasonic’s new MAHUUSIVE TV!
No, your eyes are not deceiving you, you did read the headline right. This June a new dating website called Cupidtino launches exclusively for Apple fanboys (and girls) where they can share their love (and obsession) for Apple products and, maybe, just maybe, even find love themselves.
Cupidtino is a beautiful new dating site created for fans of Apple productsby fans of Apple products! Why? Diehard Mac & Apple fans often have a lot in common – personalities, creative professions, a similar sense of style and aesthetics, taste, and of course a love for technology. We believe these are enough reasons for two people to meet and fall in love, and so we created the first Mac-inspired dating site to help you find other Machearts around you.
Cupidtino will launch in June 2010 exclusively on Apple platforms – Safari, iPhone and iPad apps. It’s time to share the love.
Wow, this is a first. The name ‘Cupidtino’ is a blend of Cupid and Cupertino, the city which houses Apple’s headquarters. The site is purely for those who need to spend less time hugging their iPad’s and more time getting out into the real world and hugging real people. Well, that’s at least my perception of it.
And in case you needed more proof to convince you that this isn’t one huge joke, here’s a faux profile made by the Cupidtino site for one of the Gizmodo reporters to prove to her that the website actually exists and will launch in June!
So, if you want to find that special someone who loves their shiny Apple products just as much as you do, you better hit up that website pronto and get a beta invite!
This happens way too much for my liking… That is all, hey what else did you expect me to say at this hour?
I found this article on Twitter via Mac Tweeter which is great for keeping us Mac heads up to date with the latest news.
It’s pretty funny, see how many you can check off! LOLS
May the Apple be with you…