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Google testing new double-tap gesture on back of Pixel phones

Thinking about this from an iOS perspective, would this be any faster than swiping up/down to get to Control Centre and launching the camera from there? Maybe a little, but trying it just now, I don't hold my phone in a way that would allow me to comfortably double tap the centre.

Despite access to the camera through Control Centre, I still see plenty of users that press the home button, swipe to the screen with the Camera app and launch it from there.

Not sure how easy it would be to discover and if it's something that gets triggered inadvertently then that would be annoying.

I'd prefer a dedicated camera button.

Posted 24th Feb 2020 @ 15:47

Hasbro to launch 'Real Ghostbuster' action figures

I had at least one of these when I was a kid, complete with proton blasters and the little ghosts that have a really odd texture. I can feel it now.

Posted 24th Feb 2020 @ 12:48

Types of intersections & interchanges

Changing the layout of a highway intersection can almost double the throughput. The Turbine format is may favourite, about 30 seconds in.

Posted 24th Feb 2020 @ 11:00

Fake Bakes

It's not hard for a recipe video to engage me, just needs to have a lot of sugar or meat. Yet another area of content online that is doing all it can to take advantage of clickbait.

Posted 23rd Feb 2020 @ 09:00

Popup selfie camera > holepunch cutout

While I've never owned a phone with either, I would say that my thinking is the same.

There are actually quite a few phones with pop up cameras out there. I think the Xiamo's Mi Mix 3 has the best solution, where you can slide the entire back up to reveal the hidden camera.

In the comments to this thread, waterproofing seems to be a big deal to people. While I was excited to get a waterproof phone and I planned to, I've never put it under water. It's had drinks thrown over it accidentally and survived but so did my iPhone 5s. The reaction to that is overblown in my opinion, but it's surely something that could be overcome.

Posted 22nd Feb 2020 @ 11:08

Photos of The Great Sphinx through the years

I was lucky enough to visit Giza 25 years ago and even though I've seen photos of the Sphinx many times since, I didn't realise (and certainly don't remember) the face being in such bad condition.

Posted 21st Feb 2020 @ 13:20

BMW M2 Competition customised by Futura 2000

One of my favourite artists, Futura 2000 had been teasing the collaboration for a few days and this is the result.

Posted 21st Feb 2020 @ 09:21

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