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In The News 07-25-14

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by | Filed Under: In The News

Amazon Hires Google Glass Creator

Babak Parviz, the man who wants you to wear a computer on your face, is leaving Google for Amazon. Parviz led the Google Glass project and was involved in the development of other innovative tech while working for the Internet giant.

Parviz announced the job change on his Google+ page by posting this:

Amazon has gotten more into the hardware end of the business with their new Fire Phone and bringing Parviz aboard may indicate that they plan to get into the wearable business. Kindle Glasses, anyone?

Windows 7 Transitioning To Extended Support In January

Microsoft is reminding Windows 7 users that the operating system is moving from mainstream support to extended support in January of 2015.  For home users, this doesn’t really mean much. Microsoft will still provide security and bug fixes until 2020. However, they won’t be adding any new features  or design changes to Windows 7.

Google Play Store Getting New Look

The Google Play Store is getting a new look. The lead designer used a whole bunch of jargon to describe the new look  by saying, “We’re relying on bold, graphical, intentional graphics” to describe it.

But if recently leaked screenshots are any indication, it means that the pictures will be getting bigger and screenshots from the products will be used at the background instead of just the plain gray users see now. Check out the leaked screenshots from Android Police.

It’s all part of what Google calls a Material Design makeover for it’s products. According to designer Streu, “Material is the metaphor.” and that the goal is that “Our motion is providing meaning.”

When you filter through what this guy is saying, it seems to state that they want to have nice type styles and pretty colors that are easy on people’s eyes.

~ Cynthia


One Response to “In The News 07-25-14”

  1. Barbara Pickett says:

    K.I.S.S. is still the best way to go imho.

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