I attended ‘Think Performance’ with Google this week which was hosted at the Saatchi gallery on Kings Road, London. This is one of my favourite installations. It comprises of a room half filled with engine oil that acts as a mirror. Fantastic concept by Richard Wilson.
The city was a rich tapestry of culture and design and has clearly worked hard to move on from the stigma of the ‘Nazi’ regime over the past few decades. The city makes no excuses for its past and draws a line under an abhorrent time in German history. Some of the key landmarks are:
One of my favourite places in Berlin was the Bauhaus Archiv situated by Tiergarten a short walk from the Reichstag building. As a keen admirer of the Bauhaus school of design it was fascinating to learn more about such a key influence on modern design and to see some original works by Marcel Breuer and and Walter Gropius up close.
A short walk from out hotel was a urban design company called the ‘Dudes Factory’ Their range of clothing, accessories and homeware was atypical of the design we has seen in the city and i have since ordered some products from them. They produce high quality products shipped to the UK. You can view their current range here.
Yesterday marked the launch of EE’s 4G service in the UK. EE, which is the parent company of Orange and T-Mobile, has gone live in 11 UK cities, including London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Manchester.
Despite boasting speeds up to 5 times quicker than 3G, 4GEE has come under fire for the pricing on their data plans.
To read more about 4G, read the Wired article here.
Few could argue the commercial for the Microsoft Surface leaves you thinking there could be a viable alternative to the iPad, bridging the gap between tablet and laptop. However from recent reviews it seems this could be but a ploy to hide the poor performance of the device. Check out Business Insider’s review here.
By focusing on the aesthetics of the tablet and the ‘clickable’ keyboard Microsoft are distracting customers from the operating system or everyday functionality of the device.
Have you used a ‘Surface’ How do you feel the tablet performs?
This is Googles latest attempt to take on iOS. It features a much improved voice search funtion. It has an advantage over Siri in that it can use all off Googles data to pull results. Let me know what you think of Google voice search and how it compares to Siri