The web feels too big. The web feels like you don’t have any control other than actively trying to consume your favorite sites and discover new content. That’s the point of all these new devices: a personal experience, from the awesome 50-inch TV on your wall to the 4.8-inch smartphone in your pocket — but without a great home screen, it’s all for naught.The future of the home screen isn’t about apps | The Verge
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Not long into The Zero Theorem, we see our bald hero, Qohen Lethe (Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained) step out of his dour church home and into the bright, garish street. He’s assaulted with a visual and auditory parade. There’s an advertisement that follows us down the street, like a pop-up ad that you can’t quite find the close button for. A sign for the Church of Batman the Redeemer passes in and out of view as citizens of this dilapidated future (or alternate present) city chatter in bright plastic jackets. Eventually he makes his way to his job, which involves hidden hands trading liquid vials of computer data while Qohen pedals furiously at his blinking and blooping workstation.
Name this Samsung rectangle!
Samsung makes a ton of products, everything from televisions, to refrigerators, to washing machines. But it’s best at making rectangles, and it seems to release a new rectangle every week. If you’re not paying close attention, all of those rectangles start to blend together, making it awfully hard to tell today’s Samsung rectangle from the rectangle it released last week or six months ago.
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I think people are coming back around to [practical effects]. It feels like there is sort of that gravity pulling us back toward it. I think that more and more people are hitting kind of a critical mass in terms of the CG-driven action scene lending itself to a very specific type of action scene, where physics go out the window and it becomes so big so quick.Rian Johnson on: No more Jar Jar: new Star Wars films to focus on practical effects | Polygon