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Nintendo Switch UI, iPhone Turns Ten and More

Nintendo Switch UI, iPhone Turns Ten and More

One: Thoughts on the Nintendo Switch User Interface

"I’ve been using the Switch for a few months and I can’t stop thinking about its user interface. Nintendo’s newest console is in the golden era of its UI. The base features you would expect out of a game system are covered, but cruft has not yet been added to the experience. I’ve heard a lot of people say they long for more from the Switch’s UI, but I love the bare bones simplicity."

Charlie Deets, freeCodeCamp

 

Two: Living With the Original iPhone... in 2017

Joanna Stern, The Wall Street Journal

 

Three: Blockchain—The New Technology of Trust

This interactive site does a good job explaining blockchain.

"A new technology is redefining the way we transact. If that sounds incredibly far-reaching, that's because it is.

"Blockchain has the potential to change the way we buy and sell, interact with government and verify the authenticity of everything from property titles to organic vegetables.

"It combines the openness of the internet with the security of cryptography to give everyone a faster, safer way to verify key information and establish trust."

Goldman Sachs

 

Four: Ends, Means, and Antitrust

"The European Commission levied a record €2.42 billion ($2.73 billion) fine on Google yesterday for having “abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.”

Ben goes on to discuss the positives and negatives of this EU decision.

Ben Thompson, Stratechery

 

Five: Perfect Ten

Gruber writes nostalgically about the original iPhone keynote and the effect the iPhone has had on the world.

"In January 2007, 26 minutes into his Macworld Expo keynote address, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone with his justly-famous “three revolutionary products” framing..."

John Gruber, Daring Fireball

 

Bonus: Doggo!

 

I want to make #FiveForFriday better every week. If you have any suggested links, think of a better way to present them or want to chat about a topic, reach out to me on Twitter—@TimothyBuckSF. I'd love to hear from you.

Header image from freeCodeCamp.

Digital Assistants' Adoption, the Story of Netflix Streaming and More

Digital Assistants' Adoption, the Story of Netflix Streaming and More

Apple has Leapfrogged its Augmented Reality Competition with ARKit

Apple has Leapfrogged its Augmented Reality Competition with ARKit