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★ Pixel Perfect

daringfireball.net
I’ve spent my whole life thinking about dots, largely in the form of on-screen pixels. I remember first seeing a Pac-Man coin-op arcade game, wondering how it worked, and deducing the basic gist: the screen was a matrix of dots, like animated graph paper. I loved graph paper. The first...
★ Pixel Perfect

The Truth About Pay TV: It's Still Not Shrinking

allthingsd.com
Reuters says more than 400,000 Americans have dropped pay TV this year. So maybe cord-cutting is real, after all. But if it is, the numbers don’t show it. It’s easy to be confused about this stuff, but it’s also easy to clear it up: If you want to evaluate the...
The Truth About Pay TV: It's Still Not Shrinking

Emoji and the iPhone-Fueled Rise of Talking in Tiny Pictures

www.readwriteweb.com
The amount of texting we do is insane. It's a trendline not likely to drop anytime soon, if the behavior of younger users offers any hints. Those adults-in-training known as teenagers send between 60 and 100 texts per day, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project.  As...
Emoji and the iPhone-Fueled Rise of Talking in Tiny Pictures

Chart: Tablets cutting legs out from under regular PCs

www.geekwire.com
Last month we published a preliminary version of the chart above, showing the unit sales trends for traditional PCs through the third quarter of the year. In short, it’s still a giant market, with more than 87 million PC shipments worldwide in the latest quarter. But it’s also a flat...
Chart: Tablets cutting legs out from under regular PCs
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