AT&T First Look: Worse Than I Had Anticipated

My cautious tone toward AT&T (T) ahead of 3Q17 earnings has been justified. This Tuesday, the U.S.-based telecom giant posted its first all-around miss since 3Q14. Revenues of $ 39.7 billion landed -3% below year-ago levels, failing to reach consensus estimate of $ 40.1 billion as business and consumer mobility came in softer than I […] Read more »

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How 'Metroid' Fans Made a Better Game Than Nintendo

Metroid: Samus Returns isn’t the first remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus. It’s just the first released by Nintendo. A bit of background may be in order. In 2003, Nintendo released a game called Metroid: Zero Mission, which essentially updated the graphics and play of the original 1987 NES Metroid in order to bring […] Read more »

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How Uber is designing an app that works in more than 400 cities

Uber may have been the target of considerable (and deserved) flack for its new logo in February, but the rideshare company has bigger design challenges on its mind than simply rebranding. Uber wants to make transportation “as reliable as running water,” Ethan Eismann, Uber’s director of product design, said at the Semi Permanent design event in […] Read more »

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A Wedding Ring Spins More Like a Boomerang Than a Coin  

Spin a coin on a flat surface, and it spirals much like a planet orbiting a star — at least until it runs out of steam and rattles to a stop on the table. But spin a wedding ring the same way, and it will make a surprising abrupt turn, following a trajectory more like […] Read more »

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