tommy chen

Aug 30

Twitch Has More Views Than CNN, MSNBC, and MTV During Prime time -

Who said no one wants to watch game play?

His Buns Are Aade Of Ramen -

Fallow your passion!

Aug 27

Amazon Has Sold No More Than 35,000 Fire Phones -

Back to the drawing board.

Aug 25

Amazon Buys Twitch -

That’s a surprise. The deal with Google read nearly like a done deal. It’s a great pick up for Amazon and it also seems like a good fit for Twitch too. It’s a huge loss for Google. I wonder if they will home-grow more Twitch like features into YouTube since one of their largest segments of the community are gamers.

Sharp's New Aquos Crystal Phone -

The edge to edge display looks really futuristic and I’m even more impress they were able to bring this to market at such a low price point. Since he whole top-half is screen, where’s the the earphone? Are all calls on speaker?

Aug 17

Amazon Takes on Square -

Who’s going to use this? The mom and pop stores that Amazon is trying to kill?

Samsung Announces Metal Galaxy Alpha -

Looks better than the S5, but I’m still not sold on the dimpled back design. I think it looks ugly.

Aug 14

Pay With OpenTable -

I book through OpenTable when I can because it’s just easier than having to call an human being. Paying through their app provides similar connivence to settling the check. I don’t have to ask and wait for the waiter to give me my bill and I don’t have to part with my credit card which makes the whole process more efficient and maybe a little safer. If they add the ability to split the check, I would use this on the regular.

Aug 13

Apple Commemorates Robin Williams On Their Homepage -

He was an Apple geek and a very creative individual. It always made me happy to watch his live shows. I regret I never got the chance to meet him personally, but every one tells me he was generous and humble. Rest in peace Robin Williams.

Aug 10

Amazon is Strong-Arming Hachette -

Amazon wants to force publishers to sell their goods at unsustainable prices. Just because they want to lose money, doesn’t mean everyone else does too.

Aug 09

T-Mobile Lets You Unlock Your Phone Through An App -

Limited to one phone at the moment, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Aug 06

Foursquare 8.0 Review: The Ultimate Food-Finder -

The check-in is dead. It’s all about discovery. The new app centers around their personal recommendation engine and it’s really well done.

Samsung Sales & Profits Down -

Samsung is getting squeezed on the low-end and finding it really hard to compete with Apple on the high-end. Maybe it’s not the greatest strategy to create everything.

Jul 31

Play Game Boy Advance Game On Your iPhone -

I installed it on my iPad and the app is really polished. It’s also pretty nifty how they bypassed Apple’s App Store.

Jul 24

Profits Up In Q3 Earnings, iPhone Sales Lead The Pack -

Interestingly iPads sales were down 9% while Mac sales are up 13% year over year.