Visual design comparison between Chrome 51 and 52

New window chrome visuals land in Google Chrome 52 by the fantastic Sebastien Gabriel. Here is Chrome 51 versus 52 animated (click to see the 1:1 version, sorry no retina):

There is a new incognito design, which is now dark, like a sith lord. I dig this, very tight and fresh. You could argue about the tab shapes (I’m expecting an outcry from users), but it doesn’t hurt to go bold at times.

Since I’ll be working on Android apps too, I’m going to read his excellent article with lots of detail on how he redesigned Chrome for Material Design (part 1, part 2).

This is actually how the future will start with flying cars everywhere

Elon Musk:

You will also be able to add your car to the Tesla shared fleet just by tapping a button on the Tesla phone app and have it generate income for you while you’re at work or on vacation, significantly offsetting and at times potentially exceeding the monthly loan or lease cost. This dramatically lowers the true cost of ownership to the point where almost anyone could own a Tesla. Since most cars are only in use by their owner for 5% to 10% of the day, the fundamental economic utility of a true self-driving car is likely to be several times that of a car which is not.

Just imagine where this will go.

Nintendo is releasing a miniature NES with 30 built-in games

The Verge:

[Nintendo] announced what it’s calling the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. It looks just like a NES, only a lot tinier, and it comes with 30 games built in. You can connect it to your TV via a HDMI cable, and it also includes a controller designed to work just like the iconic rectangular NES gamepad.

It’s coming in November for 60 dollars. I wish Nintendo would add some kind of achievement system into the games so I can max every single one of them. (Ironically this week my father in law found my wifes old NES and SNES in the basement with a couple of games.) I also need to get a JVC TM-H1750C. And, of course, a basement where I install everything. 🙂