Ryan Air – The worst website in the world?

Ryan Air itinerary page

I could really go to town on the Ryan Air website – it’s absolutely awful. You may say that they are actually clever and have inluded ‘Dark Patterns’ within their designs but I would have to disagree.

Going on their website is like stepping back 20 years. The colours are awful, there’s no thought to the user experience and how it passes accessibility tests is beyond me.

Mount Kimbie – Free Download

Mount Kimbie - Made to Stray

Mount Kimbie release their new album on 27th May so in preparation for that, they are whetting our appetities with a new single called Made to Stray.

I’ve only recently discovered Mount Kimbie after analysing The XXs Night + Day lineups in an effort to find new and exciting music to listen to.

Having downloaded Crooks and Lovers and giving it a few spins, it definitely rewards repeat listens and pretty much epitomises the music I am getting into at the moment.

Product Management – buzz term or here to stay?

What makes a Product Manager?

Having recently attended the Silicon Milkroundabout at Truman Brewery last Saturday I kept hearing about being a Product Manager and companies crying out for them.

It struck me because I’d always taken the term literally to refer to tangible products but these were all tech startups in dyer need of Product Managers to help to move them forward.

After speaking to a few reps from mind the Product, I realised that Product Management was right up my street. A little further investigation on their website and they define the role as a mashup of three important factors.

The next Google Reader

Flipboard

I’m worried.

Google Reader has it’s writing on the wall and I don’t know what to do.

Why?

I have a wealth of read or starred articles in my Google Reader account, they’re all nicely organised into folders and more importantly I use Google Reader every day.

The only thing is, that I don’t actually use Google Reader every day. I use the data that it outputs but the user interface so so horrible that I would never actually sit and read Google Reader.

What do I use?

Flipboard.

WiiU launch – UK get ripped off again

The WiiU was announced today and although I’ve been present at every launch of every Nintendo console since the N64, I’m not too impressed with what I’ve seen so far.

Yes, it’s finally HD, it’s got a sleek design and I’m really intrigued about how the new gamepad will work.

But, I’m getting pretty sick with the UK getting ripped off again. Although the launch price in Pounds Sterling hasn’t officially been announced, popular retailers have already announced their pricing models.

Nintendo E3 live blog

Nintendo E3 stream

6.10pm GMT

Reggie signs off the Keynote speech with another sneak peak at Nintendo Land.

5.57pm GMT

Nintendo Land announced, it will launch with the release of the WiiU.

It amalgamates many Nintendo franchises into one package. It brings together 12 different attractions. 5 are playable today.

Nintendo Land WiiU

Luigi’s Ghost Mansion will allow one player to utilise a different role in the game as the ghost. The other four players are can’t see the ghost but will be warned by a rumble in their Wii controllers.