Bonaverde’s “Roast-Grind-Brew Coffee Machine” seemed like one of the cooler inventions I’ve recently stumbled upon. But then I came across this: The Copenhagen Wheel. Originally created by researchers at MIT, the Copenhagen Wheel “transforms ordinary bicycles quickly into hybrid e-bikes.[...]
Bonaverde is “a small, dedicated team of young, sleepless Berliner entrepreneurs that [have] made it their goal to revolutionize the coffee world.” How? By building the world’s first “Roast-Grind-Brew Coffee Machine.” Other machines might grind and brew the coffee.[...]
Back in 2009, a startup called Tiny Speck (whose co-founder Stewart Butterfield also co-founded Flickr) launched a multiplayer online video game called Glitch, which won praise for its creative visual style. Although more than 150,000 people played the game, Glitch never quite found its footing in the market. And, in 2012, it was shut down.[...]
Just the other day, I did the unthinkable: I actually watched a pre-video advertisement. The spot, for a major bank, spent its first few minutes explaining the mechanics of credit rating. Promising useful knowledge, this bank received my attention in return — for about two thirds of the commercial, anyway.[...]
In 2012, Bradley Wiggins became the first English cyclist to win the granddaddy of all cycling races, the Tour de France. In 2013, Chris Froome became the second.[...]
FYI: Apple officially released iOS7, the latest operating system for the iPhone and iPad, on September 18. Almost simultaneously, Stanford began offering a course teaching students how to design apps in the new environment. Although the course is still in progress, the initial video lectures are now available online, you guessed it, on iTunesU.[...]
Note: If you’re having difficulties getting this software running in your browser give Firefox a try. It seems to work the best.[...]
In early 1990 Steve Jobs granted a very rare interview to the makers of a PBS NOVA miniseries called The Machine that Changed the World.
The producers of the series had a tough time getting Jobs to talk with them.
In 1972 the Earth Resources Technology Satellite, or Landsat, launched into space with a mission to circle the planet every 16 days and take pictures of the Earth. For more than forty years, the Landsat program has created the longest ever continuous record of Earth’s surface.
Now those images are available to everyone.