From a series entitled “27 Vintage Ads That Would Be Banned Today.” Oh how things have changed.
Bad sound quality is destroying the music business. The quality of sound delivered through typical ear bud headphones devalues the music according to Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, who as a solution have created a line of high end headphones called Beats. In this article in the Financial Times, Iovine describes how he is trying [...]
With the flick of a switch, Philips Electronics may have just dramatically lowered America’s electric bill. In September the Dutch electronics giant became the first to enter the U.S. Department of Energy’s L Prize competition, which seeks an LED alternative to the common 60-watt bulb. Sixty-watt lights account for 50% of the domestic incandescent market; [...]
Dutchman Peter van de Werken has invented and successfully developed a new kind of rose: rainbow coloured rose. By treating the stalk with natural pigments, van de Werken has managed to make each petal a different colour. Watch the Reuters story here…
The Information Architects have plotted the top 140 Twitter influencers on a map akin to those showing how the universe began. The blobs are placed according to name, handle, category, influence, activity and when they joined the service. Full story here.
From the Miami Herald. “Managers authentically want creativity and people authentically cherish it,” says Jennifer Mueller, an assistant professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. “But if you want to accept a creative idea, then you’ll have to come to terms with the idea that you don’t know with any degree of [...]
A restaurant in Australia has started using iPads for menus. Global Mundo Tapas in Sydney has a custom app on which customers can view menus, read dishes along with tasting notes, and see photos of the dish. The App put the dish together and the order is sent to the kitchen via WiFi. Diners with the help [...]
You know Big Data is a Big Deal when NPR runs a story, or in this case a mini-series, on it. Big Data refers to the huge amount of data collected through numerous sources that can be captured, processed and analyzed to guide science and marketing, and everything in between, and the rate of growth [...]