Foundry’s WTF (19-Nov-2016)
The Foundry’s Weekly Technology Fix (WTF) is a curated list of articles/posts/etc. we found interesting. The Foundry @ Cornell Tech transforms research and ideas into products.
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Department of 🎮 💉 (Digital Addictions)
💉 Bring your printed photos into the digital world
Google Photos, Google's cloud photo storage and sharing service, aspires to be a single home to everyone's photographs…techcrunch.com
💉 A Chrome extension to keep you productive
💉 A secure OS for the internet of things
At last - we've done it! I've anticipated this day for ages - the day when the first commercially available mass market…eugene.kaspersky.com
Department of 💡🏙 (Smarter Cities)
💡 Paper bike helmet
City bikes are great. But they don't come with helmets. And carrying your own helmet is not really practical. This might solve the problem.
A recyclable, folding cycling helmet made of paper has won this year's international James Dyson Award. The EcoHelmet…www.bbc.com
And I can see an obvious advertising opportunities with the helmet, which might help finance its deployment.
💡 Guerrilla bike-lanes
When two cyclists were tragically killed in hit-and-run collisions this past summer, a group of anonymous urban…99percentinvisible.org
Department of 🤑 🔌 (Shameless Plugs)
🤑 Sharing my experience as a juror
Against all odds, I got picked to serve as a juror. I took it as a field trip to figure out what innovations can be brought to the court room and the justice system.
As a US citizen, you have the pleasure of being called to serve on jury duty. I received my "invitation". I could have…medium.com
🤑 Big data to solve unemployment in France (in French)
My friend Paul Duan and his startup Bayes Impact were the first non-profit to join Y Combinator. Now, they apply Big Data to curb unemployment in France.
A 24 ans, ce créateur d'une start-up à but non lucratif lance un site destiné à aider le retour à l'emploi. Avec le…www.lemonde.fr
Department of 🌈🎆(Silver linings)
🌈 BBC's Planet Earth II
Must see documentary series, from the BBC.
How animals meet the challenges of surviving in the most iconic habitats on earth.www.bbc.co.uk
🌈 Object recognition app for the visually impaired
For someone who is blind or partially sighted, everyday tasks can be a pain - choosing the right can from the pantry…techcrunch.com
🌈 Weapons of mass instruction
Lemesoff converted a 1979 Ford Falcon into a bizarre tank-like vehicle complete with a swiveling turret, a non-functioning gun, and space to store about 900 books — inside and outside of the vehicle.
Raul Lemesoff, an eccentric artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has created a bizarre tank-like 'Weapon Of Mass…www.boredpanda.com
Department of 🇺🇸 🗳 (US Elections)
🇺🇸 Red bots vs Blue bots
SAN FRANCISCO - An automated army of pro-Donald J. Trump chatbots overwhelmed similar programs supporting Hillary…www.nytimes.com
🇺🇸 Another option for the United States
Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II resumes monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Utah, which she does not fancy.
proposed by John Cleese (or one of his impersonators). Read the full article.
🇺🇸 For wannabe activists, from either side
Hustle is a text-distribution tool that allows organizers to quickly start individual, personalized conversations with huge numbers of supporters.
People hate phone calls and ignore emails, so how do you get them to protest, organize, fundraise and fight for the…techcrunch.com
🇺🇸 Bullshit detector plug-in
With all the current talk about whether Facebook and Google should be policing fake news on their platforms, it pays to…bgr.com
And a really good related article about things we can do about fake news.
We — John Borthwick and Jeff Jarvis — want to offer constructive suggestions for what the platforms — Facebook, Twitter…medium.com
Department of 🎬 📖 (worthy quotes)
« Leaders who want healthy organizations cannot try to eliminate or reduce time spent in meetings by combining them or cutting them short. Instead, they have to make sure that they are having the right kinds of meetings, and then they must make those meetings effective.» Source: The Advantage, by J-B Lencioni.