Designing a timeless smartwatch
Gábor Balogh is a freelance designer from Hungary who, like many of us, wants an attractive, watch-like watch that just happens to be smart. The difference between Balogh and the rest of us is he went ahead and designed an interface he believes could enable regular watch designs to include a full bevy of smart features.
I was first introduced to Bo Burnham’s music a few years ago as he was becoming a young Youtube star. The song was “Bo Yo”—a raunchy rap recorded in Bo’s bedroom, backed by a simple keyboard loop. Even at 18, his sense of comedy, timing, and wordplay was top-notch. Since then Bo has gone on to record a few CDs (including “Oh Bo” and “words, words, words”) and has also become a bit of a Vine celebrity.
To me, though, “what.” is something more. I feel this is Bo’s (now 22) first show not just as a comedian/musician, but as an artist. Somewhere between the dirty double entendres and stage gags are some genuine messages about self identity, religion, and love. The show culminates in “We Think We Know You,” an incredible work of choreography, which is all at once full of humor and self expression. I’ve watched the full special three times over the past few months and this song gives me chills every time.
So if you need something uplifting after tonight’s True Detective, look no further. “what.” is available for free in full HD on both Youtube and Netflix.
StartupsAnonymous is a place for startup founders, employees and investors to candidly share their stories, ask/answer questions and vent.
Similar to the recent iOS hit, Secret, StartupsAnonymous shows that anonymity can be a powerful tool in allowing people to be open and authentic—a refreshing concept in a world of self-promotional social media. I highly recommend this blog to any aspiring or early-stage founders; it shows a side of startups rarely seen in the press.
Man up, admit it isn’t good enough, and fix it now.Robert Nealan, M.V.P., not M.V.P.O.S.
I realize it’s awkward, discussing these adult matters with your father, but have your buddies asked you to join a start-up? Be honest—Dad knows the HTML.Marco Kaye, Son, It’s Time We Talk About Where Start-Ups Come From
I’m here to build something for the long term. Anything else is a distraction.
Interesting to note that, of all the ways silicon valley tries to recreate Facebook’s success, this simple principle is almost never embraced.
Facebook has announced Paper, a new app for viewing and sharing stories—from both Facebook and other content sources. The app looks extremely impressive with rich animations, smooth user input, and a design well-tailored to small screens.
My only gripe at this point would be the app sharing its name with another iOS favorite.