In-house design projects, collaborations and design curation by car makers are becoming a staple of the fair.
These days, Shenzhen is well known globally as a place where millions and millions of things are made — iPhones, tablets, Samsung Galaxy S4s, and much more. But the “maker movement,” a recognition of the do-it-yourself spirit, has been growing …
Adding to a slew of iPhone 6 related "leaks," a case maker at the 2014 Hong Kong Electronics Fair on Tuesday showed off a tooled metal mockup purporting to represent the design of Apple's next-generation iPhone 6.
In Silicon Valley, there’s a lot of talk about The Maker Movement. After all, over 195,000 people attended Maker Faire events around the world last year alone. Makers are tech-savvy tinkerers. They build robots, program light installations and hack everything from code to IKEA furniture. From Boston to Beirut, community-based […]
How to Land a Top-Paying Pierogi Makers Job McFadden 2012 This is a real book. And real libraries own it. To be fair, not a lot of libraries own it, but it is still too funny not to share. Imagine the publisher pitch meeting: “What we really need is a book about how to make […]
When I was growing up my favourite kitchen applicance (Don't all kids have a favourite kitchen appliance? No? Just me then?) was definitely our ice cream maker. I'm fairly certain that in its list of functions 'making ice cream' wasShow More Summary
3D printing is sexy, exciting, and the new new thing. 3D printing software, on the other hand, is a usability disaster that can make the maker faire dream a configuration and interoperability nightmare. In other words, the 3D printing industry …
The 8th annual Maker Faire Bay Area, a weekend-long celebration of invention, creativity, and the maker movement, takes place May 17 and 18, 2014 at the San Mateo Event Center in California. Tickets are available online. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech [...]
The news today that Facebook will buy Oculus —the makers of the best virtual reality experience in existence—caused paroxysms of upsetment and surprise. That's fair! But once the smoke clears, this could turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to the most promising technology we have. Read more...
Toy maker GoldieBlox’s decision to turn a sexist rap song into a girl power commercial touched off a lawsuit last fall and led to a debate about the limits of parody and fair use. While GoldieBlox had used the Beastie Boys’ song in a clearly transformative fashion, the […]
We wrote fairly extensively about Apple's U.S. advertising travails in 2013, a year in which the OG smartphone maker struggled to impress consumers with messages ranging from an emotional appeal about families to a more practical approach centered on the different things its devices can do. Show More Summary
My friend Dale Dougherty, founder of MAKE Magazine and creator of Maker Faire, went to Sochi with his wife, Nancy. He wrote a long, fascinating account of their stay in Russia for Medium.
Reynolds American might be mulling a bid for rival Lorillard. Similar deals suggest the Camel cigarette maker could sensibly stretch to offer a 30 pct premium. The strategic benefits are also fairly clear. But antitrust and other watchdogs may send any transaction up in smoke.
Apple, maker of tech items like the iPhone, iPad and Mac line of computers, is extending its reach into the automotive market, making a fairly big announcement ahead of the Geneva Motor Show. No, it hasn't bought Tesla (yet). Instead,...Show More Summary
Mattel creates a variety of toys for various brands like Disney, Nickelodeon and Marvel. The introduction of new movies, expansion of popular shows and the continued success of long standing characters is keeping the toy maker very busy in 2014. In addition, they are expanding their own Hot Wheels, Barbie, Monster High and Ever After collections.
What happens when a business owner dismisses a common standard for quality and fairness in their industry? Andrea Illy, CEO of Illycaffe, makers of the well-known Illy brand, recently told Quartz that his company would never sell fair trade coffee. Show More Summary
A large crowd convenes at a Maker Faire for the full scale mouse trap.The following will have links, sources, and dates sorted in logical orders to find key stats that you’ll need to make decisions. Additionally, I’ll link to other listings and indexes that will provide further context. My goal is to serve as an [...]
Hey, professional truth-benders. Here's a sweet mockumentary-style PSA about professional truth-bending. Extra bonus if you also happen to be a tree hugger. In addition to fairly broad swipes at snake oil salesmen (you must have known...Show More Summary
Tens of thousands of flights carry millions of passengers around the globe on a daily basis. Needless to say, the environmental impact of this is fairly large, but both airlines and aircraft makers are keen to reduce that impact and...
Up until now most trailers and footage of Dying Light, the upcoming Mirror’s Edge-meets-Dead Rising game from the makers of Dead Island, has focused on fairly standard running around and zombie slaughter, but this latest trailer seems to be going after the Walking Dead/The Last of Us audience. Show More Summary