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
By StockBot: Intel (INTC), the world's largest PC chip maker has been facing a fairly rough patch over the last year. As Gartner reports, PC shipments have declined by 6.9% to 82.6 million units during the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. Show More Summary
The White House is encouraging technology and creation by holding its first ever Maker Faire this year. A Maker Faire is a gathering of talented and intelligent people who come together and put their well-executed efforts on display. Considered to be “part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new” you will never be sure what inventions the faire will hold.
The maker movement is officially coming to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. On Tuesday, as CNET reported first, the White House announced its first-ever official Maker Faire, bringing a celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math, not to mention the ground zero of the do-it-yourself world, to the home of the leader of the free world. In... Read More
The White House has announced plans to host their first-ever Maker Faire in 2014. Inspired in part by Joey “Marshmallow” Hudy’s air cannon demonstration at the 2012 White House Science Fair, the event will celebrate both Makers and organizations working to get more people making things. Details are sparse at the moment, but should be [...]
The White House is embracing technology, students and great photo-ops by holding its first Maker Faire. Maker Faire, which describes itself as "part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new," attracted 165,000 people to its two main events in San Mateo, Calif., and New York City in 2012. Show More Summary
Many will tell you that Maker Faires inspire entrepreneurs, and the White House certainly agrees -- it wants to foster that inventive spirit across the US. Accordingly, it just unveiled plans to host the first-ever White House Maker Faire later in...
BB pal Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation at the White House, sends word of the first White House Maker Faire taking place later this year.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak playing Segway polo at the first-ever Maker Faire, in 2006. (Credit: Daniel Terdiman/CNET) The maker movement is officially coming to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Today, CNET has learned, the White House plans...Show More Summary
If you're addicted to tinkering, to the point where even your tools are fair game, you might want to consider Ingersoll Rand when shopping for a cordless drill. The company's awfully-named QXX2PT08PQ4 QX Series precision screwdriverShow More Summary
[Andy Noyes] is a British artist-inventor who recently debuted his latest project, Agnes Roboknit, at the 2013 Maker Faire U.K. Agnes is a humanoid robot who knits, scares small children, and occasionally looks around as if wondering...Show More Summary