Beer Drones?

Here’s what’s been catching our eye recently in tech, culture, and the space in between.

FAA puts microbrewery’s drone beer delivery project on ice. Turns out this is too good to be true. Way to be a downer, FAA. (The Verge)

Lenovo to buy Motorola from Google. Numbers are very interesting. Also curious about patent portfolio and licensing. (TechCrunch)

Google is making a land grab for the Internet of Things. AKA: The #IoT is now Settlers of Catan, and Google has its eyes on that Longest Road card. (TechCrunch)

Facebook is making a newspaper app out of your Facebook. Meet Paper, the newest rival to Flipboard. (GigaOM)

Medium Gets Funding. We’re big fans of Evan Williams and Biz Stone’s social media startup. If Twitter and Blogger got friendly and birthed a really good-looking love child with a super slick UX, this is what it would look like. Very intriguing. (Re/code)

Stunning visualization of the Polar Vortex. (Gizmodo)

A Stunning Visualization of the Polar Vortex

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  • It’s nice that you’re weaving in general technology news into your blog, but I can get that already from so many other places (Ars Technica, The Verge, etc). It feels like you have an opportunity to focus on showcasing topics that have more to do with SmartThings and home automation in general. Surely you have lots of daily developments, upcoming plans, customer showcases, demos, etc to share instead. Otherwise, I’m treating posts like this as noise when I’d rather hear about SmartThings.