Just in Time for Halloween: Goblin Sharks
Here’s what’s been catching our eye recently in tech, culture, and the space in between.
• Breath. “Almost 100% of all living humans do it most of the time, that’s why we created Breath. Breath makes it easy to keep track of your breathing so you are free to be completely awesome.”
H/T to the makers of this hilarious fake app. We love it because it speaks directly to our core belief that connected devices don’t create value themselves, but value comes from connecting things to solve real-world problems.
• Going Mainstream. Nice article and podcast about how SmartThings is bridging the gap between developers and the rest of us, and bringing the promise of a fully connected home to mainstream audiences. (The Network)
• Just in Time for Halloween. The elusive goblin shark, with it’s terrifyingly absurd mouth. (Wired)
• Whoa. Very surprised to learn that, after 13 years, New York Times tech columnist David Pogue is leaving “the newspaper of record” to join Yahoo… which we’re fairly certain is only used for Fantasy Football at this point. (CNN)
• Welcome, IBM. Just a few weeks after Staples announced it would enter the connected-home market, IBM announced yesterday that it would soon launch an “Internet of Things Starter Kit” called Mote Runner. (Network World)
• This is Not an Onion Article. In an interview on 60 Minutes this week, former Vice President Dick Cheney revealed that he is afraid terrorists will kill him by hacking his electronic heart. Despite there not being a single reported incident involving hacking a person’s implanted defibrillator in the history of ever, the former second-in-command of the free world wanted to make extra sure and had doctors remove the wireless function back in 2007. (Motherboard)