Teardown of the new Google Q. This is the kind of thing I’d do with it as it doesn’t do much (currently…) for $300.
Quartz window, and permits ultraviolet light to shine through and erase the chip. Via NYC Resistor
This is probably what Van Gogh was imagining but was limited by his oils.0
I was wondering what they were doing biking by. Well, they’re putting in a new massive plasma dynamo at the UW physics department.
It’s essentially a container that can contain something no material could (directly) contain. That’s pretty neat.0
I actually just bought my first Mac (Macbook Air 13”) ever, I have been missing out for years on some great products that just feel so good to use, way beyond other products on the market. They are uniquely different. It takes something special to do make it so. Steve was that something.
Via Mint Digital.0
A couple weeks ago I went on a little road trip to see the Kansas City Maker Faire. It was a blast. The intention was to do a customer development for my startup which I did do a bit of, but most of the time was spent something a little different: (minorly) assisting the Sector 67 team in the Power Racing Series competition of racing modified power wheels vehicles.
More photos here.0
Can you create a tech startup, with all the parts that involves including customer research, application development, company formation and pitch development (slidedeck below) given only 24 hours and a small team?
Yep. That’s exactly what the great team I was a member of did as part of the Startup Cafe at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference. From a kernel of a concept for an app to track what an alumni group is up to (like for an incubator program or similar) to a working application filling a real customer need (we did research with the event attendees) in such a compressed period of time was an interesting mix of high stress, little sleep while still being fun. It was only possible via the new-ish lean startup methodolgy, with the primary focus on moving fast, iterating quickly with customer involvement at the earlier possible stage.
Although initially conceived of as only a conference demonstration project due to the potential customer interest there is a chance of creating a viable business with further work.
Revenue to date: $42. (Someone passed around a hat after the demo.)0