Design of The Daft Punk Disguise
Behind The Helmets is a short documentary explaining how members of the band Daft Punk perfected the art of concealing their identities. They took it all very seriously — calling upon an Ohio company that does the metalizing for NASA spacesuits and even the man who designs jumbotron screens to help with their helmet design.
Example of a Sharia-compliant Visa Credit card. This credit card exemplifies the global nature of modern finance. HSBC, originally founded in Hong Kong and Shanghai, created its Amanah division in 1998 to appeal to the growing financial hubs in the Middle East and Asia. Islamic law forbids exchanging money for profit and this card is Shari’a compliant, meaning that interest cannot be received on savings, or charged on borrowings. Shari’a compliant banks also cannot invest money in socially or morally damaging businesses and are mindful that Muslims must use their wealth to help the less fortunate.
Backing up 3TB of data is incredibly satisfying.
I bet you have pretty cool friends, but are your friends this cool?
The fake house is dead. Long live the fake house.
I wish I could separate the two big trends of the year in computing — the cool gadgets and the revelations of digital spying — but I cannot.
Back at the dawn of personal computing, the idealistic notion that drove most of us was that computers were tools for leveraging human intelligence to ever-greater achievement and fulfillment. This was the idea that burned in the hearts of pioneers like Alan Kay, who a half-century ago was already drawing illustrations of how children would someday use tablets.
But tablets do something unforeseen: They enforce a new power structure. Unlike a personal computer, a tablet runs only programs and applications approved by a central commercial authority. You control the data you enter into a PC, while data entered into a tablet is often managed by someone else.
Earlier this week, we launched a brand new redesign of the Glif. It represents over a year in development, and I’m really proud of how it turned out.
When we designed the original Glif, we wanted it to be as dead simple and easy to manufacture as possible, so one of the design decisions we made was to have it only fit a naked iPhone 4. This allowed for the Glif to be a single piece of molded plastic with no moving parts. This was crucial, as it was our first time to ever manufacture something, and any added complexity would have surely tripped as up.
As we’ve grown and learned new things over the past 3 years, we wanted to tackle the idea of making an adjustable Glif, without losing the simplicity and ease of use of the original. I’ll leave that to you to judge if we achieved that, but I’m happy with the result.
You can check out the new Glif here.
Safe travels wherever the holidays take you! Try to take fewer suitcases than are in Rob Baron’s cast bronze artwork, Lost and Found: An Excavation Project, at the Hempstead station on the LIRR. Happy Holidays!
Literature for life.
9am product meeting.
" You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time." - Charles Kettering
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