I often think about that Forbes piece “Why Best Buy is Going out of Business…Gradually” that was published nearly two years ago. You probably read
it phone spy telephone recording too; as of today it has around 3 million views. The emotion that author Larry Downes generated with that prescient article was overwhelming — like a collective “we can do
better” echoing through the internet.
Two years later, and Downes
is more right than ever. Through Grand St. I’ve had a front-row seat to the emerging hardware movement, and the big realization I’ve come to is that it’s not just Best Buy that’s going to fade away, it’s our entire notion of “Consumer Electronics”. It will be gradual, but there are already signals that indicate a shift is happening.
It’s a tailwind that’s supporting a growing long-tail of hardware and a new kind of creator. Continue reading
This was originally posted to Medium on September 12, 2013
I was in the chair at the dentist getting fit for my Invisalign dental aligners when a thought popped into my mind: Are we approaching the point where I will be able to have impressions taken and have the actual Invisalign to take home on the same day?
With the rise of personal 3D printing, I do not think my vision is too far off. When I asked my dentist (who also
happens to be my uncle) about this, he confirmed that this should happen within the next five years, though he personally does not know anyone who has started to work on it. Continue reading
Whether on the subway during the morning commute or relaxing on a deserted beach, summer
is a great time for reading. Here are a few things we’re loving at Grand St.
Kuan likes Decoding Design: Understanding and Using Symbols in Visual Communication by Maggie Macnab
“I came across the book while listening to one
of my favorite podcasts, Design Matters with Debbie Millman. The book is an excellent guide to understanding how the meanings of basic symbols, numbers, and shapes have evolved through philosophy, mythology, religion, and architecture. It’s an impactful book that
makes me realize something so small has such eternal significance; as a designer, every small decision has the potential to create a more meaningful experience for your audience. It’s a fast but fascinating read.”
At Grand St., we’re a group of self-admitted food lovers, so we couldn’t wait to share with you some of our favorite recipes to try out using Baking Steel.
To get started, you’ll need all the basics, including dough, sauce, and cheese. We sometimes buy pre-made balls of dough from the local grocery store, but making your own dough from scratch is very simple. If you’ve got time, making your own sauce always ups the deliciousness factor. We borrowed this recipe from the rockstars over at
public television show America’s Test Kitchen for Thin-Crust Pizza, a simple-to-make pie with a perfect crust—thin, crisp, and spottily charred on the exterior; tender yet chewy within. You can also use it to make the basic “foundation” and then add your own personal touch with toppings.
Aaron: Typically, I keep it simple – baby portobello mushrooms, Kalamata olives, red onions, and slices of fresh mozzarella. I like to start by coating the rolled out dough in a thin spy cell phone layer of extra virgin olive oil, some salt, and a dash of black pepper. I also prefer using blue corn meal in place of flour to keep the pizza from sticking
to the Baking Steel. It gives the crust a nice crunchy texture. So easy, but so delicious.
Meet Jess Thevenoz: Instagram Phenom, Expert Juicer, Skilled Chair Builder
From: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
What Jess does at Grand St.: “Being an Intern at Grand St. carries an ghostwriting services definition endless job description. Among other things, I furnished the new office (all online essay editing services the way down to kitchen utensils), respond to customer service e-mails, post product updates across our social media channels, test new products, help build/document
office hacks, am building a customer acquisition cost calculator, take meeting notes, and…. often juice various fruits before office parties.”
This was originally posted order essay to Grand St. on May 28, 2013
Tablets, phones, and PCs are being introduced to kids at a very young age whether at home or in school. A friend of mine’s toddler phone spy software mumbai even has “play time” several times a week in her kindergarten class which simply involves an hour of iPad use (don’t worry, they still have outdoor recess for those that I’ve now terrified). This is not a bad thing, tablets can be fantastic learning aids and a spy phone calls free great way to entertain your kids during a car trip and other mundane activities for children. You can browse wikipedia or reddit for hours and can come away with new knowledge on a given subject or just as easily as you can find pictures of cats for your folder titled ‘LOL’.
With this new prevalence of mobile and PC technology in the classroom, schools across the spectrum from the most
well-off to the deeply impoverished (thanks to the beautiful efforts of groups like the Edubuntu team and the OLPC Project), are able to provide kids with the ability to learn about the code and software that drives the tech they have been using for most of their lives. In fact, here in New York several high schools dedicated to learning computer science have begun to open their doors this year.
This was originally posted to Grand St. on March 18, 2013.
I originally got the second generation MindWave during my sophomore year of college in order to do two things: first, make pretty fractals with my brainwaves and second, prove the point that you don’t need to drop upwards of 200 dollars to collect meaningful neural feedback. I ended up doing both and here’s what happened.
Thought as Data
People very rarely consider that “thought” can be collected and measured. I think a lot of people assume an EEG is some sort of
mystical device, where if you think about a chair, it will do some heavy math, maybe run some special algorithms, and slowly scribble “chair” out onto the big dot matrix printer spool that all cognitive scientists use. Sadly this is not (yet) the case.