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Tesla goes open source

- bill 6-13-2014 12:00 am [link] [add a comment]

Vessyl is the Yves Béhar designed smart cup that knows exactly what you're drinking. It connects to your iPhone over bluetooth, identifies drinks, nutritional content, along with how much of what you drink. 

Let's cut to the chase: while I only had an hour with a Vessyl prototype, I tried nearly a dozen beverages in it -- and it successfully identified all of them. Within 10 seconds, the device, which currently resembles more of a Thermos than a finished product, recognized Crush orange soda, Vitamin Water XXX, Tropicana orange juice, Gatorade Cool Blue, plain-old water, and a few other beverages, all by name. Yes, this cup knows the difference between Gatorade Cool Blue and Glacier Freeze.

- jim 6-12-2014 8:16 pm [link] [add a comment]

active shooter at Portland HS
- bill 6-10-2014 6:01 pm [link] [add a comment]


- bill 6-09-2014 12:44 pm [link] [add a comment]

- dave 6-08-2014 10:18 pm [link] [add a comment]


- mark 6-08-2014 8:21 pm [link] [add a comment]

Bill, Did you see this one?

- b. 6-06-2014 8:58 pm [link] [1 comment]

deep space

- bill 6-05-2014 3:07 pm [link] [add a comment]

Can't find stevedo's comment about gluten in portland's water supply... hilarious

- linda 6-05-2014 6:05 am [link] [add a comment]

Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment plan. I hadn't seen this before. SHoP is the architect.

- jim 6-03-2014 4:11 pm [link] [4 comments]

Apple recently bought Beats (headphones, speakers, nascent music streaming service) for $3 billion dollars. Strange deal on the face of it. I was perplexed but am now slowly coming around. Here is a great article that saves me the time of trying to say why this deal might work: To understand Beats you need to understand Lady Gaga. And it's a good read in terms of the future of the music business (and Hollywood and the rest of the media world) apart from the Apple/Beats angle. 

- jim 6-03-2014 3:07 pm [link] [7 comments]

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- bill 6-03-2014 12:39 pm [link] [add a comment]

j & r closed for the foreseeable future.

- dave 6-02-2014 8:04 pm [link] [1 ref] [4 comments]


- dave 5-30-2014 11:24 pm [link] [2 comments]

For all of them, it started much as it will start for you: a strangely persistent itch at the back of the head, a discomfort on the left side, a lump fingered in the shower. Something it became impossible to ignore. 

Right, Before I Die



- linda 5-29-2014 9:50 pm [link] [add a comment]

Edgar Oliver in the New Yorker.

Really just wanted to beat Bill to the punch.
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- alex 5-28-2014 1:25 am [link] [7 comments]

RIP Massimo Vignelli

Really just wanted to beat Bill to the punch.
At least I knew who he was.

- alex 5-28-2014 1:20 am [link] [1 ref] [2 comments]

A Branch of May

may contain

Lincoln's Sparrow

- alex 5-25-2014 10:35 pm [link] [4 comments]

Turn your kid's art into a stuffy. Love this. 

- linda 5-24-2014 9:43 pm [link] [8 comments]

Giant sinkhole in front of Katz's!

- bill 5-22-2014 8:49 pm [link] [3 comments]

The Atlantic's list of slightly more than one hundred fantastic pieces of journalism.

- jim 5-22-2014 7:45 pm [link] [add a comment]

magnetic thinking putty

- steve 5-22-2014 4:08 am [link] [4 comments]

Portrait of U.S. president Woodrow Wilson formed by 21,000 soldiers at Camp Sherman, Ohio in 1918

- dave 5-19-2014 4:10 am [link] [add a comment]

tree hugger

- bill 5-18-2014 2:45 pm [link] [add a comment]