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01.30.18
“I don't get attached to anything. I'm like a good antique dealer. I'm prepared to sell my most valuable table.”
Ridley Scott



 

Product Hunt's Golden Kitty Awards Winners   The most upvoted product of the year, Station, held its lead over fan favorite, FireFox Quantum, to win Product of the Year. This is the first time the year’s most upvoted product is also the winner of the top product category.  - Product Hunt

Soderbergh's iPhone-shot thriller 'Unsane' looks appropriately lo-fi  Director Steven Soderbergh has been pushing the limits of filmmaking in different ways lately. Be it independently releasing his last feature, working with HBO on its interactive Mosaic series, or, now, shooting a suspense movie entirely on an iPhone.  - Engadget

Keurig Is Buying Dr. Pepper Snapple to Create a Caffeinated Behemoth  Keurig Green Mountain is buying Dr Pepper Snapple, the companies said on Monday, in a deal that will create a coffee and soda giant that will compete with everyone from PepsiCo to Coca-Cola and Dunkin’ Brands. Combined the companies posted $11 billion in revenue last year.  - Fortune

Health Experts Ask Facebook to Shut Down Messenger Kids  A coalition of 97 child health advocates sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday asking him to discontinue Messenger Kids, a new advertising-free Facebook app targeted at 6-to-12-year olds. Advocates say the app likely will undermine healthy childhood development for preschool and elementary-school-aged kids by increasing the amount of time they spend with digital devices.  - Wired

Tell your boss: When U.S. workers stay home, they save 2 billion billion joules per year Americans are spending more time at home—so much that from 2003 to 2012, U.S. homebodies cut national energy consumption by a whopping 1.8%, according to a new study.   - Science

Google Bets a Billion Dollars More Brains Can Help Take On Apple  Google officially closed its $1.1 billion deal with HTC Corp., adding more than 2,000 smartphone specialists in Taiwan to help the search giant chase Apple Inc. in the cut-throat premium handset market. The deal will help Google wade deeper into designing its own consumer hardware and special-purpose chips -- like Apple.  - Bloomberg
 
   Podcast Listeners Really Are The Holy Grail Advertisers Hoped They'd Be
Forget those worries that the podcast bubble would burst the minute anyone actually got a closer look: It seems like podcast listeners really are the hyper-engaged, super-supportive audiences that everyone hoped.
  Harvard is Releasing A Free Architecture Course from its Graduate School of Design 
The 10-Week course, The Architecture of Imagination, will cover topics ranging from learning to “read” buildings as cultural expression to technical drawing and modeling exercises.
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