Category Archives: productivity

Non-stick nanotech for everyone!

Ultra-Ever Dry. LiquiGlide. Two non-stick coatings use nanotechnology to make short work of common frustrations. The names say it all, but to really believe it, you need to watch the demo videos. The mercury-like look of water beading up and… Continue reading

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The 15th-Century Equivalent of Your Cat Walking on Your Keyboard

Nothing more to add, the title by Rebecca J. Rosen says it all… >> Photos by Emir O. Filipovic >> The Atlantic: The 15th-Century Equivalent of Your Cat Walking on Your Keyboard / Rebecca J. Rosen

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3Doodler: pen that lets you draw in 3D

3D printers bring computer renderings to life. Now there’s a 3D pen called “3Doodler” that can do the same for your sketches. No computer needed! >> 3Doodler Kickstarter campaign It reminds me of Sketch Furniture by the Swedish design studio… Continue reading

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Urban outlaw: Magnus Walker

More reason why you should pursue the things you love… This 32-minute video introduces you to Magnus Walker, someone who’s really living the dream. He’s turned his obsession with the Porsche 911 into an enviably fulfilling profession where his craftsmanship… Continue reading

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The public service announcement: Dumb Ways to Die

A 3-minute public service announcement video for Metro Trains Melbourne. The endearingly silly cute graphics and sticky indie folk sound made me watch it immediately a second time. An effective and unexpected take on the standard warnings which makes the… Continue reading

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The answer to “Why blog?”

>> Seth Godin

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The new training for robotic surgery

Note to gamers: all those hours of training your visual motor skills with a joystick could make you a fine candidate for robotic surgeon. >> via ArsTechnica / WIRED UK: Gamers prove equal to surgeons in operating robotic surgery tools… Continue reading

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I want: Shine activity tracker by Misfit

I wanted a Nike Fuelband until I saw this: Shine activity tracker by Misfit Wearables, a company headed by Apple collaborators / ex-employees. + Waterproof, can swim with it + Clean, simple lines, low-key design + Compact and light +… Continue reading

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The grouch guide

>> How to be a Grouch by Oscar the Grouch By the way, Oscar the Grouch is 43 years old… not that it’s his birthday, but this is according to Carroll Spinney who was Oscar’s voice and puppetmaster (as well… Continue reading

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The role of fire in evolution

Interesting article on the effect of raw versus cooked food on the brain. For all you people on raw food diets, think twice! >> WIRED: Raw food not enought to feed big brains / Ann Gibbons

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The power of kittens on productivity

Science says looking at pictures of kittens boosts productivity. >> The Atlantic: Why Cute Kitten Pictures Really Do Make You More Productive at Work / Derek Thompson ELEKTROKATZE is here to offer support…

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The 4-day week and the value of change

Surprise! Not really… but here’s ammo for the next annual review: what every office employee wants is also beneficial to the company’s bottom line. Jason Fried, co-founder and CEO of 37signals, gave his employees what most would dream of but… Continue reading

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The power of negative thinking

Nice time-lapse trailer for Oliver Burkeman’s new book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking There’s a long tradition in philosophy and spirituality that’s about embracing negativity, about easing up on all this positive thinking, and learning… Continue reading

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The presentation: Reggie Watts @ TED

Watch this before you do any public speaking.

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