“An architect knows something about everything. An engineer knows everything about one thing.”
“We have tried using the Windows Phone OS. But it has been difficult to persuade consumers to buy a Windows phone. It wasn’t profitable for us. We were losing money for two years on those phones. So for now we’ve decided to put any releases of new Windows phones on hold.”
— Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer business group, in an interview with WSJ. Worth noting that his comments on Windows Phone are still slightly better than those about Tizen, which has says has “no chance to be successful.” (via parislemon)

A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences

Once a popular way to teach grammar, the practice of diagramming sentences has fallen out of favor.

Infographic: Where We Donate vs Diseases That Kill Us

Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi

"Illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi designed a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks."

Promo Video: A First Drive by Google Self-Driving Car Project

A technological feat and the way of the future. Note: this video only shows the car driving a straight path. Hopefully we will see more on curves and other complex tasks, soon.

For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef
by Dan Charnas

Americans are obsessed with celebrity chefs. We talk about them, tweet about them and try to eat like them. But could we learn something more from them than recipes and technique?

According to Marketdata Enterprises, Americans spend nearly $10 billion a year on self-help and personal organization products. The market is huge, partly because most colleges and grad schools don’t teach basic organization. But culinary schools and professional kitchens do.

Read on…

Study: Just think: The challenges of the disengaged mind

In 11 studies, we found that participants typically did not enjoy spending 6 to 15 minutes in a room by themselves with nothing to do but think, that they enjoyed doing mundane external activities much more, and that many preferred to administer electric shocks to themselves instead of being left alone with their thoughts. Most people seem to prefer to be doing something rather than nothing, even if that something is negative.

An epic tale, highlighted by Neil Armstrong’s worldly quote, “That’s one small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind.” Walter Cronkite’s voice is soothing, confident, and well spoken. But, as expected from the era, his male- and Western-centric perspective falls short of correctly representing world history of science, astronomy, mathematics, and humanity.
From YouTube:
Apollo 11 - As told by Walter Cronkite
Published on Jul 24, 2014
As the title suggest, archival footage transposed with Cronkite’s narration. Footage, Audio, & Images from CBS, NASA & Wiki Commons.

WEARABLE TECH LA
THURSDAY JULY 17TH 2014

Where Entertainment and Health Meet Wearables at Pasadena Convention Center