Innovation

Apple co-founder Wozniak: Motivation is more important than knowledge

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/12/apple-co-founder-wozniak-motivation-is-more-important-than-knowledge.html The most important ingredient to becoming successful is having motivation, says Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. “If somebody is motivated and wants to do something, wanting — it’s emotional. That’s the person that is probably going to go out and find a way to actually get it done.” The Internet has made it possible for anyone with the

Radiators powered by excess computing energy are heating homes for free

https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/radiators-powered-excess-computing-energy-are-heating-homes-free_en.html Is this stupid or ingenious? French company Qarnot has developed small devices known as Q.rads, tiny remote computers that when networked together have the capacity to provide a cloud computing service to companies. The heat generated by the Q.rads, which are situated in residential and public buildings, is then used to heat the buildings,

People with creative personalities really do see the world differently | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/brain/people-with-creative-personalities-really-do-see-the-world-differently/ As Pablo Picasso put it: Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. The idea that some people see more possibilities than others is central to the concept of creativity. Psychologists often measure creativity using divergent thinking tasks.  The aspect of our personality that appears

11 wisdoms from half a life in open source

https://opensource.com/article/17/5/wisdom-half-life-open-source?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY A software engineer at Google working on the Go programming language keynotes at OSCON this year. Fitzpatrick’s keynote at OSCON this year was based on bits of wisdom from half a life in open source. This article highlights the key points fr that keynote – worth to read.

An engineer’s guide to picking a startup | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/25/an-engineers-guide-to-picking-a-startup/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook Complexity is your enemy Most great companies are built on solving a big problem with an (after the fact) obvious new viewpoint. Market is your friend When a great team meets a lousy market, market wins. When a lousy team meets a great market, market wins. When a great team meets a great market, something special

Juicero may be the absurd avatar of Silicon Valley hubris, but boy is it well-engineered | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/24/juicero-may-be-the-absurd-avatar-of-silicon-valley-hubris-but-boy-is-it-well-engineered/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook Ben Einstein, general partner at Bolt, served up this excellent teardown of the Juicero on the company blog. If you were wondering how a juice press could possibly cost $400… well, this is how.