Month: October 2013

  • Russell Brand’s take on politics

    Russell Brand – yes, he of the long hair and comedy – writes surprisingly vehemently and eloquently about politics in an editorial for the New Statesman: There’s little point bemoaning this apathy. Apathy is a rational reaction to a system that no longer represents, hears or addresses the vast majority of people. A system that is […]

  • Reinventing the Smoke Alarm

    Nest, who recently reinvented the thermostat for the 21st century, are at it again with the smoke alarm: To improve safety, Nest had to find a way to thwart false alarms, which lead people to tempt fate by disconnecting their units. The company’s solution is the pre-alarm heads-up. Nest Protect detects the problem before it […]