While the announcement of an update gave users hope, most Pokémon GO players are disappointed. Why? Reportedly, only seven out of 100 generation 2 Pokémons are available. And for those users in the middle of winter, hatching them requires trudging 10 km through some serious snow. Can Niantic pull out of this with more updates and surprises?
Scandinavian diaper brand Libero just created the BabyBuzz, “the world’s first pregnant [sic] bracelet.” What it does: When the child kicks, or punches, or hiccups, the pregnant woman pushes a button on her bracelet, and her partner’s bracelet vibrates. Why it’s problematic: If pregnant women aren’t already overwhelmed, now they have to push a button for every moment, too.
Ikea’s product names have a certain charm to them, but for English-speaking customers they can be a little opaque. Meet their new (if only temporary) product names: the “My dad is allergic to furry animals” plush dog, the “My partner snores” daybed, the “How to make long distance work” moving box, and more. SEO that’s intelligent, creative, and witty — this campaign has it all.
There’s Gorilla Glass and Otterbox (what’s with the animals, anyway?), but what if your phone case could make scratches disappear? Nissan’s new Scratch Shield iPhone case does exactly that. They say the technology isn’t new — it’s used by the car company on several of their models. Can we get a phone air bag, too?
We’ve written extensively about AI and what it means for our careers and futures. But what about creatives? Can a robot replace someone like Warhol? Can a bot that cannot fail, or become addicted, experience enough to make good art? Artist Antony Micallef muses on this subject in GQ.
AND JUST FOR FUN
Photographer Nick Steinberg captures the San Francisco fog — named Karl, if you’re not a native — in captivating neon waves. For those struggling with the “winter,” the tech bubble, and the feeling that SF might just spit you out: here’s why you live here.