Andy Grove and the iPhone SE

Andy Grove passed away the same day that Apple announced the iPhone SE. One of Grove’s best decisions reminds me of this launch.

Inside Apple's perfectionism machine

Apple’s Phil Schiller explains how Apple has perfected its attention to detail over time, and how it manifests in products like the new MacBook.

Stanford researchers discover the 'Anternet'

A collaboration between a Stanford ant biologist and a computer scientist has revealed that the behavior of harvester ants as they forage for food mirrors the protocols that control traffic on the Internet.

Scrum product owner checklist

Hans Brattberg from Crisp shares his mindmap.

What, exactly, is a product manager?

Many people that call themselves product managers are something else: Project managers, agile coaches, Scrum product owners, …

So what does a product manager do?

I love Marty Cagan’s definition. A product manager’s job is “to discover a product that is valuable, usable and feasible”.

Good Product Team / Bad Product Team

Marty Cagan knows what he’s talking about.

You could summarize: Good product teams care about the product, bad teams care about their paycheck.

A rare peek inside Amazon’s massive wish-fulfilling machine

Through the engineering of its fulfillment centers, Amazon has built the world’s most nimble infrastructure for the transfer of things. We step inside to see how the formidable system works.

Spot

This is what the future looks like.

How Lego became the Apple of toys

I didn’t know how much customer research Lego is doing.

Swapping batteries with Gogoro

Greg Kumparak:

To simplify what the company pitches as a complex, many-year plan, Gogoro is making two things for now: an electric scooter they call Smartscooter, and a battery swapping infrastructure to power it.

This is a very interesting concept.

Chinese mobile app UI trends

Dan Grover does a good job of summing up what’s going on with Chinese mobile apps these days.

What the Lean Startup movement can learn from Steve Jobs

I see what Jared White is saying, but I don’t think that the Jobisan Cube is the best example. You could even argue that Jobs did use a Lean Startup like approach to nail down the customer segment. He started with professional customers and found success in the entry-level market.

The hidden structure of the Apple keynote

Watching Apple unveil their newest product is great entertainment.

Onedown

ONEDOWN is a humane rat trap. The trap rests precariously in a horizontal position on a circular foot. Bait inside would lure the rat into the trap, a metal insert in the base coupled with the weight of the rat will tip the trap and bring it to a vertical position indicating that a rat has been trapped. Then the rat can be released instead of killed.

Moving walls transform a tiny apartment into a 5-room home

I love these transforming rooms. This is the first time I’ve seen one that only spans half of an apartment.

Watch a 100-year-old, 28.5-liter engine scream to life

Check the linked article for more information and a second video.

Car concepts between past and future

David Obendorfer creates new versions of classic cars.

A learning music player

I’d like to see the information synced back to Spotify.

Gorilla Glass

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take a look back at the history of glass before they explain Gorilla Glass.

(The videos were produced by Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning.)