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This fully biodegradable “leather” is welded together from waste

July 14th, 2019 at 3:36 am » Comments Off

    This fully biodegradable “leather” is welded together from waste Mirum is the latest entry in the attempt to make a cheap, sustainable cow-free leather. Vegan leather shoes are typically made from plastics like polyurethane–so even though they might avoid the carbon footprint and animal welfare issues of raising cattle, they aren’t exactly environmentally […]



Meet your new chief of staff: An AI chatbot

July 5th, 2019 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

Navigator, the new project from the creators of Mailbox, launches with $12M Years ago, a mobile app for email launched to immediate fanfare. Simply called Mailbox, its life was woefully cut short — we’ll get to that. Today, its founders are back with their second act: An AI-enabled assistant called Navigator meant to help teams […]



How Oat Milk conquered America

June 23rd, 2019 at 8:09 am » Comments Off

  The Swedish company Oatly won over American baristas and launched a massive trend When Chicago barista Dominic Rodriguez first heard about oat milk, he was skeptical. He had latte-making down to a fine art — at coffee competitions, he sculpts swan-necked turkeys and roses out of foam — and in his experience, plant-based milks didn’t foam correctly. “I’m […]



No more flats: Michelin and GM to bring airless tires to passenger cars by 2024

June 16th, 2019 at 3:19 am » Comments Off

Plenty of things can go wrong when you’re driving a car, though thankfully the vast majority of trips go without a hitch. Tire punctures, for example, are a real headache, but thanks to a collaboration between Michelin and General Motors (GM), the deflating experience could soon be a thing of the past. Following years of […]



Google says the new Google Glass gives workers ‘superpowers’

May 29th, 2019 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

A new version of the device–Glass Enterprise Edition 2–comes with a new look, a faster processor, and a brighter display. In the workplace, nobody calls them Glassholes. Employees at hundreds of companies are wearing Google Glass, the heads-up display glasses that have found a new home in factories and healthcare facilities after getting off to […]



Should we gamify citizenship?