Technology

May 27, 2021

Zimbabwe Was Not on Google Maps Until a Photographer Volunteered to Capture the Street View

Have you checked out your childhood home on Google Maps Street View? While addresses in America and Europe are typically easy to find and view, large swaths of land in Africa and Asia remain unmapped. Zimbabwean digital strategist and photographer Tawanda Kanhema encountered this fact while hoping to show a friend his own childhood home in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. Inspired, the Berkeley-based photographer returned to Zimbabwe to fill in the map.

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April 14, 2021

How NFTs Are Shaking Up the Contemporary Art World

The buzzword of the contemporary art market right now is NFT. If you don't know what all the fuss is about, you aren't alone. The world of blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and crypto art isn't easy to unravel for newcomers. But with NFT art selling for prices higher than a Monet, we thought it was time to investigate. Is NFT here to stay? Are we looking at the future of art collecting?

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March 18, 2021

Polaroid Has Created the World’s First 3D Candy Pen To Draw and Design Your Own Sweets

If you could design your own candy, what would it look like? Whether you want to craft star-shaped sweets or 3D edible flowers, you can make your ideas a reality with the Polaroid CandyPlay 3D Pen. It’s the world’s first device that allows you to draw what you want to eat. But instead of ink, it’s filled with colored candy cartridges in different flavors.

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January 19, 2021

This Home Ice Cream Machine Produces Delicious Desserts in 60 Seconds

Two little girls’ dreams to have an ice cream machine at home has come to life in the form of ColdSnap—a device that transforms the way frozen confections are produced. The kitchen appliance was created by entrepreneur Matt Fonte (of Sigma Phase) who saw the potential in an idea of his daughters, Sierra and Fiona. They wanted to invent a machine that could produce ice cream in under a minute without the mess.

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