Wait! What? 7/18: Catchy coding jingles and the connected onesie
Greetings, tech news junkies! We can all agree Airbnb’s controversial new logo dominated this week’s media cycle. So, what else happened? Look no further than the beautiful bullets below:
- Could catchy jingles be the key to learning programming? Yes, according to an Orlando-based startup using songs and interactive learning to teach coding.
- A startup has created a trickedout onesie to make baby monitoring easier for new mommies. You know, in case you wanted data on your newborn’s breathing, positioning, body temperature, sleep patterns, insane baby-thoughts, and more! (Okay, that last one may not be a function.)
- I just can’t quit you! After a tech blogger’s contentious customer service call – a failed attempt to break up with his cable service – went viral, the Engadget and GDGT founder expressed compassion for the customer service rep in question, obliging Comcast not to fire him. Perhaps the rep should consider a career in hostage negotiations or law instead?
- If Awkward Turtle is your spirit animal, fear no more. A new app helps you get out of uncomfortable situations with the tap of a phone. This totally beats Staples’ “Easy” button (and not just because it actually exists).
- New industry ripe for disruption? Food. Like, actual food. Gourmet meals? Nope, try again. It’s Soylent. Scientists have discovered a new way to get all the nutrients, amino acids, proteins and vitamins you need in one beige, smoothie-like concoction. Check out what it’s like consuming only Soylent for a month.
That’s all, folks. Until next week! And if you can’t wait ‘til then, feel free to connect with us @BlancandOtus.