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Matternet wants to reframe the way the world looks at drones and use them to connect people living way (way) off the grid. Courtesy Company 2 in Share Connect with Evernote: Please Login to Connect Your Account with Evernote There are one billion people in the world without access to reliable roads, according to the World Bank.
Inside the offices of 6Wunderkinder After the visual opulence of Paris, Berlin feels almost dowdy. Drab and dark, the city hardly comes across as one of the great capitals of the world. A city’s importance on a global stage is measured typically by the size and scope of its airport: Shanghai, New York, London, Los Angeles, Frankfurt and Paris are good examples.
Lose your love handles; call your Mom more often; get that promotion – if you’re like many of us, you’re already thinking over some New Year’s resolutions that will make you a better “you” in 2012. But how are the tech industries’ thought leaders approaching the new year? We asked 12 of them for their resolutions, and will publish one a day starting on December 27 th and running until January 7 th . Check back here to watch them unfold and get some advice from some of the tech industry’s most well-known names. Images courtesy of Flickr user eschipul (Mary Lou Jepsen, CC-BY-SA ), Mercedes McAndrew (Caterina Fake), Jefferson Graham (Dave Morin), Drew Altizer (Max Levchin, CC-BY ), Brian Solis (Elon Musk, CC-BY www.briansolis.com and bub.blicio.us ).
In New York City, spaces left empty by the recession have hosted temporary stores , restaurants , and museums . And now one company has put together a pop-up farm. In a complex just east of FDR Drive, rows of vegetables and herbs are thriving in black milk crates that can be picked up and transported at any time. Although a construction wall surrounds the farm right now, there are plans to build a white picket fence around the area and put a table in its center, where patrons can choose to eat.
From Mashable come The Apple Tree , a visual, iconic timeline 35 years of Apple product releases. Designed by Mike Vasilev ( @mvasilev on Twitter). When it comes to industrial design, few consumer electronics or computer makers have the legacy or influence of Apple, Inc. In the last 35 years, Apple has introduced a myriad of products and devices, some very successful, some, not so much.
The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark . If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here . Each weekend , Mashable selects startups we think are building interesting, unique or niche products.