Have a busy week? Yah, us too. Don’t worry, if you feel like you missed out on the top stories from the week, fear not. We’ve compiled the best stories, gadgets, and music to share with you as we move into May. Enjoy!
#ThoughtProvoking #SocialJustice #Sports
Last week a tape featuring Donald Sterling (owner of the Los Angeles Clippers), cast the issue of racism in America into the spotlight. This week it was announced that Mr. Sterling has been banned from the NBA for life and fined the maximum amount allowed by the NBA. However, the issue of racism stretches far beyond Sterling and the NBA. If ever you questioned how important sports are to our society, read this story to understand the implications one man’s comment have on a nation intent on equality.
31-year old tech superstar and CEO of RadiumOne, Gurbaksh Chahal, was removed from the company he founded this week following a domestic violence conviction. The move, which the public had been craving for months, finally came on Sunday, as Radium’s board showed it’s moral compass and ousted Chahal to the delight of the public. Already an unpopular fellow from his distasteful and obnoxious brush-ins with media in the past (see this Millionaire MatchMaker), Chahal did himself no favors this week as he attempted to defend himself on his public blog (since taken down) and call out his former employees on Twitter.
#HumanBehavior #Mobile #technology
Ever wonder what all of this technology is doing to your behavior? Look no further. “This is your brain on mobile” explores what our obsession with mobile devices is doing to our brains and our interactions with others. There’s also some tips on how to conduct your own “mobile cleanse” to purge your bad habits.
This week brought a plethora of mind-blowingly cool tech gadgets into the spotlight. Here are 3 of our favorites:
Lix – the 3D printing pen that will literally take your drawings off the page and into real life.
Nod – the control ring that lets you command your connected living room and mobile devices with gestures of your hand.
Vanhawks Valour Bicycle – basically the coolest “connected” bike ever created. It includes GPS navigation and much, much more.
Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget to check out our our May Playlist! Sit back and let these hand-picked beats guide you into the weekend.