The Daily 6: Great Content, Curated Daily
1) Who doesn't love to wake up to the smell of freshly sizzling and crackling bacon?
"However, anyone can download the free, main Wake Up & Smell the Bacon app, which wakes users with the sound of sizzling bacon, from the iTunes store. (In combination with the plug-in, the app both sizzles and emits the bacon smell.)"
2) We know, we know. Everyone LOVES when Facebook makes changes, right?
"In a latest move today, Facebook, the world’s biggest social media platform is rolling out a new and updated look for News Feed so that desktop and mobile will look the same, making Facebook more consistent and easier to use across platforms."
3) Are we one step closer to the house from Disney's "Smart House?"
"Equally you can assign access to your cleaners, but just on the days and times they should be in your home. The house owner gets an alert when someone opens you door. Goji, a competitor to August, even emails you a photo of everyone who comes to your door."
4) America is always on the run, in a rush, too busy. Therefore, our tech must be portable.
"According to a recent survey conducted by Accenture, mobility is fueling the digital surge that continues to escalate as 2014 progresses. To produce the report, Accenture surveyed some 1,500 C-level executives (from multiple nations) across ten industries, to explore how companies are applying digital technologies – especially mobility – to improve their organizations."
5) Oh no! All out of cookies? Just print out some more.
"Two custom-made vending machines at the SXSW Interactive Festival will enable attendees to create and eat 3D-printed custom Oreo cookies based on trending Twitter conversations. To use the machines, located in an Oreo Trending Vending Lounge, users browse a selection of trending flavors displayed on a large touchscreen panel on the front of the machine. They choose from among whichever of the flavors and colors of creme are trending, then watch as their cookies are built, in under two minutes."
6) Why bother driving over there when you can shop online?
"Is it only online sales? Dwindling incidence of printing from the computer? Or are the winter weather, slow-growth economy, and dollar stores also to blame for the fact that Staples has become the second major chain this week to announce a mass closing of stores."