Mark Hurst, CEO and founder of Creative Good, is our guest on the Cool Tools Show this week. Our highly productive discussion yields tips on how to properly rinse your text, type more efficiently, and learn Mandarin Chinese in your spare time.
My guest on the Cool Tools podcast this week is Tiffany Shlain. Tiffany is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and the author of the national bestselling book 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week, which was the winner of the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award. This year, the Museum of Modern Art in… READ THE REST
In the most recent issue of What's in my bag? Magician Gordon Meyer shares what he carries in his bag while guiding walking tours of haunted Chicago. Gordon Meyer is a writer and magician. He conducts "bizarre" walking tours of the Chicago neighborhoods of Wicker Park and Bucktown that focus on forgotten lore, unexplained mysteries,… READ THE REST
Kevin Kelly and I recently interviewed researcher and journalist Ramona Pringle on the Cool Tools podcast. Ramona's work focuses on the interactions between humans, technology and the world around us. She's a contributor to numerous media outlets, including tech columnist with the CBC (Canadian broadcasting corp), and Director of the Creative Innovation Studio at Ryerson… READ THE REST
Back in the days before schools, airlines, and law enforcement considered them weapons, most people used to carry around a Swiss Army knife, or another such multi-tool, for handling all those daily problems and fixes. Now, with our lives filled with gadgets and tech, we're all swimming in cables, connectors, plugins, and more to make… READ THE REST
From artists to serious design pros, color isn't just about fun. It's a livelihood. And, there's a lot more to it than being able to point out the differences between a royal blue and a sky blue. Can you tell the difference between a blood-red and a garnet red? How about if you throw cherry… READ THE REST
Every holiday season is marked by a few "it" toys. While you can always count on a hot new next-gen gaming console to spark a frenzy, it's not often that those hot toy items are almost as coveted by adults as they are kids. There's a reason that CNET called the Robosen T9 Programmable Robot… READ THE REST