Innovations: The Lunch Break


Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/02/2012

YouTube goes live, adding a new dimension to presidential debate meme machine

Here’s perhaps one thing the candidates should spend some time studying: YouTube’s place in the Internet meme machine.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Google turns 14: A look at the birthday-gift table

The company has reaped quite a few rewards in the lead-up to its 14th birthday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 09/25/2012

MySpace + Justin Timberlake = sleek and pretty, but will it work?

A video and a new landing page show off the site’s prototyped design.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:40 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 09/18/2012

‘Call me Gangnam maybe?’ and the top 3 remixes of the summer

We list our top three remixes of the summer.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:39 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  #Quirky, Video, The Arts, The Lunch Break

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 09/07/2012

The best video you will see from this year’s Republican and Democratic conventions

The Washington Post's AJ Chavar highlights the similarities of the two events, even as the parties outlined their divisions.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:48 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Arts, The Lunch Break

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/31/2012

In‘Old School vs. New School,’ Master Chief, and company take on ... Atari bad guys (video)

In “Old School vs. New School,” the video creators at Rocket Jump pit classic Atari bad guys against newer video game characters.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, Video, #Quirky, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/24/2012

White House launches Innovation Fellows program (video)

Video | On Thursday, the White House launched the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 08/23/2012

The Oatmeal raises over $900K towards Tesla museum for ‘the greatest geek who ever lived’ (updated)

Updated | The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman teamed up with the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:30 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Energy, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Kids in 1995 predict almost everything about the Internet (video)

Video | A 1995 PSA is almost frighteningly prescient when it comes to predicting the future of the Internet.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:27 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  #Quirky, Video, The Lunch Break, Technology

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 08/15/2012

‘We’re NASA and we know it’ parody marries NASA and LMFAO for the best viral video you’ll see today

Viral video marries popular LMFAO hit with Curiosity rover mission factoids.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:36 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  #Quirky, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/13/2012

TED, meme-laundering and the ‘Punk Eek’ of ideas

Years from now, when historians look back at the fossil record for the digital age, they will be puzzled by what appears to be a punctuated equilibrium — a Punk Eek of ideas.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, The Arts, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Wall-E and R2-D2 brought to life: A story of innovation, collaboration and passion

A deeper dive into the story behind Mike Senna and Michael McMaster’s R2-D2 and Wall-E robots shows a rich story of international collaboration and passion.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:48 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break, The Arts

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/08/2012

‘Mohawk Guy’ Bobak Ferdowsi takes your questions on NASA’s Curiosity mission

NASA mission controller Bobak Ferdowsi will join us live at 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday to discuss NASA’s historic mission to Mars.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/03/2012

NASA awards multimillion-dollar contracts to Boeing, SpaceX and Sierra Nevada for human spaceflight

Three companies were awarded multimillion-dollar contracts to pursue human spaceflight for government and commercial purposes.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 08/02/2012

The memory hack: Can we realize ‘Total Recall’?

How long before we are able to selectively erase our memories?

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:46 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, Research, #Quirky, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Microsoft hosts skilled immigration roundtable

The room was packed with industry and policy leaders discussing the “acute” need for STEM talent in the U.S.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Siri, who’s going to win the Apple v. Samsung suit?

The author asks Siri what she thinks of the Apple v. Samsung patent lawsuit. Siri responds.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Mark Zuckerberg gets 2006 patent approved

The patent is for certain privacy settings used on the popular social network.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Is this what the next Russian Revolution looks like?

Even as there are protests in the streets of Moscow and online, the Skolkovo project signals a potentially positive shift in Russia.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:34 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales on the Russia blackout (video)

Jimmy Wales stopped by The Washington Post to discuss the blackout of Wikipedia in Russia.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:38 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Mars as you’ve never seen it before: New panorama shows detailed view of the Red Planet

New panorama photo of Mars released by NASA shows in­cred­ibly detailed view of the red planet.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Washington area storms are opportunity to pull the plug on ‘busyness’

The storms that struck the mid-Atlantic region were devastating, but they also presented an opportunity.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:11 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 06/29/2012

How we’re playing God now

As technology accelerates, so does our ability to play God.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:59 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Why Baby Boomers are the innovators of the future

Move over Mark Zuckerberg, aging Baby Boomers are becoming the new face of the innovative startup.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:34 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Karen Klein bullying case: Internet campaign to help victim brings in donations 

Karen Klein has a number: $500K How you like them apples?

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:28 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/25/2012

A siren song, Facebook’s special, TED , Gatsby and immortality: The week that was in innovation

There was a siren song, the death of a buzzword and the secret to immortality.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, Video, The Arts

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Updated: SpaceX Dragon capsule one day closer to attachment with International Space Station

Updated | The Dragon capsule completed its fly-by of the International Space Station Thursday morning.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:52 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 05/24/2012

The death of a buzzword

A report explores SEC filings and published books to show how “innovation” is being used...or over-used in corporate America.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:44 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, Business

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 05/22/2012

The Facebook $38 special

When it comes to Facebook, it helps to remember the law of multiples.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:05 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Moguls with hoodies: The blurring line between Silicon Valley and Hollywood

The line between the moguls in the Valley and the moguls in Hollywood is blurring.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:09 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Online education and the super Flynn effect

Is Ivy League online education going to give the Flynn Effect extra juice?

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:53 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Education, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Is your technology biased?

Anyone who uses the Internet has an obligation to understand the inherent biases of digital technology.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:59 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Not your parents’ storytelling: StoryCode and Film Society of Lincoln Center host ‘Story Hack: Beta’

An event in New York City highlights new innovations in storytelling.

By Amanda Lin Costa  |  01:27 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, The Arts

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Is social profiling discrimination?

Should employers and stores be allowed to discriminate based on your social graph?

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:47 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 05/01/2012

The World Wide Scrapbook: How the Web is changing the way we remember

The Internet is changing our collective memory from a local network to a global one.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:10 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Education, Health, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/30/2012

What if Siri just blew up your iPhone? (video)

Video | Aatma Studio releases a video showing an imagined iPhone security feature.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Video, The Lunch Break, #Quirky

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Billy Joel praises 6-year-old Ethan Walmark playing ‘Piano Man’ (UPDATED)

VIDEO | A 6-year-old plays Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” and the video goes viral online.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, The Arts, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Venture capitalists’ spirits are up — way up, says survey

A new survey released Thursday shows venture capitalists’ confidence is up.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, The Lunch Break, Technology, Vivek's Take

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 04/25/2012

More than cheers, girls in STEM fields need mentors and sponsors

An astronaut, software engineer, college president and student walk into the White House...and they’re all women — no joke.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:19 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Video, Education, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/24/2012

The networks of evil

The “axis of evil” may have been replaced by dictatorships’ use of new media technology to opress their people.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Goats: The secret cure to malaria?

WaPo Labs | Could milk from a certain kind of goat be a cure for malaria?

By Hannah Rubenstein  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Health, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Which book would you give someone who has never owned a book?

Many of us are able to read books on a screen, even as there are children who have never owned a book.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, The Arts, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Cory Booker, Hillary Clinton and Ryan Gosling: Memes are the new sound bite

Don’t be surprised if the sound bite fight transforms into a battle for the mightiest meme.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:37 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, The Lunch Break, #Quirky

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 04/11/2012

How a DJ pops a wheelie (video)

Video | A Japanese company released a video showing how they transformed a bike into a turntable.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:25 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, The Arts, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Student loan debt: Can these innovations save America’s workforce?

Can peer-to-peer lending and a free online education save the American workforce?

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:46 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, The Lunch Break

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Kinect-ing grains of sand: Art, technology, music and the creation of a sand dancer

A video marries dance and music with Microsoft’s Kinect technology to create art.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, The Arts, Video, Technology | Tags:  Kinect

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 04/02/2012

VIDEO: Stop-motion illustration of Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man and the Sea’

Video | A stop-motion animation combines hand-drawn art and music to depict Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, Video, #Quirky, The Arts

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Clooney, Kony, soldier, spy: Celebrity activism goes high-tech

Actor George Clooney’s satellite network could be just the beginning of a new era of high-tech celebrity activism.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:42 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, The Arts, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Mike Daisey, Apple’s cash and the new face of American values

From labor rights to how a company spends its cash on hand, the way U.S. corporations represent America is changing.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:23 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Khan Academy launches on iPad: Is this education’s future?

The nonprofit service provides Web video classes to millions for free and has just launched an iPad app. But is it the future of education?

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:58 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Corning releases sequel to “A Day Made of Glass” viral video ad (video)

The glass and ceramics company is hoping that viral video lightening will strike twice.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:50 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/30/2011

What do you want to talk about in 2012?

What’s on your innovation-story wish list for 2012? We’re taking suggestions.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, The Arts, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 12/19/2011

IBM Five-in-Five: Company makes tech future predictions

The predictions are part of the company’s annual Five-in-Five series, which looks at the “five innovations that will change how people work, live and play over the next five years.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:18 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Energy, Health, Invention, Research, Technology, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/22/2011

A time-lapse tour of San Francisco (video)

Filmed between June 2010 and August 19, 2011, in San Francisco, this video, created by videographer Wesley Townsend Kitten, uses digital, time-lapse photography to showcase the city.

By Melissa Steffan  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Enter, “The Nose”

A new technology gives people with food allergies reason to cheer.

By Melissa Steffan  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, Technology, Invention, Health, Video

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Have a panel idea for SXSW 2012? Congratulations, so does everyone else.

There are over 3,000 panel ideas for SXSW. That is a lot. But is it over the top?

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:35 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Steve Jobs: Apple, Pixar and inspiring innovation (video)

Two interviews with Jobs show, early on, what inspired him and how that, in turn, helped him inspire us.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Libyan rebels get high-tech eyes in the sky on Gaddafi forces (video)

Two Canadian firms are giving Libyan rebels a drone that lets them see their enemies without being seen.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Take a museum visit without leaving your desk

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston captured their exhibit of Carlos Cruz-Diez’s art in video.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:42 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Stephen Colbert’s head gets launched into space (video)

The folks at 3D-printer company MakerBot launched an electric-green 3D print of the comedian’s head into space.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Reid Hoffman: Today’s social media data will inform the next generation of companies (Video)

Reid Hoffman spoke with All Things D’s Kara Swisher after the LinkedIn IPO.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:29 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, Business, Technology, Entrepreneurship

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 08/16/2011

A new definition for ‘play with time’ (video)

A video takes the phrase ‘play with time’ and gives it a new meaning.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:44 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, The Lunch Break, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 08/15/2011

BBC’s ‘Do you see what I see?' explores the power of perception (video)

A BBC series explores the power of perception and how one person’s perception differs from another’s.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:23 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 08/10/2011

New technology may mean bad news for criminals (video)

A new gel provides the power of a microscope for a fraction of the cost.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:23 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Lando Calrissian to Han Solo: Nothing personal (video)

Actor Billy Dee Williams provides his take on a key plot point in one of the most innovative films of the modern era.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:12 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 08/08/2011

California in tilt-shift perspective

We noticed this video via Gizmodo this weekend. It uses an interesting adjustment to perspective to show some of California’s skylines and locales.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:58 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Arts, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Balding men of the world rejoice, then groan (video)

In this short video clip, reverse playback was used to create a, we’ll just say it, creepy illusion.

By Frank Yonkof  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  #Quirky, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 08/04/2011

‘A trip of a lifetime’ (video)

What do you get when you send 3 guys on a 38,000-mile trip around the world, visiting 11 countries in 44 days? The trip of a lifetime, apparently.

By Frank Yonkof  |  02:34 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, The Arts

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/03/2011

‘I now pronounce you husband and wife,’ said the computer (video)

Miguel Hanson and Diana Wesley decided to tie the knot in front of Rev. Bit, a virtual Minster on a computer screen.

By Frank Yonkof  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, #Quirky, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Scientists create robot that thinks for itself (video)

Scientists in Japan are developing a robot that can learn from its surroundings and solve specific problems that it is not programmed to solve.

By Frank Yonkof  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 08/01/2011

CDs go from waste to art in Paris

An artist-architect duo is France is finding a new way to make use of 65,000 abandoned CDs while creating a public work of art.

By Frank Yonkof  |  01:26 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Microsoft takes jabs at Google

A video created by Microsoft takes a swip at Google over privacy concerns.

By Frank Yonkof  |  03:54 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 07/28/2011

The bus stop-as-lounge experiment

Artist Julie Kim sets out to turn a bus stop into a lounge. Then she films what people do.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:10 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  #Quirky, Video, The Lunch Break, The Arts

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Psychologist Paul Bloom on the source of pleasure

Simple pleasures tend to be astonishingly deep, argues psychologist Paul Bloom.

By Frank Yonkof and Emi Kolawole  |  02:28 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Marine Rye Barkott: ‘You don’t have to wait to make an impact’

Marine and author Rye Barkott addresses an audience at The RSA in England, arguing that a nation’s fundamental change can start from within.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Documentary filmmaker spends nearly 10 years tracking 9-11 victims in ‘Rebirth’

In what is sure to be a year filled with documentaries and TV specials to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, one film stands out.

By Frank Yonkof  |  02:41 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Student receives $10,000 grant to create more efficient solar panels

Eden Full is only 19, yet the Princeton University student has come up with a way to make solar panels 40 percent more efficient.

By Frank Yonkof  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, Invention, Energy

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Local television station uses Google+ hangouts live on air before page is shut down

Google+ is hitting the newsroom, but Google is quickly shutting it down for now. Even though Google’s social media venture only launched late last month on an invite-only basis, one TV anchor in Missouri hosted Google Hangout’s while going live on the air.

By Frank Yonkof  |  03:13 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 07/20/2011

The economy and the God complex (video)

Economics writer Tim Harford argues that the only way to find success in solving complex problems is to try and fail.

By Frank Yonkof  |  03:02 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, Education

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Innovative training centers start with $250

Fourteen years ago, Danny Arnold started with $250. Today, he owns his own fitness training center in three cities.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:58 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Entrepreneurship, Health, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Fighting Kudzu with helium (video)

A 17-year old appears to have discovered a way to kill the aggressive vine without harming the surrounding plants and wildlife.

By Frank Yonkof  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Maajid Nawaz: We need an al-Qaeda for democracy

Video | In a TED talk in July, former Islamic extremist Maajid Nawaz discusses the reasons extremists appear to be so successful at spreading their message.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 07/13/2011

A path away from Apple (video)

Video | The Post’s senior vice president and chief digital officer, Vijay Ravindran, demonstrates the Asus Transformer.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:31 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, Technology

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 07/12/2011

The ultimate Rube Goldberg photo shoot

Who said taking photographs should be simple?

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:03 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, #Quirky, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 07/11/2011

What if Alfred Hitchcock made a cookbook? (Video)

What would Alfred Hitchcock’s cookbook look like?

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:21 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, #Quirky

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

Google Webspam team leader Matt Cutts took a page out of documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock’s playbook.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:33 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Meet YouTube’s Cosmic Panda

YouTube has a new look, and it’s called Cosmic Panda.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:52 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, #Quirky

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Obama takes to Twitter for town hall (video)

We’re offering up live video of President Obama’s Twitter town hall for this afternoon’s pick-u-up.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:56 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Under the Canary sky (video)

Video | The afternooon pick-u-up is all about natural inspiration

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:16 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Skateboarding looked easy until now

Filmmaker and skateboarder Aryeh Kruas shows just how hard skateboarding really is.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:53 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Wikileaks: We are ‘priceless,’ so please donate (video)

Ideas@Innovations | Wikileaks founder Julian Assange makes an appearance in the latest appeal for donations to the organization.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:23 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Helping military families with a little rock and roll

Actor Gary Sinise is launching a new charity Thursday on behalf of military families.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:39 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Stove Man: Fighting fire with fire (video)

The afternoon pick-u-up is here to save you from your lunch coma.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, Video, Health

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Chief Justice John Roberts: ‘I don’t think any of us...tweet, whatever that is’

Ideas@Innovations | The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court discussed the impact of social media on the High Court both logistically and jurisprudentially.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:23 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/24/2011

The ‘Soft War’ rages on

CBS News’ “What’s Trending” produced an interactive graphic narrative explaining the global war for Internet freedom.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Apple co-founder Wozniak: The androids are coming, let’s hope they’re nice (video)

The pick-u-up | Steve Wozniak on the the android takeover, and a high school principal reveals his super-hero secret identity.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:17 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Kirby Ferguson: Innovate by copying the greats (video)

A new video from New York-based filmmaker Kirby Ferguson argues that copying is the path to technological innovation.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 06/21/2011

The P.M. pick-u-up: It’s all about Radiohead

The band just performed a new album, but an oldie (but a goodie) is performed by over 30 people around the Web.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:20 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 06/20/2011

The P.M. pick-u-up: 7 rules for more happiness

The P.M. pick-u-up is here with designer Stefan Sagmeister’s seven rules for more happiness. in life and design.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:56 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break