The toy company GoldieBlox garnered heaps of attention recently, first through its co-opting of the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” in a commercial for one of its toys, and then via the ensuing legal spat between the toymakers and the B-Boys.
In reality, however, the toy is mostly pink and baby blue, and it doesn’t do very much.
According to Lisa Wade, chair of the sociology department at Occidental College, “It’s not that radical, and that’s why people are loving it. The idea started in the ’70s that the way we should liberate women is to get them into guys’ stuff. There’s nothing about this toy that breaks with what we tell girls to do in this country every day: model what boys do, but do not break with femininity.”
Every year this list is 100% fresh. Every list also takes on a life of it’s own.
The categories change, but the grading criteria remains the same: I look at design, content and that creative “x-factor” that sets a site apart from the pack. I hope at least 95% of these sites are new to you. There are a couple that I simply couldn’t believe I hadn’t included before. You’ll know which ones when you see them.
Tech startups are making sensors and electronics easier to use than ever, and for users to build their own designs.
New York is one of the best global real estate markets, but also somewhat exclusive. This is why Prodigy Network CEO Rodrigo Nino is working to make multimillion investments accessible to the mass market—for just a couple thousands of dollars.
A device as simple as a tea kettle may be fitted with a chip designed to compromise nearby WiFi networks.
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