If you’re anything like me ( Lets not forget Facebook of course too) and you love Instagram then you’re going to be pumped about this one. The people over at Breakfast – a physical-digital interactive agency (As they refer to themselves) are working on a new Instagram printing device that they hope to bring to market by late summer. It looks pretty rad!
What is the device? It is a small box that they call Instaprint that prints out Instagram photos at events while they are posted. It has embedded technology that can find photos using the event’s hashtag, includes likes and comments when it prints, and uploads the collection to a website for browsing later.
I am sure it’s in the works, but it would be cool if the website allowed you search for photos of you, purchase, and have them sent to you in the mail – everyone loves physical photos of themselves.
Is this something you would like to have at your next event? I do. Then lets help them out. Breakfast is raising funds and gauging interest — on Kickstarter. They hope that, with everyone’s help they can get the price down to $399 – something that more people could afford.
If the funding goes through and they start shipping late summer, each device will be powered by a mini Linux computer, easy to set up through wireless internet and be inkless – the ink comes from the actual paper.
What do you think of this new printer? Do you want one?
I found out about this on Tumblr a few weeks ago and I’ve been wanting to share it. A San Francisco dancer named Brian ‘Lil B’ Perez and his friends came up with a game to constrain their cellphone use when they’re out having dinner. The purpose of the game was to get people off their stupid phones and engaging in conversation.
I think the idea is brilliant! It can also be used with family, co-workers, your wife, and random meetings – that is if you’re frisky enough to throw this game out there at random meeting. I say try it and see what happens! What’s the worst thing that can happen someone says, that’s a stupid game”, and get’s up and leaves.
I’ve started playing this game with friends and family and it’s a riot! Give it a try and have some fun with it! If anything, it will spark up great conversation about technology and how it impacts our lives today.
Here are the rules to the game:
“Don’t Be A Dick During Meals With Friends.”
The first person to crack and look at their phone picks up the check. Hell yeah, I totally dig this!
1) The game starts after everyone has ordered.
2) Everybody places their phone on the table face down.
3) The first person to flip over their phone loses the game.
4) Loser of the game pays for the bill.
5) If the bill comes before anyone has flipped over their phone everybody is declared a winner and pays for their own meal.
I’ve failed at a lot of things in my life including start-ups, and you know what, I’m pretty excited about it. You would think that I would be sitting here crying a river like most people, but I’m not. Instead I’m reading, learning, studying, asking tough questions, reflecting on my screw ups, and working on a bunch of new start-ups with amazing and brilliant people.
Realizing that it is a combination of things that cause a start-up to fail, one question that I’ve asked myself over and over after having a start-up fail pretty bad is, “What makes start-ups succeed or fail?”
Are you one of those people who enjoy taking risks, living on the edge, and exposing yourself to danger? If this is you, I just want to say that I love you and appreciate you very much.
It is because of you that innovation and amazement occur and happen each day. It is because of you that great things are created and bred daily. It is because of you that people have jobs. And it is because of you that we can do almost anything from our white iPhones!