These are a few of my favorite things
Hi you guys
So I went to Namibia this week, what a cool place. If you haven't been, then go.
Here is this week's top three things that caught my eye.
Which one is your favourite?
Have a good one!
Ogojiii is an African Design Magazine that was launched last year June. I first held one in my hands just a few days ago. It show cutting edge design from all fields, fashion, textile, product, architecture and the list goes on.
It is magnificently curated and super high quality, even the choice of paper is brilliant (which is very important in a digital world).
The people behind Ogojiii firmly believes that design is the catalyst for change in Africa, and if we can get the various role players out of their silos we would not only be able to create beauty and necessary technology, but also drive Africa forward.
Wearable tech being all the rage, though for me its still a tad too invasive, this one is quite a feat. Bragi, the hearables company, have joined forces with IBM's Watson (if you don't know what watson is go and check that out first, it will blow your mind).
"By bringing Watson to The Dash, Bragi's smart headphones, users will be able to use their 21st century headsets to do everything from receive instructions to communicate with co-workers, allowing individuals to interact with one another and keep tabs on the operating environment, wellbeing, and safety of their team." Lulu Chang Digital Trends
3. The death of the audio jack?
So the iPhone 7 was announced this week (watch the keynote), the most, bigger, better, fantabulistic iPhone ever (of course, and of course I'll get one). :)
It has all the usual upgrades, faster, higher, stronger, and some clever ios tricks, and its water resistant, but the big talking point is that apple to the courageous(?) move to chuck the audio jack. So from now one, you have to use the lightning cable headphones (supplied) or die converter thingy (supplied) or get the new wireless in ear headphones AirPods (cheesy name, but what are gonna do?).
The audio jack has been the same since 1875, you read that right. This is a bold move on Apple's part, and time will tell how it's received. Knowing Apple, they won't back down and we'll all end up wireless anyway.
Also, I like the jet black phone. Black is my happy colour.
This is by me, Pierre, each week I post three things that grabbed my attention, and that I like. You can also sign up for the newsletter version here