Nintendo Switch: Everything You Need to Know About the Ambitious Shape-Shifting Console

All screen grabs taken from Nintendo’s Japanese announcement video . In just a couple of short months Nintendo’s first console since 2012 will be here. Nintendo made the console’s existence known last October , but until tonight was completely mum on any and all details. Source: Nintendo Switch: Everything You Need to Know About the Ambitious Shape-Shifting Console

Fixing the buffet line

Heres the obvious way: Watch people waiting to go through the line. Find the spot where the line slows down, where theres a gap between one person and the next. Thats the spot that needs attention. Add a few spoons, pre-portion the item, remove a step. Source: Fixing the buffet line

Kodak ‘Investigating What it Would Take’ to Bring Back Kodachrome

Kodak made what was probably the most popular (and unexpected) photography announcement of CES: the company is bringing back the beloved Ektachrome film stock . But Ektachrome might only be the beginning. According to Kodak CMO Steven Overman, Kodachrome might come back next! Source: Kodak ‘Investigating What it Would Take’ to Bring Back Kodachrome

Final Fantasy 7: An oral history

An inside look at the creation and fallout of Square’s industry-defining role-playing game, as told by those who were there. Source: Final Fantasy 7: An oral history

The history of the iPhone, on its 10th anniversary

Internet History Podcast: Stop for a minute and imagine how momentous a change the iPod engendered within Apple itself. This was a company that, for nearly 30 years, had been a personal computer company. The blue sky thinking that allowed Apple to make a stand-alone MP3 player—to enter a mature market as an outsider and believe it could dominate—also engendered the sort of fearlessness that made it possible to break with other long-standing Apple shibboleths. Source: The history of the iPhone, on its 10th anniversary

Tyrus Wong, ‘Bambi’ Artist Thwarted by Racial Bias, Dies at 106

Asians were then a novelty at Hollywood studios, and Mr. Wong was made keenly aware of the fact, first at Disney and later at Warner Brothers. One co-worker flung a racial epithet at him. Another assumed on sight that he worked in the company cafeteria. Source: Tyrus Wong, ‘Bambi’ Artist Thwarted by Racial Bias, Dies at 106

How the Rhymes of Dr. Seuss Helped Teach Us Language

Kaptain Kristian’s latest explainer video is a fun one: he explains how the anapestic tetrameter rhyming style of Dr. Seuss helped us better understand language as kids, all while rhyming in the video himself. It’s stupid catchy (obviously, because it’s done in the style of Dr. Source: How the Rhymes of Dr. Seuss Helped Teach Us Language We’ve been reading Green Eggs and Ham, Cat in the Hat a few other Dr. Seuss books to Alex lately. Green Eggs and Ham is definitely his favourite.