Paul Graham, who knows a thing or two about start-ups, recently wrote a deeply insightful essay on what makes for a good start-up idea. The trick, which I wholly agree with, is not to cast around for ideas in the hope of some thunderbolt of inspiration, but rather to strive to be at the edge of an ever-changing field and to notice what’s missing.
Very interesting idea – add a screw-in WiFi controller to any light socket and get instant control of your household lighting via an app or webpage. Lights are aware of their context and other lights on the network, and a little colour LED allows you to easily match the light to the control in the app.
Disney researchers have created a robot that can play a game of catch.