Kaplan and his team had already decided to pivot at BIF before the crisis, taking their own medicine, to transform a 15-year business model from depending on sponsored projects to self-initiating our own projects based on design challenges that they're passionate about and committed to seeing all the way through their design process (Shift, Design, Prototype, Commercialize) to increase the social impact and to help more people. BIF went from being consultants and designers to being social entrepreneurs. Sounds easier than it is! The word pivot trivializes the emotions of transformation. For BIF it is equal parts exhilarating and terrifying as they pulled the rug out from under how they had worked together and defined success for a long time. … [Read more...] about Born in a pandemic: How do you re-imagine maternal health during COVID-19 outbreak?
In the 1650s, Boreel wrote a letter to the physician of the French king in which he described the microscope. In his letter, Boreel said Zacharias Janssen started writing to him about a microscope in the early 1590s, although Boreel only saw a microscope himself years later. Some historians argue Hans Janssen helped build the microscope, as Zacharias was a teenager in the 1590s. … [Read more...] about Who Invented the Microscope?
Samsung's HW-J355 is one of the best-selling soundbars, and for good reason. Not only does it offer good sound quality from its four combined-120W tweeters, but also comes with a wired subwoofer to add some meat to the sound. It's a bit on the trim side at 37.13 x 2.28 x 2.56 inches, but it only weighs 3.5 lbs. The accompanying subwoofer is wired, so that might be one hang-up, and you won't find a ton of ports here. On the plus side, though, it comes with 3D Sound Plus, which tries to simulate a surround sound effect using some clever sonic tricks. If you don't mind something basic, this is your guy. … [Read more...] about The best cheap soundbar deals and sales for April 2020
Overall, the Sonos Playbase is a good-sounding speaker for those who don’t want to fumble with a surround sound system or simply don’t have the room for one. There’s no need for a receiver, making it truly plug-and-play. Sonos’ philosophy of making music enjoyment as frictionless as possible continues with the Playbase – the Sonos app is easy to use and the integrated universal search across music services is something we wished every speaker had. … [Read more...] about The cheapest Sonos deals and sales in April 2020
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