Pando

Hamish McKenzie

  1. God’s Incubator: New York Church Brings Hoppit to Life

    And God said, “Let there be an ambience search engine for restaurants and bars,” and there was an ambience search engine for restaurants and bars.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  2. Readability's Iris Gives Videos the 'Read Later' Treatment

    Reading the Web is a messy experience. There’s plenty of great content (you've probably noticed), but it’s dispersed so widely and across so many different reading experiences that my meagre brain quickly gets fatigued. As I jump from the New York Times to the Atlantic to Slate, my eyes are ducking and weaving, adjusting to new font sizes and types, as well as to line spaces and leading, avoiding the clutter of ads and sidebars, noting suggestions for what to read next, toolbars, nav bars, bio boxes, Google Ads, and subscription pleas. (Alas, not every site enjoys design as lovely as PandoDaily’s.)

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Steve Jobs Was Right to 'Steal,' and Beer is Inspiring

    On Tuesday, I posted an interview with neuroscientist and journalist Jonah Lehrer about creativity in Silicon Valley and his new book, "Imagine: How Creativity Works." Lehrer had so many interesting things to say that I couldn’t include it all in one post, lest your eyes be turned into pixels.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Was Facebook's Instagram Buy Money Well Spent? Watch China

    Gobs have been a-babble all week with news of Facebook's Instagram acquisition and what it means for the future of the Internet, social networks, and world peace. But still fresh from the shock, we find ourselves confronted with an uncomfortable truth: We don't really know how it's going to shake out. However, over in China, we can look to a couple of interesting test cases for clues

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  5. Next Issue (Sadly) Fails to Revolutionize Magazines

    Let’s start by talking about the good parts of Next Issue, the new Netflix-style subscription app that houses some of the best magazines from Conde Naste, Hearst, and TimeInc’s stables, including the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Elle, Time, and Sports Illustrated.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  6. The Father of the Cell Phone Wants to Stop You From Text-Driving

    Thirty years ago, Motorola’s Marty Cooper made the first ever call on a cell phone. Now he has invented a device to prevent texting while driving or, as Gawker puts it, driving while intexticated.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  7. It's Time to Stop Talking About the Death of Big Media

    Last week one of our guest writers, Francisco Dao, published a post entitled "What Happens After We Kill Big Media?" In it, he breezily surmised that big media’s “downfall is inevitable” and proceeded to grieve for its demise.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  8. There’s No Such Thing as Individual Genius in Silicon Valley

    Whether it be Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, or, hell, even Kevin Systrom, Silicon Valley likes to stoke the cult of the solo genius – the brilliant yet inscrutable digital auteur who draws inspiration from heavens to which us mere mortals are 404’d. But brain science isn’t so invested in such myth-making and instead tells us that these creative leaders are more a product of their surroundings than we might be inclined to think.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  1. Go to page 1.
  2. Go to page 2.
  3. Go to page 100.
  4. Go to page 101.
  5. Go to page 102.