While you were busy worrying about the eBay hack this week, we were enraptured by these far more trivial stories. Here are a few things you might have missed:
- A medical breakthrough at Stanford University (where else?). Tiny pacemakers, that can be charged wirelessly with a device the size of a credit card, are a real possibility. Also in the works: dial pads embedded in the palm of your hand, like in that Colin Farrell movie no one saw.
- Prepare yourself for advertisements on all your appliances, especially your thermostat. Google wants to leverage the Internet of Things to get ads into as many, albeit weird, places as possible.
- We love a good self-driving car story, but: HUGE BUMMER ALERT! The California DMV says that sleeping in these vehicles is a no-no. Okay, so just because our dreams of napping on the way to work are crushed, doesn’t mean…whatever. It’s terrible news.
- One million dollar pizza with pepperoni, please? Thursday was Bitcoin Pizza Day – yes, that’s a thing – causing delivery guys everywhere to ask “Sorry, whatcoin?”
- Ever feel like your conversations become inflated into arguments? Pun very much intended. These special suits let your friends know you have something to say through an innovative new form of passive-aggression.
What were you reading about this week? Seriously, you can tell us. How about giving us a shout at @BlancandOtus?