Weekend Links #5

Weekend Links is a collection of links that I found over the course of the week. They make for great weekend reading, and come out every Friday, just in time for you to peruse them as you’re trying to find anything else other than work to do.

WeekendLinks

The Daily Routines Of Famous Creative People, Charted: Ever wonder if you’d be more productive if you could schedule your time properly? Take a look at how folks like Benjamin Franklin, Kurt Vonnegut, Charles Darwin, and Pablo Picasso divided up their days. – by Lauren Davis – http://io9.com/the-daily-routines-of-famous-creative-people-charted-1678037505

New handyman clerk at Lowe’s is a robot: Someday, the helpful hardware man may not be a man at all. Lowe’s, one of the biggest retail hardware and DIY stores in the U.S., unveiled on Tuesday its first in-store robot clerk: OSHbot. – by Lance Ulanoff – http://mashable.com/2014/10/28/lowes-robot-clerk/; http://io9.com/inside-the-doomsday-bunkers-of-the-rich-and-famous-1657885401

The Amazon Fire Phone Was Always Going to Fail: The Amazon Fire Phone is a flop. Last quarter, the company’s worst in years, Amazon took a $170 million loss on the tepidly-reviewed device. In a new, deeply reported piece for Fast Company, tech journalist Austin Carr tells the inside story of how the Fire Phone debacle unfolded. – by Marcus Wohlsen – http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661449/s/420fbbfa/sc/24/l/0L0Swired0N0C20A150C0A10Camazon0Efire0Ephone0Ealways0Egoing0Efail0C/story01.htm

A flying camera that follows you anywhere is the next evolution of the consumer drone: Back in June we reported on the Airdog, a Kickstarter project we thought might become the ultimate GoPro sidekick. $1.3 million in funding later, the Airdog is about to start shipping out to backers and getting ready to go on sale later this year. – by Ben Popper – http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/7/7504925/airdog-drone-autonomos-camera-madars-apse-ces-2015

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