fastcompany
fastcompany:

Last night at midnight, a big blue fire truck rolled into the headquarters of Nest in Palo Alto. One side has fire safety information and games for kids, the other side offers a first-look at Nest’s latest product, a carbon monoxide and smoke detector that was first announced last month.
Like the Warby Parker school bus, which is a touring eyeglass shop, the Nest fire truck will embark on a multi city tour—and a foray into some interesting partnerships. Nest is working with 18 home depots around the Bay Area to tour the bus Mid-November through mid-December. It will also be parking at Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, and other major tech company campuses.
And just before Thanksgiving, Nest and Uber will be offering free fire truck rides in the Bay Area.

fastcompany:

Last night at midnight, a big blue fire truck rolled into the headquarters of Nest in Palo Alto. One side has fire safety information and games for kids, the other side offers a first-look at Nest’s latest product, a carbon monoxide and smoke detector that was first announced last month.

Like the Warby Parker school bus, which is a touring eyeglass shop, the Nest fire truck will embark on a multi city tour—and a foray into some interesting partnerships. Nest is working with 18 home depots around the Bay Area to tour the bus Mid-November through mid-December. It will also be parking at Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, and other major tech company campuses.

And just before Thanksgiving, Nest and Uber will be offering free fire truck rides in the Bay Area.

theatlantic
theatlantic:

How to Become ‘Autocorrect Famous’

Before Barack Obama moved into the White House, he was just another autocorrect joke. Microsoft Word 2003 gently suggested that typists might mean “boatman” and “Osama” when spelling out “Obama,” and early versions of Word 2007 did the same. The president later made it into Word’s dictionary, meaning that the program now recognizes his name as a regular English word. But other than the leader of the free world, who do tech companies choose to include in their autocorrect dictionaries, particularly on smartphones and tablets? How do they keep their dictionaries up-to-date with current events, trends, and rising celebrities?
To understand this question, a short primer on autocorrect might be helpful.
Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]

theatlantic:

How to Become ‘Autocorrect Famous’

Before Barack Obama moved into the White House, he was just another autocorrect joke. Microsoft Word 2003 gently suggested that typists might mean “boatman” and “Osama” when spelling out “Obama,” and early versions of Word 2007 did the same. The president later made it into Word’s dictionary, meaning that the program now recognizes his name as a regular English word. But other than the leader of the free world, who do tech companies choose to include in their autocorrect dictionaries, particularly on smartphones and tablets? How do they keep their dictionaries up-to-date with current events, trends, and rising celebrities?

To understand this question, a short primer on autocorrect might be helpful.

Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]