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Thursday
Oct062016

The Roots of Dirt | The Design Evolution of the Early Mountain Bike


Back in the 1970's a bunch of California hippies changed the world with some new stuff they built in their garages. Heard it before?

It wasn't computers. It was bikes. Mountain bikes to be exact. But back then they were called "clunkers" or "klunkers." Go for a ride with Charlie Kelly and Joe Breeze, two of the guys there at the very beginning who still ride together 40 years later.

Thursday
Oct062016

Apple Stores Are Getting a Full Makeover

Apple's new flagship San Francisco store is a redesign of the brand's shopping experience. Giant glass doors bring the outdoors inside to the new tree-lined Genius Grove where Creative Pros assist with music and photography apps and accessories. Lots of speculation about what a company, whose biggest current product is a monitor, would use giant opening doors to sell.

Thursday
Oct062016

The Thrill of Flying a Solar Plane With a Coffin-Sized Cockpit 


Wired transportation editor Alex Davies and I spent some time with the two pilots flying around the world in the Solar Impulse 2, a bonkers plane with solar panel covered wings and a cockpit the size of a Manhattan closet.

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Thursday
Oct062016

Inside the World's Most Secretive Start-Up

Assignment: Go to Florida. Shoot as much as possible at a top secret start-up that says they've figured out VR better than anyone else. Magic Leap.

Thursday
Oct062016

Where the Sounds From the World's Favorite Movies Are Born

 

I produced this fun video at LucasFilm's impressive Skywalker soundstage where John Roesch, master Foley artist makes movie noises pop. The place looks a bit like a hoarder's garage at first but then he gets to work and makes the weirdest old thing into a sound from a great movie. That guitar-ish thing at the beginning – he calls that a "boing box" and it was created for "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."