- Getting to product-market fit is a huge problem for startups and established companies alike. Google just unveiled a digital product they developed based on aggregated search inquiries. Core77 speculates on how that could be used for physical products.
- A useful looking feature for comparing CAD model changes from OnShape. At Clear Design Lab we're pretty loyal to SolidWorks but OnShape is making an increasingly strong case when they add unique + useful capabilities like this.
- MIT builds a glass filament based 3D printer, sort of. It's mostly automated but requires some human operation for the time being.
- Another helpful product teardown from Bolt VC, this time digging beneath the skin of a Fitbit scale to examine the nitty-gritty design details of injection molding.
- Most of the electronics in the world get built in Shenzhen. An interesting profile of the metropolis and a changing culture of factories, businesses, and innovation.
Humanity Intersecting Technology:
- People have been using technology to craft cupid's arrows for longer than you think. The New Yorker has a great piece on dating, technology and sex from 1964 to now.
- Algorithms can be sexist or racist too, because they're ultimately built by humans.
More next week.