Another seven days have been and gone, and some more digital delights have flickered across my screen. In this week’s round up, Apple now have designs on bikes, a great blog post on the future of news from way back when and more on Doctor Who.
On your bike
The Guardian’s Bike Blog reported on an innovative new bicycle, designed to set new speed records. It’s made of wood, looks great and is all for a £1 bet. Let’s hope they raise the £7,500 needed to set the record. However, this wooden bike looks a little more comfortable
Staying with bikes, Velovision, reported plans for a new smart bike by Apple it’s a relatively old story, but well worth a read.
I refuse to accept this wedding is a ‘fairytale’ until the Archbishop of Canterbury is eaten by a wolf wearing a lace cap and shawl. – @CharlieConnelly
We’re all makers now
More cool stuff relating to the maker movement. The New York Times carried these two gems: Hands on kits to learn about science and engineering and news of the crowdsource-funded DIY product design movement. While if you have a spare £600 you might want to build your own 3D printer – it’s in Bath in July. Do it.
Back to the future
If like me, you loved Tomorrow’s World, then you’ll love this. Paleo Future – the blog for the future that never was – contains this piece of future tech brilliance. The tablet newspaper as envisioned by Knight-Ridder in 1994.
Look Who’s back
The new season of Doctor Who was back with a bang. I loved these two visualisations
First up was the timeline of series 1-6 and the always great Jack Schofield tweeted this link to an updated graphic of every Doctor Who villain since 1963 In other news BBC4 is to repeat Doctor Who: The Hand of Fear as a tribute to Elisabeth Sladen
Lego reading aid
This great idea featured in Gizmodo – Lego helmets to encourage kids to read – one for Kickstarter?
There was also a terrific read in the Guardian about the Radiolab podcast
NFL fans are still waiting for the lockout to be over – Judge Susan Nelson (aka Dragons’ Den star Doug Richards sister) ruled the lockout must end
In Baseball, Detroit Tigers LF Ryan Raburn gifted the Mariners a home run following this piece of bad luck
The Tribeca Film Festival is also showing a sports strand – in particular Catching Hell and Fire in Babylon sound good