A "ghost restaurant" is a dining establishment that skips, well... running a restaurant.
Ghost restaurants run a kitchen, and ignore the rest of what makes a restaurant a restaurant, and delivery to customers via services like Grubhub, Seamless, UberEats, or custom apps.
Over at Fast Company, I take a look at the world of ghost restaurants and see whether a delivery-only restaurant can succeed. Either way, the food's delicious.
I spoke with flying car inventor Dezso Molnar about how flying cars work and his plans for a flying car racing league at the Los Angeles Auto Show this past November.
Check out the video below:
My new report on workplace applications for virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality is now live. I wrote the report for advertising agency R/GA, through their wonderful FutureVision publication, and it's an interesting take on where non-gaming uses of VR are going from here.
I tackle everything from using VR to treat phobias to augmented reality clothing to smart factories and employee training. Check it out and I hope you enjoy.
Tens of millions of Americans work as 1099 employees--as freelancers, as independent contractors, as consultants, as permalancers, and as seasonal workers.
My new site, Almost Millions, is designed to help 1099ers and freelancers become better with money.
Check out a few of our sample posts:
- The Best Reddit Personal Finance Tips
- 35% Of Americans Freelance Or Have Side Hustles
- When The Scope Of Work Changes
...Or just read the Almost Millions Manifesto and get an idea of what we're up to, and what's coming up in the next few months.
You do the work, we help you learn how to make more money with the work you do. Deal?
LoseIt, a popular diet app, wants to make sure you never have to type in the food you eat ever again.
Their solution? Take a picture of your food instead.
Check out my new piece for Fast Company, Why This Diet App Is Using Computer Vision To Help You Lose Weight.
Over at Fast Company, I just published an exclusive on the American Kennel Club's new fitness tracker for dogs.
The smart dog collar, called Link, works with iOS and Android devices. It costs $199, and requires a monthly subscription fee in addition; features include activity tracking for dogs, information about the temperature in the rooms they are in, GPS/geo-location information so you can make sure your pets are being walked, and other information.
I sat down with legendary director Werner Herzog for a two-part interview last week. The film, "Lo And Behold," is an amazing documentary that is well worth your time. A bit of an essay on technology and the internet, it includes everything from astrophysicists ruminating on the singularity to inventors of the self-driving car to parents of a deceased child who was bullied online.
Check out the interviews at these two links: