When Vizio unveiled its “new” 2017 P-Series and actually-new 2017 M-Series TVs on Tuesday, it seemed as though the company was making a quick return to the old smart TV approach of preloading apps like Hulu, Vudu, and others onto the sets. Last year, no apps were included on Vizio’s TVs out of the box; instead, they were designed as great looking displays that hooked into Google Chromecast, allowing owners to stream content from hundreds of apps using their own smartphone. But despite Vizio going so far as to bundle an Android tablet in the box, this concept likely confused some consumers.
So it is true that Vizio is making a change this year. A select few apps will come included out of the box to make things more convenient for people...
Here’s a wacky concept. Imagine you could give a microorganism, like yeast, specific instructions on what to produce during fermentation. Through the same process used to make beer or sourdough bread, you could coax the yeast into producing any chemical compound or enzyme you like. That may sound like science fiction, but Arzeda says it’s already a reality. The Seattle biotech startup is using this fermentation process to create “everything from the material used to make the tent you take on camping trips, to eco-friendly paints, and even pharmaceuticals or food ingredients,” according to CEO Alexandre Zanghelini. Arzeda’s customers are… Read More
The Kairos Society, a global group of young entrepreneurs, focuses on finding innovative solutions to big problems. Co-founder and chairman Ankur Jain joins Lunch Break's Tanya Rivero to discuss what to expect at its upcoming summit.