Paul Allen - "The Idea Man" - has some lofty ideas brewing. The Microsoft co-founder's latest venture is an institute which he hopes will expand the frontiers of artificial intelligence; this will also help him to explore his own fascination with the human mind.
A worthy cause, if ever I heard one.
Amstel Beer has created quite possibly the coolest vending machine in history, and that says a lot, as there has been some steep competition over the years. The inability for people to shut themselves off from technology, for example, has been the inspiration of many online memes and rants urging people to spend time with each other, or focus on or appreciate their surroundings. That's why Amstel rewards people with beer in exchange for taking a breather...