The Olive Reading List: August 7, 2014

Here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been reading, watching, and discussing in the Olive studio this week:

How Hackable Is Your Car? Consult This Handy Chart

Don’t have enough to worry about? Check out this interesting article about how hackers can access your car’s software, and which cars are the most vulnerable.
— Peter Robelia (@PeterRobelia)

How We Make Progress

“Two steps forward, one step back” isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
— Erik Norsted (@enorsted)

Where are the Emoji Email Addresses?

Love ’em or loathe ’em, emojis are slowly taking over technological communication as we know it. Could the near future of our email addresses contain nothing but symbols?
— Dani Adelman (@DaniAdelman)

Shhh! The Bag of Chips Might Be Listening

Ever wonder if that bag of potato chips you’re eating is secretly listening to your conversation(s)? Well, it is.
— Ben Oberg (@benoberg )

5 Things Hip Hop Teaches Us About UX Design

Did you know that within the subtext of some of hip hop’s great works lies important UX design lessons? Learn from your homies (and unknown design experts) Yeezy, 2Pac and Mr. Ace Hood.
— Katie Yohn (@KatieLyohn)

Brazilian Landmarks Hidden In New Branding for 2016 Olympics

A sea of color swirls together abstracted buildings and landmarks in the branding for Rio’s 2016 Olympics. You might just get a taste of the carnival while straining your eyes to find the hidden tidbits of Brazil.
— Leah Alsum

Workers In Windowless Offices Lose 46 Minutes Of Sleep A Night

I am most productive when I work in sprints followed by a short break. Many of my breaks involve getting a few minutes of sunlight to recharge vitality and clear my head. Research sees benefits in getting sunlight throughout the day as well.
— Jonathan Sollie (@solliedesign)

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