Robyn’s Corner #4

Robyn’s Corner #4

Challenge Updates Italian with Duolingo: Still on track for daily practice, but my two kids and a friend are way ahead of me. Am going to experiment with a few YouTube Italian conversation sessions. Just experiment. Am going to Italy this month and still feel...
Robyn’s Corner #3

Robyn’s Corner #3

Challenge Updates: February is half gone and I’ve done one sketch a day and kept on Duolingo for Italian. So far, holding steady. A Most Unlikely Twitter Account:The Museum of English Rural Living Tweeted what might seem a shocking image on Valentine’s Day. The Tweet...
Robyn’s Corner #2

Robyn’s Corner #2

January Challenges: Restart Italian Lessons on Duolingo. So far 1458 points, compared to my son’s 5780 points for Portuguese and daughter’s 1201 points for French. But, hey, my son is highly motivated since he married a Brazilian woman and my daughter has only just...
Robyn’s Corner

Robyn’s Corner

1.)Food+City has done its share of conferences and events, so why wouldn’t you do one for fun, real fun. Our family (Metcalfe’s) is crazy about running, food, maps, travel, and prime numbers, it seems. But it is always up for dry, sarcastic humor. Even dark,...
Startup Spotlight: FENIK

Startup Spotlight: FENIK

Originally known as Evaptainers, Fenik started out as a student project at MIT. The team’s goal was to develop a low-cost method for preserving fruits and vegetables in remote areas. Five years and many prototypes later, Fenik recently wrapped up a successful...
Startup Spotlight: UAV-IQ

Startup Spotlight: UAV-IQ

Using military-developed technology, UAV-IQ combines high-tech field surveillance, environmental sensors and specialized software to help farmers keep a close eye on their crops. Pinpoint imagery allows farmers to focus on problem areas — locating issues such as water...