Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Manhattan's "Phallus Palace," Oslo's move become car-free, snow season apps and more in our journey through the internet

Oslo Moves to Become a Car-Free City In an effort to make its downtown more pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly, Oslo will remove the couple hundred remaining parking spots left in its city center. The development aims to turn the most heavily trafficked areas into to car free zones to limit congestion, reduce pollution and make the city more walkable. Other cities have launched similar initiatives with slight …

AirPods Will Overtake Smartwatches

Market forecasters believe they’ve confirmed the next big movement in wearable tech: ear-pods with the functionality of a smartphone. Essentially, it’s believed that ear-pods will take over smartwatch features and marketshare in under five years—thanks to upcoming patents on biometric measuring and Siri’s arrival in AirPods 2, among other updates. Directions, messaging, web browsing and more will become easier with the advancement of in-ear tech, …

The Muse 2 is an On-Demand Meditation Headband

Providing feedback, guidance and a break from stress

For most of us, finding the time or the patience to meditate is the hardest part. It’s oftentimes almost impossible—with everything going on around us—to find inner quiet and in turn, a deep mind/body connection. But, the new Muse 2 is a comfortable, wearable guide that will ease you into the practice and work you through it (and give you real-time feedback after each session). …