Everybody's favorite start up bank is no longer a startup. Simple has been acquired by BBVA, a massive multinational banking group with $820 billion in assets, for $117 million in cash. So say goodbye to your dream of future-forward, independent banking folks. Say goodbye.
While nearly everything is moving over to a mobile experience, banking remains one of the last vestiges of the old world. But even that is slowly changing with the likes of Simple, a bank-less mobile service that mashes up the best bits of your existing bank and services like Mint. One of Simple's greatest features,…
The bank-less service you've never heard of but should know about, Simple, finally has an Android app.
The folks at Inner City Bikes put a fixie and a unicycle into a dark, sexy room, played some light jazz and let nature happen. Out popped this minimalist, chain-less bike. Practical? We'll see, but she's certainly a looker.
If you recall, the adorably simple, no-nonsense John's Phone only makes phone calls. There's no texting, no music, and no color LCD. It's address book is a pen and paper attached to the back. Here's a video of it being unboxed.
Saying that this desk is simple and minimalist is a bit of an understatement. If the iPod were to magically grow to a full size functional desk, this is how it would likely look. Everything is neatly tucked away, including cables and compartments for peripherals. Oh, and did I mention it has a fish tank? A fish tank!…
Here's another design from Rune Larsen, the designer of the Easy as Pi phone. All the phone has is a standard keypad and a pop-up see-through LCD.
While we were perusing the Willcom R9 cellphone in hopes of finding the most simple handset in the world, into our inbox pops this design by a talented amateur that's about as straightforward as a phone can possibly be. What a concept: a 3.14-inch cellphone that just makes phone calls. Easy as Pi.
This is an idea that is long overdue. Cell phones are the new wave of communication and the latest and greatest cell phones are a little too much for the non-tech savvy people. This is a phone for those people. Big buttons, makes calls, gets the job done.