Category: Tech Trends

12 Nov 2019

#BacktotheFuture // GM turned a 1960s pickup into an electric hot rod

Excerpt via The Verge By Sean O’Kane Nov 7, 2019 General Motors teased the “future of hot rodding” this week with a stunning, if not necessarily novel idea: the automaker took a vintage 1962 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck and turned it into an electric vehicle using technology from the Chevy Bolt. The franken-truck, dubbed “E-10,” is not […]

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25 Feb 2019

Your Robot-Made Coffee Is Ready. Where Does That Leave The Barista?

Excerpt via FastCompany Austin, Tx.-based Briggo is expanding its robot-staffed “Coffee Haus” to San Francisco’s busy airport. Briggo’s founders say they’ve created a tech-centric coffee ecosystem, complete with Latin American backstory, that hits Millennial touchstones including customization and app availability. Briggo recently was listed among Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative companies in the world for crafting […]

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08 Feb 2019

Spotify is building Netflix-meets-radio

Excerpt via AngelList Spotify’s strategy, it seems, is to build something between radio and Netflix. Like radio, Spotify can be the portal by which every consumer discovers and enjoys audio content—hence its acquisition of Gimlet, one of the most popular podcast producers. At the same time, Spotify seems increasingly interested in producing original, Spotify-exclusive content—hence […]

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29 Jan 2019

#CounterTrend #VitaminAir The World’s First Eco-Friendly Vitamin Inhalation Device Trades Nicotine for Vitamins

“We built Vitamin Air because we were frustrated consumers who wanted recreational users and consumers who were trying to quit tobacco and nicotine to have a superior alternative that was well-designed, vitamin-based, and nicotine-free.  Our mission is to help people live healthy, empowered lives by offering a sustainable, wellness-inspired inhalation alternative that removes the stigma surrounding inhalation.” – […]

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23 Jan 2019

The Age of Tech Is Over and Other Myths (AKA “Print is dead, live TV is dead, and Millennials killed American cheese”)

“If technology is everywhere, the tech sector no longer exists,” Vincent Deluard, strategist at INTL FCStone, a financial-services company. If the tech sector no longer exists, its premium is no longer justified. When the Financial Times got it’s hands on the document, it leaned into the death thesis, declaring: The tech sector is over. Excerpt via The […]

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30 Nov 2018

#VisualCulture #AI #DigitalCulture Fashion x Cyber Warfare

Christopher Wylie, who helped found the voter-profiling firm Cambridge Analytica, said that clothing preferences had been key to helping Steve Bannon build his insurgency.  Today at a conference in Britain organized by the fashion industry website The Business of Fashion, Mr. Wylie explained that clothing preferences were a key metric for Cambridge Analytica, whose business was […]

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05 Oct 2018

Spotify x AncestryDNA Playlist Generator

Excerpt via Vulture.com By Jesse Montgomery Two weeks ago, AncestryDNA and the popular music-streaming service Spotify unveiled a service that promised to use your very own genetic material to build a personalized playlist. Such a playlist, their website stated, would be totally unique. The sonic essence of your very own cultural inheritance. “If you could […]

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05 Oct 2018

#FestivalOfDisruption David Lynch Brings Twin Peaks into Virtual Reality

At David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption, a music, art, film and creative event with artists curated by the filmmaker, Lynch plans to debut a new Twin Peaks virtual reality experience. The game, titled simply Twin Peaks VR and made with Collider Games and Showtime, will take players through locations from the original series and the […]

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24 Sep 2018

Spotify’s direct distribution deals: What do artists get paid?

 Excerpt via Music Business Worldwide BY TIM INGHAM SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 Spotify got the entire music business talking last week with the news that it has started offering artists the opportunity to directly distribute their material on the platform – without the requirement for a third-party aggregator or record label. The skinny: Spotify’s Kene Anoliefo […]

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23 Sep 2018

#CannabisCulture: Marijuana Stocks Are the New Bitcoin

Excerpt via Barrons By Bill Alpert Updated Sept. 21, 2018 Marijuana stocks had a short strange trip this week. Led by Tilray,the U.S.-listed grower that just went public in July, the shares of Canada’s pot producers skyrocketed by Wednesday, then gave most of their gains back. Tilray opened the week at $117, for example, hit […]

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