Tag: innovation

05 Sep 2018

#BurningMan Artists Impress #burningman2018

Excerpt via FastCo BY JESUS DIAZ After complex planning and frantic construction, Black Rock City is now fully armed and operational in the Nevada Desert–and even if you think the annual event is a wretched hive, the structures and installations that accompany the festival are actually worth checking out. First in line is the Orb, […]

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10 Aug 2017

#Mirage: New Augmented Reality App Injects the Internet Into Real Life

Excerpt via Wired PETER RUBIN 08.08.17 WHEN RYAN STAAKE and Patrick Piemonte first worked together, they helped you get around: Both were interface designers at Apple, with Piemonte working specifically on the iPhone’s map technology. Now, nearly a decade later, the two are working together again—but this time, instead of helping you get around, they want […]

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06 Aug 2017

#SHOT! Mick Rock Explains How to Capture an Aura on Camera

Excerpt via Dazed Be it his masterminding of the hazy deformity behind Lou Reed’s Transformer cover, or his role as Ziggy Stardust’s personal photographer, Mick Rock is firmly entangled within the mythology of the movement with which he shares a name; if it was someone worth knowing, chances are Mick probably snapped them. ‘Im not after your […]

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07 Jul 2017

#ROBOPHOBIA: Anxious About Automation? You’re Not Alone

Researchers and businesspeople are constantly guessing how many jobs robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) will destroy. The results from a recently released survey by Masayuki Morikawa at Japan’s Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry suggest that how concerned workers are about automation depends highly on their age and educational background. For the survey, conducted […]

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12 Jun 2017

2017’s Hottest Cannabis Technology Innovations

This year, the cannabis industry will see massive explosion in technological innovation as legalization continues to spread at a staggering pace. Perhaps the greatest explosion of tech innovation the industry has seen this year so far has been in the solvent extraction community. Developers are flocking to cannabis expos to show off their new solvent […]

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19 Feb 2017

#RoboTax: Why Bill Gates Would Tax Robots

Robots are taking human jobs. But Bill Gates believes that governments should tax companies’ use of them, as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment. “You ought to be willing to raise the tax level and even slow down the speed” of automation, Gates […]

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06 Feb 2017

#ElectroMotiveLA: An Electric Car-buying Guide, Custom-made For L.A.

Automakers have drawn criticism for lack of aggression in marketing electric cars. ElectroMotiveLA.com, which receives no money from the auto industry,  hopes to be a first stop. The website suggests models to fit individual needs. You can browse cars available in the Los Angeles area, and there are primers on range, charging and the paperwork […]

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31 Jan 2017

The Best VR From Sundance 2017

Whatever problems virtual reality had in 2016, the industry also laid important groundwork, and it’s starting to pay off — particularly at the experimental New Frontier showcase of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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08 Jan 2017

Consumer Electronics Show 2017 — The Hits + Misses

From folding drones to smart showers, the internet of things is weird and wonderful. At this years Consumer Electronics Show, the falling cost of sensors and connectivity means that the internet of things is finally a reality. Here are the hits and misses of CES 2017,  from the Financial Times: Hits Folding selfie drone © […]

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