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, […]
What is AI? Not even the experts agree on the answer — Quartz WRITTEN BY John Pavlus September 06, 2017 You’ve probably heard the news: AI is going to take your job. Wait, no: It’s going to create a new job for you. AI is going to kill us all! Wait, no it’s not. AI is […]
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 […]
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 […]
Take a look inside the entrepreneur-fueled coffee arms race, which has attracted more than $300 million in venture capital.
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 […]
Behind the scenes, Amazon has been using technology to vertically integrate nearly the entire process of consumption.
Smartphones have altered the texture of everyday life, digesting many longstanding spaces and rituals, and transforming others beyond recognition.
A fake social network might be the only thing your smartphone needs.
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 […]
PASTE interviews the CEO of Nootrobox
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 © […]
One of the most requested features on Snapchat is the ability to send photos, videos, and messages to a specific group of friends. Since Snapchat first emerged, it was a binary communications experience of sending content to just one friend, or all your friends. Snapchat, which often refuses to call itself a social network in […]