Tag: tech

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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30 Apr 2018

8 Best Songs for Testing Headphones & Speakers

SHOP THE STORY 1. Unfinished Sympathy – Massive Attack Why it makes a great speaker test: This song is the acid test for sub-woofers – there is a hidden thunderous quality to the intro that only the best bass speakers or headphones will reveal. 2. Hotel California – Eagles – Live From Hell Freezes Over Why […]

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12 Feb 2018

#FashionTech Girls Who Code at Fashion Week

Excerpt via New York Times Standing around Samsungs tech-filled event space in Manhattan in striped knit dresses and jumpsuits, miniskirts with wavy designs and leggings that went over their heels, PH5s models looked like disco-mod glam bots sent from the future. It was impossible to tell just by looking, but among the models at the […]

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06 Oct 2017

Q+A: Artist & Social Activist Naomi Pitcairn on #MathOfParallelism, #Drones, #LAPunkRock

Artist and social activist Naomi Pitcairn recently completed six temporary, music-driven artworks for the Pershing Square Summer concert series in downtown Los Angeles. Offering six weeks of free outdoor concerts — with The Wallflowers, Boogie Knights, Toad the Wed Sprocket, Los Lonely Boys, The B-52’s, and X. The live music event was paired with Naomi’s site-specific artworks, each reflecting the bands’ […]

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31 Jul 2017

#Lifehack: 5 Podcasts That Explore The Human Side of Tech

Excerpt via SALON MA’AYAN PLAUT, RADIOPUBLIC As technology pervades every part of our lives, someone talking us through what it means can be a comfort (or a terror, depending on how youre feeling that day). ExponentBen Thompson and James Allworth explore the effect of technology on society as a whole. 1. “Exponent” Ben Thompson and […]

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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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20 Jun 2017

#SkypeLook: Designers Tackle Screen Culture (i.e. Fashion Looks for the Waist Up)

Excerpt from  The New York Times MILAN — The coming of the robots; the end of work as it was previously understood; the lonely, hollow ring accompanying the virtual noises ceaselessly sent into the ether, sounds without echoes: These were some of the unlikely themes linking a bunch of disparate designers here over the past […]

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18 May 2017
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#HybridFest: Upstream Celebrates Music x Tech From the Great Northwest

“I grew up in Seattle, which helped make me a musician. I had to stay inside writing because of all the rain.” — Quincy Jones, Upstream Festival Keynote Speaker #Recap Pacific Northwest drizzle didn’t keep 30,000+ patrons from gathering in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square May 11-13th for Paul Allen‘s first-ever Upstream Music Fest + Summit.  The […]

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16 Feb 2017

Chloë Sevigny’s New Film for Miu Miu

She’s been mu(i)se and model for Miuccia Prada since the 90’s, but now, Chloe Sevigny has stepped behind the camera for her latest project with Miu Miu, premiering her own installment of the brand’s Womens Tales series in New York. Voyeuristic and candidly confessional, “Carmen” captures the realities of life as a woman today, from […]

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10 Feb 2017

#CodedCouture: Google x H&M’s Data Dress is Designed On Your Phone

Google has teamed up with H&M’s Ivyrevel line to create custom-made dresses for its consumers based on their personal data. Coded Couture, as the project is called, or indeed the Data Dress, uses the Snapshot API to monitor that information (with the user’s permission) for a week. An algorithm then creates a digitally tailored dress […]

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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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