Tag: TRENDS

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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12 Jan 2018

Top 5 Trends That Mattered at CES 2018

Excerpt via CNET Wall-sized TVs. Connected everything. Smart mirrors. Autonomous electric vehicles. The world’s thinnest laptop. Here are the Top 5 Trends that  mattered at CES 2018: 1. Smart home rising: More assistants and ‘AI’ everywhere CES 2017 was all about the rise of Alexa. This year Google came ready to fight back: Its Google […]

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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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26 Aug 2016

Consumers Most Drawn to Travel and Music VR Experiences

With virtual reality (VR) set to become a $1bn (£710m) industry by the end of 2016, savvy marketers are seeking to tap into the platform’s storytelling powerto set the agenda for VR excellence. Virtual reality is engaging a wide spectrum of people, according to new data by research group IpsosMori, which surveyed 1, 117 UK […]

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22 Aug 2016

Bay Area Start-Ups Find Low-Cost Outposts in Arizona

Three years ago, Kate Rogers was caught in the Bay Area struggle. She paid the astronomical rents. She did the crushing commute. She lived the frustration of always thinking about money even though she was a well-paid professional in the booming technology industry. And then, just like that, the stress went away. All she had […]

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11 Aug 2016

Think Amazon’s Drone Delivery Idea Is a Gimmick? Think Again

Amazon is the most obscure large company in the tech industry. It isn’t just secretive, the way Apple is, but in a deeper sense, Jeff Bezos’ e-commerce and cloud-storage giant is opaque. Amazon rarely explains either its near-term tactical aims or its long-term strategic vision. It values surprise. Over the last few years, Amazon has […]

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10 Aug 2016

Beyond ‘Pokemon Go’: New Start-ups Boosting Fortunes With AR, VR

There’s more to virtual and augmented reality — the emerging technology behind the wildly popular game “Pokemon Go” — than mesmerized mobile users wandering the streets in an attempt to “catch ’em all.” With the sector coming of age, a few start-ups are already trying to show the world that AR can be used for […]

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28 Jul 2016

#NerdGoggles: Facebook’s Really Big Plans For VR

In one way or another Mark Zuckerberg has thought about the rendering of reality for decades. “It’s something that I’ve dreamed about since I was a kid,” he says. “I remember in middle school I would just sit in my math class with my notebook and write code. I didn’t even have a computer in […]

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22 Jul 2016

Fashion x Tech: The New Wild West

The collision of fashion and tech has spawned a cottage industry of those looking to shepherd the would-be disruptors into the ways of the industry. Fashion incubators and accelerators like Pratt’s Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator, the New York Fashion Tech Lab and the CFDA Fashion Incubator have sprung up, designed to help budding industry talent […]

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21 Jul 2016

Minimalism & Happiness: 10 TED Talks

It remains to be seen whether downsizing and minimalism are going to be a cultural shift or just a cultural fad, but these ideas are certainly in the air and on a lot of minds. Apartment Therapy has curated a selection of TED Talks on the topic.  Read the full story. A Rich Life with Less […]

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