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London

Robot Vacuum Cleaners of the Future Could Look Like Spaceships

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 8:30 am

The future, as pictured in science-fiction movies, is closer than it has ever been. Almost palpable, and although flying cars, teleportation and time travel are still elusive, we have made insane demarches in facilitating our lives with robotized and automatized household items. Even though…

Music

NYC

SoundCloud Closed the Funding It Needs to Stay Alive

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

SoundCloud is the latest example of why nothing on the internet will last forever, and plenty of things won’t even last more than a few decades. The audio hosting company laid off forty percent of its staff last month, and has this week raised…

Jobs

5 Tech Jobs Companies Will Need to Fill

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 7:15 am

With the insanely fast speed of technological development and new startups popping up every day, it is difficult to keep track of all the changes in the job market. Many jobs that were once at the top of the recruiting list will either be…

Internet of Things

Opting Out of Technology Will Be Very Difficult in the Future

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

While technology has become an integral part of everyday life, still some people refuse to engage. I know, it sounds crazy. But everyone single one of us knows at least one person that doesn’t have a Facebook, avoids SnapChat, and has been using a…

Trends

San Francisco

Top Highlights From Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Mary Meeker’s influential Internet Trends Report just dropped, which means that everyone’s digesting the latest news on the state of the internet. But the presentation is 355 slides long. What you need is a series of pre-chewed insights into the current and future trends…

Interviews

Austin

Amy Webb: A Curved Path to Becoming A Futurist – Interview

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Most people associate predicting the future with superheroes, but there are people in the tech industry who have the ability to predict trends and emerging technology way in advance of what consumers will see on the market. Futurist and founder of the Future Today Institute, Amy Webb…

Interviews

Chicago

Canh Tran of Rippleshot on Machine Learning, Fintech, and the Future of Payments

By | Mar 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Canh Tran is the CEO and cofounder of Rippleshot, a startup that detects payment card data breaches. They take a big-data machine learning approach, more common in search, genetics and advertising, and apply it in a novel way for the payment processing industry to help…

Education

4 Edtech Trends to Watch Out For in 2017

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

More than thirty years ago, psychologist Benjamin Bloom presented the education community with the “2 Sigma Problem” – a challenge aimed at replicating, at scale, the proven benefits of personalized one-on-one tutoring. Decades later, and with a staggering array of new technologies at our disposal,…

Startups & Apps

This New Nanotech Coating Makes Fingerprints Disappear

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Say goodbye to those pesky fingerprints that blur your iPhone screen and sully your kitchen appliances: NBD Nanotechnologies has introduced a patented coating solution, InvisiPrint, that prevents fingerprint marks from showing up on glass and metal surfaces. While there are other products already out on the market that…

Data

The Evolution of Data Storage Technology [Infographic]

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Since 1950, the world has evolved from storing bits to envisioning a Yottabyte. The technology and formats used to do this have changed as fast as the data storage capacity. From punch cards to billing softwares, the world will soon be relying on atomic data storage….

Opinion/Analysis

How Predicting the Future Creates the Future

By | Nov 8, 2016 at 4:30 pm

The two-way wrist radio, a classic from the 1930s Dick Tracy comic strip, is essentially a version of a smartwatch. The flying car, a symbol of futuristic invention, is being work-shopped by none other than Uber. Star Trek’s “Padd,” the communication device that inspired the…

Trends

Here’s What the Future of Healthcare Looks Like

By | Sep 6, 2016 at 11:45 am

There’s no denying that the healthcare industry is limping along. Though access to care is available to more Americans now than ever, it’s also more expensive. As patients struggle to pay higher and higher premiums, providers grapple with compliance issues and ever-changing regulations while…

Internet of Things

IoT Technology Should Be Standard for All Startups

By | Aug 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm

With everyone talking about the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s no wonder organizations have begun dabbling in the revolutionary technology. But with the benefits becoming more and more apparent every day, do startups need to take advantage before it’s too late? Implementing IoT technology into digital…

Autonomous Vehicles

Driverless Cars Get a Fake City for Testing: What it Means for the Future

By | Nov 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm

When it comes to testing traditional, manually driven vehicles, car companies typically take their vehicles to a large track with lots of loops and straightaways. Unfortunately for driverless cars, those tracks are not all that helpful. Instead, the testing of driverless cars requires more…

Tips & How To’s

One Simple Trick Elon Musk Uses to Predict the Unprecedented

By | Jul 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Elon Musk has faced a fairly unique problem in his career: How to sound as if he knows where he and his businesses are going, even though he’s consistently attempting to create unprecedented results. Elon Musk predicts the future often — high-speed transportation Hyperloops, supersonic…

Mobile

San Francisco

The Future of Texting is in Media and Content Integration

By | Aug 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

It’s only been about a month since Fleksy last appeared in the news, proclaiming that they’re keyboard would be free for all users on both iOS and Android. We find them this week making headlines with their app, yet again, but you might wondering what they’ve…

Trends

London

Google’s Artificial Intelligence Speaks, and She’s a Woman

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 8:00 am

Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and all around academic bad ass. There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s one of the smartest human beings to ever exist. You already knew that though. What you maybe didn’t know is that he’s…