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Opinion/Analysis

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Never Compete With the Human Brain

By | Apr 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm

For all its faults, the human brain is pretty incredible. So incredible, in fact, that for more than 60 years, scientists, entrepreneurs, and sci-fi enthusiasts have done everything they can to replicate it in the form of artificial intelligence. While many people condemn such…

Ecosystems

How Patreon Can Help the Internet’s Creative Entrepreneurs

By | Mar 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Earning a living online isn’t easy. For years, the primary way to monetize your creative hobby online was through advertisements. Yet the biggest ad-supported platforms only pay creators between $.10 to as little as $.0005 for each fan that enjoys their content. Enter Patreon,…

Opinion/Analysis

No, Door-Opening Robot Dogs Will Not Be the Downfall of Humanity

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Technology and humanity have always had somewhat of a strained relationship. While one was designed to make the other’s existence a little bit easier, science fiction media, ardent conspiracy theorists, and stressed out entrepreneurs have driven a wedge between the two, frequently insisting that…

Videos

2018 Is the Year of Reckoning for Your Video Streaming Budget

By | Jan 30, 2018 at 9:01 am

Did you watch the 2018 Grammy Awards? Neither did 24 percent of last year’s Grammy audience. The event’s viewership on Sunday fell to 19.8 million in a massive drop from 26.1 million viewers in 2017. For years, television has declined while video streaming services have…

Health

San Francisco

4 Health Tech Startups Using AI to Improve Daily Wellness

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 10:50 am

In the end, it’s up to us to decide to improve our daily health and wellness. But having a little help from technology can certainly kick off the routines, good habits and focus on our health. These four health tech startups are not only…

Crowdfunding

Meet the Data Tracking Site Every Patreon Creator Needs

By | Jan 24, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Pick any artist, videographer, or creative type off the street today and they’ll likely recognize the membership platform Patreon. It functions like an ongoing form of Kickstarter, allowing users to dedicate small contributions to creatives on a monthly or per-item basis. And if Patreon…

Twitter

Why Twitter Is the Best Playground for Bot Developers

By | Jan 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Did you know that a “Society for the Abolition of the Month of August” was once considered for a Wikipedia page, but rather understandably didn’t make the cut? Now you do, thanks to a Twitter bot that tweets deleted Wikipedia page titles hourly. Also…

New Media

The Secret to a Successful Subscription Service? Make the Best Stuff Free.

By | Jan 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Subscriptions are big now. The advertising model has long supported print magazines and newspapers. But the internet’s hyper-targeted ad model quickly lead to a devaluation, powering the rise of ad blockers. For years, publishers struggled to balance a quality of engagement with the need…

Augmented Reality

The Augmented Reality Market Is Predicted to Hit $133.7B by 2021

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The augmented reality market is still on the rise. New numbers just out from Zion Market Research put the global augmented reality market at an estimated USD 133.78 billion in 2021. For reference, it clocked in at just 3.33 billion in 2015. Why is AR’s star rising…

Trends

5 Trends That Shaped the Way We Looked at Tech in 2017

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

As we approach the last stretch of 2017, here’s a look a the major tech trends that has shaped our year, and lives. Decentralization Perhaps the most impactful trend this year is the proliferation of Blockchain technologies and crypto currencies into the mainstream. On…

Startup Spotlight

Chicago

Startup Spotlight: Data Recovery, Fishing and LOLs

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The holidays can be a stressful time for individuals. But if you can find a way to sneak in some belly laughs and chuckles, everything is going to be much better for your mind and body to make it through. This week in Startup…

Social Media

True App Builds Your Story Based on Location and Motion

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

During your travels, it’s hard to remember all the places you might have stopped along the way. Like the time you pulled over on the side of the road to take a photo of a sunset, or that little town where you stopped for…

Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy Plays a Big Role in Conserving Resources

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The sharing economy is about far more than sharing assets. It’s actually a whole new way of thinking and living. For many creative, open-minded young people, the idea of working 9-5 at an office desk is crushing to their soul. Eschewing tradition, they’re looking…

Gear & Gadgets

Gift Guide 2017: STEM Toys for Kids

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

These days kid’s toys offer more than just moving pieces around the board or driving them around a sandbox. Today, parents can help their kids get a head start in STEM and have fun doing it together. This holiday if you are looking to…

Drones

Don’t Worry, Humans Still Race Drones Faster Than Artificial Intelligence

By | Dec 6, 2017 at 10:50 am

With artificial intelligence getting smarter every minute, humans have gotten a little defensive when it comes to being better than the technology we invented. Whether its playing chess, passing medical exams, or being a god, artificial intelligence has made huge strides in what it…

Artificial Intelligence

London

16 Artificial Intelligence Startups in the UK Raising Some Serious Capital

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

With the boom of artificial intelligence companies in the UK, it seems that a new company launches every week in the UK. In a government report, they called for a UK strategy to advance AI. The subsequent budget included a £270m investment fund for disruptive technologies such as…

Artificial Intelligence

AI Is Now So Good That You Can’t Trust Your Eyes Anymore

By | Dec 4, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The newest groundbreaking AI tech? Unsupervised image-to-image translation. It allows you to auto-generate a different photo based off of an input photo. Essentially, it’s lying to your eyes. The research paper on the subject of image manipulation, published today by Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS),…