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Artificial Intelligence

This AI Robot Writes Horror Stories on Twitter, and We’re Already Under the Covers

By | Oct 31, 2017 at 12:20 pm

A good ghost story can ruin a week’s worth of sleep in a matter of minutes. Whether it’s an old sailor with a hook for a hand or a nearly translucent women in a white dress walking into the woods, getting scared on Halloween…

Opinion/Analysis

Boise

How Technology Can Preserve Democracy

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

We live in strange times indeed. With reports of electronic meddling by foreign actors in the 2016 elections, recurrent cries of “fake news,” and actual online misinformation campaigns, it’s become apparent that technology has had widespread effect on democracy in the US. In fact,…

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Entertainment

Los Angeles

Why Hollywood is Joining the Video On-Demand Market

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

The idea of video on demand has been around since as early as 1990 when GTE partnered up with AT&T to create the first VOD system. It relied on the use tapes as the source of video streams. Two years later in 1992 VOD…

Cloud Storage

Collaboration is a Cinch With Droplr

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

Companies are always looking for ways to cut costs, and physical data storage is one way they’ve done so. Remote workspaces backed up on the cloud are becoming the norm. Hot on the trail of this movement, several companies have started offering file sharing…

Mobile

Xiaomi Has Apparently Given Up on Competing With Apple

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Since introducing the iPhone to the world a little more than a decade ago, Apple has shown that the smartphone game is their’s to dominate. While Android phones of all shapes and sizes are doing their best to compete with the tech giant, Samsung,…

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Tips & How To’s

6 Twitter Accounts Every Digital Nomad Should Follow

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm

It sounds like fun and games — and it can be — but being a digital nomad can also be a thankless chore. After all, you have to make sure you have either a steady stream of new gigs lined up in order to…

Space

DC

How to Watch NASA’s Live Stream of the Solar Eclipse

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm

If you won’t be heading outside or can’t get the proper eyewear in time to view the solar eclipse, then NASA is offering a multitude of ways to watch it online. NASA announced they will be televising the eclipse live from coast to coast…

Business

Los Angeles

Elon Musk Is Officially Building His Own Hyperloop

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Elon’s vision of a speedy long-distance transport system sounds straight out of a sci-fi movie. Now, five years after Elon came up with the Hyperloop, Elon’s own Boring Company is planning to make it reality. It’s Not a Surprise At This Point Wired has…

Facebook

Berlin

Germany Could Fine Social Media Companies Millions for Hate Speech

By | Jun 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Social media companies operating within Germany may face fines of up to $57 million if they don’t remove hate speech from their platforms within 24 hours of its posting, according to a law just passed today. This “unlawful content” includes illegal, prejudiced, and slanderous…

Mobile

10 Relatable Tweets About the iPhone on Its 10th Birthday

By | Jun 29, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Ten years ago, the world was a different place. Circuit City was still a store people actually went to, people rented movies at Blockbuster, and Facebook was barely used by anyone outside of a college dorm. And while many may not have realized that they…

Social Media

7 Most Popular Social Media Platforms in the World, Mapped

By | Jun 29, 2017 at 11:30 am

Social media plays a pretty big role in the business world today. While it started off as nothing more than a simple website designed to connect people a little more, it has transformed into a network of platforms that make connection with people on…

Tips & How To’s

How to Boost Video Marketing for Your Startup

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Social media is changing the way we share information, and marketers are taking advantage of the opportunity. Video is one of the fastest growing mediums for building brand image because it has the power to reinforce visually and connect emotionally. According to the latest statistics, featuring…

Social Media

San Francisco

Social Media News: Facebook Gets GIFs, Twitter Goes Round

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the ever changing world of social media, few updates drastically change how we interact with them. This week however marks a new notch on the timeline for two massive updates for both Facebook and Twitter, both of which you have undoubtedly already seen….

Social Media

St. Louis

Twitter Bot Reformats Trump’s Tweets as Official White House Statements

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

This weekend a new Twitter bot emerged that automatically formats President Trump’s tweets into an official White House statement format. The one part novelty account and one part political statement, @RealPressSecBot, comes at a time when the president continues to wage a battle against traditional…

Social Media

Social Media Platforms Combating Hate Speech Have Seen “Significant Progress”

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 1:30 pm

There’s no denying that social media has become part of everyday life. You RSVP to events, you meet friends, and you check in on family members through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube more than you do in real life. However, these platforms have opened the…

Social Media

The Sponsored Content Crackdown Is Going to Hit Social Media Hard

By | May 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

Online advertising is one of the fastest growing areas of the web. As marketing companies race to maximize the potential of their ongoing campaigns, these new opportunities have spurred on advisory bodies like The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) who have created new ground rules…

Startups & Apps

DC

New App WeCanResist.It Turns Trump Tweets Into Donations

By | May 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

It has been an interesting year in the political world, and no social media platform has seen more of a direct impact than Twitter. Sure, President Obama made great strides in using the platform, but President Trump uses it as his almost daily outlet…