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Neil Young’s Pono music player raises over $6 million on Kickstarter

April 21st, 2014 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

The Pono Musician Neil Young’s new portable music player called the Pono has shattered his $800,000Kickstarter goal set up to fund its production. (Video)    

Facebook and Google are drooling over drone companies

April 21st, 2014 at 8:26 am » Comments Off

Interest in Titan Aerospace and others is not just about the “next billion” Internet users. Last month it seemed as if Facebook would acquire the long-range solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace and use its technology to deliver Internet to remote areas of the world. It was ostensibly a hedge against Google’s balloon-driven Project Loon and the possibility that Google, rather […]

The Changemakers are the future of education

April 19th, 2014 at 8:55 am » Comments Off

Students learning to 3D model in Budapest, Hungary There’s a lot of talk about  The Maker Movement in Silicon Valley. Over 195,000 people attended Maker Faire events around the world last year alone. Makers are tech-savvy tinkerers. They build robots, program light installations and hack everything from code to IKEA furniture. From Boston to Beirut, community-based makerspaces are […]

Google buys Titan Aerospace, a solar-powered drone company

April 19th, 2014 at 8:25 am » Comments Off

Solar-powered drone This week, Google announced the acquisition of Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum in a move that sees the technology giant enter the unmanned race for the skies.    

The Guardian launches its robot newspaper in the U.S.

April 18th, 2014 at 11:04 am » Comments Off

The U.K. paper, the Guardian, is taking a very modern strategy and applying it to an old-school format. Starting this week the paper is going to experiment with a robot-generated print edition. The paper is to be called #Open001 and will be distributed for free every month at U.S. media and ad agency offices including Mindshare, […]

The Singularity and Our Collision Path with the Future

April 18th, 2014 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Google’s Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, has predicted that we will reach a technological singularity by 2045, and science fiction writer Vernor Vinge is betting on 2029, a date that is ironically on the hundredth anniversary of the greatest stock market collapse in human history.    

Mark Cuban invests in PowerPot, a pot that charges your smartphone by boiling water

April 17th, 2014 at 10:50 am » Comments Off

Mark Cuban invests in PowerPot. The PowerPot is an awesome device that charges your phone by boiling water in a pot. The device has just become the next hot thing, thanks to its appearance on ABC’s hit reality show, “Shark Tank.” (Video)    

The problem with profitless-on-purpose startups

April 16th, 2014 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

SpoonRocket There are dozens of services operating in and around San Francisco like – Homejoy for cleaning, BloomThat for flowers, Postmates for courier service, SpoonRocket a gourmet meal-delivery service, and on and on. Most of them provide cheap, convenient amenities at the tap of a smartphone app. Few of them are profitable on a corporate level. […]

Toywheel introduces app that connects toys and augmented reality

April 15th, 2014 at 1:45 pm » Comments Off

Toywheel Kids grow up with different technology and toys these days than we did, but you don’t need to be a geek mom or dad to realize that. (Video)

Electric car sales growing 100% every year

April 15th, 2014 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Actually, electric car sales are growing a little bit more than 100%. Every year more and more electric car models are hitting the market. As more consumers begin to adopt the technology electric car sales continue to improve. EV sales are currently growing at a rate of more than 100 percent a year according to […]

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