Hunter Saillen

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The Tech Boom’s Second Cities

Last summer, after our son was born, my husband and I left San Francisco, our home for about fifteen years, and moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, a college town that is about an hour’s drive north of Denver. San Francisco is almost improbably pretty, a soft <i>macaron</i> of a city, and we were sad to …

Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People

For most of the past six weeks, the biggest story out of Silicon Valley was Apple's battle with the FBI over a federal order to unlock the iPhone of …

Privacy

Inside OpenAI, Elon Musk's Wild Plan to Set Artificial Intelligence Free

The Friday afternoon news dump, a grand tradition observed by politicians and capitalists alike, is usually supposed to hide bad news. So it was a …

Artificial Intelligence

The Orah 4i camera makes live 360-degree videos a reality

There are a few options out there for creating 360-degree video. Consumers like you and me would likely go for a portable camera like the Ricoh Theta or Kodak's SP360. Professionals, on the other hand, would opt for Google's 16-camera GoPro Jump rig, Lytro's Immerge or Nokia's Ozo. But there aren't …

Gear & Gadgets

Today’s Best Companies are Horizontally Integrated

In big companies, management teams focus on achieving the right level of vertical integration. The pendulum has swung from Henry Ford’s buying ships and railroads—and even a rubber plantation in Brazil to ensure his supply of tires—to Boeing’s radical outsourcing of Dreamliner components, and more …

How Hudson Mohawke Cuts Tracks On Airplanes

The gear of a mobile musician<p>When you’re Kanye West’s secret weapon and you’ve got a day to turn around a track, you do it no matter where you are. Hudson Mohawke, one of the most sought-after and well-traveled music producers, has a dream rig that fits in a backpack, so he can drop hits between …

Concert for one: Akoustic Arts A speaker beams sound straight to your ears

Headphones are increasingly becoming a bigger part of our lives, but there are times when even wireless headphones can be restrictive. On the other …

Audiophile

10 Crazy Ideas That Could Change Energy

These are the best of times for energy innovation, says former Vice President Al Gore. He made the remarks to an auditorium full of energy-focused …

The company bagged exclusives from Kanye West and Rihanna, who released the biggest albums of 2016, but it still has daunting challenges<p>Spotify beefed with Taylor Swift and got sued by songwriters; Apple messed with people’s iTunes collections and was accused of sexism; and Deezer abruptly …

Universal Music

SnapChat's GeoFilter may be the next tool to rock your marketing toolbox

How to quickly make your LinkedIn profile stand out from the masses<p>(SOCIAL MEDIA) Most of us have a love/hate relationship with LinkedIn, but no …

Marketing

New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

In her keynote speech at last year’s annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience. The former Microsoft programmer and congressional candidate proposed a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe …

Under Armour says when its star brand ambassadors play well, its sales go up — now it's going big on soccer

Under Armour, the third-largest sports apparel brand in the world, is launching its latest global brand marketing campaign on Tuesday.<p>The campaign, created by Droga 5, will mark the first time Under Armour has honed in on soccer in one of its global "holiday" campaigns, with one TV ad starring …

TIDAL Doubled Its Subscriptions After Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo" Release

TIDAL doubled its subscriptions thanks to the release of Kanye West’s <i>The Life of Pablo</i> album.<p>TMZ reports that the streaming service shot up from 1 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Stripe Is Helping Foreign Entrepreneurs Set Up U.S. Businesses

Silicon Valley payments upstart Stripe said Wednesday it is debuting a new program, called Atlas, to help more entrepreneurs be able to set up U.S. …

Country music festivals shutting down left and right

Three major country music festivals have been canceled in 2016 with little-to-no explanation provided.<p>Most recently, Dega Jam, set to take place on July 4 weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, was axed. The racetrack's director of public relations told FOX411 the festival's production …

Microsoft's Hub keyboard app for Android puts productivity at your fingertips

Microsoft’s persistence in experimenting with image recognition, machine learning and a bunch of other experiments is an admirable move from a company that’s software is widely <i>used</i> but not necessarily widely <i>loved.</i><p>The latest app to roll out of Microsoft’s Garage project is the Hub Keyboard for …

What Bendable Screens Mean For The Future Of UI

Deformable displays have the potential to be every bit as revolutionary as the touchscreen. Here’s why.<p>Bend your smartphone today, and it’ll probably break. Bend it three years from now, and it could snap a photo or turn a page in an e-book.<p>So suggests Roel Vertegaal, a professor of human-computer …

Cisco Digital Ceiling … coming to a smart(er) building near you !

We recently launched the Digital Ceiling per Tony Shakib’s blog.<p>The Cisco Digital Ceiling unleashes the power of the IoT by linking building services over a single, converged IP network. It transforms the unobtrusive infrastructure in ceilings across your facilities into a secure, distributed, and …

Cisco Systems

Aijia Pro Smart Robot Hits Kickstarter (video)

A new generation of the Delong Pro Robot has taken to Kickstarter to raise the required funds it needs to go into production and takes the form of …

Music Theory : 5 Ways to Use Theory to Enhance Your Electronic Tracks

1—Melodic Ornaments<p>An appoggiatura can add a little dissonance to an otherwise bland melodic note.<p>I decided to put the most important aspect right up …

Welcome

These 13 Google Chrome hacks will change the way you use the internet

Since it debuted in 2008, Google Chrome has quickly risen to be the most popular web browser in the world, beating out Firefox and Internet Explorer.<p>But that doesn't mean you can't make it better.<p>There are many extensions and programs that innovative developers have built to make using Chrome more …

Google Chrome

Seven absurd inventions set to change the world forever - CNN Style

Written by Simone Giertz, special to CNN<p>Stockholm-born Simone Giertz is a creative technologist who builds possibly revolutionary -- and often terrifying -- robots to inspire people to learn about programming and electronics. She documents all of her experiments on her YouTube channel. Here, she …

Chloe Kim Becomes First Woman to Land Two 1080 Spins, Wins U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix

15-Year-Old Korean-American snowboarder Chloe Kim can't help making history. Less than a week after she became the first person under the age of 16 to win back-to-back gold medals at the X Games, Kim has become the first woman to land back-to-back 1080 spins in a snowboarding competition.<p>"It's …

'Scoring' The Best Deal: How To Negotiate Without A Standard Price Point

Back in 2010, when I was 23, I founded SCORE A SCORE, a company that combines technology, creative strategy and world-class customer service to simplify music creation, supervision, licensing, sonic branding and sound design.<p>We specialize in creating and licensing original music sound design and …

No juice? SXSW has many fixes to a dead phone battery

With throngs of people running around from event to event during the South by Southwest festival, there's bound to be some dying phones. Luckily -- from Saint Bernard dogs to solar gas pumps -- there's no shortage of ways to solve that problem.<p>AUSTIN, Texas -- When not napping, Saint Bernard puppy …

SXSW announces third round of 2016 artists

<i>photo: L7 at FFF Fest 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)</i><p><b>SXSW</b> already announced two rounds of 2016 artists, and today a third round was announced, including</b> …

Is Google's model of the creative workplace the future of the office?

When it comes to keeping employees happy and productive, companies such as Google lead the way. The brand is as famous for its staff perks – pool tables and bowling alleys, free food and gym memberships – as it is for its technology, and even employs a chief happiness officer whose sole job is to …