Antonio Montesano

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Burger King Turns To Fans To Create The InstaWhopper

YouTube is an awesome place where anything is possible. Like this parody of famous songs interpreted by a plastic chicken. …<p>Twitter is in "Royal …

Snapchat Shoppable AR Will Allow Advertisers To Sell Things From Sponsored Lenses

Snap is introducing Shoppable AR to its platform this week - a feature that allows advertisers to sell products directly through from their sponsored …

MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to your face. You talk to it. It talks to you. But no words are said. You say things in your head, like "what street am I on," and it reads the signals your brain …

MIT Media Lab

Leap Motion designed a $100 augmented reality headset with super-powerful hand tracking

Gesture interface company Leap Motion is announcing an ambitious, but still very early, plan for an augmented reality platform based on its hand tracking system. The system is called Project North Star, and it includes a design for a headset that Leap Motion claims costs less than $100 at …

Augmented Reality

4 Noteworthy Social Media Trends For Beauty Brands in 2018

Glitz and glamour on social media in 2017 was a BIG deal, and if you think that is stopping anytime soon, think again!

Say goodbye to Android Pay and hello to Google Pay

As we reported last month, Google is uniting all of its different payment tools under the Google Pay brand. On Android, however, the Android Pay app stuck with its existing brand. That’s changing today, though, with the launch of Google Pay for Android. With this, Google is rolling out an update to …

Google Pay

AI chatbot wants to be your new best friend

A few months ago, Katt Roepke was texting her friend Jasper about a coworker. Roepke, who is 19 and works at a Barnes & Noble café in her hometown of …

How Amazon’s Ad Business Could Threaten Google and Facebook

Amazon.com has valuable data its tech competitors can’t access: Its own sales<p>It’s easy to see how Amazon.com Inc. threatens the world’s retailers. But analysts, brands and advertising agencies are waking up to the fact that a growing piece of Amazon’s business impinges on turf now controlled by two …

Advertising

Deals Slide in China’s Technology, Media and Telecom Sector | CFI

Mergers and acquisitions in China’s technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector dropped in 2017, according to a new report.<p>Both the number and value …

Charged Up: It's time for a virtual reality category at the Oscars

Amazon Go: convenience and concern at new checkout-free corner shop

All around me in this Seattle corner shop, people are grabbing items off the shelves, shoving them into bags or pockets, and bolting for the door. It would feel like well-mannered looting if not for the hi-tech gates where shoppers have to swipe in with their smartphones.<p>This is the first day that …

eCommerce

Everything we know about Magic Leap's crazy-looking new headset that cost $1.9 billion and six years to make

After six years of hype videos and nearly $2 billion in funding, the secretive Florida startup that's backed by the likes of Google and Alibaba finally unveiled its first product late last year: Magic Leap One.<p>It looks <i>nuts</i>.<p>But, uh, what is it?<p>Magic Leap One is a futuristic-looking augmented-reality …

Cheatsheet: How Europe is moving to regulate Google and Facebook

Government authorities have faced mounting pressure to regulate technology platforms across the world. This week, an independent watchdog recommended …

The “Chicken Dinner” Guide: to Selling Online Games to China

<b>China’s online gaming sector is booming despite heavy regulations. Here is a guide to selling your online games in the Chinese market and earn your</b> …

In Defense Of Net Neutrality, Internet Pioneers Accuse FCC Of Not Understanding Tech

Tech luminaries tell legislators that the FCC doesn’t know what it’s talking about and ask Congress to pull the plug on this week’s policy vote.<p>On Thursday, the FCC will vote to eliminate regulations that prohibit internet service providers from blocking, slowing, or speeding up the delivery of …

Living with the Nuviz Head-Up Display for motorcycle helmets

Alibaba's Taobao Just Auctioned Off Two Boeing 747 Planes

You can buy almost anything on Taobao, China’s biggest e-commerce platform, even a jumbo jet.<p>While most Chinese consumers traffic the Alibaba Group …

Apple just reportedly bought augmented reality headset startup Vrvana

The Flow Of Innovation

GROHE, a 100-year-old industry leader in plumbing fixtures, is redesigning how we experience water—the final frontier in smart-home technology.<p><b>When it comes to high-tech home innovation</b>, televisions and sound systems get the lion’s share of attention. But the latest smart-home technology focuses on …

The future of news (and far beyond), according to Scandinavian media giant Schibsted’s latest trends report

‘Tis the season for trend reports.<p>The Scandinavian media giant Schibsted’s annual trends report — part predictions, part survey research, part self-promotion — is out today, free for anyone interested. The report features essays on everything from the promise and pitfalls of artificial intelligence …

Personal Information

How 'Bojack Horseman' Became a Voice for a Generation of Disenfranchised Chinese

<b>Bojack Horseman represents the tip of an alternative entertainment iceberg that younger viewers in China are embracing.</b><p>As a zero-sum society where …

BoJack Horseman

The MTA’s New Payment System Could Promote Equity and Sustainability

The new mobile payment system–which will roll out in 2018–could encourage more transit riding and ensure that fares remain affordable for low-income New Yorkers across all transit modes. But the government will need to make policy changes to help.<p>For the MetroCard, that bright slash of yellow …

This Atlas Maps How Driverless Cars May Change The World

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ new Global Atlas of Autonomous Vehicles in Cities lets you compare how mayors around the world are thinking about the coming revolution in transportation.<p>In San Jose, California, where the population is expected to increase 40% with nearly a half-million new residents by …

Smart Cities

Update on Our Advertising Transparency and Authenticity Efforts

<i>by Rob Goldman, VP of Ads</i>When it comes to advertising on Facebook, people should be able to tell who the advertiser is and see the ads they’re …

AI Applications That Are Changing the Face of Content Marketing

It’s been a subtle shift, but artificial intelligence (AI) has begun to permeate our everyday lives, automating more and more of the world around us. …

Want To Connect With Millennials? Chill With The Personalization

Shine, a wellness-focused messaging app for millennials, says the key is to normalize tough experiences: “Others have felt this way, and there’s a solution.”<p>On the morning of November 9, 2016, Shine sent the following text message to its half-million subscribers: “It’s okay to feel however you …

Mass Shootings

Civil, the blockchain-based journalism marketplace, is building its first batch of publications

If you’re still confused by Civil, the cryptocurrency-based journalism marketplace that went public this summer, you’re probably not alone. Since the company made its first appearance, reactions have included muted excitement, bewilderment, and outright dismissal about the company’s potential to …

Blockchain

Facebook scored one of the best teen dramas on TV—please don’t ruin it, guys

An English-languge version of one of the best teen dramas on TV won’t be seen on the CW or Freeform or even HBO—it will be streaming on Facebook.<p><i>Skam</i> (“Shame” in English) is a hyper-realistic coming-of-age story that follows a different high school student from a real public school in Oslo. The …

TV

evive | STEM learning lab at home

Engage youngsters in learning-by-doing. Perfect for DIYing with electronics, programming & robotics. | Buy 'evive | STEM learning lab at home' …