62: re:imagine ATL

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Twitter brings its go-live Periscope button to everyone

Want to livestream for your Twitter audience? You don't have to switch apps to get started. As promised, Twitter's Periscope button is now available to everyone using its Android and iOS apps. When you're starting a new tweet, you can tap a "live" button in the media picker to hop over to Periscope …

Periscope

Dating app Bumble now lets you swipe based on Spotify taste

Imagine this: You've just spent a month of your valuable time dating someone you <i>think</i> you really like. Then you discover that their favorite band is …

Dating

Sony discusses its virtual reality play in a market full of like-minded headsets

Between Oculus, HTC, Samsung and a slew of smaller hardware manufacturers, 2016 is the year that VR presence played out like a hockey stick graph at E3. To say it’s the story of the show is to greatly under represent just how big a role it’s played over the course of the last few days here in …

Virtual Reality

76 million self-driving cars expected on world’s roads by 2035

Fleets of autonomous vehicles are coming to roads near you sooner than ever, thanks to strong US and Chinese interest, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.<p>Auto Remarketing discussed the results of a recent study by automotive research firm IHS Automotive that anticipates global annual sales of almost 21 …

Transportation

Hoodline launches Neighborhood Kits that package local news and data for real estate agents

After building out an editorial team focused on using data to cover San Francisco’s neighborhood news, Hoodline CEO Andrew Dudley said the startup has begun to explore new ways to make money.<p>Not that Hoodline has been avoiding revenue, but the only way it has monetized until now is through …

Real Estate

Pinterest nabs Fleksy's team to improve its digital scrapbook

When it launched in July 2012 as an app designed to help blind users type via muscle memory, Fleksy was one of the first apps to bring extended typing features to iOS. Today, Fleksy announced it has been acquired by Pinterest for an undisclosed amount and will be open-sourcing some of it's …

Mobile

Fender's Mod Shop lets you customize a new guitar on the web

Typically, ordering a custom guitar not only means spending more money, but it usually means an extended wait as well. Fender has a solution for both of those issues, taking a cue from the likes Motorola and other companies that have offered customers the ability to tweak the design of a product or …

Guitar

This new condom is so strong we couldn't rip it with a needle

We rely on tech products daily, and expect constant evolution. Without improved effectiveness and user experience, tech innovations quickly become …

United States

Binge-watch Hulu in virtual reality thanks to new Oculus Rift support

Watching Hulu in virtual reality got a lot easier on Wednesday after the company announced its VR app would support the Oculus Rift.<p>After a delayed …

Virtual Reality

Researchers have engineered monkeys with Parkinson's disease

Scientists in Japan have successfully bred a set of genetically modified marmosets with Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and motor neurone (Lou Gehrig's) disease, <i>The New Scientist</i> reports today. The development could lead to major breakthroughs in the treatment of neurological …

Parkinson's Disease

Music Industry and Technology Leaders Join Leading Academic Institutions to Launch Open Music Initiative to Resolve Longstanding Media Rights Issues

Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) announced today a groundbreaking initiative called the Open Music Initiative (OMI) to …

Innovation