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Apple Hires Amazon’s Fire TV Head to Run Apple TV Business

Apple Inc. has hired Timothy D. Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon.com Inc.’s Fire TV unit, as a vice president in charge of Apple TV product …

Smart TV

Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Predictions For 2017 And Beyond

Disruption has moved from an infrequent inconvenience to a consistent stream of change that is redefining markets and entire industries. In 2016, we saw the astonishing rise of Pokémon Go, which demonstrated accelerated digital change into areas such as augmented reality (AR). Gartner’s top …

Internet of Things

The state of blogging, content marketing and online publishing in 2016

You’ve probably read extensively about the long-touted death of the journalism and publishing industry, but few people are talking about the true …

Fuck work

Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren’t working anymore?<i>By James Livingston</i>Read at …

Economics

Inside Intercom - Design, Customer Success, & Startup Blog

“Personalized messaging” is one of the most overused phrases in marketing today. To some, it’s a matter of…<p>What does it mean to be challenged? I’ve …

Welcome to Verge 3.0

Pathways into tomorrow<p>Things look a little different around <i>The Verge</i> today. Very different. Like a thousand lasers shining through your mind, pointing at the future.<p><i>The Verge</i> turns five today, and we’re marking the occasion with a refined logo, a new design system that extends into video, …

Typography

We're Drowning in Content. Recommendations Are What We Need

Here's something you already know: There is a lot of stuff on the Internet. Maybe too much stuff. Users upload more than 400 hours of video to …

The Other High Line Effect: How N.Y.C.’s Glitziest Park Spread Extreme Inequality

Urban revitalization has a dark side, as a new film about the much vaunted–and widely copied–High Line shows.<p>The High Line is a beautiful, bustling elevated park built on a former railway. Planted with native grasses, flowers, and trees, it slices through the most valuable real estate in Chelsea, a …

Talk Shows

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I call the “Experience Age.”<p>When was the last time you updated your Facebook status? Maybe you no longer do? It’s been …

App Store

IBM's Watson is making music, one step closer to taking over the world

In a move that's guaranteed to inspire awe but is really just laying the foundation for the robot takeover Elon Musk has been warning us about, IBM's …

Artificial Intelligence

Mossberg: Google’s first phone is first rate

The new Pixel is a classy home for the new Assistant<p>At long last, almost eight years to the day the first Android phone went on sale, Google is launching a smartphone for which it designed the hardware, software, and cloud ecosystem itself: the Pixel. No longer will the tech giant be entirely …

Android Phones

The 27 Most Innovative Spaces And Places Of The Year

From hospitals and houses to subway signs and parks, these projects are reshaping the world around us.<p>How can cities build infrastructure today to support tomorrow’s rapidly increasing urban population, which the UN says will only increase in the coming decades? Over the past year, we saw …

Architecture

PlayStation VR: Everything You Need to Know

It's been a long road getting from there to here.<p>PlayStation VR is almost upon us! How better to prepare yourself for the imminent launch than taking …

Virtual Reality

Facebook is fixing one of the biggest problems with VR: The need for a powerful, expensive PC

Indeed, the minimum specs the Oculus Rift demanded when it was first released earlier this year were pretty high, even for gamers that might already have powerful gaming PCs. And anything less than 90 frames-per-second could cause nausea, let alone a poor experience.<p>To make sure we could get a PC …

Virtual Reality

Facebook launches standalone Events app

Facebook has continued its practice of spinning off apps from its core product with the launch of a standalone Events service. Available only for iOS devices currently, this app is a dedicated place to find nearby things to do and what your friends are up to.<p>The experience of using the Events app …

Infographic: The internet of things and our mobile future

<b>by Jeff Desjardins | posted with permission of Visual Capitalist | October 20, 2015</b><p>By the time you finish reading this infographic, there will be …

Internet of Things

Tech billionaires convinced we live in the Matrix are secretly funding scientists to help break us out of it

Some of the world’s richest and most powerful people are convinced that we are living in a computer simulation. And now they’re trying to do …

Singularity

9 Nifty New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>A fun modular way to build internet-connected things, from the geniuses at Arduino.<p>Touch and VR gesture input for sketching in …

Crowd Funding

Westworld raises uncomfortable questions about A.I., VR, and video games

Techies and gamers should pay attention to HBO’s <i>Westworld,</i> which debuts on Sunday as a major TV show that delves into human artificial intelligence. The sci-fi series explores the morality of creating human-like artificial intelligent beings, how we should treat them, and what the difference is …

Virtual Reality

The $6 trillion opportunity in the IoT

In short, the IoT is a network of objects connected to the Internet that can collect and exchange data.<p>That brand new car loaded with apps? Internet of Things. The smart home devices that let you control the thermostat and lights with one voice command? Internet of Things. That fitness tracker that …

Internet of Things

Google's VR paint game 'Tilt Brush' will get multiplayer

Google's Tilt Brush debuted in September 2014 as a virtual reality painting experience -- immersion with the creative simplicity of MS Paint, as <i>The Verge</i> put it. They've added more in-game tools and hosted the odd art exhibit in the two-year interim. But as more VR headsets filter into players' …

The State of VR: How the HTC Vive is winning the virtual reality war

In consumer technology, the two easiest paths to success are to be either first or best. Take smartwatches, for example: Pebble broke Kickstarter …

Virtual Reality

Internet Of Things By The Numbers: What New Surveys Found

Things are looking up for the Internet of Things. 80% of organizations have a more positive view of IoT today compared to a year ago, according to a survey of 512 IT and business executives by CompTIA. “This reflects greater levels of attention from the C-suite and a better understanding of how the …

Internet of Things

Google's Going to Change the Gadget Game, But Not Like You Think

If you add them all up, Google actually makes a lot of gadgets. It sells Nexus phones, Chromebook Pixels, Pixel C tablets, Nest smart-home products, …

Android News

How Automating Tasks Helped Me Grow Revenue to Over $125k/mo

Who are you and what are you working on?<p>My name is Mike Carson, and I'm a computer programmer and consider myself a hacker. I started a company …

Time I

Tim Cook sees a bigger future for AR than VR

Apple's CEO tells ABC News that augmented reality allows people to be more "present" than virtual reality.<p>As far as Tim Cook is concerned, people are going to be much more interested experiencing the world through an augmented-reality headset than holing up at home strapped to virtual-reality …

Augmented Reality

Xiaomi will reportedly begin selling the Mi Box as soon as next month

It will reportedly cost less than $100<p>Xiaomi will make its Mi Box available to US consumers before the end of the year — and possibly as soon as October — according to a report from <i>TechCrunch</i>. Back in May at Google I/O, Xiaomi showed off the latest version of its Mi Box, a 4K set-top box that runs …

Mobile Technology

Tim Cook On Apple’s Values, Mistakes, And Seeing Around Corners

“If you’re on the outside, why do you want to join Apple? You want to join Apple because you want to change the world.”<p>In this exclusive interview, Apple’s CEO reveals the company’s boundless ambition.<p><b>Fast Company: Let’s start with this: Please define artificial intelligence for me.</b><p><b>Apple CEO Tim</b> …

Artificial Intelligence