• HBO’s new show Westworld explores the hedonism and horror of VR

    HBO’s new show Westworld explores the hedonism and horror of VR

    What if you could shoot or screw whoever you wanted without consequences? Would you feel bad about your decisions? Would you pity your victims, even if their digital memories were wiped clean? HBO dives into the heady, murky depths of virtual reality ethics with its new show Westworld, premiering October 2nd. Based on Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton’s 1973 book, Westworld… Read More

  • PicsArt adds Prisma-like effects to photos and video

    PicsArt launched two brand iOS apps that add Prisma-like effects to your photos and videos. Both apps process effects on your phone, rather than in the cloud, making the app significantly faster than Prisma. Just select a photo and browse through the list of effects. Magic Video uses the same tech as the photography app but for short video clips. PicsArt originally launched as an Android-only app, but this time iOS users get it first. Android versions are just around the corner.

  • Shazam is finally profitable after a billion downloads

    Shazam is finally profitable after a billion downloads

    Shazam, the mobile and desktop app that acts as a digital ear and song identifier, crossed the 1 billion download mark recently, according to a report from Billboard on Thursday. The London-based company, Shazam Entertainment Ltd., also announced that it has achieved profitability, at long last, thanks to a new focus on advertising sales, alongside revenue from commissions on digital… Read More

  • Prowler.io raises $2M to help AI systems make smarter choices

    Prowler.io raises $2M to help AI systems make smarter choices

    As we inch closer to a time when we may rely on truly autonomous devices to move us or do things on our behalf, the need for software that’s able to think on its feet (or mid-air) will be essential. Now, an artificial intelligence startup working on this emerging area of machine learning has raised a seed round of funding to try to do just that. Cambridge, UK-based Prowler.io, which… Read More

  • Spotify could out-dance Apple if it does acquire SoundCloud

    Spotify could out-dance Apple if it does acquire SoundCloud

    SoundCloud as a company is a disaster, but its the only streaming service with the DJ sets and remixes kids love. So it makes perfect sense that Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire SoundCloud, the Financial Times reports. Spotify already declined to buy it twice over the past year and a half, but talks broke down over pricing. But since then, SoundCloud has hammered out deals with the… Read More

  • Watson Financial Services is born out of IBM’s purchase of Promontory Financial Group

    Watson Financial Services is born out of IBM’s purchase of Promontory Financial Group

    If Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest had a big data eating contest brother, IBM would be a serious contender for first place. Today the tech stalwart announced that it had come to an agreement to acquire Promontory Financial Group.  To make sense of this deal, you have to avoid relegating Promontory into the small box of financial services. Instead, it’s most practical to think… Read More

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    Level is a pair of fitness glasses that might be able to tell if you have diabetes or other diseases

    Level is a pair of fitness glasses that might be able to tell if you have diabetes or other diseases

    A pair of glasses, once relegated to nearly blind and blurry-eyed nerds, could one day save your life. At least that’s the pitch from VSP Vision Care. The eye exam provider just launched a new pair of smart glasses called Level that, for now, focus on fitness. Level not only provides the wearer with keen vision but also counts their steps, calories burned while wearing them and… Read More

  • Google’s Waze Carpool pilot expands to San Francisco-area commuters

    Google’s Waze Carpool pilot expands to San Francisco-area commuters

    Google-owned Waze is slowly increasing the scope of its Bay-area commute service trial, but now the service is available via the standard Waze app for anyone who wants to sign up to be a driver, or through a separate, dedicated Waze Rider app for riders. Google is still capping trips for both riders and drivers to two rides a day, designed for the morning and evening commutes. Waze provided… Read More

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