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Watch Alexa rap with Too Many T’s in this interactive music video

Alexa can already sing and rap, but now she’s the star of a new music video by the English rap duo Too Many T’s. The London-based rappers this week released an interactive video that lets

Meet ‘Genies,’ the lifelike personalized avatars that reenact news

"We plan on making Bitmoji obsolete," says Akash Nigam, CEO of Genies. Bragging about beating one of the world's top apps before his has even launched is emblematic of Nigam's and Genies' brash style.

Jeff Bezos’ guide to life

Here are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ tips about inspiration, work-life balance, and how to be an inventor. Oh, and how it felt getting doused with champagne at his rocket landing. The world’s r

Stop what you are doing and watch Nathan for You’s brilliant Uber episode right now

If you have not yet had the pleasure of being introduced to Nathan for You, you’re in for a treat! The man behind the show, Nathan Fielder, is so wonderfully awkward in his delivery he might jus

Dow Jones said that Google was buying Apple, and the bots bought it

There you have it. Steve Jobs' will + Dow Jones + Apple Park = Google's buying Apple. I think we finally have algorithmic transparency. This morning Dow Jones shot some fake news out over the wires an

Silicon Valley mockumentary ‘Bubbleproof’ will premiere at Disrupt SF

Reputation.com founder Michael Fertik is ready to give up on startup life. To lure him back, venture capitalist David Cowan raises a $200 million early-stage fund, with Cowan serving as both partner a

The most hilariously awful volume controls ever

Fed up with those sensitive volume sliders? It could be A LOT worse. Redditors dreamed up the most absurd possible interfaces for controlling the sound on a video. Click through (desktop) or scroll do

Mark Zuckerberg gets trolled on Harvard’s student newspaper ahead of commencement speech

Ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's commencement speech at Harvard today, the school's much-lauded student newspaper had some... interesting headlines to share.

SNL just came up with a hilarious version of Alexa designed for senior citizens

While the White House was definitely the focus of tonight's episode of Saturday Night Live, the show managed to fit in a great sketch on Amazon's Alexa. The sketch was an advertisement for a (faux) de

Transport Canada recalls the AT-AT walker for poor cold weather performance

Today is May the 4th, which has become an international day for recognizing the mega franchise we all know and love and shower with our dollars almost continually lately via movie ticket and product

Imagining five retro technologies as startup pitches

Silicon Valley is a bubble. Go into any SoMa coffee shop and you’ll hear founders and investors alike singing the praises of Hyperloop and flying cars — sci-fi tropes reincarnated by billionaires

Dick Costolo joins Maybe Capital — a new satirical board game about Valley VC

As the TV show Silicon Valley has shown, the tech community there is ripe for satire. So it’s not surprising that the next "product" to be born into this satirical "vertical" is a board game where y

Your guide to Donald Trump’s inauguration

Conan O’Brien takes a look at Waymo’s “earlier” self-driving van tests

Waymo’s Pacifica minivans with self-driving tech on board are set to hit city streets for testing by the end of this month, but Conan O’Brien got an “exclusive” look at early t

Laugh.ly grabs $2.25 million for its stand-up comedy streaming service

A streaming service for stand-up comedy called Laugh.ly, which publicly launched this past August, has now closed on $2.25 million in seed funding led by New York Angels, the company announced today.

Stroy Moyd’s dating show in an Uber goes from meme to mainstream

For years, Oakland-based stand-up comic Stroy Moyd has been driving for Uber and Lyft part-time to generate supplemental income. It’s a familiar story to anyone in a creative industry — ev

This bed with built-in subwoofer, TV, lamp and power outlets may be your last purchase, ever

Furlenco’s new “Pod” might just be the most outrageous product hitting the market this holiday season. The Bangalore, India based furniture rental startup has always had a penchant

I blame all of us for this terrible trailer for The Emoji Movie

Listen, it’s not only your fault that The Emoji Movie is a thing that exists; but you’re at least partly to blame. And so am I. We all have to deal with the fact that this movie got greenl

Marvel just released 5 hours of superhero holiday fireplace videos

If there’s one thing I consistently love and can be trusted to both enjoy free or even pay money for, it’s fireplace videos. Sometimes called yule log videos, too, these are those things y

How to DIY a Westworld host at home

Building a Westworld host is kind of like putting together a piece of IKEA furniture while on hallucinogenics — directions are pretty much useless. Instead, here are some *guidelines* for DIY-ing yo
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