Future

  • Here are the frontier startups that presented at Singularity University’s third demo day

    Here are the frontier startups that presented at Singularity University’s third demo day

    The nine startups participating in Singularity University’s accelerator program presented this afternoon at Moffett Federal Airfield just outside Mountain View, CA. Singularity University, founded in 2008 by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, aims to make it more feasible for people to address hard science problems and those that require a global reach. Read More

  • China has actually built an elevated bus that travels above car traffic

    China has actually built an elevated bus that travels above car traffic

    If you’ve ever been surfing through random videos on Facebook or another social media site you’ve probably seen the concept video of that Chinese train/bus hybrid thing that can travel over cars (and over traffic). But that was just a rendered concept. And, like me, you probably thought that even though it was an amazing idea, it would never actually move past the idea… Read More

  • The three ages of digital Crunch Network

    The three ages of digital

    We need to see the world in these three phases: before a full immersion of digital communications technology; when such technologies have faded into the background; and the mess between the two. Read More

  • We’re Close

    We’re Close

    All of the chatter about virtual reality shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Over the years, we’ve been forcing our way to get closer and closer to content of all types. For example, before we ever sat down to watch a movie, we’d hang out at a playhouse to watch a live show. The people who actually enjoyed sitting in the back were few and far between. They were probably… Read More

  • The Head Of Google X Reveals Its Anti-Technology Mission Statement

    The Head Of Google X Reveals Its Anti-Technology Mission Statement

    Astro Teller gave a keynote at Disrupt NY to talk about what he’s doing. He is the head of Google’s forward-looking innovation lab, Google X. The team is responsible for the self-driving cars, Project Loon, Google Glass and more. And his message was very different from what you would expect. According to Teller, the truly innovative projects should become perfectly transparent in… Read More

  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer To Bring Company Back To Its Roots: “It’s The Web Ordered For You”

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer To Bring Company Back To Its Roots: “It’s The Web Ordered For You”

    Yahoo plans to compete on mobile by way of partnerships, not hardware or operating systems, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer told Bloomberg at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where the subject of the talk was the future of Yahoo’s business. The talk also delved into other areas of focus, including Yahoo’s homepage, media properties, and where it could compete… Read More

  • Ev Williams Takes To Medium To Discuss The True Purpose Of His New Publishing Tool

    Ev Williams Takes To Medium To Discuss The True Purpose Of His New Publishing Tool

    You might have heard a few things about Ev Williams and crew’s new product, Medium. To some, it seems like “just another blogging platform,” but if you think about where Ev and Biz Stone come from, these folks are pretty hip to next-level publishing. I don’t have to remind you that Williams’ company Pyra Labs sold a little product called Blogger to Google… Read More

  • Magazine Publisher Future Charts Path Back To Profitability Thanks To Apple’s Newsstand

    Magazine Publisher Future Charts Path Back To Profitability Thanks To Apple’s Newsstand

    Future, an international publisher whose titles include T3, Official Xbox Magazine and websites like GamesRadar, revealed in a new trading update today that it is building up a good incoming gross revenue stream from Apple Newsstand, which has driven over £5M (roughly $8M U.S) in total since Newsstand’s launch in October. Increases in digital revenues are offsetting the decline on… Read More

  • Google Search: A Discussion About The Past, Present And Future With Jack Menzel

    Google Search: A Discussion About The Past, Present And Future With Jack Menzel

    During a visit to the Googleplex last week, I sat down with someone so passionate about search, it’s as if it’s his job or something. Well, it is, and Jack Menzel, Director, Product Management of Google Search, is as excitable as it gets when it comes to talking about his passion. Who can blame him, though? A lot of people use Google as their default search engine, and that’s… Read More

  • This Vision Of The Future Includes Eyeball-Embedded AR, Hackable Humans, And Gamified Everything

    This Vision Of The Future Includes Eyeball-Embedded AR, Hackable Humans, And Gamified Everything

    It’s impossible to predict the future, but the idea that our technology will soon collide with our biological sense of vision continues to pop up in the world. Minority Report is the best fictional example, while Google Glass is obviously the closest real-world iteration of this type of collision to date. But a new video (below) posted by Sight Systems takes a stab at how this marriage… Read More

  • MakerBot 3D Plastic Printer Explained at CES 2012

    Bre Pettis Of Makerbot: “The Future Is Already Here”

    We got a great look at the new Makerbot Replicator and, more important, we sat down with founder Bre Pettis to talk about the future. His take? The future is here and 3D printing is one of the things that will change the world. Pettis built the first Makerbot at NYC Resistor, a hackerspace in Brooklyn. He realized the potential was, in a sense, infinite and, thousands of sales later, Makerbot… Read More

  • It’s 2012 Already So Where Are All The Jetsons Flying Cars

    It’s 2012 Already So Where Are All The Jetsons Flying Cars

    As we enter 2012, shouldn’t we all be traveling around in flying cars by now? That was the prediction in the Jetsons cartoon tv show. The futuristic series, first produced by Hanna-Barbera in 1962, was set in 2062, exactly 50 years from today. 2012 is the halfway point, so we’ve still got some time before we are all driving around in flying cars. But, many other technology… Read More

  • RIM Offers Up A Device-Driven Look At Tomorrow

    RIM Offers Up A Device-Driven Look At Tomorrow

    We’ve already gotten a glimpse of what Microsoft hopes the future will look like, but how about a different take? PocketNow was able to dig up a pair of videos created by RIM that offers yet another glimpse at our device-driven tomorrow. Read More

  • Big Interview: The Philosophy Behind Best Buy And Future's @Gamer Magazine

    Conventional wisdom says that it’d be a better idea to build a ladder to the moon than it would be to start a magazine in 2010. Apparently Best Buy disagrees. The retailer announced, some months back, that it would be starting a new video game magazine called @Gamer. (Pronounced “gamer”—ignore the @.) It hooked up with the good folks at Future, the same people who… Read More

  • Let's talk about the World of Warcraft: Official Magazine for a bit

    You’ll recall that, a few months ago, we mentioned that Blizzard, in collaboration with Future (the publisher responsible for Edge in the UK, among other magazines), would be creating a World of Warcraft-themed magazine. It’s called World of Warcraft: Official Magazine and I just received the very first issue, Winter 2009. From a visual standpoint, the magazine is gorgeous. Read More

  • SmartFish concept aircraft swims in the air

    The SmartFish aircraft is a concept vehicle created by an engineering firm in Germany, based on the aerodynamic shape of a fish. So far, they have only built a remote control version of the aircraft, however a prototype is in the works. The prototype will be built from kevlar and carbon fiber, however the designers expect the vehicle to be relatively inexpensive to build. Read More

  • Last call for KEO space time capsule message: Let people 50,000 years in the future how much you rocked

    Hurry up, sports fans, for today’s the last day you can submit a message to the KEO space capsule. The idea is to have a bunch of people write an epic message, then in 50,000 years it’ll return and give future people the messages. I have no idea how any of this works, so please direct your WTFs somewhere else. Read More

  • Researchers creating a nuclear powered battery

    Man has long been on a quest for a better battery. This has resulted in some less then ideal solutions, such as the potato battery (it was half baked) and the onion battery (too smelly). Finally, researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a smaller, more efficient, and hopefully radiation free nuclear battery. Read More

  • Presenting the airplane of the future! Better make friends with your fellow passengers

    This is what the Airplane of the Future may look like. Well, this is what coach may look like; first class passengers will still have seats made out of diamonds and sporks made out of solid gold. The new layout resembles a subway car or military aircraft, with rows facing each other in order to pack more people inside a cabin. Read More

  • Will anybody give a damn about your burnt DVDs 1000 years in the future?

    A Utah company claims to have developed a DVD that will last 1,000 years under normal, everyday conditions. (You don’t have to be a professional archivist, in other words.) And while that’s an impressive achievement, if it is indeed true, there’s one small problem: what are the odds that, 1,000 years from now, Future People will derive any value at all from said discs? Read More

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