Will.I.Am Latest Investment Is In This New Messaging App

The line of failed music messaging startups is long and ignoble, but British firm Emoticast thinks it can build a business – and now it has $5m to back its ambitions. The...

A Burger Flipping Robot Is About To Start Work at a Fast Food Chain...

The term “burger flipper” is often used as a derogatory way of referring to someone working a low-paying job (sometimes, but not always, literally flipping burgers) that is generally seen as...

How Many Robots Does It Takes To Replace A Human Job?

Last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he wasn’t worried at all about advancing artificial intelligence taking over jobs anytime soon. In fact, he said, he wouldn’t be worried about it for for...

Who Owns Your Face?

It takes a feast of facial imagery to teach a machine how to recognize an individual person. This is why computer scientists so often use the faces of Hollywood celebrities in their research....

How To Manage Your Addiction With Technology

Most people believe the best way to restore balance in our relationship with technology is to completely disconnect from it. But we shouldn’t have to switch off our devices to feel...

Who Said Streaming Music Doesn’t Pay Ask Drake

Who says streaming doesn’t pay? Tracks from Drake’s More Life playlist are estimated to have already generated over $3 million for the artist, his collaborators and business partners across Spotify and Apple...

Combating Crime in a Virtual Future Filled with Love and Sex

How can we best prevent exploitation as our erotic lives intertwine with the digital realm?   The virtual reality platform AltspaceVR will soon host the world’s first VR wedding, Future of Sex contributor Alice...

Twitter Explores Subscription-Based Option For First Time

Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees...

These Entrepreneurs Built Their Fortune Only After Investors Rejected Them, Again and Again

Believe in yourself is the most underestimated quotation of all times. As a startup owner, although, this might just be your mantra. There are several reasons why a startup fail, but...

What Trump’s Tweets Cost Us (you may be surprised)

Trump’s prolific tweeting sets him apart in our presidential pantheon. As Twitter posts losses year after year, Trump seems hellbent on keeping it in business all by himself, as he continues to...