Apple just created, and killed, a generation of AR businesses

June 20, 2017

Two weeks ago, Apple introduced ARKit, its solution for placing 3D objects realistically into a real place. Basically, augmented reality. And it just so happens that the Holy Grail of the home decor and architecture game has been, for years, being able to place decor and furniture inside a customers actual space. Over the past decade, as mobile has taken off, that dream has been transferred from the desktop web…


CamSoda jumps into the world of paid life-streaming

June 16, 2017

Have you always wanted to show your messy room to hundreds of people? Want to get paid for the pleasure of streaming your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners? Feel a real need to share how long you can stare idly at your phone? CamSoda has a deal for you. CamSoda is a streaming cam service featuring men and women in various states of undress and it is now offering a unique…


Facebook teaches machines to negotiate with humans

June 15, 2017

Though Facebook is rarely mentioned alongside Apple, Microsoft and Amazon in discussions about conversational AI, the company has published a accumulation of articles that stress a deep those who are interested in dialog arrangements. As is very clear with Siri, Cortana and Alexa, dialog is hard it requires more than just good pronunciation recognition to deliver a killer ordeal to users. From the sidelines Facebook has been meddling with big…


Spektral raises $2.8 million for development of AI-powered green screen technology

June 10, 2017

The augmented reality acquisition space is hot Facebook, Snap, Apple and others are throwing money at teams and technologies that promise to increase user engagement. Spektral, a Danish startup, is the latest venture-backed visual effects company setting its sights on the massive space. Spektral is announcing a $2.8 million round today from Litecap and Amp Ventures to continue development of its machine learning-powered, real-time, green screen technology. Spektral, unlike 99…


See you Iceland tonight at the Whale Museum

May 31, 2017

Lets meet up in Iceland tonight! The micro-meetup is now happening at the Whales of Iceland museum, Fiskisl 23, 101 Reykjavk, Iceland. The other place was booked so now we get to see whale carcasses. The event is being held tonight, May 30, from 5 PM to 7 PM UTC. At the event you can meet the speakers and mentors coming to here. See you soon! Read more:


NYUs Sarah Kaufman talks about the shape of cities to come

May 30, 2017

On this weeks episode of Technotopia we talk to Sarah Kaufman, the Assistant Director at the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy& Management. Kaufman is working to create brand-new transport opportunities for New Yorkers and the world and expects the future to be quite interesting. Her prediction? As we move towards self-driving automobiles we will see more options for paratransit the services available for kinfolks who cant use public transport. These…


Lets meet in Iceland next week

May 27, 2017

I’ll be in Reykjavik next week and you know what that means… I want to meet you! So we’ll be holding a small meetup (not really a pitchoff but feel free to pitch me while I’m there) at Bryggjan Brugghs, Grandagari 8, 101 Reykjavk, Iceland. The event is being held on Tuesday, May 30, from 5 PM to 7 PM UTC. Event starts at 5pm and you can meet the…


MakeLoveNotPorns Cindy Gallop talks about the future of love

May 22, 2017

On this weeks Technotopia I interviewed Cindy Gallop, the outspoken TED speaker and found of MakeLoveNotPorn. Cindy worked tirelessly to bring SexTech and FemTech out of the shadows and shes bringing all her attention to bear on the creation of technology that will bring us closer together and make us happier something few founders think about. Gallop believes that the toys we see that are supposed to represent the cutting…


Apples Watch can detect an abnormal heart rhythm with 97% accuracy, UCSF study says

May 12, 2017

According to a study conducted through heartbeat measurement app Cardiogram tested the deep neural network it had built against 51 in-hospital cardioversions (a procedure that restores the hearts normal rhythm) and says it achieved a 97 percent accuracy in the neural networks ability to find irregular heart activity. So far this is just a study built on a preliminary algorithm but it holds promise in trying to identify and prevent…