With Moogfest 2014 drawing nearer, the list of daytime programming has finally been announced, as well as additions to the already monumental nighttime lineup being headlined by Kraftwerk 3-D, M.I.A., and Pet Shop Boys. Among the most notable additions to Moogfest 2014's late night performers are former A Tribed Called Quest member, Q Tip, and Canadian dubstep duo, Zeds Dead. Check out the full lineup of musical programming below.
As for the daytime panels and conversations, legendary producer Nile Rodgers and the singing/dancing ArchAndroid, Janelle Monae, will add their individual masterclass and panel discussions to a robust schedule of discussions, screenings,and workshops with Futurama's David X. Cohen, some of the foremost thinkers from Google, and even Giorgio Moroder himself. For a complete listing of speakers and presenters who will be in attendance, visit the Moogfest website.
The contact lens itself is made with tiny sensors and an antenna that is thinner than a human hair. These senors test glucose levels in the person's tears. Co-founders Brian Otis and Babak Parviz said,"We're testing prototypes that can generate a reading once per second." They are also looking to add another sensor that would let the person know if their glucose levels were too high or too low during the day.
The prototype is currently being tested at a top secret Google research lab and despite sounding legit, it is still very far from consumer use. The contact lens still needs to be picked up by a company that can reproduce it and sell it. The lenses also need to go through much FDA testing before it can even see a marketplace.
Although the look may resemble that of Lavar Burton's in Star Trek, the yet-to-be-released Google Glass only represents the most state-of -art technology. Glass is an incredible innovation—wearable technology in glasses form—that finally puts mankind in the same league as that of Star Trek and The Jetsons; Google Glass is the future. It is not currently available for consumers, but there are a handful currently being “tested” by “Google Explorers." Such explorers are individuals who applied for the privilege on the Google Glass website, and received a preliminary product. Its advanced technology has it priced at about $1,500, but its current “testers” are discovering that futurity can have some kinks.
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to DJ a set at a major festival, well now you have the opportunity to find out. Nicky Romero has teamed up with Google, to promote their Google Glass technology--which reminds us a little of the Iron Man suit, without all the guns and jets. Through the Google Glass, Romero was able to record portions of his set at TomorrowWorld. You can slightly see what its like behind the scenes at the festival and what its like to be on stage as Nicky Romero - pretty epic stuff.
YouTube has announced today that they will hold their first-ever YouTube Music Awards on November 3rd. The event, which will take place at Pier 36 in New York City, will be hosted by actor/musician Jason Schwartzman. This first-of-its-kind event has set it sights on shaking up the traditional awards show format, and will surely be a captivativing event to experience. The 90-minute event, produced by Spike Jonze, will live stream on YouTube, and will award winners in six categories that will be solely based on viewer votes. Headlining the inaugural show will be Lady GaGa, Eminem, and Arcade Fire, along with more to be announced later. Check out the video below with host Jason Schwartzman detailing the November 3rd event.
Admit it. You've done this before. You're doing some simple research on the internet -- in this case, you're wondering, "why is there such a thing as a spork, but no such thing as a knork?" -- but you can't figure out what search terms to enter. Rather than futz around with quotation marks, minus signs and "advanced search" methods, you just type your question, in its barest form, into Google.
As AutoComplete works its magic, you get a rare glimpse into the soul of the internet -- Google's most popular searches. All you have to hit is "w," and the search engine will give you the weather. "Why" yields answers to well-intentioned parents, desperately trying to find answers to "why is the sky blue?" Then, this happens.
Groupon. Livingsocial. Now Google is finally jumping on the Daily Deal bandwagon with Google Offers.
The site is currently in beta testing and is offering discounted deals on places to eat, shop, stay and play in NYC, Portland, Oakland/East Bay and San Francisco.
Many more major cities are being added soon, so sign up to receive Offers when they become available in your area.
According to Mashable, Google Offers will be powered by Google Checkout. It also includes Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Google Buzz and e-mail sharing options. Google famously tried to buy Groupon for $6 billion just a few months ago in order to bolster its local advertising business. Groupon rejected the offer though and is instead preparing for a $15 billion IPO.
Remember a few years ago, Christian Dior attempted to have their own "DiorPhone?" Well it somewhat worked. Not really. Christian Dior is back again with the latest Dior mobile phone.
For a luxury branded mobile phone, it is not too shabby! The phone is your everyday chic and sleek touch-screen. The operating system on the phone uses Android. Therefore we can assume the phone has 3G, camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Google Maps.
Here is where the twist comes in, the phone comes in Glamorous Black, Dazzling Red, Pure White, and Shanghai Blue. And it is chiseled with sapphire crystals. You can find the phone at Colette. for €3900 or $5,000USD. Pretty cheap, huh?
Hey Ladies (and gentlemen?), contrary to popular belief, there are still single eligible men left. Well, at least according to New York Observer ,who released their '2011 50 Media Power Bachelors' list a couple days ago. If you're like me and you have a predisposition for loving nerds, you will dig this list. It includes well-knowns like Anderson Cooper, Shepard Smith, and the extremely drool-worthy "Brad Pitt of Media," Pete Cashmore of The Mashable. (Who would be my #1 stalking choice if I was still single.) Honorable mentions go to lesser-known cutie patooties, Jeff Bercovici (Forbes), Tyler Hicks (NYT), and Jason Kincaid (TechCrunch).