Texas city drops its bus service in favor of ridesharing vans

Texas city drops its bus service in favor of ridesharing vans

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Texas city drops its bus service in favor of ridesharing vans Ridesharing companies often dream of changing the face of public transportation, but one of them is going a step further — it’s becoming the only option for public transportation in one…

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YouTube makes art out of ads at SXSW

YouTube makes art out of ads at SXSW

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YouTube makes art out of ads at SXSW Unless it’s during the Super Bowl, chances are not many actively look forward to watching ads. But the main reason people do enjoy those is because brands design them to have a cultural effect,…

Drones add eerie halos to landscape photos in ‘Lux Noctis’

Drones add eerie halos to landscape photos in ‘Lux Noctis’

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Drones add eerie halos to landscape photos in ‘Lux Noctis’ Drones usually act as flying cameras, often to great effect, but landscape photographer Reuben Wu has discovered an equally compelling use for them. In the series Lux Noctis (light the night), his…

I built a vibrator at SXSW

I built a vibrator at SXSW

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I built a vibrator at SXSW Crave is trying to open up the conversation about female sexual pleasure. The company sells beautifully designed vibrators in a range of styles, from the $60, stainless steel Bullet to the $150 Duet, a discreet and…

Scientology is launching a TV network with streaming options

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Scientology is launching a TV network with streaming options Scientology’s relentless marketing push is evolving for the modern era. Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the organization is launching a TV network on March 12th, and it’ll include the virtually obligatory streaming apps….

Watch the best bits of Elon Musk’s SXSW talk

Watch the best bits of Elon Musk’s SXSW talk

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Watch the best bits of Elon Musk’s SXSW talk Elon Musk took the stage about 30 minutes late at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin, Texas, and when he finally appeared, the sold-out crowd cheered and jumped to their feet, smartphones glowing….

Twitter and Fox Sports have high hopes for their World Cup live show

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Twitter and Fox Sports have high hopes for their World Cup live show With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia just around the corner, right holders to the event are starting to share more details about their coverage plans. And, to…

SpaceX and ‘Westworld’ creators made a Falcon Heavy short film

SpaceX and ‘Westworld’ creators made a Falcon Heavy short film

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SpaceX and ‘Westworld’ creators made a Falcon Heavy short film Elon Musk promised a short film about the inaugural Falcon Heavy launch from the team behind Westworld, and he delivered. The entrepreneur has posted the video (he calls it Falcon Heavy and…

Here’s what you missed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show

Here’s what you missed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show

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Here’s what you missed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show This year’s Geneva Motor Show seemed to be all about going fast without stopping at the gas pump. Gas-powered vehicles continue to dominate the market, but automakers took the opportunity to showcase…

Vimeo turned popular internet films into an art exhibition

Vimeo turned popular internet films into an art exhibition

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Vimeo turned popular internet films into an art exhibition It was hard to leave Westworld at SXSW, but it had to be done. Thankfully, the show here in Austin is full of other tech-themed places to check out. One of them is…

Netflix’s real advantage is that it’s a tech company first

Netflix’s real advantage is that it’s a tech company first

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Netflix’s real advantage is that it’s a tech company first Netflix hasn’t been coy about its plans to take over Hollywood. The company has already said it could spend up to $8 billion on original content this year alone. But, for all…

‘Ready Player One’ VR games show the future is now

‘Ready Player One’ VR games show the future is now

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‘Ready Player One’ VR games show the future is now Ready Player One imagines the year 2044 as an industrial wasteland where people escape the perils of modern life by strapping on virtual reality headsets and disappearing into a vast digital playground…

Surviving Westworld at SXSW

Surviving Westworld at SXSW

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Surviving Westworld at SXSW HBO is making the dreams of Westworld fans come true at SXSW 2018. The company built a replica of the show’s Sweetwater town in an undisclosed location in Austin, Texas, and we were there to experience it firsthand….

‘Wave’ ring is the latest to turn your hands into MIDI controllers

‘Wave’ ring is the latest to turn your hands into MIDI controllers

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‘Wave’ ring is the latest to turn your hands into MIDI controllers Ring-shaped music controllers aren’t anything new. IK Multimedia released the iRing back in 2014, and the Enhancia made its debut at CES this year. Now we’ve got the Wave, an…

Twitter may open up verification to everyone

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Twitter may open up verification to everyone During a Periscope livestream yesterday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that the company is working on making verification an option for everybody. He and David Gasca, Twitter’s director of product, said that the company is…