by Chase Burns Bill’s back and he’s here to save the world. I didn’t expect to be so giddy. I thought the return of Bill Nye would get an “oh, cool” out of me, like if Zoom came back to TV. But holy chemtrails! Bill is back, and he’s...Show More Summary
The average Silicon Valley engineer is compensated roughly $200,000 a year, and gets to work in offices with perks like daily catered lunch, on-site yoga, and life coaching. Still, for many people, particularly if you are a woman or underrepresented minority, these aren’t fun places to work. Take hard-charging Uber, which has seen a slew […]
Via TheAntiMedia.org, Ever wanted to ride a flying drone? Well, if you’ve got the money, you might get the chance to by the end of the year. ABC News reported Monday that a Google-backed Silicon Valley startup has just completed testing...Show More Summary
CNET's "Farsighted" crew interviews Boost VC founder Adam Draper about building the future and also reports back from Silicon Valley Comic Con.
Despite the large amounts of data used in film production, most Hollywood studios are not looking to invest in data centers. Rather, they are looking to have a secure, productive, as-you-need-it toolset they can gear up for production...Show More Summary
In this episode of Podtoid, Brett talked about two walking simulators, What Remains of Edith Finch and Scanner Sombre. Steven just wanted to talk about the Silicon Valley failure Juicero. I made a machinima condolence video for a friend whose cat died. Show More Summary
Freddy deBoer writes that he's been telling the same joke for years about Silicon Valley's only product, which might be universalized as "At last, a way to verb with nouns on the internet!" But the social-media techopoly is stable, now,...Show More Summary
Women entrepreneurs describe being degraded and humiliated when trying to get their companies off the ground.
After grappling with the Trump administration over the travel ban, climate change, and the rollback of broadband privacy rules, Silicon Valley may have finally had reason to cheer the White House today. The White House’s one-page outline...Show More Summary
The idea of a coding school that charges no upfront tuition was intriguing to Ne-Yo. The Grammy winning artist (famous for songs like "Miss Independent") is certainly not the first musician to invest in Silicon Valley, but he's one that...Show More Summary
With our culture already filled with hate and distrust for Silicon Valley, one must ask if the epicenter of innovation deserves one more knee to the groin from the world of popular entertainment. The answer, most assuredly, is Yes. The latest smackdown arrives Friday in the form of a movie called The Circle, which is […]
“Can a robot write a symphony?”
Amanda Lund is set as a female lead opposite Damon Wayans Jr. in Singularity, FX's futuristic comedy pilot from Sonny Lee (Silicon Valley) and producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Conceived by Lee, the comedy is set in a future when artificial intelligence greatly surpasses human intelligence, resulting in profound changes to our society. Show More Summary
A Silicone Valley man was arrested for “assault” on a crime prevention robot — which managed to call police and report the attack itself, a report says. Jason Sylvain, 41, allegedly set upon the machine on April 19, while in a drunken stupor, according to CNET. Authorities told the tech website that he knocked over...
Watch the former "MythBusters" co-host secretly invade Silicon Valley Comic Con while dressed as the famous Star Wars Wookiee.
Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, Like so many other high-flying Silicon Valley startups, Clinkle was supposed to ‘make the world a better place’. Founded in 2011 by a guy barely out of his teens, the company picked up early buzz after proclaiming they would disrupt mobile payments. Show More Summary
Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is getting a boost from its own investors. The financial tech company announced Wednesday that it had raised $110 million at a $1.3 billion valuation, making it Silicon Valley's latest unicorn — the...Show More Summary
It's one of the tech industry's biggest embarrassments. But for a handful of startups, Silicon Valley's lack of diversity is also a money-making machine.
Joe Lonsdale was a little bit nervous as he shook my hand and flashed his trademark wide grin. His tall, broad-shouldered frame, in a white dress shirt and black dress slacks, towered over my 5-foot-3 self. No jeans. No hoodie. He dressed...Show More Summary
The battle for the future of humanity escalated last week, thanks to a drunk man who tackled a security robot in a Silicon Valley parking lot. Next stop: “The Matrix,” if we’re lucky. Otherwise? Probably “The Terminator.” Jason Sylvain,...Show More Summary