Oculus promised never to show ads in VR games: but now that’s over

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Remember how Oculus was NEVER going to target users with ads? Well, that promise wasn’t going to last forever with the virtual reality headset maker’s current owner, Facebook. “Oculus continues to operate independently! We are going to remain as indie/developer/enthusiast-friendly as we have always been, if not more so. We are not going to track […]

The pandemic was a “Chernobyl Moment”. Experts warn about repeating mistakes

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The pandemic was a catastrophe that could have been prevented if the world leaders reacted in a reasonable, coordinated way. As The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response concluded in their final report, millions of people didn’t have to die. They did because institutions failed to protect them. And if we let them simply leave […]

Future sextech is much more exciting than toys and robots

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“It’s so much more than what you initially think,” says Bryony Cole, the world’s leading authority on sextech. It sure looks like sextech industry will boom in the future. The projections predict that the sexual wellness market will grow as high as 123 billion USD. As a result, investors are starting to pay attention: and […]

5 Black Mirror technologies that could actually be useful

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Black Mirror is not exactly a show you’d watch to lift your mood. It almost exclusively depicts the dark side of technology that seems disturbingly realistic. However, a few episodes gave us a glimpse of tech done and used well. Here are the top 5 technologies from Black Mirror ranked the most useful by the […]

Change Food founder: Everyone has the right to healthy food

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“It’s about progress, not perfection. I don’t eat vegan, organic, only in season and local diet. There is no perfection or ideal – and there’s no problem indulging every so often,“ says Diane Hatz, the founder and executive director of Change Food ®. Her nonprofit that works toward a healthier food system for people, animals […]

TikTok got us hooked on short-form video, and YouTube is ready to compete

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If you’ve found yourself wasting time on the never-ending loop of TikTok videos, you’re not going insane. It really is designed to grab all of your attention – and other content platforms aren’t waiting around to snatch whatever remains. The latest big company desiring to take advantage of the short-form video craze is YouTube. YouTube […]

Mega funds are gaining billions during the crisis. Why is it different this time?

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If the last year has taught us anything, it is the pace at which things can change. The pandemic led businesses and finance to rest on a knife-edge. Nevertheless, venture capital firms have been raising mega funds at a rapid rate during the crisis. All in all, venture funds are performing exceptionally well. Arguably, the […]