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Future of Work


Analysis and insight on the future of work. Stay updated as Singularity Hub discusses the most important trends related to the future of work.

Curiosity Game Goes Viral! Millions Want to Know What’s Inside Giant Cube

Video game developer 22Cans’ Curiosity—What’s Inside the Cube has the net all a-twitter. What is inside the cube? The answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything? Or better still, the question? An all expenses paid trip to Disney...

Build Your Own Robot With Multiplo

They were educators frustrated by the lack of flexible, easily accessible tools for teaching robotics. So they created the Multiplo Robot Building Kit, an open source robot building system meant to help people “learn...

Memoto – The Camera That Makes Lifelogging Mainstream? Selling Fast On Kickstarter

Here comes yet another tool for lifeloggers to catalogue those priceless moments of getting a cup of coffee or commuting to work. Memoto, a small, clip-on device that takes pictures while you live your...

Keyless Entry Via Smartphone With Lockitron Takes Off

The smartphone is quickly becoming the 21st century Swiss army knife. Beyond being able to make calls, send messages, play games, and surf the web with it, both Google and Apple have enabled devices to...
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Kickstarter Funding Success LIFX Proposes Networked LED Smartbulbs

Ever wish you could network all your devices, toaster to television, and manage them on your smartphone? Well, that vision just edged closer with the LIFX LED WiFi enabled smart light bulb. Using your smartphone...

Low Cost, Professional 3D Printer (FormLabs) Breaks $1 Million On Kickstarter

The 3D printer space is getting crowded, but like many things, devices that are currently available fall into two camps: the high-end professional machines and the low-end DIY printers. Fortunately, this bimodal distribution of...

2013 — The Dawn Of Wearable Computing?

Sooner rather than later you'll have a computer attached to your face, and for some, it'll happen as early as next year. Why? Because the era of wearable computing is dawning as startups and...

ReadySet Solar Charger Successful In Africa Now Headed To US

Want renewable energy in a small, portable package? Then the ReadySet solar charger by Fenix International may be the closest thing to a perfect on-the-go kit for anyone excited about solar power. The charger was initially...
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Interview: Federico Pistono, Author of “Robots Will Steal Your Job But That’s OK”

The author of “Robots will steal your job, but that’s OK,” is taking it to the next level. Back in January we spoke with the computer scientist/artist/social activist, Federico Pistono, about how automation is...

Android-Based Game Console Closing Out Record-Breaking Kickstarter Campaign

Tired of feeling boxed in by your game console? Then rush over to Kickstarter and get ready to throw your money at the screen. Ouya (pronounced "ooo-yah!"), the widely publicized new platform, is an...

Stunning Progress in Technology Brings The Death of Unskilled Labor

As part of the online web series Which Way Next, hosted by Singularity University, Vivek Wadhwa, VP of Academics and Innovation, sat down with Carl Bass, CEO at Autodesk, to explore some of the...

360° Panoramic Video Lets You Capture Everything Around You With Your Smartphone

Have you ever recorded video of an important event with your smartphone only to discover later that people were out of frame or the video was shaky from frantically panning it around? What you...

Can Petridish Become The Kickstarter Of Science? We Ask The CEO

Science in the U.S. is slated for a devastating blow on January 2, 2013 when the debt deal Congress passed last year kicks in, implementing a 9% cut in science funding lasting until 2021. While university...
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Encyclopedia Britannica Ends Print Version After 244 Years, Now Completely Digital

The digital age has claimed yet another victim. Citing the fact that most of their users already utilize their digital version, Encyclopaedia Britannica is doing away with print. It marks the end of a...

The Crowd-Funding Phenomenon Continues – Comic Raises $1.2M on Kickstarter (+Q&A with Creator Rich Burlew)!

After years and years of giving his work away for free, Rich Burlew just raked in more than a million. That's the power of the crowd. Burlew started his Kickstarter campaign to raise money...
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The First Kickstarter Project to Raise $2 Million is an Adventure Video Game!

The future of video games is in the hands of the crowd...and it looks like it's going to be a great adventure. In the last week, Double Fine Adventure has become the highest grossing...
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eye3: The Robotic Copter That You Can Afford

UPDATE: Kickstarter has cancelled funding for eye3 due to delayed deliveries, skepticism that the drone will actually work and suspicion that the eye3 kit is actually pieced together from other kits already sold online....
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Kickstarter: We’re Succesful, We’re Growing, We’re Changing Whole Industries

Five hundred years ago, most Western artists lived off the charity of wealthy patrons. Today, you are that patron, and with Kickstarter you'll be funding a lot more than just art. The Manhattan based...

Augmented Reality Browser Makes Your Mobile A Portal Into the Digital World

I don't know if you noticed, but a parallel Earth has merged with our own, overlapping our reality no matter where we go. I'm talking about the digital realm - the confluence of internet,...

Company Scans Your Books For a Dollar – Ship ‘Em In, Get a PDF via Email

Someday my grandchildren will ask me what a printed book looks like. Hell, at the rate we're going, my children will probably ask the same question. The physical to digital conversion of books just...
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Take A Look Inside The Video Spy Glasses That Conquered Kickstarter

Apparently the internet really wants video spy glasses. ZionEyez, a Seattle startup recently offered to sell you a pair of their Eyez video recording glasses if you made a $150 donation to their KickStarter...

The End of Borders Is A Win For Technology, Authors and Readers

We’re witnessing the end of an era as Borders, the second largest brick-and-mortar chain bookstore behind Barnes & Noble, liquidates its inventory and closes all 399 of its remaining stores, costing about 10,700 employees...

$150 Spy Glasses Transmit Video In Real Time To the Social Network (video)

Ever since True Lies I've been waiting for an affordable pair of spy glasses that can transmit video in real time. My wait looks like it may be over very soon. Seattle startup ZionEyez...
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Build Your Own Tweenbot (video)

It's about time you started running your own social experiments using robots instead of relying upon scientists to do it for you. Luckily, Tweenbot is coming to help you. The diminutive rolling robot with...
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FarmVille Comes to Life! Real Farm in UK Run By Internet Vote (video)

The real world is about to get a taste of the meme magic that made Zynga famous. Wimpole Home Farm in Cambridgeshire in the UK is being controlled by the internet. This month the...

What is the Future of Books? Kindle Lending Library, Piracy, and More!

Going to your local public library? Don't forget your e-reader. Amazon recently announced that their new Kindle Lending Library feature will be arriving "later this year". The Kindle Lending Library will allow over 11,000...
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Japan’s Twimal USB Device Will Read Your Twitter Feed to You (video)

Some people will go to great lengths to enable their Twitter addiction. Japan created an entirely new species. The Twitter Animal, or Twimal, from Takara TOMY is a cute little blob that will read...
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Eye-Opening Visualization of RFID Fields (video)

How do you visualize something that is invisible? That's the challenge that Timo Arnall, Jack Schulze, and Einar Sneve Martinussen faced when they decided to give designers a better insight into RFID technology. Radio...
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Starbucks’ Interactive Storefront Window is Latest in Digital Trend (video)

As if they needed more ways to draw you in, Starbucks is experimenting with interactive touchscreens to attract customers to their stores. Two Canadian branches of the international coffee shop are sporting displays that...

Braille Watch to be Created Through Crowd-Sourced Funding (video)

How do the blind tell time? You can help decide. David Chavez is a designer in California who has a great idea for a new kind of watch for the blind called Haptica. Current...

Hospital To Lay Off Workers, Hires Robots Instead

Is your company feeling the pains of the recession? Robots may be the cure. El Camino Hospital in Silicon Valley is looking to cut expenses, so they've invested in 19 Aethon TUG robots. These...

No Humans, Just Robots – Amazing Videos of the Modern Factory

Modern manufacturing isn't based on human labor, it's based on the robot. Still, most people cannot grasp the breadth of automation in factories. We still picture plants full of human workers toiling to make...

Star Trek Replicator? Barrier Between Physical and Digital Worlds Fading

You know that replicator from Star Trek that was able to make food and other items seemingly out of thin air?  Well, such a device does not disobey the laws of physics and is...

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