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James Murray from the Impractical Jokers talks about the future of VR

By | Augmented Reality, fiction, film, Gadgets, impractical jokers, IT, series, Startups, TC, technotopia, Virtual reality

James Murray is a funny man. A producer, actor, and writer, Murray is best known as Murr on the show Impractical Jokers. I spoke to him for a Technotopia interview about the future of TV, VR, and media and he has a lot to say. His dream? To offer immersive experiences to his audiences using […]

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Tinkerer Jonathan Zufi talks about design and Escape From New York

By | Apple, apple inc, author, computing, digital audio, Gadgets, Hardware, iTunes, John Biggs, mp3, New York, podcast, RSS, Stitcher Radio, Technology, technotopia

This week on Technotopia I talked to Jonathan Zufi, creator of the LifeClock One, a replica of the watch worn by Snake Pliskin in Escape From New York. Zufi loves design and his insight on what makes something a timeless classic – even when it co…

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A chat with the creators of Arduino

By | arduino, computing, Do it yourself, electronics, Gadgets, Internet of Things, Startups, TC, Technology, technotopia

 On this week’s Technotopia I talked to Massimo Banzi and Fabio Violante, the co-creators of Arduino. This pair of Italian artists saw their little single-board computers as a gateway to high-tech art but they’ve essentially created a world in which anyone – from an 11-year-old hacker to a huge corporation – can make amazing hardware in a few hours.
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We talk about hoofed spiders with the founder of Outlier clothing

By | BackPack, chemistry, Gadgets, manufacturing, matter, plastics, Startups, TC, technotopia

 Outlier’s founder Abe Burmeister is a designer who joined the world of clothing manufacturing over five years ago. His clothing – created with cutting edge fabrics – is touted as high-tech and very chic, but what frustrates Burmeister is how slowly the clothing industry is moving. His latest creation, a rolltop knapsack, uses a unique material to create one of the lightest… Read More

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Kristoffer Lawson talks about a future where you zoom into work

By | computing, Gadgets, HTML, html5, Startups, TC, technotopia

 Kristoffer Lawson created one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while: Solu, the social computer. His tiny device uses a unique UI and UX to allow you to connect with friends and collaborate using an icon-based OS that lets you zoom in and out of work. Lawson and I spoke about the future of computing and how his ideas – and the ideas of other OS thinkers – will change the… Read More

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