Month: October 2018

NoiseAware Tries to Integrate with Airbnb to Prevent Parties

Tech company NoiseAware offers a line of noise sensors that only track noise, not broad spectrum audio. The sensors feed this information to servers, which then communicate the information in real-time with the customer. One of the most immediate applications of the technology is the potential for it to be used within Airbnb properties to detect potential parties being thrown by visitors, or other potentially concerning activities. Speculation has begun as to where else the noise sensor technology might be used, including landlords and building managers placing the devices inside properties to allow for greater scrutiny of tenants. Smarthome...

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Chris Marshall on Creating Advertising that Has a Story to Tell

It’s no secret that life in 2018 involves any number of different sources trying to gain your attention. From real-life billboards to audio ads to increasingly clever integrated internet marketing campaigns, your attention is very valuable. And while, unfortunately, many advertising agencies seem to think that the solution is to make ads increasingly louder and more obnoxious, akin to those found in ‘Blade Runner,’ there are also craftspeople in the industry as well who are instead focusing on speaking to people directly, and saying something genuine in the process. With that said, Current Artisan offers the following interview with...

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Review of Thom Yorke’s ‘Suspiria’ Soundtrack

A new report out of MIT explores international preferences when it comes to the theoretical programming of driverless vehicles. Though self-driving cars are still years away from widespread implementation, researchers have been eagerly studying the implications of large numbers of self-driving cars in different environments and cultures. On the whole, different countries seem to agree on certain moral decisions the cars would have to make, such as swerving to hit an animal rather than a person. Driverless cars were at first seen as having the potential to avoid collisions entirely. This has since been disproved by subsequent injuries and...

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Using the Past to Predict the Future: A Look at Mergers and Acquisitions with Saurabh Rajwade

When it comes to behind-the-scenes articles and interviews, I think we all tend to focus on musicians, artists, and celebrities. We rarely take the time to go looking for coverage on the ins and outs of the world of business. We hear certain business terms on the news all the time, then fail to research those terms. These tend to be terms like ‘buyout,’ ‘controlling interest,’ or ‘IPO.’ We won’t be able to do a comprehensive business primer, but we can give a wide-reaching introduction by sharing our recent conversation with mergers and acquisitions (commonly referred to as M&A)...

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How Will This Era in Horror Be Remembered

We’re just a week away from Halloween 2018, and so it’s as good a time as ever to examine what horror films tend to look like these days, and maybe even speculate as to how future generations will view the trends we’ve seen in the 2010s. One unavoidable feature of many of this year’s horror flicks is that they’re often installments in a larger franchise, or they’re just outright remakes of old classics. There’s ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Predator,’ ‘The Cloverfield Paradox,’ ‘The First Purge,’ and ‘The Nun,’ all of which build on existing properties. And this inclination towards rehashing ideas...

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