A Futurist Conference, AI & The Singularity will be held this Saturday, September 20, from 9:30am-5:00pm at Piedmont Veterans Hall, 401 Highland Avenue, in Piedmont, California. The event is co-produced by Peter Voss of AGI Innovation Inc., Anya Petrova of FuturismX and Hank Pellissier of Brighter Brains Institute.

Everything is getting “smart” these days. Basically every device you can think of out there can be connected to the web, stream music and play back videos, serve as a means of communication, etc… To that end, we’re now in a time when those same devices are being developed to become, well, smarter and take on tasks that were once only perceived to be the things of science fiction novels and movies. Case in point: The ability to use voice authentication technology in our homes.

TZ Tech Crawl is back and teaming up with Social Media Week Los Angeles!!! Come take a tour of some of the hottest LA Tech companies located in Santa Monica.

Most designers, at least the ones I know, hate to network and rarely do it. The key to networking in the tech world is you do not need to be the best in the world, you just need to be passionate, willing to learn and in a lot of cases be the best designer or developer that people know.

So your company’s in its very early stages. We’re talking a skeleton crew of staff, minimal sales, and even less cash. While your focus is understandably on immediate survival and how you can hit your first big hurdles, what else should you be thinking of, especially where your finances are concerned?

If you haven’t noticed yet, Apple decided to shove U2′s album down your throat. And I’m not exaggerating! Ok..maybe a little. But seriously, go check. Depending on how your iCloud is setup, their latest album will most likely be in your Music app, ready to play or in the ether of your iCloud, available to download.

If there’s one important thing I’ve learned after going on several business (and family) trips in my young adulthood, particularly the ones overseas, it’s the following: there are some devices that I really just needed during our trip. Of course, there are items that are more obvious that you already have with you, such as your laptop, tablet, and anything remotely related to working while on the road. But you knew that already.

Cutting-edge ways to market a brand or product will either leverage a new insight or technology or reformat a classical view in marketing to the 21st century economy. Overall, in today’s economy, businesses demand marketers think beyond the everyday ad and try to think outside the box for ad campaigns.

On November 13th, join us, and Byte into the Future of Now. The evening will be comprised of a variety of gadgets on hand for attendees to experience some of the newest in hardware. Including wearables, gaming, smartphones, home and the car. Workshops with industry thought leaders and a complimentary Food & Beverage mixer.

We live in a world full of creative minds. Some creative ideas come up at random times – say in the shower or while getting a cup of coffee – and other ideas inspired at the office. Companies are constantly looking for the next way to get their brand out there, whether it may be through viral marketing campaign or through simple advertisements, but a marketing agency can only do so much.