Will I Am gets $117m to take on Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant
News that Will I Am’s tech startup I.am+ is making a voice assistant to rival Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant may not have investors running to sell shares in the three tech-giants. After all, the...
November 7, 2017
Will.I.Am’s new smartwatch will come with music
It’s fair to say that critical reactions to Will.I.Am’s first smartwatch Puls weren’t hugely positive. The musician hasn’t been put off developing another though: his new model is called “The Dial”, and will...
February 22, 2016
will.i.am does something with cars for some reason
Leather glove apologist will.i.am is well known for his huge love of both technology and being ridiculous. Beautifully he has married both of these interests together in a great piece of #marketing and #content for the Lexus...
July 31, 2015
Is Will.i.am’s new Puls smartwatch any good? The Verge says… no
Will.i.am is very excited about his new Puls smartwatch, but will gadget buyers be as enthusiastic? One of the first technology sites to review the device, The Verge, is distinctly unimpressed. “I got a chance to use an...
November 10, 2014
Will.I.Am’s smartwatch isn’t a smartwatch: it’s a ‘cuff’ called Puls
We’ve been catching glimpses of Will.I.Am‘s smartwatch for some time now: he cheekily showed it off on The Voice UK earlier in the year, for example, despite the BBC’s rules on product placement. Its official...
October 17, 2014
Will.I.Am set to unveil his music-playing smartwatch
Will.I.Am’s last venture into hardware was an easily-forgettable iPhone camera accessory, but now he’s coming back with something more interesting: a smartwatch. It’ll be unveiled on Thursday in San Francisco –...
October 15, 2014
Will.I.Am raises prospect of releasing albums exclusively on Beats Music
He may not have cashed in to the extent that Dr Dre did, but musician Will.I.Am also had a stake in Beats Electronics from its early days, so is benefitting from its sale to Apple. In an interview with Billboard he says...
June 7, 2014
Will.i.am says his smartwatch is real and is coming soon
It is not just Imogen Heap pushing wearable tech. Now Will.i.am – the Thomas Edison of talking over vaguely electro pop singles – says that his proposed new smartwatch is not only real but it will be available in a matter...
April 7, 2014
Will.I.Am working with Maker Studios on new YouTube videos
The latest musician to team up with a multi-channel network (MCN) is Will.I.Am, who's working with one of the bigger YouTube networks out there: Maker Studios.
February 3, 2014
Will.I.Am: ‘The state of the music industry is delusional!’
Bagging Will.I.Am for a Midem keynote was a coup, even if the chosen delivery method – a Skype video-call – had its downside in occasional audio glitches.
February 3, 2014
Will.I.Am: ‘The state of the music industry is delusional’ (#midem)
As closing speakers for the first day of a conference go, Will.I.Am is one of the better choices. You might like his music, you might not like his music, but you can't deny that he's fizzing with ideas about music and technology. The...
February 1, 2014