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You’re Abandoning Your Dog! How iCPooch Can Help


Since the publication of my first product review, my inbox has dealt with a surfeit of email from my animal kindred and their human companions alike. While many commended my efforts on finally giving a voice to tech-savvy pets, others provided insight into the bizzare psyches of sentient beings. “Supernal dog, how dost thou write?” “I… Read more »

Atlanta’s Hottest Showcasing Startup Is…


Last night was Tech Cocktail’s Atlanta Mixer and Startup Showcase at Atlantic Station.  As always, we held our Hottest Showcasing Startup series, including the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll, as well as the Best Pitch award, as determined by the Live SMS poll. Atlanta’s HOTTEST SHOWCASING STARTUP: Reader’s Choice & Best Pitch Cooleaf – Cooleaf uses activities… Read more »

Want Better Grades? Study in 3D with the NEO3DO Tablet


What is the best way to get students engaged in learning? Quite possibly, it involves getting kids to interact with 3D worlds. According to a 2011 study led by Dr. Anne Bamford, the director of the International Research Agency, the use of 3D animation on observed students had a marked positive effect on student learning, recall, and… Read more »

Product Ignorance: Why You Need to Create a Certification Program


You’ve spent hundreds — maybe even thousands — of hours perfecting the interface, adding requested features, and documenting the functions of your software. You have users, and the product is generating revenue, but you get the feeling that some of your users don’t know how to use key features. Unless you have an army of… Read more »

Flip-Pal is Ushering in the Next Generation of Scanning Technology


Most of the 110 million households in the United States have photos, documents, personal records, coins, medals, fabric, art, and other keepsakes scattered in boxes, drawers, photo albums, and remote locations.  These items are left disorganized, aging, and unprotected from the elements and unfortunately do not have digital backups. Gordon Nuttall encountered this exact situation when he… Read more »

The Ten Most Funded Kickstarter Projects


Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly common way for new business owners, artists and creators to finance their projects in a simpler and more personal way. There are now over 500 crowdfunding platforms and growth has been dramatic, at 60 percent in 2012. The majority of these platforms are based in the US, where almost 200 are… Read more »

Sprint’s Top Tech Solutions for Business


This post is sponsored by Sprint, the title sponsor of our Tech Cocktail Atlanta mixer. We thank them for their support! You might associate Sprint with your cell phone plan, but Sprint actually offers a whole host of tech – hardware, software, and more – that you and your startup can take advantage of. “Sprint understands… Read more »

Government Employees Sent Home Can Find Work on

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Thanks to the US government shutdown, about 800,000 “non-essential” workers found themselves on unpaid leave. The Pentagon will be calling back many of its 350,000 employees, but for the rest, there’s is a job board for furloughed workers to help them find temporary projects. Built by the DC tech community, specifically BLEN Corp… Read more »

Yopine, Real-time Social Polling App To Launch Version 2.0


Yopine is the simple, quick and social way to curate decisions and opinions based on real-time and hyperlocal polls and brainstorms. Soon, they will be launching their latest version 2.0 app with segmented contacts, Facebook and Twitter integration and more. Where should we go for lunch? What should I get mom for her birthday? There… Read more »

Top 10 Stories of the Week


We get it, you’re busy.  You weren’t able to get to every Tech Cocktail post this week.  Fear not, because we’ve curated the week’s top 10(ish) posts as determined by the Tech Cocktail editorial team. To get the Tech Cocktail weekly wrap-up direct to your inbox, sign up for the Tech Cocktail newsletter today. The Top 10… Read more »

Five Mysteries of Apple iOS 7 Interface


The new Apple operating system – iOS 7 – was officially released on September 18. It has received a significant amount of innovation and new features, but some of them cause confusion among users. No, the system does not become less functional, but some of its features need explanations. iOS 7 has quite a lot… Read more »