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Las Vegas

Immotor Is the Hi-Tech Scooter That Won’t Make You Look Silly

By | Jan 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Everyone remembers the popularity of the Razor scooter. Every kid between the age of 4 and 40 was riding down the street with the confidence of an X-Games athlete. Tragically, everyone began ridiculing people that used this means of transportation for anything more than casual…

Tips & How To’s

The Top Car Safety Tech and Apps to Keep You Safe on The Road

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 11:20 am

There’s a lot of hype around self-driving cars and their ability to prevent accidents, save lives and free up people’s time. And while their widespread use is still many decades away, not all American drivers are ready for the technological leap. Waymo has said their cars will…

Travel

Denver

Boom Airlines Wants to Make Supersonic Travel a Reality

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Consumers could be closer to cruising in a plane at Mach 2.2 (1,451 mph) to their favorite destination in half the time. Today, Denver-based Boom, the supersonic aircraft company, announced its $33 million Series A round, bringing their total funding to $41 million. Participants in…

Interviews

Chicago

Kayne Grau of DRIVIN on Disrupting the Used Car Market With Data

By | Mar 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Kayne Grau is a cofounder and CEO of DRIVIN, a startup changing the way used car dealers source their used-car inventory. Before founding DRIVIN, Kayne was the CTO at Cars.com. Using proprietary technology and actionable local market data, DRIVIN sells, sources, acquires, and delivers…

Opinion/Analysis

How Amazon and Uber Are Disrupting the Transportation Industry

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Amazon and Uber are in the process of launching initiatives that will disrupt the transportation industry by cutting out the middleman. With the start of each new year, there’s always at least one or two “major” events that will shake up the transportation industry…

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Automotive

You Can Reduce Distracted Driving With These Gadgets

By | Feb 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Winter is already a treacherous time on the road, with snowstorms leading to narrower roads, black ice making streets slick and additional blind spots developing on your fogged up windows. Each year, 800 people die in winter-related motor vehicle crashes due to snow, sleet…

Indiegogo

CityGo Urban Is the Metropolitan Scooter of the Future

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Living in a big city can be exhausting, particularly when you don’t have a solid hold on the public transportation system and your car is non-existent. But you have to get to work somehow, and that 25 minute walk from the closest bus stop…

Travel

Hyperloop Tech Creates Real-World Vibranium Material

By | May 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Science fiction has been a driving force in the tech world for a long time. Whether it be universal translators or communicator watches, sci-fi writers have helped to form the technology landscape we live in today. And while the Hyperloop transportation adventure has seen a…

Ecosystems

Detroit

You Are ‘Brave’ to Startup in Detroit, Says Bill Ford of Ford Motor Company

By | May 23, 2016 at 1:40 pm

In a filled theater in downtown Detroit, Bill Ford, Jr. – the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of Henry Ford – addressed a crowd of startup and tech enthusiasts to kickoff Detroit Startup Week. Ford, Jr. was welcomed by Detroit Mayor…

Business

Las Vegas

Hyperloop One’s Las Vegas Desert Test Site Facility [PHOTOS]

By | May 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Yesterday, at a remote location in the northern Las Vegas desert, Hyperloop One performed its first public test of their propulsion system, which will ultimately be used for an entirely new type of transportation. The event was attended by media, investors, partners and friends of Hyperloop One. I was…

Business

Las Vegas

Hyperloop One 1st Public Propulsion Test A Success [Video]

By | May 11, 2016 at 8:05 pm

Today I attended the first public propulsion test of Hyperloop One at their test site in northern Las Vegas. This was the first successful public test of this nature for the company that just yesterday announced a name change, new partners, and a new round of funding. The…

Business

Las Vegas

Hyperloop One Announces Rebrand, Partners, and $80 Million Funding

By | May 10, 2016 at 10:09 pm

Imagine if you could travel from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 20 minutes. That’s the dream of a hyperloop, an idea conceived by Elon Musk. Today, in downtown Las Vegas at a press and investor event, Hyperloop Technologies shared some exciting updates which included the…

Trends

8 Innovative Technologies That Are Changing the World

By | Apr 25, 2016 at 10:49 am

While there has never really been a period of human history that could be considered stagnant when it comes to innovation  (one could argue that things were a bit slow during the Middle Ages, but even that period brought us mechanical clocks, windmills, and gun powder),…

Startups & Apps

DC

EverCharge and Schneider Electric Are Coming to a Building Near You

By | Mar 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm

At 1776, one of our tools to accelerate innovation is our Seed Fund, which allows us to invest in startups poised to scale. When we spot a shifting landscape within one of our core sectors like transportation or energy, we search for startups that…

Trends

3 Ways Mobile Technology Has Revolutionized Old Industries

By | Nov 4, 2015 at 10:02 pm

New inventions and technological appliances don’t always create their own industries wherever they go; sometimes one can achieve no less impressive results by applying them in some age-old sphere of activity. Today we shall take a look at several examples of such synergy between…

Product Launch

UberEVENTS is Launching in New York

By | Sep 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Uber, a company with no interest in becoming stagnant, has just announced the launch of a new service that will start in New York City next week. UberEVENTS will be available for event planners to pre-order rides for their guests. The service will be available first…

Trends

NYC

Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Oppose Uber Regulations

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

(Ferenstein Wire) -New Yorkers overwhelmingly oppose placing caps on the number of Uber cars. In a poll of 500 people in Manhattan conducted by the Ferenstein Wire with Google Surveys (methods detailed here), 66% of respondents said they opposed placing limits on the number…