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The Top 10 Venture Firms in Miami

By | Mar 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

If you’re in the Miami startup community, you have a lot of perks. The sunny Florida tech hub is seeing a growing number of startups and hosts a booming cottage industry of coworking spaces. They have plenty of accelerators and incubators. If you went to the…

Gear & Gadgets

5 Innovations Taking the Smart Home to the Next Level

By | Mar 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Let’s be honest, the prospect of living in a fully-automated home is a dream on par with driving a flying car and colonizing Mars. However, with virtual assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo, that dream is slowing but surely becoming an affordable reality….


How Patreon Can Help the Internet’s Creative Entrepreneurs

By | Mar 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Earning a living online isn’t easy. For years, the primary way to monetize your creative hobby online was through advertisements. Yet the biggest ad-supported platforms only pay creators between $.10 to as little as $.0005 for each fan that enjoys their content. Enter Patreon,…


How to Make Sure Your Password Is Actually Protecting You

By | Mar 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Your personal information is a valuable commodity on the digital market, and passwords remain the first line of defense against malware, phishing scams, and data hacks. Unfortunately, years of misconceptions about password strength have left users unsure how best to create a secure login….


How Much Does Facebook Know About You? Three Tools to Find Out

By | Mar 22, 2018 at 1:00 am

For years, millions of us have shrugged off nagging privacy concerns about Facebook’s use of our data. Now, with Facebook at the heart of a colossal data-mining process conducted by political-strategy company Cambridge Analytica, those days are abruptly behind us. Your likes, your interests,…

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3D Printing


3D-Printed Tiny Homes Could Solve the US Housing Crisis

By | Mar 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm

With small floorplans and even smaller building costs, 3D-printed homes could put a roof over the heads of millions struggling to build an affordable new home. Building a home takes a lot of money, time, and planning. Between soaring construction costs, dwindling available land,…


The 5 Latest Scam Emails You Should Avoid

By | Mar 20, 2018 at 8:43 am

Scam emails have come a long way from requests for money from far-flung lonely hearts, or investment opportunities from dubious overseas princes. These days, email scammers are cannier than ever at imitating legitimate brands to trick victims. With 26 percent of U.S. adults saying they are…


5 Apps Doing a Terrible Job of Protecting Your Privacy

By | Mar 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Whether it’s surfing the web or changing your clothes, everyone deserves a little privacy. Unfortunately, one of the biggest downfalls of our widely-connected, technology-obsessed society is that keeping your personal information to yourself is pretty much impossible. Whether its 20-page privacy policies or pre-ticked…

Startups & Apps

10 Most Fun Yet Useless Chrome Extensions Available Today

By | Mar 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Grammerly. Honey. Lastpass. They’re all wildly popular Chrome extensions, a category of browser add-ons that is itself so popular that you can now install an Opera extension that does nothing but allow you to add Chrome extensions to your Opera browser. But the time-saving or photo-sharing…

Tips & How To’s

7 Hidden Costs of Building a Website

By | Mar 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

You don’t have to be an expert to launch a website anymore. With all the DIY solutions on the market, small businesses can get their brand up and running online within minutes. However, there are unexpected hidden costs of building a personalized site that…

Gear & Gadgets


5 Incredible Innovations on Display at SXSW 2018

By | Mar 14, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Attending South by Southwest (SXSW) is a recipe for overstimulation. The conference/festival/all-around-good-time is home to a truly insane amount of groundbreaking films and genre-defining music, often facilitating a bad case of FOMO as you walk around Austin. However, it’s easy to forget that SXSW…



Smart Homes and Paying Off Debt Win at Startup Night SXSW 2018

By | Mar 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

The spirit of optimism is alive and well at SXSW 2018. Between the art installations, film, entertainment, innovation, and Elon Musk, who crashed the HBO “Westworld” panel to talk about the future of space travel, it would be hard not to leave Austin inspired….


How Instagram Powers One Sci-Fi Lover’s Book Dealing Business

By | Mar 13, 2018 at 12:45 pm

When Adam Axler, the bookseller behind the Instagram account Collectible Science Fiction, first joined the service, his profile picture was David Pelham’s 1973 cover to science fiction master Philip K. Dick’s The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. It’s an evocative work featuring a surreal image of two eye-like globes…


5 Notable Companies Accepting Cryptocurrency

By | Mar 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In the last year, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have gone from laughable pipe dream to the future of economics. While the innovative digital currency started off as niche project, it has since exploded into a global investment opportunity that has spiked in price more than…

Startups & Apps

Everything You Need to Know About Lab-Grown Meat

By | Mar 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm

One popular Bill Gates quote sums up the difficulties of predicting the future: “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.” Potentially massive new technologies like self-driving cars…



Meet the Investors & Tech Leaders Judging at Startup Night SXSW 2018

By | Mar 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Whenever you get the opportunity to talk with an investor, do it. Getting face time with VCs or people of influence is an ongoing challenge for startup founders, and it may take layers of introductions to get to the right person. Fortunately, for those…


Only One City in the US Pays Women in Tech More Than Men

By | Mar 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Women are on the rise. With movements like #MeToo and Time’s Up gaining ground every day and activists speaking out about the countless injustices women face on a daily basis, it seems like meaningful change could be right around the corner. However, despite being…