Elliot is an award winning journalist deeply ingrained in the startup world and is often digging into emerging technology and data. When not writing, he's likely either running or training for a triathlon. You can contact him by email at elliot(@)elliotvolkman.com or follow him on Twitter @thejournalizer.

 

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9 Hiking and Camping Gadgets to Enhance Your Outdoor Experience

LifeStraw Go

What’s better than going out into the great outdoors, unplugging from the world, and becoming one with nature? By throwing in a bunch of tech of course! Before you wag that finger, it’s not all drones, 360 cameras, and flamethrowers, there is plenty of…

Coros LINX Cycling Helmet With Bone-Conduction Audio [Review]

Coros LINX helmet

Cycling is more than just wearing awkwardly skin tight shorts, deep v-neck shirts, and super sweet 80s style sunglasses, it’s also about riding ridiculous long distances and exploring the world around you. Bad fashion aside, cycling is more than just a global sport and…

TomTom Adventurer GPS Watch Designed With Hikers and Skiers in Mind

TomTom Adventurer

In an expanding world of Android Smartwatches and the Apple Watch, there has been a recent shift in how athletes track and monitor their progress. Now, many GPS trackers are including extra bells and whistles that allow you to receive texts, use mini-apps, and…

Oomi Is Set to Truly Connect Your Smart Home [Review]

Oomi Home

Alexa, Google Home, Siri, Samsung Bixby, Watson, these are among the first widely accepted consumer driven artificial intelligence platforms and they each have something in common: Internet of Things (IoT). Over the past five years the world around us has become more connected by…

TechCo’s Guide to Back to School Tech and Gadgets

Lenovo Yoga Book back to school

The sun is shining, Independence Day has past (and still no alien invasion), and before you know it back to school time will be here. For some, this is nothing more than returning back to college, but for many this will be the entry…

Reolink Argus Brings Affordability to Wireless Monitoring [Review]

reolink argus

Between renters and outdated security equipment that needs to be installed in your home, a new market is emerging. Devices that were once drilled into your walls can now be placed anywhere, without wires, and either need a WiFi connection or in some cases…

Hestan Cue Will Actually Teach You How to Cook at Home [Review]

hestan cue

The food world has been going through a bit of a renaissance, and companies like Blue Apron and HelloFresh are on the forefront. Now more than ever consumers are foregoing their stop at fast casual restaurants, and replacing it with home cooked meals that…

The Changing Face of Social Media

Facebook VR social media

Before the days of Friendster and Myspace, the internet was a place of forums and one-to-one messaging. Between pseudo anonymous forums like The WELL, short away messages on AIM, and dial-up connections, these web based technologies and platforms have drastically changed over the past…

Hitting The Road With The Copenhagen Wheel, Sweat Not Included

Superpedestrian Copenhagen Wheel

On December 15, 2009 MIT attended the United Nations Climate Conference and unveiled perhaps one of the most hyped pieces of tech to hit bicycles in ages: the Copenhagen Wheel. Now, nearly a decade later, the concept that went from viral success to the…

Behold, The World’s First Self-Driving Potato

self-driving potato pontus

The future is here and it will be filled with self-driving potatoes. This week redditor Marek Baczynski unveiled how he invented the very first self-driving potato. The self-driving potato uses the energy it produces by collecting it with an energy-harvesting chip, which is then…

Get Into 3D Printing with the DIY Anet A8 3D Printer [Review]

Anet A8 3D Printing

For decades 3D printing has been available in some form, but it wasn’t until the likes of MakerBot and other startups who began producing affordable hardware for the hobby to really take off. In the past decade or so 3D printers have also come…

Social Media News: Facebook Gets GIFs, Twitter Goes Round

instagram social media, facebook

In the ever changing world of social media, few updates drastically change how we interact with them. This week however marks a new notch on the timeline for two massive updates for both Facebook and Twitter, both of which you have undoubtedly already seen….

11 Tech Gifts to Get Dad This Father’s Day

Kindle Paperwhite Father's Day

June is here and with it comes Father’s Day, a day dedicated to honoring the father figures in our lives. Gone are the days of slathering glue to a piece of paper and attempting to create macaroni noodle art, but fortunately you don’t have…

Edifier R2000DB Bookshelf Speakers Can Easily Crank to 11 [Review]

Edifier R2000DB

For more than a decade, Edifier has been producing high-end audio and home theater hardware, but without a lot of the fan fare from brands like Klipsch, Polk, or Pyle. In the past few years however, they’ve begun producing some of the higher rated…

Bamboo Slate Is a Futuristic Notepad That Just Works [Review]

Bamboo Slate

In an ever growing digital world, the days of writing on notepads and in journals are quickly going the way of the dodo bird. If you’re also anything like me and have terrible handwriting, then computers, tablets, and mobile devices are the preferred method…