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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Gift Guide 2017: Fitness Tech and Wearables

The holidays are a magical time of excess cookies, turkey, stockings filled with chocolate and reused popcorn balls, and maybe a little more beer or wine than usually. Fortunately that means New Year’s is approaching, and with that it’s time for another health related…

Top Black Friday Tech Deals For 2017

jet.com

It’s that magical time of year again. Trees are being decorated, potatoes are being collected for latkes, and oh wait, it’s actually still November. That can in fact only mean one thing, and that is the arrival of Black Friday. Over the years it’s…

Can’t Cook a Turkey? Pringles Has You Covered

Kellogg Company Pringles Dinner

There comes a time in every person’s life where they must attempt to cook the Thanksgiving turkey. You can fry it, you can smoke it, and of course you can bake it; however, each requires a certain level of skill and some of us…

Treat Your Pets Anywhere With Furbo [Review]

Furbo Tech Gadgets for Your Pet

The world is a better place because of the furry friends we have around, but holding down a full-time job or going to class means that you can’t always spend as much time with them as you’d like. Thanks to the magic of technology,…

Buying a Drone? Here’s What You Need to Know First

DJI Spark

Over the past 5 or so years drones have moved from hobbyist and expensive to fun and accessible. Across the board these things can range anywhere from $10 to thousands of dollars, and with each type comes a variety of pros and cons. For…

Gift Guide 2017: Video Game Consoles, Games, and Accessories

Nintendo Switch

When video games came to popularity, it really only appealed to a certain demographic. Today, everyone from your grandma to your nephew, who can’t even talk yet, plays some type of game, and for that it makes it one of the hottest markets around….

WyzeCam: $20 Security Cam Designed to Destroy All Competitors

wyzecam

Not a week goes by that a new startup or large corporation announces the next big thing in affordable home security. First we had the likes of Nest and Canary, then Blink, and many others followed beyond. Each device for the most part rivals…

Drone Regulation Outlook is Good For Business, Not Consumers

drones

As new technology becomes more affordable, there is often a trend of consumers and commercial users treating it like a new Wild West. More specifically, ignoring common sense. As drones can range anywhere from $20 to a few grand, that means anyone from the…

8 Ways to Make Money With Your Expensive Drone

cannabis delivery drones

To say the political and legislative worlds in the U.S. have been a bit chaotic lately may be the understatement of a lifetime. While we’re not quite in the upside down just yet, laws and restrictions in the past few years have been flipped,…

AI: Pew Report Shows Concerns From Blade Runner Are a Reality

Blade Runner

In the world of fiction, some of the best stories from the past are the most well received because they dance the fine line of imagination and reality. Take for example something as simple as the Jetson movie, a cartoon that predicted video chatting,…

Mi Note 3: Decent Mid-Tier Phone for International Travelers [Review]

Mi Note 3

In a world of overpriced smartphones, few mid-tier equivalences gain as much attention outside of OnePlus; however, Xiaomi continues to try breaking that tradition, especially in the US. So last year we checked out a few of their devices, many boasting some intense cameras,…

8 Startups Fighting Against Breast Cancer

breast cancer awareness

This year an estimated 252,000 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., with another 63.4K non-invasive types. That means at the current rate of progression, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with some form of…

12 Leadership Books That Continue to Inspire Entrepreneurs

leadership books

If there is a single truth that can be tied to all growing organizations it’s that they are led by leaders, not bosses. These are the entrepreneurs who do more than seek fame and fortune, but have a mission and vision, and also know…

OnePlus 5 Packs a Lot of Punch, A Bit of Controversy [Review]

OnePlus 5

In the world of smartphones, crazy price tags are becoming the norm. However, one Chinese company continues to push back against the fold while still having some of the top specs available. OnePlus the brand with a motto of never settling, constantly offers the…

Data, Not Technology, Is the Key to Innovation in Sports

data

This week during Innovate Celebrate, we had the opportunity to not just see the future of technology and innovation with the conclusion of our Startup of the Year competition, we also heard directly from those already making that happen. One particular panel that was…

Bold Moves: A Joke and Advice On Investor Introductions

Mayra Ceja, investor

For startups, to say there is ever a shortage of challenges would be the same as waiting for a pig to fly through the sky. On that list, nested just under how the hell do I get funding, is how do you get face…