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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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

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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…

Unboxed Turns Unboxing Videos Into an Ecommerce Platform

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This week, a new shopping app hit the Apple App Store that is designed to help consumers discover products and buy them. Unlike the other 1000 or so apps that claim to do the same, Unboxed is the first to use the power of…

Apple WWDC 2017: HomePod and iMac Pro Announced

Apple homepod

On Monday, Apple kicked off their annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), a week filled with a heavy focus on the company’s latest software offerings. In addition to the announcement of iOS 11, Watch OS 4, and tvOS 11, several new pieces of hardware and…

Twitter Bot Reformats Trump’s Tweets as Official White House Statements

Donald Trump, White House, Twitter

This weekend a new Twitter bot emerged that automatically formats President Trump’s tweets into an official White House statement format. The one part novelty account and one part political statement,[email protected], comes at a time when the president continues to wage a battle against traditional…

JBL Flip 4 Adds Waterproofing and Improved Sound [Review]

jbl flip 4

In the 80s and even 90s, music portability came in the form of oversized boomboxes filled to the brim with D cell batteries. They were large, quite heavy, sounded pretty good, but ultimately were a pain in the ass. In the past few years…

12 Gadgets & Tech to Boost Your Summer Fun

Snap Spectacles devices

June is here and with it comes the start of summer. Traffic will be lighter, fireworks will be primed for Independence Day, and countless pool and beach days will try to draw your attention away from the office for a long weekend. To help…