I'm the CTO of TechCo Media. I'm also the founder of Random Nerds. I love writing and talking about, entrepreneurship, technology, and video games. You can follow me on twitter @joecorbett.

 

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The Unsolvable Problem Holding Back VR Gaming

Virtual reality gaming’s unsolvable problem is that, by design, it requires gamers to leave reality. Yes, that is obviously the point, to go to a “virtual” reality, which could be anywhere (the Batcave, outer space, the seventh level of Hell, anywhere). And VR is…

How the People of Cuba Built Their Own Internet

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When you think of Cuba, our ornery neighbor just 90 miles south of Key West, a few typical things may immediately come to mind:     Cigars: Old cars: A series of increasingly-bizarre failed assassination attempts: But Cuba, our newest international acquaintance, also happens…

3 Mini Drones That Won’t Drain Your Wallet

The latest post from your Facebook friend showed an aerial photo from a drone of their entire family and you want one for yourself. Before you go sinking hundreds, even thousands, into a piece of tech that is very likely to come crashing down…

Artificial Intelligence Could Replace 1.4M American Workers

To follow the fickle artificial intelligence industry is to understand, and even appreciate, the fact that it can be interpreted differently by many people. Recently Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk became embroiled in a good old fashioned internet beef when Musk called the Facebook…

6 Gadgets Every Startup Needs In Their First Office

It’s a bit daunting when your startup reaches the milestone of needing its first office, both logistically and financially. However, having built out a few offices in my day, I assure you it will be an unforgettably rewarding experience as well. As long as…

Free Photoshop Alternatives Are Great, Pixelmator Is Better

The vast majority of us have likely googled “free Photoshop alternatives” at some point in our internet history, looking to avoid the costly investment of legitimately acquiring Adobe’s heralded creative suite of software. It wasn’t too long ago that Photoshop alone could set you…

Telecommuting Gadgets to Make You More Efficient

Telecommuting has many benefits such as skipping rush hour traffic and the option to wear slippers all day, though it can be a real drag on your productivity if your “home office” is limited to just a laptop and your favorite reading chair. As…

iPhone Rumors: What We Know (And What We Don’t)

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You may or may not be aware, but Apple is teasing the release of another installment in its heralded iPhone series – iPhone 8. And, unlike the underwhelming ‘upgrade’ from the 6s to the 7, this one looks to be promising some truly revolutionary…

For MakeOffices CEO, Member Retention Is Key Differentiator

I sat down with MakeOffices CEO Raymond Rahbar on the eve of the grand opening of their new flagship coworking space – a 40,000-square-foot chunk of real estate in the heart of Clarendon, Virginia – because I wanted to know how he planned to…

Don’t Bet Everything on Social Media

A little over a month ago, I challenged a co-worker to take a hiatus from social media, specifically Twitter. My goal was to have him reconsider the way he leverages social media and recalibrate his perception of the value his social activity garners, both for himself and others. Also,…

Entrepreneur By Default

As an entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience, I have no difficulty relating to other entrepreneurs and the emotions we all experience starting something new, seeing something succeed, or seeing something fail. It wasn’t until recently, at Tech Cocktail Week, that I…

Birdling Bags Reminds us That “Startup” ≠ “Tech Company”

It’s all too common for technology-focused entrepreneurs to forget that not every “startup” is a “tech company.” I know that when I personally hear the word “startup,” I often wrongly assume the company is centered around developing an application, a platform, or perhaps a service heavily supported…

Meet Colin Grussing, New Orleans’ Most Fearless and Crazy Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are often described as a bit crazy; those of us who have embarked on an entrepreneurial journey can tell you that “crazy” comes in handy. Some entrepreneurs take crazy to another level; however, when it’s combined with fearlessness, that’s when big things can…

TweetWall Pro: The Tool You Should Be Using at Your Next Event

Recently, I had the opportunity to make use of what I think is one of the most reliable and promising Twitter visualization products on the market. I know what you’re thinking… Who needs another product that piggy-backs on Twitter, with the purpose of showing…