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Seriously, Why Don’t We Have Real Holograms Yet?

By | Jan 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm

We’ve been promised holograms for a long time. From Star Wars to Back to the Future, pop culture is littered with these ghostly, three-dimensional projections, alluding to a sci-fi future filled with holograms on every corner. They’d make advertising interesting, entertainment engaging, and long…

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San Francisco

Silicon Valley’s Cost of Living Is Seriously Driving Away Tech Talent

By | Jan 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Silicon Valley has a reputation for disruption. But in 2018, it’s the one being disrupted. The area’s cost of living — particularly rent prices — have made headlines for years as the worst city for affordable housing in the nation. Now there’s a new…

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Transparency in Tech

By | Jan 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The speed at which technology has evolved in recent years has made understanding the influences of our day-to-day lives nearly impossible. From your Facebook news feed to the speed of your WiFi connection, the world of technology is shrouded behind an opaque veil of…

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The Skills Gap in Tech: Everything You Need to Know

By | Dec 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The tech industry thrives on innovation. With the creativity of sci-fi film directors and the funding of large countries’ military budgets, tech companies around the world have revolutionized how people live their lives. From smartphones and self-driving cars to artificial intelligence and machine learning,…

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TechCo’s 2018 Predictions for the Future of Tech

By | Dec 27, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Tech innovations tend to be tied to visions of the future, from the Apple’s “sleek and white” house style, evocative of a spaceship, to the sci-fi origins of words like “virus” or “cyberspace.” And by looking to the near future, we can better understand…

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4 Statistics That Prove the Importance of Business VoIP

By | Dec 16, 2017 at 10:30 am

Businesses are expanding, not only locally, but internationally as well as technology has helped in overcoming the geographical boundaries. From small to large enterprises, all kinds of companies are cracking deals with prospective clients and making new customers without giving any heed to where…

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NYC

Real Estate Tech Hit Record Investment in 2017

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 9:20 am

Global real estate value is worth about $217 trillion, and startups are just beginning to scratch the surface of digitizing this massive pool of assets. Startups like Zillow (IPO), Redfin, and Trulia (acquired by Zillow) were early winners in the space. Two real estate…

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5 Trends That Shaped the Way We Looked at Tech in 2017

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

As we approach the last stretch of 2017, here’s a look a the major tech trends that has shaped our year, and lives. Decentralization Perhaps the most impactful trend this year is the proliferation of Blockchain technologies and crypto currencies into the mainstream. On…

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How Technology is Transforming the Conference Experience

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

We all associate the Internet of Things with the things in our houses. But its effects go far beyond the confines of the home. While AI home assistants and smart security systems are transforming home life, this smart technology is having just as big…

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San Francisco

Startups Go Old School With Retro, Artisanal Influences

By | Dec 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When was the last time you saw a lava lamp or a pinball machine? If you haven’t spotted one in a while, keep your eyes open because they could be making a comeback, thanks to the retro influences of startup culture. Drawing on classic…

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5 Blockchain Technologies That Could Change Your Life

By | Dec 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Have you heard of the term ‘blockchain’? I’d be surprised if you hadn’t, considering the impact that it has had on so many industries. For those that haven’t heard of this innovative technology, blockchain refers to the ledger behind any transactions completed using cryptocurrencies….

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Is Already a Big Part of City Life

By | Nov 24, 2017 at 3:10 pm

We’ve been hearing about how the Internet of Things is coming soon and will be integrated into smart cities. But in reality, it is already here, and starting to affect how we live and work in the cities. Technology professionals should be aware of…

Politics/Government

Americans Love Net Neutrality, So Why Does the FCC Want to Get Rid of It?

By | Nov 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

A few years ago, the net neutrality debate was raging. People were calling their elected officials, taking to the streets, and even protesting outside the White House. Then in February 2015, Barack Obama signed into law some of the strictest net neutrality rules yet,…

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Can’t Cook a Turkey? Pringles Has You Covered

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

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…