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These Are the Latest Startups From MIT Play Labs

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last week saw the debut of the Play Labs demo event, which marked the inauguration of a new summer accelerator from MIT Game Lab. The Play Labs accelerator is dedicated to “playful” technology, and it’s cohort of 13 startups. The coolest tech of the…

Diversity

Four Ways to Design a Bias-Free Hiring Process

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 8:30 am

Every organization I’ve ever worked with has used the pipeline excuse to justify a male-dominated workforce. I heard too many times, “We would love to hire more women but we just can’t find them.” While pipeline issues are more real in some industries than…

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Gear & Gadgets

Jabra Evolve 75 Headphones Reduce Open Office Distractions [Review]

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm

If you’ve worked in a startup in the past decade there’s a good chance you’ve worked in an open office layout or maybe even in a coworking space. In theory they are designed to foster collaboration, but in reality all it brings is noise…

Accelerator

AI Startups: Here’s How to Apply to TechCode’s AI+ Accelerator Today

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneur ecosystems, is launching the second cohort of its AI+ Accelerator today. The goal? To help AI startups “integrate artificial intelligence technology into their product and gain access to global distribution channels.” Among other global resources, TechCode…

Healthy Entrepreneur

3 Defense Mechanisms That Could Hurt Your Relationships at Work

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

When you’re under pressure, stressed out, overworked, under-appreciated, scapegoated, or generally disrespected at work, internal defense mechanisms will often kick in. Psychologists say these behaviors and mental processes are serving as a stability factor but could be making things worse. Psychologist George Vaillant took…

Accounting

4 Accounting Hacks for Small Business Owners

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 8:30 am

For small businesses, managing one’s accounting can be the difference between staying afloat and growing the company. We asked four founders to share their best accounting tip for their small business. Know When It’s Time to Hire Someone When it comes to doing your…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Route Optimization, Angel Investors and Pickup Games

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Each week we bring you five smart tech ideas as part of our Startup Spotlight Series. This week, we found lifehacks that optimize your route, manage after-school pickup, getting face time with angel investors, and more. MyRouteOnline (Boston, MA) This startup emerged out of their…

Gear & Gadgets

TomTom Adventurer GPS Watch Designed With Hikers and Skiers in Mind

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

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…

Startups & Apps

Fantasy Sports Sites DraftKings and FanDuel Terminated Their Merger

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The United States’ two top daily fantasy sports sites, DraftKings and FanDuel, have decided not to merge after all. They announced their merger last November. The reason behind the termination? The opposition from federal antitrust regulators. The Official Statement FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles addressed the termination…

Automotive

Volvo Enters the Flying Car Race With Acquisition of Terrafugia

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Self-driving cars have been the futuristic focus of most automakers in the last few years. With the opportunity to cut down car fatalities while providing transportation options to the elderly and disabled, autonomous technology is goose laying the golden eggs for car companies around…

Gear & Gadgets

Hitting The Road With The Copenhagen Wheel, Sweat Not Included

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 12:20 pm

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…

Space

MIT’S New Laser Technique Will Help Predict Space Junk Collisions

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

NASA’s Orbital Debris Program Office is dedicated to addressing the millions of pieces of man-made space junk known as orbital debris, whirling around the near-Earth space at an ungodly 17,500 miles per hour. Anything from tiny chips from a rocket to a non-functioning satellite…

Internet of Things

Survey: Security Breaches Affect Almost Half of U.S. Firms Using IoT

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 11:30 am

A new survey has found that nearly half of the U.S. firms using an Internet of Things (IoT) network have seen security breaches in the recent past. The resulting costs can be extreme, sucking up as much as 13 percent of smaller firms’ annual revenues….

Indiegogo

Sleep Right with HONGi, the World’s First Truly Customizable Smart Mattress

By | May 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

As an entrepreneur, you might not realize how important sleep is to your success. Despite your lack of knowledge, study after study has been conducted, showing that a good night’s rest can do wonders for your productivity. But even if you’ve finally decided to…