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Ecosystems

How the Tech Industry Is Responding to Devastation in Houston

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The tech industry is used to raising millions of dollars as quickly as possible. Now, it’s putting those skills to work for a worthwhile cause: Helping the dozens of thousands of residents of the Houston metro area who are greatly affected by the tropical…

Ecosystems

How You Can Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Blankets, shoes, underwear, pet food, diapers, socks, water…the basics are needed for the human and pet victims of Hurricane Harvey. This Category 4 hurricane that landed on Friday night continues to dump rain and gain strength to hit more of the coastal states. This…

Culture

3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting a Company

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When it comes to running a business, my best advice to any new owner, founder or executive of a company is to listen to as much advice as you can and use apply what is most relevant to your scenario. When I first started…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Dreams, Special Needs Toy and Tracking Mentions

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Summer is the perfect time to play a game of basketball. This week, we found technology that keeps your head in the game and tracks your movement on court, an application that finds and tracks news about your business, an interactive robot designed for…

Drones

Intel’s Dancing Drones Lit Up the Super Bowl Halftime Show

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The Super Bowl Halftime Show is one of the most highly-anticipated spectacles of the year. Huge celebrities, popular songs, and hardworking stage hands combine for a million dollar concert on the world’s biggest stage. But what many don’t know is that this event is a…

Sports

Watch Super Bowl 51 for Free Without Cable

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm

I just became a cord cutter a few weeks ago, and it was very liberating. Until, of course I realized that, even with a Sling TV subscription, there may not be a way to watch Super Bowl 51 from home. But alas – some good news! This year,…

Startups & Apps

Tushi Pal Is the World’s First Fair-Trade Fitness Tracker

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Fitness trackers have become the go-to technology for avid athletes, health nuts, and people still holding out hope that they can keep their new year’s resolution alive. These tiny devices are designed to blend into your wardrobe while providing up-to-the-minute data about everything from…

Kickstarter

StarVox Is the Innovative Smartwatch with Walkie-Talkie Capabilities

By | Nov 10, 2016 at 10:30 am

Since the invention of the smartwatch, people have been comparing the technology to that found in James Bond movies. While these models were not equipped with heat lasers and a direct line to Q, smartwatches were considered a huge jump in the mobile technology…

Trends

Car-Stealing Hackers Are on the Rise

By | Jul 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

A couple car thieves have been spotted in Houston using a laptop to hack a 2010 Jeep Wrangler, stealing it right out of the owner’s driveway. Four more Wranglers and Cherokees may have been stolen in the city with the same technique, police say, and none…

Product Launch

PediaQ Expands to Houston with On-Demand Pediatric Care

By | Apr 25, 2016 at 10:16 am

There has been a lot of innovation in the world of healthcare lately. Long gone are the days when you’d have to make an appointment weeks ahead of time, or sit in a waiting room for hours for an “urgent” appointment. There are lots of…

News

Squirl Crowned Champion of Get in the Ring: US Competition

By | Feb 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

Squirl, a Houston, TX-based startup that has developed a location-based app for helping people discover books, took top prize in the final round of the Get in the Ring: United States competition hosted by the Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Jef Van der…

Social Media

Swaha: Don’t Just Tell Your Story, Show it

By | Feb 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm

When a person posts a photo to their social media channels they’re not looking to show off one isolated slice of time to their friends. Rather, they’re hoping to tell a story about the significance a photo represents within the context of their lives….

Autonomous Vehicles

Not All Drones Are Made for Dropping Bombs

By | Sep 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The last we heard from Arch Aerial, they were being featured on ESPN’s Outside the Lines (OTL) segment for the use of their drones in sports. The market for drones has, if anything, grown since we last spoke to the team, and they’ve been…

Autonomous Vehicles

From Mine Excavations to ESPN, Arch Aerial Drones Fit Any Scenario

By | Jun 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Why pilot a drone manually when it can pilot itself? That’s exactly what Ryan Baker, founder of Arch Aerial, was thinking when he designed a multi-rotor drone to take to an archaeological dig in Belize. The terrain is harsh where he was headed, so he…

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