Security

Study: Most Companies Have No Idea How Much a Cyber Attack Could Cost Them

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 10:50 am

Cybersecurity risks are everywhere nowadays. From phishing emails to ransomware attacks, there is no telling where your company’s next security snafu might come from, particularly with fewer and fewer employees knowing how to spot a red flag. To make matters worse, IT decision-makers don’t…

Social Media

NYC

Top 5 Tips for Dealing With Abuse in Your Comments Section

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

In the years since online trolling became a thing, it has never gone away. If anything, it’s a bigger problem than ever: A Pew Research report out last March detailed the opinions of some 1,537 “technology experts, scholars, corporate practitioners and government leaders” who…

FinTech

Washington D.C.

7 Ways Blockchain Could Transform Government

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

Blockchain has the potential to be as pervasive and as impactful as the internet. With a technology projected to be as meaningful as this, the government needs to implement the applications of the technology. Here are seven use cases for government. Titles and Property…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

15 Bold Leadership Moves That Paid Off

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

Taking a chance is part of business. Staying static in how your company operates means, at best, your firm starts to slip behind others in your industry or, at worst, boredom and lack of creativity ends up costing you talented staff members. But not…

Gear & Gadgets

13 Outdoor Tech Gadgets To Create Your Backyard Oasis

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 10:33 pm

Summer isn’t over yet – and for some of us it’s in full swing and we continue to enjoy barbecues and pool parties. If you’re fortunate enough to have your own backyard, you can still transform it into an oasis for your family and…

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Art

London

How Art-Based Apps are Bringing People Back to Museums

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In 2016, attendance for British museums and galleries fell by 1.4 million. The Guardian’s resident art critic Jonathan Jones said this figure is a sign of “a nation without aspiration or hope.” Although the situation may not be completely hopeless — London’s Tate Modern…

Gear & Gadgets

Portland

Wacom Bamboo Sketch Stylus is Good for the Basics

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The Wacom Bamboo Sketch Stylus is a lot of fun. While it is not great for art, it is quite utilitarian and a lot of fun. It is a great crayon for scratching out rough sketches and diagrams, drawing on photos, or writing notes….

Interviews

Chicago

Micheal Creating of Foxtrot on the Future of Retail

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

With Amazon’s latest acquisition of Whole Foods and is a threat to brick and mortar stores, what holds for the future of retail. Michael LaVitola is the CEO and Founder of Foxtrot, a startup that could be thought of as a curated cornerstore with…

Blogging

How to Write Attention-Sucking Content That Rakes in Website Traffic

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm

In the sea of craptastic content that are published online every single day, you need to come up with a technique that enables you to grab your audiences’ attention. Of course, there’s no way you’ll be able to do that if you’re publishing the…

Coding

Boulder

Is Python or R Better for a Data Science Educational Program?

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

A  frequent question from students who are considering joining our immersive program is “Why does the immersive program teach data science in Python instead of R?” I have a lot of experience writing both Python and R, ranging from small one-off projects and analysis…

Gear & Gadgets

Here’s What Might Be Slowing Your Wireless Router (and Here’s How to Fix It)

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 10:09 am

Most networking hardware vendors will have you believe your wireless router simply needs to be taken out of the box, plugged in, and assigned a silly name so that your neighbors know how funny you are. This is not true, especially for city dwellers…

Tips & How To’s

3 Tips for Developing the Perfect Business Name

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Brand language gives a context to new technology, making it seem more understandable and more “cool.” However, figuring out the right brand name is far easier said than done, and often tech firms are guilty of being too technical with branding. They ignore the…

Dev & Design

How Brands Could Miss Out On the Mobile User Experience

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

In 2010, few brands focused on optimizing their website for mobile visitors. They can no longer afford to dismiss these users. Mobile web traffic surpassed desktop traffic for the first time in 2015. According to Smart Insights, mobile only web traffic accounted for 13…

Dev & Design

3 Web Design Tips for Modern Day Startups

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Whether you’re designing a website for an established company or for a budding startup, you have two options moving forward. You can either start from scratch and move your way up or you can use a theme that resonates with the beliefs of your…

Startup

5 Pathways for Early-Stage Startup Success

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Even the mega tech companies started as small projects and startups, and now they are leading the world with innovation and technology through consistent success. Tech monsters like Amazon, Facebook, Google, etc. have one unique quality that they all share, they always come up with…

Startup

5 Tricks to Encourage Innovation at Your Startup

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

If you want to become a great entrepreneur, you should keep in mind that the accumulation of resources is only a means of achieving your goals and not the goal itself. That being said, the fact that your methods of doing business are currently…

Gear & Gadgets

Cupertino

MacBook Pro Battery Replacement In One Simple GIF

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 6:50 am

All batteries have a shelf life, which means every single gadget you buy that comes equipped with a rechargeable battery will, over time, lose its ability to hold a charge until it’s completely useless. When your MacBook Pro battery is finally dead, your once-fancy…