Education

5 Finalists Competing for the $15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The XPRIZE competitions have inarguably made the world a better place. From space travel and ocean discovery to adult literacy and women’s safety, these highly incentivized prizes have innovated more revolutionary technology than the creators could have ever hoped for. By offering multiple millions…

Opinion/Analysis

San Francisco

How Ride Sharing Impacts the Auto Industry

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Is private car ownership about to go the way of horse ownership? According to analyst Stanford economist Tony Seba and tech investor James Arbib, the answer is: sooner than you think. Seba and Arbib predict that car ownership will fall 80 percent by 2030, reducing the number…

Security

Watch This “Hacker” Pickpocket a Bitcoin Wallet in Less Than 3 Minutes

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

Identity theft always feels like someone else’s problem until it happens to you. Offline backups, firewalls, and anti-virus software hardly feel necessary until you’re the one on the phone with your bank trying to explain that it wasn’t you that bought $150 worth gas,…

Programming education

Here’s How to Master Machine Learning and Boost Your Career

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 10:50 am

Machine learning is considered one of the highest paying tech skills in the country. For the average machine learning engineer position, you’re looking at a salary of over $120,000 according to Glassdoor. While people might think this skill set is tough to crack, through…

Startups & Apps

Milwaukee

This Animation App Helps the Autism Community Unlock Their Creativity

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

Have an idea for a story that you know would just get buried if you tried posting it to social media? Then the Wisconsin-based startup Dodles has just the social animation app for you. Their app allows users to design their own visual story and…

Tips & How To’s

3 Crowdfunding Tips That Can Boost Your Campaign

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Once upon a time if you wanted to get funding for a project you felt good about then you had to borrow money from friends or family or get a bank loan. Nowadays that’s not necessary. Today we have crowdfunding where you can potentially…

Trends

Why More Customers are Cutting the Cord

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

Live TV streaming services are slowly becoming the norm, and that represents a major change to the status quo of the cable industry. Until recently, you could only get live TV from cable and on-demand from online services, but now the lines are blurring…

Entrepreneur

Los Angeles

Spend the Money and Bring On the Right People

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

If you don’t have the right team and hire the best people for the job, your company will go through more hills and valleys than you’ll want. We talked with Adam Mendler, CEO of The Veloz Group what he’s done to hire the best…

Accelerator

Boulder

What You Need to Know Before You Apply to Techstars

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

If you are thinking about joining an accelerator and Techstars is in your radar, here are some tips from our managing directors to get you started and make the application process go a bit smoother. If you’re not able to meet up with some…

Tips & How To’s

What to Consider When Making the Leap to Entrepreneurship

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Being an entrepreneur is not something to be taken lightly. Deciding to launch a business should be an arduous process that evaluates your drive to succeed, your willingness to forego free time, and your ability to buck up when the cards are down. We…

Tips & How To’s

3 Business Leadership Lessons From the Life of Tom Brady

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm

With 5 Super Bowl rings to his name, Tom Brady is one of the most successful and iconic football players in NFL history. Whether or not you’re a fan of his team, you’ve got to admit that he has been one of the most…

Education

Lego Boost Is Bringing Blocks to Life Using Code

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Lego toys have brought a whole new level of fun and entertainment in our lives with the introduction of Lego Boost. Since Lego was invented a century ago by the Danish Ole Kirk Christiansen, Lego has made billions of children happy and has even…

Space

Houston

10 Craziest Space Travel Stunts and News We’ve Seen So Far

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

Everyone knows outer space makes everything more cool. Want to revive a beleaguered horror franchise or a tired app game? Set the next installment in space! Something about the “final frontier”-ness of outer space brings out the world’s crazy side, and everything from marketing…

Tips & How To’s

7 Key Reasons Why Tech Startups Fail

By | Sep 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

It takes more than a cool idea to make it in today’s startup world. For every success story, there are dozens of failed attempts. But there are ways to avoid becoming another statistic. Usually, when startups fail, they fail for trying to do too…

Interviews

Chicago

Rebecca Sholiton & Nate Cooper of Wise Apple on How a Porn Site Led to a Rebrand

By | Sep 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Rebecca Sholiton and Nate Cooper are the cofounders of Wise Apple (formally Pak’d), a startup that delivers pre-made, customizable school lunches directly to families’ homes. They just announced their $3.6 million seed round led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Levy Family Partners with Chicago…

Gear & Gadgets

7 Hiking Gadgets That Will Make Your Weekend Awesome

By | Sep 16, 2017 at 10:30 am

While everyone is wrapped up in the new iPhone, it’s important to remember that hiking tech is advancing just as fast as everything else. Whether it’s GPS trackers to make sure you don’t get lost or water filters to keep yourself hydrated, you’ll be…

Apple

Cupertino

Is the Apple Watch Destined to Kill the iPhone?

By | Sep 16, 2017 at 8:05 am

When I bought the first generation of Apple Watch a couple of years ago, I had trouble convincing my wife that I should spend our hard-earned money on it. I had trouble convincing her probably because I had trouble convincing myself. When she asked…