Security

What Is the Deep Web and How Can You Access It?

By | May 4, 2018 at 12:43 pm

The Deep Web describes the hidden parts of the internet that can’t be found using search engines such as Google. There’s a vast amount of data on the Deep Web, including some perfectly everyday stuff, such as the contents of your own webmail inbox….

Social Networking

Change Your Twitter Password Immediately – Yes, Yours Too

By | May 4, 2018 at 5:53 am

Happy World Password Day. In some spectacular timing, Twitter’s 336 million users are being cautioned to change their Twitter passwords immediately, following an embarrassing revelation of an error in how password data is stored by the company. Yes, it’s a pain, but this means…

Security

The Online Scams of the Month: Minecraft, WhatsApp, and a Canadian Pharmacy

By | May 3, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Online scams have become as much a part of the internet as cat videos and social media arguments. From ridiculous claims by “Nigerian princes” to extremely convincing fake login pages, cyber criminals have evolved their methods. Awareness of the latest scam threats is your…

Google

Google’s New Gmail Features and How Best to Use Them

By | May 2, 2018 at 10:07 am

This year, Gmail’s 1.4 billion users are getting their first major upgrade since 2011. From a game-changing “snooze email” function to the exciting option to make sent messages “self-destruct”, we run through the key features of the new Gmail upgrade. The new Gmail features…

Security

Read Before You Agree: How to Understand Online Terms of Service

By | May 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The security of the internet is finally getting its moment in the spotlight, with online giants being scrutinized as never before. And with data breaches, online hacks, and everyone’s favorite social media giant run amok, it’s about time. However, while internet users are finally…

Startups & Apps

5 Virginia Startups at Collision 2018 That Should Be on Your Radar

By | Apr 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Just across the Potomac river from our nation’s capital sits Arlington, Virginia, a beautiful city filled with bustling businesses, thriving tech startups, and an innovative vibe that is drawing founders to this growing region.  Within its tech ecosystem, these five Arlington startups are making…

Podcast

What Google Podcast’s New Strategy Means For Your Podcast

By | Apr 30, 2018 at 9:30 am

Podcasts’ biggest problem — how hard they can be to discover — may be a thing of the past, thanks to the new Google Podcast app. With Google Search and Google Assistant integration baked in, the Google Podcast app has far better add-ons than any…

Venture Capital

Boston

Every Boston Venture Firm, Listed

By | Apr 30, 2018 at 6:30 am

The reports on 1Q 2018 are in: 1,683 venture-backed companies raised $28.2 billion in funds last quarter, according to industry database Pitchbook. It’s the fourth quarter in a row that has seen over $20 billion in venture capital, and $28.2 billion marks the largest amount…

Entrepreneur

What If the Avengers Were Tech Entrepreneurs?

By | Apr 27, 2018 at 9:00 am

Marvel’s highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War debuted last night to rave reviews. Tragically, in the real world, superheroes don’t exist. That is, of course, unless you look to the tech industry. From Elon Musk to Jeff Bezos, tech entrepreneurs have championed innovations that are…

Opinion/Analysis

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Never Compete With the Human Brain

By | Apr 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm

For all its faults, the human brain is pretty incredible. So incredible, in fact, that for more than 60 years, scientists, entrepreneurs, and sci-fi enthusiasts have done everything they can to replicate it in the form of artificial intelligence. While many people condemn such…

Remote work

The Secret to Security in the Age of Remote Working

By | Apr 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm

In 2018, the future of the location-independent workforce is brighter than ever. Who wouldn’t want the flexibility of taking the occasional (or regular) opportunity to break from the office and work where it suits you? Employees love it, and businesses increasingly see the sense…

Events

Startup Glory Awaits: Become the Startup of the Year Champion

By | Apr 24, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Winning an Olympic medal, the Pulitzer Prize, or the Stanley Cup are just a few moments of glory that happen around the world. But if you’re a startup founder, you too have the chance to find your own moment in the spotlight. Being one…

Gear & Gadgets

5 Gadgets Helping People With Disabilities in Their Daily Lives

By | Mar 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Technology is designed to make life easier. From banking apps to selfie sticks, innovative ideas from big tech companies and small startups alike have made daily life infinitely more simple for the average person. However, with all this advanced tech flying off the shelves…

Tips & How To’s

7 Hidden Costs of Building a Website

By | Mar 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

You don’t have to be an expert to launch a website anymore. With all the DIY solutions on the market, small businesses can get their brand up and running online within minutes. However, there are unexpected hidden costs of building a personalized site that…

SXSW

Austin

7 Notable Tech & Startup Speakers at SXSW 2018

By | Feb 28, 2018 at 12:45 pm

While South by Southwest (SXSW) is easily one of the most recognizable events in the world, its definition is surprisingly hazy. Is it a music festival? A tech conference? Or simply a collaboration between the most interesting industries in the country for one of the…

Ecosystems

Everything You Need to Know About the Decentralized Internet

By | Feb 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm

When HBO’s Silicon Valley returns for another season next month, the socially inept Pied Piper team will have pivoted into an entirely new business plan: the creation of a decentralized network that will allow the internet to run off of everyone’s smartphones rather than dedicated servers….

Tips & How To’s

How to Set Up Parental Controls on Your Chromebook

By | Apr 25, 2018 at 9:00 am

Chromebooks are perfect for children. They’re light-weight, hold a day-long charge, can be operated easily, and are browser-first, without any risks of downloading sketchy software. Best of all, they’re cheap, too. Despite all these kid-friendly credentials, a lack of effective parental controls has been…