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…

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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…

Culture

St. Louis

Investing in Company Culture Can Help to Retain Talent

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When you’re starting out, deciding on a company culture will come from leadership first, then members of the team. These days company culture is more of a deciding factor when attracting talent.  We spoke with Alex Wolk the founder of Insite Advice about his employee management…

Internet of Things

What Does the Future Hold for the Internet of Things

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The IoT continues to progress rapidly, and the results will make our futures brighter. It has grown out of just computers and expanded into the real world. Now, nearly everything is connected to the internet, from vacuum cleaners to coffee machines to toasters. Previous…

Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: Amazon, Fashion, Pizza, and the Total Solar Eclipse

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There’s nothing better than being well-informed before the weekend. Not only will you have plenty of conversation starters at the various parties you’ll be attending, but you’ll also learn a thing or two about the tech world, which is always a good thing. And…

Music

NYC

SoundCloud Closed the Funding It Needs to Stay Alive

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

SoundCloud is the latest example of why nothing on the internet will last forever, and plenty of things won’t even last more than a few decades. The audio hosting company laid off forty percent of its staff last month, and has this week raised…

Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Get Money Back, One Stop Tech Shop, and Horses

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Each week, TechCo features five tech startups that can help streamline your daily life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found an app that unlocks hidden credit card benefits, a one-stop-shop of technology solutions, an AI public speaking coach, and more. Sift (San Francisco, CA)…

Startups & Apps

Denmark

There’s a VR Headset for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Major tech developments always seem to propel all of society into a new word of possibilities. We might not have flying cars, but we can communicate through pocket computers, stream video anywhere, and work from home without being weird. But tech developments don’t help…

Internet of Things

How Partisan Political Sites Are Profiting Off the Internet’s Trust Problem

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

The internet is a pretty scary place. Between cyber attacks, phishing scams, and the dark web, the information superhighway is not a place to be taken lightly. Trust in online interactions is dwindling, as more and more people are subjected to the dark side…

Apple

Cupertino

iPhone Rumors: What We Know (And What We Don’t)

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

You may or may not be aware, but Apple is teasing the release of another installment in its heralded iPhone series – iPhone 8. And, unlike the underwhelming ‘upgrade’ from the 6s to the 7, this one looks to be promising some truly revolutionary…

Entrepreneur

Study: Independence Is the Primary Driver for Would-Be Entrepreneurs

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

Entrepreneurship can seem pretty glamorous from the outside. Between geniuses like Elon Musk changing the world and the prospect of becoming a unicorn company, starting a small business can seem like a no-brainer if you don’t think about it too hard. However, there is…