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3 Founders Explain How Mentorship Helped Their Business

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Mentors, organizations, and personal relationships are key components to any founder’s support system while building a business. And leaning on their inner circle for guidance, advice, and emotional relief can help create a path for success for many years to come. The Consumer Technology…

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3 Finalists Competing in Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2017, one of the largest startup competitions in the world, has announced the three ventures that will be going to Branson’s Necker Island on February 2 for the finals after a contentious semi-finals round at CES 2017. Meet the finalists…

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Vuzix Has Built a Pair of Smart Glasses You’ll Actually Wear

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The smart glasses discussion has been all over the place in recent years. While Google’s smart glasses have sputtered, you might assume that giants like Apple or Samsung would be ahead of the pack in terms of innovation on the consumer front. However, one…

Gear & Gadgets

Monster Products Teams Up with Your Favorite Celebrities

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Lance Stephenson, Sean Houston, David Murphey, Lukas Podolski, Sean Kilpatrick, Nicole Chaplin and Lisa Levine – sounds like a VIP list for next Hollywood celebrity party. However, these are just some of the influencers that Monster Products has teamed up with to fuel their…

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The Two Biggest Surprise Products of CES 2017

By | Jan 12, 2017 at 5:50 pm

For those that haven’t been, CES in Las Vegas is an exciting event that acts as an incredible learning experience for budding entrepreneurs. As perhaps one of the most notable displays of the technology of the future, CES is chock full of new products,…

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Tanvas Lets You Feel Guitar Strings on Your Device

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Whether it be an Apple Watch alerting you with a pulse about an upcoming meeting or a smartphone vibrating to inform you of an incoming message, technology is often used to create the virtual sense of touch. While this sensation happens primarily through a smooth piece of…

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A Fireside Chat With Fitbit Cofounder & CEO James Park

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

At CES, Brad Feld, CEO of the Foundry Group, led a fireside chat with James Park, Co-Founder and CEO of Fitbit, about the startup journey and the ups and downs they’ve experienced since they started and all the way through to IPO. How did…

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Xooloo Is the Social Media Babysitter You Need for Your Teen

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Despite the fun games, education websites, and entertaining apps, the internet can be a pretty inappropriate place for teens. From social media trolls to hook-up apps, kids with smartphones is one of the biggest stress inducers for parents. Fortunately, one company has made monitoring…

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Tech.Co Top Stories: Humor, Holograms, Scooters, Tech Trends, and CES

By | Jan 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The new year is in full swing and you’re probably really busy tackling your resolutions. Whether it’s losing weight, writing more, or just avoiding eye contact with the convenience store cashier that keeps winking at you, we here at Tech.Co hope you’re off to a…

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Amp by OIO Turns Your iPad Air Into a Home Theater Experience

By | Jan 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The iPad was the first iteration of the tablet, bringing these sleek screens into our homes for the first time. While they provided the portability of a smartphone and the immersion of a laptop, the comparatively smaller size and limited speakers made its entertainment…

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Help Me, Kino-Mo, You’re My Only Hope for Affordable Holograms

By | Jan 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Ever since Star Wars hit theaters in 1977, the world has been fascinated with holograms. Princess Leia’s distressed message to Obi-Wan Kenobi was the innovative fantasy of every tech entrepreneur that wanted to travel to a galaxy far, far away. And while technology hasn’t made…

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How the Merge VR Holo Cube Upends the History of Interface Tech

By | Jan 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Yesterday, at CES, Merge VR announced their newest product and the world’s first holographic toy, the Holo Cube. It’s a form of augmented reality, since users can interact with a physical cube in order to register actions in a virtual world. This type of interface…

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The Panasonic CIO Is the Small Oven the World Needs

By | Jan 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

If you’ve ever lived in an apartment or home without a microwave, you’ve likely asked yourself “now what am I going to eat?!” While food is always better for you when it’s cooked in an oven, using this massive home appliance takes up far too…

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Falco Launches Indoor and Outdoor eBike With 100 Mile Range

By | Jan 5, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Though not a new concept, the conversion of bikes into eBikes has gained in popularity over the years, especially thanks to crowdfunding campaigns. Announced today at CES, Dulles-based Falco eMotors is launching their own take on eBike conversion kits. Like those before it, Falco…

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The Valeo Self-Driving Car Looks Like Something Straight Out of TRON

By | Jan 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Over 22 automakers and 34 hardware or software companies are hard at work developing self-driving cars, according to a recent tech report. It’s no secret that the industry is rapidly developing, and it can’t come soon enough for those concerned about safety on the road: According…

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JAM Audio Launches Alexa Enabled Speakers

By | Jan 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The year of voice-based assistants is here, and now JAM Audio is announcing three new speakers that support Amazon’s Alexa during CES 2017. The company also announced several new or updated versions of their WiFi and Bluetooth connected speakers and earbuds. Priced competitively against…

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Video: How the Fingo Module Makes VR Hand Tracking Work

By | Jan 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm

The San Jose, Calif.-based AR/VR startup uSens is taking to CES this week to unveil their Fingo module, hand-tracking tech that will allow VR features to easily incorporate your own free-fingered hand movements in real time. It’s a small step for VR that could be a…