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Social Media

Platforms Like Snapchat Are Always Changing. Get Over It.

By | Feb 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Over the last couple of months, Snapchat has gone through a dramatic redesign. The expansive changes have seen the stories and message feeds combine to form a single page, while the discover feed has been algorithmically overhauled to give users the ability to customize what…

Acquisition

Austin

Tech.Co Has Been Acquired by Global Digital Media Business

By | Jan 15, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Today, I’m excited to announce that Tech.Co has been acquired by MVF, an international publishing and tech company. MVF was founded in the UK by five friends in 2009, and has driven incredibly fast growth over the past 9 years. They opened an office…

Gear & Gadgets

Gift Guide 2017: Gadgets and Gear for Multimedia Lovers

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

Since the rise of the internet, we’ve seen a Wild West for multimedia content creators: Comics lost the constricting borders of a paper’s edge and became webcomics; Radio shows lost their set air dates and became podcasts. Even newspapers got in on the fun by…

Podcast

Almost Half of America Uses Digital Voice Assistants Now

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

In the land of new media, audio might not be king yet, but it’s certainly a rising challenger to the throne. Americans listen to nearly four hours of audio a day on average, and as I reported yesterday, events like PodCon are springing up to…

New Media

What YouTube’s 10,000 Content Gatekeepers Mean for the Future

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

One major battle has emerged on the biggest social media platforms over the past few years: Just how much of a social network can be auto-moderated, and how much must depend on the (more cost-intensive) human touch? Naturally, tech bros and gurus everywhere staunchly…

Artificial Intelligence

AI Is Now So Good That You Can’t Trust Your Eyes Anymore

By | Dec 4, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The newest groundbreaking AI tech? Unsupervised image-to-image translation. It allows you to auto-generate a different photo based off of an input photo. Essentially, it’s lying to your eyes. The research paper on the subject of image manipulation, published today by Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS),…

Gear & Gadgets

FLM’s New Berlin 38.4 Tripod Comes With Flawless Craftsmanship [Review]

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm

FLM Canada is introducing the Berlin Series of tripods for pro video and photo usage. FLM’s recent success with their 200 percent Indieogogo-funded CP26-Travel tripod paves the way for a much larger relative: the Berlin 38.4. They’ll be introducing at least two tripods in the…

Gear & Gadgets

Cambridge

Spire Studio: Portable Recording Studio Designed for Collaboration [Review]

By | Nov 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

Like you, many of us as kids sang in the shower, attempted to play some sort of instrument in middle school, or went through countless hours of lessons with the dream of one day actually doing something with that musical talent. Then at some…

Public Relations

San Diego

5 Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Next PR Campaign

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 9:20 am

The Snuggie, Airbnb, Soylent and even Lyft arguably have something in common: epic timing. The notion “timing is everything” is a proverb relevant to many aspects of business, but it is particularly pertinent to public relations in terms of securing excellent media coverage. However,…

Security

How Wearables Could Read Your Body Vibrations as a Security Measure

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

I’ve chatted with plenty of security experts in my role as a senior writer here at TechCo, and they all agree on one thing: Security concerns won’t be going away in the future. More than one expert has drawn a comparison to an arms race,…

New Media

Tech Experts Are Split on Whether We Can Squash Online Fake News

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 9:20 am

“Fake news” — a phrase that existed to describe the sharp rise and sustained dominance of online misinformation during the 2016 election season for about two weeks before it turned into a joke phrase that every TV show, friend, and politician you know has…

Social Media

Survey: People Are Even Stressed Out by the Photos on Their Phones

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

In 2017, people are more stressed than ever. Some of that’s down to the political climate, but entire demographics are reporting more stress than before: Teenagers have more high anxiety, while startup founders regularly discuss their higher rates of stress and depression and one…

Google

Mountain View

Google Clips Is the Perfect Camera for Parents and Pet Owners

By | Oct 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Imagine a camera that learns to automatically capture little moments so you can just go on living. At the Made by Google event the company released a surprise for parents of pets and kids: Google Clips. Clips is a new hands-free camera that helps…

Productivity

Mastering Adobe Will Change How You Work With Cameras

By | Oct 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Do you want to learn how to take better photos? Whether you’re a photography newbie or a seasoned pro, you can take your photo-taking and editing skills to a whole new level when you learn how to use the top software on the market….

Gear & Gadgets

Copenhagen

Libratone Q Adapt Earbuds Block Out Your Coworkers [Review]

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 10:50 am

Open offices, you hate them, your coworkers hate them, but some reason they keep being a thing. As if the cubical farms from the likes of The Office weren’t bad enough, many startups and large companies don’t even give us walls, but hey at…

Art

15 Must-See Burning Man Fashion Photos

By | Sep 3, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Burning Man has turned into a place where celebrities, technology entrepreneurs, and thought-leaders go in search of a unique “off the grid” experience with others. With the Burning Man week wrapping up soon we thought it would be fun to share some of the…

Programming education

An Easy Way to Develop Professional Photography Skills

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 6:30 am

These days, professional photo equipment has become a lot more affordable, making it much easier to turn photography into a hobby or career. But what is a carpenter without training? A photographer without technique? Well, with the Hollywood Art Institute Photography Course & Certification,…