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Seriously, Why Don’t We Have Real Holograms Yet?

By | Jan 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm

We’ve been promised holograms for a long time. From Star Wars to Back to the Future, pop culture is littered with these ghostly, three-dimensional projections, alluding to a sci-fi future filled with holograms on every corner. They’d make advertising interesting, entertainment engaging, and long…

Gear & Gadgets

3 Shower Speakers Under $40 Adding Music to Your Morning

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Looking to add a music element to your showering routine? Thanks to modern technology advancements you can now have a solid, Bluetooth, waterproof speaker in your shower and stream your favorite music for as little as $9 I’ve pulled together three devices ranging between…

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…

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…

Startups & Apps

NYC

JQBX Lets You Stream Music With Friends

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

You’d think that with the variety of options available for streaming music today, music discovery would be better than ever. The truth is that we audiophiles still trust our peers over a fancy algorithm. We might get by with Pandora’s free, personalized radio and…

Music

SoundCloud Demonstrates the Need for Great Discoverability in Music Services

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

In the audio streaming business, one single factor stands above the others: Discoverability. SoundCloud’s recent high-profile stumbles have crystallized this problem. Granted, the realities of running a business are far more complex than one factor, and SoundCloud’s discoverablility problems didn’t literally make or break…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Smart Music Remote, Solid Sleep and On-Demand Handymen

By | Jun 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Each week, Tech.Co searches the web and features five startups with tech products or services that come in handy. This week, we looked for apps to give you peace of mind because warm summer nights are the time to unwind. Open a bottle of…

Virtual Reality

London

Bohemian Rhapsody in VR Will Have You Air Drumming Like Never Before

By | Jun 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm

In the movie Wayne’s World, Mike Meyers (Wayne Campbell) and Dana Carvey (Garth Algar) portray two young men from Aurora, Illinois who are die-hard rock-and-roll fans and host a public-access TV show from their parent’s basement. One of the most iconic scenes was when…

Accelerator

Bay Area

Meet the Startups in the Prince-Inspired Green Tech Accelerator and Incubator Programs

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

A little more than a year ago, the world lost one of its most talented and influential musicians. Prince was an icon in so many different senses, changing the way people look at everything from fashion to the guitar. And while many will remember…

Gear & Gadgets

JBL Flip 4 Adds Waterproofing and Improved Sound [Review]

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 9:20 am

In the 80s and even 90s, music portability came in the form of oversized boomboxes filled to the brim with D cell batteries. They were large, quite heavy, sounded pretty good, but ultimately were a pain in the ass. In the past few years…

Startup Spotlight

Sacramento

VEOSPORT Earbuds Delivers Customized Sound for Your Workout

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Listening to your favorite tunes while exercising sure makes the time go by faster and more enjoyable. And having earbuds that can keep up with your intensity while producing quality sound is key. VEOSPORT is a company all about health and determined to deliver some…

Music

Tunedly Puts the Music Production Power Back in Your Hands

By | May 31, 2017 at 11:20 am

If you’ve ever tried to produce a song, you know that it takes an unprecedented amount of work. Between writing the song, collaborating with musicians, and polishing the final product, producers are often burdened by weeks, if not months, of grueling labor that only…

Trends

4 Companies Using IBM Watson to Advance Artificial Intelligence Technology

By | May 1, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Thinking computers no longer belong in fiction. For the past few years, people have witnessed the AI revolution unfold – from virtual assistants that can sing you ‘happy birthday’ to AI-infused fitness coaches that provide you with real-time encouragement. With industry leaders like Amazon,…

Interviews

Austin

Warren G & Karam Gill Talk G-FUNK Film, Hip-Hop and Technology – Interview

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Because musical artists are revered as celebrities, it can be easy to forget that they’re some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. Not only are they selling themselves to millions of people, they’re also dealing with constant criticism on all sides, from…

Startups & Apps

Announcing Techstars Music 2017: This One Goes To 11

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 10:30 am

Last October, I announced the creation of Techstars Music, a new startup accelerator program created to invest in the broad ecosystem of music. We brought together major record labels (Warner Music Group and Sony Music), global artist management and live event companies (Q Prime…

Inspiration

Seattle

How This Dad Went From Playing Music To Coding

By | Jan 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

In the summer of 2010, Bryan Brophy was lying on his bunk in the back of a tour bus parked in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the phone with his wife who was home in Nashville. As they talked that night, Brophy, had this feeling…

Gear & Gadgets

7 Tips to Buying Bluetooth Speakers for Summer Fun

By | Jun 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

Over the last few years Bluetooth speakers have become more popular and the technology has immensely improved. This summer when you’re looking to purchase a speaker for pool side entertainment, keep these features in mind before you purchase. Size of Speaker One of the…