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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…

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…

Trends

A World Without Wires: the Future of Wireless Charging

By | Apr 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Whether it’s smartphones, laptops, or WiFi-enabled egg trays, tech innovations make life easier, faster, and generally more enjoyable. Unfortunately, these wonders of technology come with a constraining caveat; a shackle that effectively prevents their use for more than a …

Startups & Apps

Everything You Need to Know About Lab-Grown Meat

By | Mar 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm

One popular Bill Gates quote sums up the difficulties of predicting the future: “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.” Potentially massive new technologies like …

Diversity

Only One City in the US Pays Women in Tech More Than Men

By | Mar 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Women are on the rise. With movements like #MeToo and Time’s Up gaining ground every day and activists speaking out about the countless injustices women face on a daily basis, it seems like meaningful change could be right around the corner. However, despite being…

Trends

Study: the Dark Web is the Safest Place to Buy Illegal Drugs

By | Mar 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The internet is great. Not only has it allowed for an unprecedented level of connectivity around the world, it’s also ushered in a new age of innovation. On what seems like a daily basis, internet-enabled technologies are changing daily life for everyone from toddlers…

Trends

What It’s Like to Be a Kid in Our Technology-Obsessed Society

By | Feb 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Young people and technology have gone hand in hand since the dawn of time. When the first iPhone hit the market, teenagers and 20-somethings lined up around the block to try out the new device, while their parents sat at home gawking at the…

Diversity

When Will Silicon Valley Be Ready for Its Own Black Panther Moment?

By | Feb 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In the last few days, Marvel’s Black Panther has far outpaced the epic opening weekend we had been expecting for months. Theaters across the country were filled to the rafters with millions of viewers excited to see the newest installation of the Marvel Cinematic …

Sports

Tech Will Be Everywhere at the 2018 Winter Olympics

By | Feb 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm

As easily the longest running sporting event in the history of the world, the Olympics have decidedly evolved over the course of time. For one, no one competes in the nude any more, which we can all be thankful for. But as the 2018…

Gear & Gadgets

5 Gadgets and Apps to Help You Become as Lazy as Possible

By | Feb 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The big secret behind most technological advancements: They help humanity become lazier. Any form of transportation, from trains to planes to automobiles, helps us get more stuff done in less time. Cell phones and the internet can streamline communication even more by making …

Mobile

5G: How It Works and When You’ll Get It

By | Jan 25, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In the ever-evolving world of technology, nothing is immune to change. WiFi signals are getting stronger, package delivery is soon to reach unprecedented speeds, and even toilets are getting smarter as we speak. Even perceived constants like recharging the battery in your phone …

Crowdfunding

Meet the Data Tracking Site Every Patreon Creator Needs

By | Jan 24, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Pick any artist, videographer, or creative type off the street today and they’ll likely recognize the membership platform Patreon. It functions like an ongoing form of Kickstarter, allowing users to dedicate small contributions to creatives on a monthly or per-item basis. …

Trends

San Francisco

Silicon Valley’s Cost of Living Is Seriously Driving Away Tech Talent

By | Jan 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Silicon Valley has a reputation for disruption. But in 2018, it’s the one being disrupted. The area’s cost of living — particularly rent prices — have made headlines for years as the worst city for affordable housing in the nation. Now there’s a new…

Movies & Entertainment

7 Real Technologies That Season 4 of Black Mirror Has Ruined For Me

By | Jan 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm

As far as futuristic, techno-paranoid thrillers go, Black Mirror takes the artificially intelligent cake. From the horrific depictions of technology gone wrong to the psychopathic monsters using it for their own personal gain, the incredibly popular Netflix series has brought …

Trends

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Transparency in Tech

By | Jan 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The speed at which technology has evolved in recent years has made understanding the influences of our day-to-day lives nearly impossible. From your Facebook news feed to the speed of your WiFi connection, the world of technology is shrouded behind an opaque veil of…

Inspiration

10 Inspirational Tech Stories from 2017

By | Jan 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Whether you sold your Bitcoin too early, looked up to Kevin Spacey, or just loved the heck out of Carrie Fisher, 2017 was a pretty rough year for a lot of people. Between devastating hurricanes ravaging the East coast and political turmoil defining the…

Social Good

5 Clean Water Startups Emerging in Israel

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

There is no human need more basic than water. We simply can’t survive without it. I talked about Charity:Water in a previous post, but today my focus is on agtech. This week water has been on my mind for several reasons. One is the…