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Microsoft

New Microsoft Surface Tablet: Not Affordable and Not an iPad-Killer

By | May 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Microsoft is reportedly working on a new Surface tablet that is not only affordable, but also could allegedly give Apple a run for its money. The problem? It’s actually $400 and it’s definitely not an iPad-killer. Missing the mark would be putting it nicely….

Podcast

What Google Podcast’s New Strategy Means For Your Podcast

By | Apr 30, 2018 at 9:30 am

Podcasts’ biggest problem — how hard they can be to discover — may be a thing of the past, thanks to the new Google Podcast app. With Google Search and Google Assistant integration baked in, the Google Podcast app has far better add-ons than any…

Opinion/Analysis

Android Versus iOS: the Real Two-Party System

By | Apr 3, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Rivalries are usually a good thing, particularly in the business world. But, when only two rivals remain in a popular tech space, consumers are the ones that lose out. Unfortunately, that’s where we are now when it comes to iOS versus Android. These two…

Reports & Rankings

25 Best Companies for Perks and Benefits

By | Dec 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Work-life balance has become one of the most popular trends for today’s employees. Between the remote work boom and the amount of ping pong tables in offices around the country, letting employees get work done in their own way has proven to be a…

Reports & Rankings

50 Best Companies to Work for in 2017

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 3:50 pm

A good job is a lot harder to find than some people realize. After all the résumé-sending and interview-attending, it can feel like it’s never going to happen. But then, a ray of sunshine touches down on your search and you’re called in for…

Gear & Gadgets

Gift Guide 2017: VR, AR, and Hardware to Power It

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Last year may have been the biggest for virtual reality hardware when it comes to gaming, but now we’re starting to see the fruit of those seeds grow. With the likes of Skyrim now on PlayStation VR, mixed reality headsets, and improved technology being…

Gear & Gadgets

Galaxy Note 8 vs S8: Premium Phones With Aesthetics You’ll Love

By | Nov 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The Galaxy Note 8 is simultaneously the best and most expensive phone I’ve ever owned. Would I recommend it? Absolutely. The S8+ is top notch as well but doesn’t quite keep up with the Note 8, despite the fact that the battery is larger…

Productivity

Seattle

Boosting Your Spreadsheet Skills Is Good for Business

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 9:20 am

Streamlining your information can be a true nightmare if you don’t have the right tools to do it. We’ve all heard about Microsoft Excel, it has been around since 1985 and is a known staple for everyone from business owners to finances gurus to…

Coding

Programming Skills Power the Economic Future

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 7:15 am

Ever since the first IBM PC was launched in 1981, computers of varying types have become a ubiquitous part of everyday life. They are in our homes, our businesses, and even in our pockets. The impact of the technology revolution that has followed since…

Microsoft

Arizona

Bill Gates Just Bought an $80 Million Chunk of Land in Arizona

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 11:40 am

In recent months, tech companies like Facebook and Google have purchased huge chunks of land in Menlo Park and Toronto, respectively. The goal of these purchases has been fairly straightforward: they want to build smart cities for employees and citizens alike. Well, it might…

Gear & Gadgets

How Notion’s Sensors Simplify Your Smart Home [Review]

By | Nov 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

Launching today, the second generation of the Notion sensor displays with a high degree of flexibility. This flexibility should make it a competitive option when compared to more narrowly focused items, such as dedicated motion sensors or water sensors. These small, round, puck-like sensors…

Gear & Gadgets

Here Are the Best TVs from LG and Sony That Money Can Buy

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Upgrading your TV isn’t as simple as waiting for the next big upgrade to hit your local big box store. For some consumers, it’s about getting the most out of their investment, but for others (like me) it’s about staying current and having the…

Diversity

New Adobe Study Points Out the Creative Industry’s Diversity Problem

By | Nov 3, 2017 at 10:50 am

Diversity concerns plague the tech world in flavors ranging from sexism to racism to ageism. But in order to understand and address any of it, leaders in the tech community must be willing to take a hard look at the facts rather than repeat…

Mobile

5 Android Apps to Use On-The-Go

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

These days, phones are nothing without apps. Apps help us to extend the basic functionalities of our smartphones, tablets, and other handheld devices. That’s the reason why 38 percent of American adults now have more than 20 apps installed on their mobile phone. However,…

Data

Chicago

Chris Gladwin of Ocient on Revolutionize Big Data Analytics

By | Oct 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Chris Gladwin is the CEO and founder of Ocient, a startup building software that enables sophisticated users of data to handle massive amounts of information fast enough to make real-time decisions. Two years ago, Chris sold his data storage company Cleversafe to IBM for…

Productivity

How to Automate Tasks in Excel Like a Pro

By | Oct 27, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Think of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) like Excel on steroids. By gaining knowledge of VBA you’ll be able to streamline tasks in Excel and turbocharge your data handling capabilities. If you are a spreadsheet ninja or aspire to be, then the Microsoft VBA Bundle is…

Gear & Gadgets

NYC

The Arrow Smartwatch Just Went Hi-Def

By | Oct 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

A few years back, entrepreneurs George Popalis and Dan Kiriakou saw the future of wearable technology: high-resolution cameras. Existing wearables focused on fitness tracking and notifications. Nobody had cameras—at least not good ones. Growing tired of missing the perfect shots as they fumbled to…