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Opinion/Analysis

We’re Not Paying Enough Attention to Social Media Subcultures

By | Mar 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Reporters and major media outlets in general often fail to accurately mirror the social media niches that are so available to them. Twitter subcultures are the best example, and the Knight Foundation — non-profit foundation dedicated to fostering journalism and the arts — has…

Videos

2018 Is the Year of Reckoning for Your Video Streaming Budget

By | Jan 30, 2018 at 9:01 am

Did you watch the 2018 Grammy Awards? Neither did 24 percent of last year’s Grammy audience. The event’s viewership on Sunday fell to 19.8 million in a massive drop from 26.1 million viewers in 2017. For years, television has declined while video streaming services have…

Marketing & Social Media

The Four Essential Tools for Online SMB Marketing

By | Dec 30, 2017 at 12:19 pm

If you’re planning to start a new business, chances are, you’re going to have your hands full. There’s a mountain of planning and market research that goes into any new business venture, and it can be a struggle if you’re short on staff or…

Tips & How To’s

5 Types of Video Content that will Drive More Traffic

By | Dec 20, 2017 at 2:25 am

It is found that half a billion people are watching videos on Facebook every day! Snapchatters are gaining with 10 billion videos are viewed every day. Twitter isn’t backing down with 82% of its users watch video content since 2015 and where 90% of…

Marketing

8 Reasons Why Your Next Campaign Needs Video

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Video is fast becoming the key to successful businesses. While you still need a print campaign, you have to incorporate video into your marketing plan or you will not capture as many sales. You also have to be diverse in how you use video…

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…

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),…

Drones

5 Ways Commercial Drones Are Impacting Business Operations

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Historically, drone technology has helped the US a great deal in fighting the war on terror after 9/11. They were the carrier of explosives to the target region and rest of the thing is a known story. But to my surprise, this smart device…

Gear & Gadgets

Gift Guide 2017: Creatives, Podcasters, Vloggers, and Hipsters

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Blame social media or the rise in affordable technology, this world is creating more content. Sure, your uncle may just be figuring out memes on Facebook, but your niece is racking up millions of views on YouTube and Instagram with her own how-to series….

Gear & Gadgets

It’s Time to Buy a Wireless Spy Camera to Protect Your Home

By | Nov 23, 2017 at 4:40 pm

There was a time long ago when spy cameras were mystified in spy films such as James Bond or Mission Impossible. Every kid ever born during the era of the spy camera has fantasised about owning one. Some were lucky enough to dupe their…

Gear & Gadgets

San Diego

Robo C2 Brings Simplicity to Complex 3D Printing [Review]

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

3D printing is not just for hobbyists any more, companies are banking on the technology and truly putting the results to work. Local Motors is always our go to example, having seen them create some amazing vehicles using 3D printed parts, but there are…

Video

Research: Most People Think Sports Live Streams Are Terrible

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 9:20 am

Sports have long been the saving grace of paid television. Unlike TV shows, everyone needs to see sports live in order to enjoy it properly. And unlike straight news networks, sports fans will tune in religiously. If streaming video services can crack sports live…

Gear & Gadgets

Gift Guide 2017: Video Game Consoles, Games, and Accessories

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 11:30 am

When video games came to popularity, it really only appealed to a certain demographic. Today, everyone from your grandma to your nephew, who can’t even talk yet, plays some type of game, and for that it makes it one of the hottest markets around….

Ecosystems

Santa Fe

Why Santa Fe Attracts Talent in the Creative Arts

By | Oct 31, 2017 at 1:30 pm

New Mexico is known for being a location host to the Hollywood film industry. From films like Sicario and No Country for Old Men, to TV shows such as Breaking Bad and the latest installation of Meow Wolf, this state consistently welcomes the creative…

Security

How to Secure Your Online Activity Through a VPN

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

Internet privacy is something that’s on a lot of people’s minds these days, as they are rightly concerned about how to protect themselves and their data while browsing the web. There are plenty of VPNs on the market, but not all security solutions are…

Tips & How To’s

5 Website Trends Businesses Need to Adopt for 2018

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 8:30 am

It may seem redundant to point out the rate at which the internet is evolving. As technology continues to progress, so does the need for website owners to keep up with the trends. Due to the turbulence experienced in the vastness of cyberspace, it’s…