Archive For The “Tech” Category

Why Running a Tech Startup is one of the Most Challenging Jobs Out There

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Why Running a Tech Startup is one of the Most Challenging Jobs Out There

As most of you know, I am currently running my fifth tech startup and just launched the beta site last month. To most people, my job seems glorious, fun, exciting, and full of perks. But the truth is, running my tech startup is the most difficult, challenging, and stressful job I’ve ever had, and here’s…

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Xbox One Update Will Include New Gamerscore and Party Chat Features

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Xbox One Update Will Include New Gamerscore and Party Chat Features

Microsoft revealed details on 2016’s first Xbox One update. Some of the new features include a Gamerscore leaderboard, party member visibility, suggested friends, joinable Twitch broadcasts and Xbox News. Other improvements include the ability to hide games from the ready-to-install list and an updated activity feed. Trending topics, Xbox Home, and pinning will also see…

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FOHO: Fear of Helping out in the Philly tech scene

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FOHO: Fear of Helping out in the Philly tech scene

In Silicon Valley there is a popular term called FOMO (Fear of Missing out), meaning investors throw money at as many tech startups as they can because they’re afraid to miss the next Uber or Facebook. If only that were the case here in Philadelphia. Instead we have quite the opposite.  I am coining a…

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How Saxbys makes life better one cup of coffee at a time

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How Saxbys makes life better one cup of coffee at a time

The world runs on coffee among other things, yet not much has changed in the world of coffee besides a Caramel Macchiato or Soy Vanilla Latte.  CEO of Saxbys Coffee Nick Bayer has something to say about that.  “It’s hard to be great at providing a service that consumers come to you for.” Said Bayer….

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iTunes Radio Will No Longer Be Free

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iTunes Radio Will No Longer Be Free

Apple has announced that starting on January 28th, iTunes Radio will no longer free. The service will change formats to be subscription based. If you want to hear specific artist stations like Luke Bryan or specific genre stations like 80’s rock, you will have to pay $10 a month. Beats 1 will be the only…

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The DeLorean is going Back to Production

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The DeLorean is going Back to Production

This is heavy. The 1982 DeLorean model that was driven by Marty McFly in the Back to the Future franchise will be going back into production for the first time in thirty years. About 300 cars will be manufactured using leftover parts that the company still has from the 1980s. The company is hopeful that…

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Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Self Driving Cars, Drones and How They Will Affect Us

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Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Self Driving Cars, Drones and How They Will Affect Us

The more I read about the Oculus Rift or other virtual reality (VR) goggles, 3-D printers and what they are creating, self-driving cars from Google, Tesla, or Apple, and how drones are really taking over our skies, I start to wonder where is our society headed? We already revolve our lives around technology, whether social…

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The Force is Strong with Star Wars Merchandise

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The Force is Strong with Star Wars Merchandise

The Star Wars phenomenon is taking over the world. The latest movie in the franchise, The Force Awakens, has already dethroned Avatar as the highest-grossing movie of all time in North America. That’s an incredible feat considering the record was broken in just twenty days. With all this hype comes some pretty awesome Star Wars…

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This Philadelphia school replaced textbooks with iPads

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This Philadelphia school replaced textbooks with iPads

Teachers at Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School create custom learning materials with iPad, iTunes U, and iBooks Author. As the city’s largest tuition-free K–12 charter school, they implement STEAM curriculum that emphasizes academic and artistic excellence equally. And with Apple technology at the core of teaching and learning, their teachers design their own curriculum,…

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Pepsi Phone is Coming… to China

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Pepsi Phone is Coming… to China

Pepsi’s plan for world dominance took a huge step forward with the announcement of the Pepsi Phone. The soda company is licensing their brand to Chinese company Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment Co. which will be responsible for the manufacturing of the phones. The phone comes in two options: the P1 and the P1S. They are…

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