Why Country Rules the Airwaves: Chronicling the Genre’s Continuing Moment and Challenging Future in One Music-Filled Night

Why Country Rules the Airwaves: Chronicling the Genre’s Continuing Moment and Challenging Future in One Music-Filled Night

The brief walk from dressing room 9 to the stage of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry takes about 20 seconds, but passes decades of country music’s most prized heritage. There’s the photo of Dolly Parton with Paul McCartney, next to the piano Richard Nixon played and just down the hall from the “duets” room inspired by […]

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That Boeing Force Field? It Probably Won’t Ever Work

That Boeing Force Field? It Probably Won’t Ever Work

Boeing has a patent to protect humans from shockwaves caused by explosions. Is this a sci-fi force field? No, not really.

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Screens May Be Terrible for You, and Now We Know Why

Screens May Be Terrible for You, and Now We Know Why

For more than 3 billion years, the cyclical light of sun, moon, and stars governed life on Earth. Then along came electric light. Our bodies and brains may not have been ready.

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What I Wish I Knew in My 20s as an Entrepreneur

What I Wish I Knew in My 20s as an Entrepreneur

In 2015, one thing is clear, startups are continuing to dominate. Entrepreneurs are using their visions and abilities to overturn industries. But for all that makes entrepreneurs different, the successful ones share one common practice: they are able to learn and adapt while making their vision a reality. Below, I list some of the lessons […]

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What Can Watson Do for Your Company?

What Can Watson Do for Your Company?

Companies are using IBM Watson to grow and transform their businesses in huge ways that are making a lot of professionals nervous. Instead of writing it off as “another new supercomputer,” let’s take a look at what actually makes Watson unique. Watson is a cognitive technology that processes information much more like a smart human […]

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The Internet of Everything Will Impact Everything, Including Your Next Tech Job

The Internet of Everything Will Impact Everything, Including Your Next Tech Job

The Internet of Everything (IoE) is having an enormous impact on business. This phenomenon is completely reinventing the way businesses operate. It is bringing  productivity and competitiveness to higher levels along with opening up many doors to new and exciting opportunities. Companies that are more recently harnessing the power of IoE are excited to realize […]

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Not Your Father’s 3D Printer

Not Your Father’s 3D Printer

Although he doesn’t bat 1.000, Chris Anderson sports a pretty good batting average when it comes to the next big things in business and technology. In The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More, the ex-WIRED editor-in-chief described the benefits that the unlimited shelf space of digital stores (read: iTunes, Amazon, […]

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Moore’s Law and Moving Beyond Silicon: The Rise of Diamond Technology

Moore’s Law and Moving Beyond Silicon: The Rise of Diamond Technology

My “aha” moment occurred in 2004 when, as a junior at the University of Illinois at Chicago, double majoring in physics and engineering, a research paper seized my interest. It was about the role that diamond could play as an electronics material — vastly uncharted territory at the time. I recognized then that diamond technology […]

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The New World of Cutthroat Apps

The New World of Cutthroat Apps

There’s a new crop of apps intensifying competition among brick-and-mortar retailers by giving consumers a faster means of comparison and more advanced personalization. What this means is that businesses have to deal with the linear change of ever-increasing consumer options. One new app that’s particularly brutal for retailers is Find&Save. Once upon a time, Find&Save […]

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How Tech Has Shaped Film Making: The Film vs. Digital Debate Is Put to Rest

How Tech Has Shaped Film Making: The Film vs. Digital Debate Is Put to Rest

The director Robert Rodriguez is famous for getting his shooting done rather quickly. He has described his process as one long day of work, beginning with shots and moving into editing all within the same day. He likes to be able to review his work as it’s produced so that he knows what the final […]

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