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AI Is Key to Bias-Free VC

Securing venture capital funding is a tricky terrain to travel. It’s hard enough for founders to accrue the capital needed to continue scaling, but it’s even more difficult for entrepreneurs from underrepresented demographics. In a recent study jointly published by Babson and Wellesley colleges, it was found that just 3 percent, or $1.5 billion, of the […]

Top Careers Advancing the IoT Industry

If you’re like most people in the tech industry, then you’re probably excited that the Internet of Things is finally becoming reality. There’s still a long way to go, of course, but the number of IoT devices that are now connected is getting larger all the time. Worldwide, the IoT market is expected to grow […]

How Women Are Breaking Into the Tech World

It’s no secret that tech has become a male-dominated industry. The press has discussed at length the gender discrimination prevalent throughout the tech sector, resulting in everything from pay inequities to sexual harassment. Study upon study has shown that women with the same educational backgrounds and experience levels as their male counterparts aren’t receiving the […]

Feature Flags Will Be the Great Enabler of the Connected World

The term “connected world” immediately sets some lofty expectations.  If you’ve never heard it before, it sounds as ambitious as it does vague.  But once you start down the rabbit hole of understanding, you’ll find yourself dealing with some truly heady concepts. We’re no longer talking about personal computers or even the ubiquitous mobile devices […]

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7 Actionable Ways to Turn Stress into Success

Stress is obviously something we’re all trying to avoid, but just because it’s something we try to prevent doesn’t mean it can’t be used to our advantage. Unfortunately, there’s no way of getting around it, so we might as well make the most of it. If we let stress take over our lives, we won’t […]

Building on a Budget: Microcontroller Projects for Every Skillset

Whether you’re an electronics hobbyist or a full-blown computer science professional, you’re probably familiar with microcontrollers like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. These pint-sized computing devices make programming and DIY technology projects accessible, approachable, and – best of all – affordable for nearly everyone who is interested. That begs a few more questions: what does […]

The Impact of Technology on Politics Goes Far Beyond Social Media

Like it or not, politics and technology are forever intertwined in a symbiotic dance. The influence of social media bots on the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election has been much discussed over the past year, and with Mark Zuckerberg facing the Senate recently to provide his testimony regarding the Cambridge Analytica scandal, you don’t need to look far to see […]

As Food Allergy Rates Grow, Connected Tech Creates Safety Net

As Food Allergy Rates Grow, Connected Tech Creates Safety Net

Food allergy rates have been climbing over the last several years, and today as many as 15 million Americans have food allergies. This is a 50% increase between 1997 and 2011 and school-age children are especially vulnerable, disproportionately suffering from allergies to common foods like milk, wheat, peanuts, and soy. That’s why, in order to […]

Performance Testing: Essentials, Process, and Best Practices

Software performance testing is vital for determining how a system will perform under various loads and conditions. Performance testing does not seek to identify defects or bugs but instead measures performance in relation to benchmarks and standards. It helps developers identify and diagnose bottlenecks. Once bottlenecks are identified and mitigated, it’s possible to increase performance. […]

How AI Is Finally Spreading Through the Supply Chain

The production and distribution of consumer goods and food products are not as cut and dry as it may seem to spectators. With the numerous challenges and complexities throughout the supply chain, artificial intelligence is rightfully standing at the forefront of technological solutions. This is because AI is enhancing efficiency from the first to the […]

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3 Free Banking Apps for Entrepreneurs

Financial institutions and entrepreneurs have a historically complicated relationship. Entrepreneurs need ways to fund their companies and keep business moving, meaning they lean on banks for everything from business loans to checking accounts. And banks need entrepreneurs, too — without small businesses fueling the economy, there isn’t much banks can do. This (sometimes reluctant) co-dependent […]

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How to Improve Digital Security for Your Business

The good news is that data breaches appear to be declining in 2018, according to the Risk Based Security Q1 2018 Data Breach QuickView Report. The first three months of 2018 witnessed 686 breaches compared to 1,442 breaches in the same quarter in 2017. The bad news is that numerous breach strategies still work, including malware, phishing, […]

Cryptojacking Malware: What It Is and How to Fix It

Cryptojacking is a cyberattack like no other. Attackers don’t steal your data or ransom off access to your network. Instead, they commandeer your hardware when you’re not looking and redline the processors to mine cryptocurrency. Since 2017, cryptojacking’s popularity has skyrocketed. Palo Alto Networks’ WildFire platform has identified roughly 470,000 unique types of cryptomining malware, not including […]