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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Gadgets for the Guru: Portable Power Edition

July 11, 2014 |

I’m at 20 percent, at 10 percent…now I’m dead – a conversation you might have with your smartphone’s battery life. For those that want to stay powered up on-the-go, or if you are planning on flying anytime soon (hint,hint from … Read More

Weekend reads: Cold cases, dealing w/ difficult people, & INVENT

July 11, 2014 |

Summertime is a great time to kick back, pick up a good book and get lost in the pages. This reading selection is a more adventuresome with a blend of CSI-like, inventors and some toxic people. Here are a few suggestions you … Read More

Phoenix Zoo among those targeted by serial hacker

July 10, 2014 |

The U.S. Secret Service arrested a Russian man Saturday on charges relating to hacking into cash register systems at retailers throughout the United States for two years–and the Phoenix Zoo was among the victims.

According to Linda Hardwick, director of … Read More

How drones are creating a buzz with the FAA and pissing off your neighbor

July 10, 2014 |

There have been many exciting developments in uses with drone technologies. These buzzing UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) could change the way we seek out missing persons and deliver goods, for example, but on the other end of these uses, comes concerns … Read More

Startup Aqwastream uses Intel’s face detection tech to save the planet and sell ads

July 10, 2014 |

In a single second, 1,500 plastic water bottles are consumed in the United States. And of the 50 billion bottles of water that are bought each year, 80 percent end up in landfills.

That’s just too big a number for … Read More

Embark on an adventure this summer w/ these apps

July 10, 2014 |

Summer vacation is here, so it’s time to take out your smartphone and download a handy app to help with your travel planning. The AZTB team has complied a list of a few apps that we think will help an … Read More

Drones deliver packages, detect hurricane patterns, and rescue missing children

July 9, 2014 | 1

What exactly is that flying, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) whooshing through the air? It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a drone.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is extremely hesitant to allow UAV’s to be deployed into the air, yet there have … Read More

UAT almnus teams up with Adult Swim Games to release video game Super Comboman

July 8, 2014 |

Coming July 11, a new game from Interabang Entertainment will make you happy to pay your bills.

Co-founded by CEO and Creative Director Justin Woodward, an alumnus of Arizona’s University of Advancing Technology, Super Comboman is taking video games back … Read More

Celebrate video game day with these locally developed games

July 8, 2014 |

Across the country today, gamers are celebrating one of the two holidays in the year dedicated to video games. In Arizona, the gaming industry is reviving itself and many new developers are beginning to gain recognition on a national scale.

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PHX startup Pivot Freight heads to Techstars in Austin

July 8, 2014 |

Pivot Freight, a freight shipping rate comparison tool, has been chosen as the first Arizona startup to be a part of Techstars in Austin, a rigorous and competitive, three-month long accelerator program.

More than 1,500 companies applied for 11 spots … Read More