2014 in Review: AZ Tech Beat’s Top Stories

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2014, so take some time to look back on all the awesome things that happened this year. As a tribute to the year, we’ve collected some of AZTechBeat.com’s most popular and exciting stories. Enjoy! News GOOGLE FIBER is coming to the Valley– Quite possibly the biggest announcement of the … Read more

Speak to the Mix – 23 up-and-coming AZ Startups

Plenty of activity has been brewing from our startup community this year, bringing us a wide variety of tech ventures from different fields. From cooking apps to rideshare programs, dozens of local startups have been launching their efforts, once again reinforcing Arizona’s healthy environment for entrepreneurs, innovation and technology. Here is a quick recap of the startups that have made their way … Read more

Top 25 semifinalists announced for ACA Spring 14' AZ Innovation Challenge

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced today their 25 semifinalists in its Spring 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), a competition where recipients could win up to $250,000 in grant funding capital to grow their business. Twice a year, the ACA awards $1.5 million to innovative, early-stage AZ startups from industries such as IT, bio and … Read more

Track your baby's food, sleep and dirty diapers – CES 2016

Now more than ever, technology companies are putting more thought into the little bambinos and helping parents keep tabs on their baby’s health, sleep, learning, even dirty diapers. At CES 2016, the baby tech sector had many new startups.   Hatch Baby Hatch Baby is a smart changing pad that tracks everything from your baby’s growth, wet or … Read more

2015 Holiday Gadgets Gift Guide

‘Tis the season for awesome gadget gift giving! Our 2015 Holiday Gadgets Guide showcases some of the hottest tech gadgets on the market. Browse through virtual reality devices, Bluetooth speakers, portable power solutions, and smartphone and tablet accessories. Our gadgets guide has something for the every day consumer to the tech geek.   Ergonomic and Organization … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Simplify Your Life

Tech gadgets are fun and sometimes entertaining, but they can also be useful. Here are some gadget suggestions that can transform any hectic life into a simplified techie experience.   VIS Tiger The VIS Tiger is a one-of-a-kind gadget that acts as the ultimate power bank and jump-starter. It features a battery power of 8,000 … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Healthy Lifestyle edition

Staying fit and healthy is an important aspect of life, and it’s super easy to do these days with the help of fitness and neuro tech gadgets. Track your breathing, heart rate and sugar levels with fitness wearables. Drink plenty of purified water. And most of all, Thync better.     Thync A mood-enhancing wearable … Read more

Five finalists chosen for Smart City App Hack

Contribution from Chloe Nordquist This past weekend, Hackers descended on the City of Phoenix for the Smart City App Hack, a global program launched in Barcelona this year to empower people to create apps and solutions for cities around the world. The mission was to build an app that provides a solution to one of … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Back to School under $50

Gear up this Back-to-School season without breaking the bank. Here are some budget-friendly tech gadgets any student will love.     YubiKey Edge The YubiKey Edge combines Yubico’s two most popular strong authentication methods, one-time password and FIDO U2F, in one single device. Durable and compact, the YubiKey Edge offers a second layer of security … Read more