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Samsung appeals to the connected couch potato – CES 2016

January 5, 2016 |

Photo contribution by Chloe Nordquist & content contribution by Ryan Loebe

At the CES 2016 Samsung press conference, Tim Baxter, President and CEO of Samsung America rolled out products that will appeal to the couch potato within. From its Smart … Read More

Combat porch pirates with your smartphone

December 14, 2015 |

According to the National Retail Federation, over 135 million people are expected to shop online and with it comes the boxes and bags to ones’ door. Unfortunately, the Valley has seen a rise in thieves referred to as “Porch Pirates” … Read More

Chat with a doctor in one click – interview with CEO HealthiestYou Jim Prendergast

December 3, 2015 |

Video editing contribution Xavier Smith

It’s 10:00 p.m. you have a 102 degree temperature, used 10 boxes of Kleenex and have a nose that rivals Rudolph. Instead of dragging yourself off the couch and going to a germ-infested urgent care, … Read More

Painful Pineapples is taking over my life thanks to Wiblits

October 27, 2015 | 2

If you have a few minutes in between meetings and want to test your thumb skills at Pork Torque, where your pig eats more jelly beans than your competitor, head over to the Wiblits app.

Co-founded by two brothers Colin … Read More

ParkX reaching milestones one parking meter at a time

August 19, 2015 |

It used to be, stop what you are doing and sprit back to the car and feed the meter before you get a ticket or towed. Today, you can add coins through your smartphone.

ParkX (formerly Park Genius), a mobile … Read More

Gadgets for the Guru: Back to School under $50

August 7, 2015 |

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 … Read More

Space travel to startups, 3D printing without limits – PHX Startup Week

February 23, 2015 |

Photo contribution Thomas Hawthorne

While the majority of us won’t become astronauts, we can certainly learn to 3D print like one. In December 2014, NASA emailed a design file of a ratchet wrench to the International Space Station where the … Read More

Mad Catz releases Transformer-like mobile game controller for Android

January 14, 2015 |

When separated into individual pieces, it’s hard to imagine one game controller could transform and dominate your mobile universe. At CES 2015, The Mad Catz, known for their game controllers, headphones and other gaming products, released their L.Y.N.X. 9 Bluetooth-enabled, hybrid, … Read More

Gadgets for the Guru: Holiday Gadgets Guide

December 18, 2014 |

The holiday season is upon us, so gear up and check out the latest gadgets that these awesome tech companies have to offer! From home automation to music to everything in between, this year’s Holiday Gadgets Guide will surely impress … Read More

Eye candy at a cost- Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review – video

November 25, 2014 |

There’s no way around it- the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a good looking phone.

What you’re getting with the Galaxy Alpha is a smaller, less featured version of the Galaxy S5 with a beautiful, streamlined design.

At $199.99 on contract … Read More