Happy National Running Day – fitness apps & wearables

Happy National Running Day! This quirky holiday promotes getting outside and going for a run, sprint, jog, or even a walk. Here are some mobile apps and gadgets that can make running fun and enjoyable.   AZ-based MyFuelUp app empowers CES attendees to get fit   Microsoft Band will keep you fit and buy you … Read more

Link2Golf lets golfers book tee times with buddies through their smartphone

Between emails, text, phone calls and social media, coordinating friends and tee times for a round of golf can be cumbersome. Phoenix-based startup Link2Golf (L2G) is making it easier to connect with friends, search courses, book tee times and pay for your next of round of golf all through your smartphone. CEO and co-founder Kevin Curry, … Read more

Get Final Four Ready – NCAA Tourney apps

Every March the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) brings together 68 teams to compete in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and has been the most-watched NCAA tourney in 22 years. Most viewers are anxiously awaiting a Kentucky train-wreck, but will it come? Or will a different kind of history be made if Kentucky goes undefeated – … Read more

AZ-based MyFuelUp app empowers CES attendees to get fit

Video contribution by Travis Arbon Forget your bad habits and create new ones with the help of MyFuelUp. This app was created with one thing in mind, “To empower people to make the most effective and efficient daily nutritional decisions through mobile technology.” Navigating through the huge Sands Expo is no easy task, but the … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Football Rivalry edition

Rivalry week is upon us! So gear up and head out to the big games with these awesome gadgets! Who are you cheering for this weekend?   MOBILE APPS   Grub Runner mobile app Grub Runner is a company that provides what CEO Sameer Khan calls an “end-to-end solution” to the problem of concessions at games. … Read more

Metropia's patented algorithms can alleviate your rush hour woes

Yi-Chang Chiu, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Arizona (UA) and the founder of Metropia Inc., a Tucson-based startup with roots in the UA, recently received the patent for the “active traffic and demand management system” he created for the mobile app Smartrek. Chiu’s startup, Metropia Inc., has an exclusive license … Read more

Thanksgiving apps every foodie will appreciate

There are a lot of delicious aspects to an American Thanksgiving feast — the perfectly roasted turkey, the fluffy mashed potatoes and the silky pumpkin pie with the crispy, yet buttery, crust. While these dishes may sound easy enough to make on print, we all know that they are way more difficult to perfect once … Read more

Lose the waistline with these fitness wearables and apps

Although the leaves might not be changing color anytime soon, people have ushered in autumn with venti pumpkin spice lattes, bags of Halloween candy and a line-up of beer festivals. But with these delicious, highly caloric treats tempting us at every turn, it may be difficult to keep that slimmer figure we’ve tried so hard to get for summer. Here … Read more

Co-founder Random Order Audio shares lessons learned from Kickstarter fail

AZ-based startup Liquid Llama Soft., LLC recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their product Random Order Audio, a program that allows artists and producers to add infinite possibilities and texture to their songs, giving them the ability to test out their song in different genres, mixes or instrumental additions, and raise $60,000. Although the campaign totally failed, … Read more

Campus shooting survivor launches safety app for ASU students

With campus shootings and crime rattling the country in recent months, tech firms and universities have taken an advance turn to supply students with in-palm methods of alerting authorities about on-campus crimes. Last week Arizona State University announced its launch of the school’s LiveSafe app, which allows users to report tips to the ASU Police … Read more

HUT HUT HIKE! 5 apps to help achieve Fantasy Football success

The NFL is currently playing preseason games with the regular season set to begin on September 4th when the Green Bay Packers go head-to-head with last year’s Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks. Here are some mobile apps to help you build a winning fantasy football team and gather exclusive content surrounding the nation’s biggest sport. … Read more

Apps that will make you ROFLOL!

Doctors have prescribed it for years and scientists have proven that laughter is nature’s medicine. The act of laughing has shown to enhance oxygen intake, relax muscles, triggers endorphins and relieve pain. Today we mourn the loss of a great icon in the comedic world Robin Williams-one who made millions around the world laugh to the … Read more

eMoneyPool wins at Silicon Valley accelerator, takes home $50K

If you could pool together a bunch of money from your friends and family to buy a car would you? Depending on your location and culture, money pools are known as tandas, cundinas or Su Su, which allow friends and family “pool” a portion of their income together for an established number of pay periods … Read more

OnPik – new social media app embeds tweets into photos

OnPik, a new mobile app and social networking community, announced availability in public beta on Android in the Google Play Store and at www.onpik.com. In its first release, OnPik allows consumers to view, create, share and communicate about Tweets embossed on photos. OnPik delivers additional context, creativity, and personalization to Tweets, fostering increased viral reach … Read more

Beat summer boredom with a bunny, a buffoon and balloons

School’s out for the summer which means family outings and long trips in the car are already scheduled for the rest of the season. Luckily, iPhones come to the rescue to make the car’s backseat more bearable for your little ones. If you’re looking for another game to add to their arsenal, there’s a new … 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

Startup MyBeeble app helps students sell textbooks socially

This May, thousands of college students will engage in the traditional selling of the textbooks and post them typically on half.com, amazon.com or CraigsList. While this is a most impersonal act and most students purchasing the books don’t think about developing a friendship or gaining intel from their seller, one founder set out to change … Read more

Get your weekends back with startup eJobba on-demand handyman

We all have those pesky jobs we need done – whether it’s trimming the trees or remodeling a bathroom, but it can be hard to find qualified people to complete this kind of work without spending a pretty penny! eJobba is an online database that will help consumers and businesses with the hustle and bustle of efficiently finding qualified … Read more