Remember the 1979 tune, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles? Here’s round two: the smartphone is well on its way to killing the laptop. Everyone’s talking about it, venture capitalists, users, developers. It’s happening. I started noticing the reality of this trend when I saw an iPhone app that I could use to […]
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On a mild yet windy day on the Colorado plains last week, China-based drone manufacturer DJI (Dà-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co.) hosted an event to show off the potential benefits of its technology to industries including construction, inspection and emergency response. The event took place in an unexpected location: the sprawling flatlands of Elbert […]
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Springs Fabrication, an engineered metal products manufacturing company in Colorado Springs, acquired assets and operations of IP Systems of Broomfield, Colo. The Broomfield location will serve the commercial and nuclear industries by providing isolated process systems. The company will retain its engineering expertise, intellectual property and technical fabrication skills. But since the acquisition by Springs […]
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UCCS physics professor Anatoliy Glushchenko is building a bridge he hopes will lead to growth of high-tech companies in Colorado Springs. He calls the bridge the Center for Innovation in Biophysics and Energy Research, Advanced Technologies and Optical Materials, or CiBER-ATOM. It links the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the area’s high-tech industry […]
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Brian and Paul Hegarty cannot say whether entrepreneurialism is innate or learned. One thing is certain, they said, it isn’t easy. Being an entrepreneur requires passion, drive and a strong will when standing at the crossroads deciding when it is time to press forward with a startup and when it’s time to let it go. […]
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NASA ’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft, on which students and researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder worked, was launched Monday from Cape Canaveral in Florida. “MAVEN’s principal investigator is based at [CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics],” according to a NASA news release. “The university provided science instruments and leads […]
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New technology has the potential to eliminate some jobs, although that same progress can lead to the creation of other positions, such as when the typewriter was replaced by the computer, which helped propel the IT industry. “Technology creates new and different jobs, and often higher-paying jobs,” said Dave Jeffrey, president of JPM Prototype & […]
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One of my favorite places to learn about technology is at the Flea Market. I find generations of typewriters, cameras, and hand-powered coffee mills displayed side by side on the tables, and I can instantly understand how they work just by looking at them. Then I think about the last technology purchase I made, and […]
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Neumann Systems Group, based in Colorado Springs, is getting help from the federal government to test its carbon sequestration system.
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El Paso County citizens will soon have access to county forms and records from their mobile devices. The county hired Colorado Springs-based Ideavise, Inc. to design mobile applications that will give citizens easy access to such offices as the County Assessor and County Clerk. The county is in the process of moving toward a portal […]
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Since Google and Twitter revolutionized the tech industry with their own digital empires — the “Googlesphere” and “Twitterverse,” respectively — developers and entrepreneurs around the world have spent innumerable hours attempting to step out of the shadows with the next big thing. Countless startups have fallen flat in an attempt to replicate those billion-dollar business […]
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We’re trading our privacy for trinkets. Big businesses are using Americans’ personal information to make money — it’s collected and bundled and sold over and over — and we’re giving it away for email accounts and Facebook likes and fuel points and insurance discounts. In March, twin Facebook scandals jolted many Americans to realize they […]
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