We’ve talked about devices that aid the visually impaired in the past. As with much modern innovation, many tools are […]
Awesome Alert: Meet BliTab, A Braille Tablet For The Blind
Recently there has been a spurt in technology that makes other technology accessible to people with various disabilities. In some […]
Neighbor, A Carpooling App Just For Your Kids
For years, carpooling has been a great way to cut commute costs while minimizing environmental footprint. It’s a concept with […]
Leaked: Itinerary for Obama Zuckerberg Chan Summit On Technology & Opportunity at Stanford
Mark Zuckerberg’s charitable company, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, recently partnered with the Obama Administration to host an invitation-only Summit on […]
Foldscope: The 2000X Microscope That Folds Into Your Pocket & Costs Less Than $1
When you think of microscopes, what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably think of high-end hardware, […]
Inclov Is A Dating App Dedicated To People With Disabilities
Using dating apps can be a challenge for anyone–having to worry about choosing the right pictures, writing a bio that’s […]
An App Called, “Vigilante” Launched To Open Up The 911 System And Promote, Well, Vigilantism
There are significantly more citizens than there are police. The limited size of many departments means there’s only so many […]
Forest Is The Best Productivity App I’ve Ever Used; You Should Try It
Focusing can be surprisingly uncomfortable. If you’ve got an overactive imagination (read: crippling ADD), it can be damn near unbearable, […]
Jopwell Helps Minorities Land Tech Jobs, And Magic Johnson Loves Them
It’s an established fact that the tech industry has a significant diversity problem. In 2014, the combined US workforces of […]
8 Times Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump Tried Using Social Media to Appear Human
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump finally faced off this past Monday in the first Presidential Debate. I left it feeling […]
GiveSafe Is Improving Homeless Support with a Mobile App, Beacons & Ongoing Interaction
GiveSafe is a new, innovative solution that combines both software and hardware, and both technology and human touch to support the […]
Should We Have a Universal Basic Income? Ask a Trucker in Ten Years
It has been called many things; universal basic income, guaranteed minimum income, guaranteed basic income, etc. It all means the […]
Jumpcut Academy Produces Online Courses To Feel Like Binge-Worthy TV
Some educators do their darndest to make learning fun (some just keep it boring), but is it possible to make […]
Zipline, The Drone Designed To Deliver Medical Supplies In Developing Countries
New drones from a company called Zipline will fly medical supplies to remote parts of developing countries. They use GPS technology to find their targets after being summoned by text message. It seems “the future of healthcare is out for delivery.”
Water-Cleaning Energy-Generating Smart Bricks: A Dream Tenant For Smart Homes
Smart bricks may be the smartest future of the smart home market, thanks to a team of scientists out of the University of the West of England. These “living” bricks will do things like clean water, reclaim phosphate, generate electricity and facilitate the production of new detergents.
The Third World is the Last Stop for Twenty-First Century Tech Profits
From bulldozing poor neighborhoods, to fires at the unfinished Olympic Village dorms, to robberies during fire evacuations and robberies while […]
Double Dog Dare App Lets You Win Real Money By Completing Dares
There’s something about hearing the words “I dare you” that brings out the fight in a lot of us. Now there’s […]
Why Joining Nextdoor Made Me Afraid of My Spying Neighbors
After a few weeks on the Nextdoor social networking site, I have a few concerns about the surveillance we’re under. Not from the NSA, but the person down the street. For a social platform about being neighborly, my neighbors sure know how to expect the worst from people.
what3words Wants To Overhaul The Address System With Random Word Combinations
The startup what3words wants to change the world by changing one of its most established naming conventions: the address system. Rather than rely on house numbers, street names and zipcodes, the app provides a three-word “name” for every location on the planet and helps you navigate to it using a traditional map app and a compass. It addresses holes in the U.S.’s address system, but, perhaps more importantly, it can work really well in developing nations.
An App Making It Easy & Rewarding To Report City Problems To Local Officials
With just a few taps, Ctzen enables regular citizens to report city issues to their local officials, and, through gamification, encourages regular interaction with city government. The app is nicely designed and serves a need. The only obstacle that remains is user adoption, particularly by the government officials.
Impact Entrepreneurship: Where We Are Now And Where We’re Going
Ten or even five years ago “impact” was seen as its own industry. Few people had heard of impact investing, […]
13 Startups I Need You To Not Start Up
At any given time, there are good startup ideas and there are bad startup ideas. Here are 13 bad ones. Email, messaging, networking, collaboration and friend finding apps – they’ve been done. And smart toys, foodie apps, and selfie sticks are killing our collective souls. So, when you’re looking for the next great business idea, please pass on these. Please.
Can iGrow Transform the Economics of the Farming Industry?
Startup iGrow lets regular folks contribute to the growth and upkeep of crops and farming without ever having to handle a plow or pitchfork. The benefits may include a more human-touch in agriculture, improved crop output, and a improved standard of living for farmers across the world.
Don’t Forget, Virtual Reality Can Help Fix Real Reality
Sure virtual reality could be the future of video games and porn, but it should be the future of human connection and a supportive global engagement. Several organizations are exploring ways to use VR for social impact, encouraging empathy, and changing the current reality.