4 innovative back-to-school tech tools

What’s in the backpack these days? Only the latest high-tech gadgets I’ll bet you never dreamed possible! I’ve collected a few ranging in price from $13 to $129. Lots of schedule-challenged students are using TimeCommand, an app-enhanced audio alarm clock that not only wakes them up to noise and lights, but soothes them to sleep.

Seeing Mars with new eyes

If you’re a NASA fan, you probably already know what the topography of Mars looks like, thanks to fun tools like Google Mars. Before August of 2012’s historic Mars landing, I played around with it a bit. But nothing compares with the real thing: Panoramic photos of the red planet –the most beautiful photos of

FDA Approves Digital Pill

Could new medical technology help people with chronic pain get consistent relief? That’s what manufacturer Proteus Digital Health, Inc is hoping. The company is moving forward with its ingestible sensor for marketing as a medical device, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light earlier this month. I am thinking it

Nature can show us how to move forward!

The exploration of nature and its processes to yield innovative solutions to complex problems is an interesting and novel approach that companies are starting to use as another way to “think outside the box” to identify business opportunities. As those of you who follow my articles know, I’m very intrigued with the idea of using

Surf’s Up! And going green!

Surfing should be a fairly eco-friendly sport. At least that’s what most people think. But did you know that the boards themselves are anything but? Most surfboards can contain petrochemicals and carcinogens in the polyurethane and epoxy. This summer a California-based non-profit company called Sustainable Surf has created an “ECOBOARD” certification label for boards whose

Automated reporting technology gaining ground

In many industries, cutbacks and layoffs have created more and more pressure on the remaining personnel to do more work. Longer hours, making do with fewer resources, and taking advantage of new technology to improve productivity is commonplace in many industries. Journalism and news reporting is no exception. I recently read an interesting article about