Food Production and Consumption Technology

28 07 2013

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Ever wondered what kinds of Technology go behind growing your food? Join us this week to find out the answers with Clint Christensen.

Clint Christensen is CIO at Christensen Financial, Inc. He has worked in technology as a programmer or manager for the last 18 years. More recently, Clint has turned his sights to personal food sustainability and production. In 2012, he and life long friend Scott Turman started Zero Mile Farms. Zero mile Farms manufactures and sells hydroponic system designed for the home user.

Scott Turman is a serial entrepreneur who has consulted for The Florida House of Representatives, NASA, Disney and various Department of Defense contractors. He has spent the last 20 years coding projects but his real passion is growing food in a healthy and sustainable way.

Week In Review

  1. Citi Bike Glitch Exposes Personal Information For Over 1,000 Members
  2. Thompson Proposal to Grade Web Providers
  3. Researchers spot new breed of infected Android apps in the wild
  4. Tile helps you find stuff you lose
  5. Verizon’s three new Droid devices: Thin, long-lasting, and compact

The Tech Behind the Tunes: Music Festival Technology

21 07 2013

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In our day and age, concerts are far from what we may remember it being as. We don’t envision them like Woodstock from the 1960’s, but we think of laser beams of light and giant stereos to feed the music hungry audience. The speedy advancement of technology today is influencing almost every aspect of our daily lives and has made its way into the world of music festivals.

We have taken electricity out to the middle of nowhere to power days and nights of endless music. Light aren’t just to illuminate a stage, but are industrial strength lasers and patterned beams for viewing pleasures. We even take holographic images of dead artists and brought them on stage. And who need a paper ticket when we have wristbands with chips in them for ticketing and crowd control?

Benjamin Burnside agrees that today, the music is louder, the lights are brighter, and the way we share to the world our experience is better thanks to technology.

Benjamin Burnside has successfully been in the radio industry for over 20 years. He has been responsible for over a billion dollars of revenue as a Production and Creative Services Director, Consultant, Audio Designer and Composer. He has experience working in production at the top stations in every market with incredibly talented professionals.

In May of 2013, Ben announced the launch of his formal independent production house entitled “BB the King Creative.” He is also a member of Cumulus Media’s Benztown Branding production team. In addition to handling his production duties, for the past six years Ben has created a successful production library called “The Heat” for XRadio Networks.

Week In Review

  1. Coney Island sideshow performer branches out to 3D printing
  2. Cornell NYC Tech and Girls Who Code Team Up for Computer Science Summer Camp for Girls
  3. Wireless Alert Jolts New Yorkers
  4. Network Solutions restores service after DDoS attack
  5. Google speeds up Chrome for iOS with new data compression feature

CE Week 2013

14 07 2013

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Here is our coverage for CE Week 2013, where we head out to the floor and talk to as many interesting people as possible.

Week In Review

  1. NY Launches Specialized Vehicles to Nab Texting Drivers
  2. Solar cell phone charging stations hit city beaches
  3. Sprint guarantees unlimited talk, text and data ‘for life’
  4. iPhone Connected Electric Scooter Unveiled By Terra Motors
  5. Ford cuts $4,000 from Focus electric price

Proving Concepts (Making Sure Your Idea Works)

7 07 2013

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Proof-of-concept demonstration projects can blaze a trail, doing something on a small scale, for the first time, but perhaps changing basic assumptions and potentially influencing an industry or the world. They’re also a way to validate a big idea without taking too much risk, too soon.

Gabe Goldberg is a technology communicator and consultant. He’s written extensively for computer industry venues including mainframe-focused magazines and website He’s also contributed to consumer publications such as the Washington Post and websites such as AARP and, and co-authored three McGraw-Hill technology books.

Gabe speaks frequently to diverse audiences, from tech experts to consumers, always avoiding jargon and techno-babble. And he strongly supports community-based technology resources.

Week In Review

  1. Douglas Engelbart, Father of the Computer Mouse, Dies at Age 88
  2. New York City Finally Approved for .NYC Domain Names
  3. Brooklyn District Attorney arrests 2 for radio pirating
  4. Cuomo signs tougher texting ban
  5. Apple Seeks Japan iWatch Trademark