Chatbots: The New Interface for Technology and Daily Life

February 2, 2017

“Hi, Alexa. What’s the weather?” Talking to Amazon’s voice-activated digital assistant via the Echo or Dot can be addictive. And it’s popular: These items sold out during the holidays. Their success with everyday consumers gives weight to what the tech world is saying: Chatbots are the new apps.

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What the Manufacturing Boom Means for Tech and Engineering

January 30, 2017

If recent gains continue their upward momentum, 2017 is already shaping up to be a positive year of steady growth for the manufacturing industry. That’s encouraging news for companies and producers who have struggled to recover from the industrial recession of recent years, and this promising outlook is expected to drive further job growth and […]

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Dawn of the New Collar Jobs

January 19, 2017

Historically, the United States workforce has fallen in to either a white collar or blue collar category. White collar work was typically considered administrative, taking place in an office setting, while blue collar careers surrounded manual labor and were heavily focused on an industrial setting. In recent years, however, a new category has emerged called new […]

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Everyday Devices With an IoT Upgrade

January 17, 2017

The CES show in Las Vegas is where you see the hottest, wildest consumer-electronics products. One of the biggest trends this year was connecting everything to the Internet of Things, or IoT. From connected homes to health tracking, these are the everyday devices that have futuristic upgrades.

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Fighting Fake News Online

January 10, 2017

Mark Twain once famously wrote, “A lie spreads halfway around the world while the truth is still getting its boots on.” This is a very fitting quote when looking at the rapid growth of fake news coverage that we experience today on the internet. During the 2016 election, social media giant, Facebook, fell under heavy […]

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Is a Coding Bootcamp Right for You?

November 7, 2016

You see them walking around in their hoodies and sneakers and you think “money.” The mystique of elite coders – and the rewards they reap – is a central meme of pop culture, so it’s not surprising that coding bootcamps have taken off. They promise a fast track into the glamorous life of a software […]

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