Archive for October, 2016

Techweek’s ‘Monster Coding Jam’ Sets Guinness Record

Posted by Lance Murray

Tech week Dallas kicked off Monday with a record-setting performance.

Capital One set a new Guinness World Records title for the largest programming lesson Monday at a “Monster Coding Jam” session attended by 724 people, including 560 Dallas ISD students …

Fort Worth Museum Debuts New Position to Enhance Learning

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History has welcomed its first chief technology officer.

Doug Roberts officially will join the crew Tuesday. He most recently served as director for the WorldWide Telescope project for the American Astronomical Society in …

Annette Simmons Donates $50M to Trinity River Park Project

Posted by Lance Murray

The city of Dallas on Monday received the largest single gift from a private donor for a public/private partnership benefitting the city — a $50 million donation from Annette Simmons for the new Trinity River park.

The donation, announced by …

YourCause Equipping Nonprofits With Donor Management Tools

Posted by Heather Noel

YourCause Founder and CEO Matt Combs knows similar struggles plague many nonprofits.

Tight budgets, limited talent resources, and staying up-to-date with the latest technologies can hinder them from helping those in need, Combs said.

Since 2008, YourCause has aided companies …

UTA Prof’s $1.32M Grant Targets Big Data in Medicine

Posted by Lance Murray

Big data has become a big part of our lives, and a researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington is looking to develop big data mining tools that could help scientists and physicians better predict clinical outcomes and …

Snapchat is Dead and Facebook is Now Live

Posted by DHD Films

FACEBOOK LIVE OFFERS METRICS, REAL TIME FEEDBACK


Recently introduced to all users, Facebook Live is a new way to connect with followers by broadcasting live video on a company’s Facebook page. This innovation is a fun, new way to …

Texas Leads in Making Youth Sports Safer from Concussions

Posted by Sandra Chapman

CNN recently reported that concussions have been on the rise for American youth, this according to the new Health of America Report released by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS).  The piece notes a 71 percent increase in rough-sports-related concussions for …

UTA Breaks Ground on New Research Building

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

The University of Texas at Arlington broke ground for its new Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building Thursday.

The 220,000-square-foot building will use a research lab neighborhoods design to foster more collaboration between disciplines, according to the university.…

iLumaware Uses Radar to Give Cyclist Safety a Kickstart

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

Dallas-based iLumaware is developing a product that gives those who pedal along our streets a better chance of making it home safely.

The device is a mountable bicycle taillight called Shield TL that is equipped with On The Radar technology …

bigBANG! 2016 Promotes Social Justice, Equality

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

While technological innovations speed along at breakneck speeds, advocates for social justice and racial equality are pushing for people to think about society in new, innovative ways, too.

Issues such as mass incarcerations, unfair housing, payday lenders, and homelessness took …