Stress Relief where Tech and Healthcare Intersect

by Mike Hunter

Buzzies is a new wearable technology that can reduce a person’s stress in as few as 30 seconds. Created by neuropsychologist Amy Serin, Ph.D., and launched last December by her Phoenix-based company The Touchpoint Solution, these non-invasive devices use patent-pending neuroscience technology to not only relieve stress and anxiety but improve focus and performance, reduce cravings,… [More]

Homes Are Getting Wired Up

by David Racich

Due to the type of progressive technologies out there, there is no limit to a “smart” home. Smart technology can now be added anywhere without ripping open a wall or ceiling. The technology that enables this has to do with not only how the user communicates with the it, but, more importantly, how the pieces… [More]

Personal Tech Training

by Mike Hunter

GroovyTek, an education-based company providing hour-long, in-home, personal technology training sessions, recently announced the launch of its services to the Valley of the Sun. The company, which is headquartered and has an established customer base in Denver, was created to serve clients and to help navigate the roads of technology independently. GroovyTek is committed to… [More]

Simple Storage Innovates

by Mike Hunter

Last year’s launch by Kat Nouri of her Stasher Bag was innovation that cut right through the commonly accepted green choice “plastic or paper.” Plastic containers, from storage bags to food containers, are ubiquitous in our lives, but plastic is petroleum-based. Nouri was worried about the effects of petroleum-based plastics on her family plus considered… [More]

A Pathway to Filling Arizona’s Technology Jobs 

by Steven G. Zylstra

In March 2015, President Barack Obama announced the TechHire initiative as a way to build a pipeline of tech talent for bringing new jobs to local economies, facilitating business growth and giving residents a pathway to the middle class. The key behind the effort is, the talent comes from the training and placement of undereducated… [More]

Driven by Computer

by RaeAnne Marsh

My test ride last month in a self-driving car was boringly uneventful — which is exactly what the goal was. Waymo’s cars first hit the streets last April after logging one billion miles in a simulator where common and uncommon scenarios were imagined and tested, aiming to program the cars to drive like a responsible… [More]

Diamonds — Made in America

by RaeAnne Marsh

Disruption in the diamond industry? You betcha! Spence Diamonds brings to retail an innovative offering that pairs a fun, friendly, transparent and educational experience with a breakthrough product: Spence Artisan Created Diamonds™. “After decades of development, scientists have replicated the diamond creation process of applying temperature and pressure to carbon that created diamonds in the… [More]

Vacation Rental Platform for Sports Fans

by RaeAnne Marsh

Using technology to tie together vacation rentals and major sporting events, Mike Doyle expanded what was initially conceived around the idea of weekend apartment rentals for visiting college football fans and leads Rent Like A Champion as the company expands to the Avondale area for the 2017 NASCAR season. In fact, he says, “Our business… [More]

Custom Tailoring Online

Benjamin Little

Custom tailoring has gone beyond the province of brick-and-mortar to the global world of e-commerce. London-based Santamaria Shirt Makers adds an innovative advance that enables consumers to convincingly explore the virtual representation. The technology enables the online consumer to customize his design through the world’s only photorealistic, fully 3-D shirt customizer. It uses specialized photography… [More]

Driving Blind?

by Mike Hunter

Test-driven on Austin’s public streets last October by a blind man, self-driving cars are becoming reality. The new company Waymo (the name stands for a new way forward in mobility) purchased a physical warehouse in Chandler and has been testing its cars on the streets of Chandler, Ahwatukee and Tempe since April. Previously known as… [More]