Tech

  • Google Tag Teams With the National Society of Black Engineers in Diversity Effort
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    The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Google have joined forces to launch Code Success @ NSBE. The program is year-round and offers college students, who are also members of NSBE, coding boot camps led by expert instructors in the field, with emphasis on JavaScript, JAVA, Python, and Ruby... Read more »
  • Luma Is the Only Known WiFi Router Company Led by a Black Person
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    WiFi routers–just about everyone has one, but we don’t know a lot about them or who makes them. One fact is clear; the consumer networking product space is dominated by white and Asian guys–which is why Luma is blowing my mind. The largest, most prolific consumer router companies are Linksys, Netgear,... Read more »
  • Here’s Who You Will Meet at TechConneXt
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    Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt Technology Summit is a two-day technology festival of discussions, workshops, tech demos, and more. Taking place October 10-11, at the San Francisco Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Burlingame, C.A., TechConneXT will feature a bevy of influencers, investors, entrepreneurs, and other black superstars in technology for you to meet... Read more »
  • How 3 Friends Brought Together 500 Silicon Valley Interns
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    This article originally appeared on The Well, Jopwell’s editorial hub.  It began in May, when North Carolina A&T State University computer science students Paul Hammond and Lusenii Kromah connected about their upcoming internships at Silicon Valley technology companies. Lusenii, a class of 2016 graduate, was headed to Adobe as a web development intern.... Read more »
  • Tech Innovator of the Week: Brock Christoval, CEO, Flyspan
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    Drones are not just a hobbyist’s pastime but are used increasingly for security (think bomb-diffusing drones); in agriculture; and in myriad ways. It’s a good time to get into drones and Brock Christoval, CEO and co-founder of Flyspan, has done just that. Christoval, an engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace... Read more »
  • The Road to TechConneXt: Renee Forney, Cybersecurity Specialist
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    Renee Forney is a seasoned cybersecurity expert. SC Magazine, the leading journal for IT security professional named her “a woman of influence” in the cybersecurity industry. Her reputation and skills have also earned her the trust of our nation. Currently the acting Deputy Chief Information Officer of Cybersecurity at the Department... Read more »
  • The Ultimate Man (or Woman) Cave Projector
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    Want to turn your man cave or living room into an awesome theater? You can at an affordable cost, too. Epson just announced its lineup of Home Cinema projectors. The Epson Home Cinema projectors ship in three models: 3100, 3700, and its highest-tiered 3900. All feature optimized brightness and contrast for big-screen movies,... Read more »
  • It’s Like Kickstarter for Bail Money
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    You’ve been arrested. You could bail out, but you have no money to do so and no one to ask. A new app called Help Bond Me lets you crowdfund for bail money and provides other services. Founder and CEO Ben McFarlin refers to Help Bond Me as “the crowdfunding platform... Read more »
  • Reparations? There’s an App for That!
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    After the slaughter of eight people inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015, the national African American Reparations Commission decided enough was enough. Making the Case   The organization sent a letter to President Obama demanding reparations for African Americans: “From Ferguson to Baltimore to Charleston this... Read more »
  • Here’s How to Scan Thousands of Photos in Minutes
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    Many of us have shoeboxes filled with photos from decades ago. Typically, scanning thousands of old photos requires sending them to an imaging service and paying a hefty fee. Plus, the photos never seem to scan properly. Now, you can digitize those images at an affordable cost for high-quality results in... Read more »