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Have you ever posted a Facebook status update only to instantly regret it? I’ve done it more than I care to admit, but was pleased to find that the Urban Dictionary has already addressed the sentiment. These statements are called “epiphanots.” Urban Dictionary defines epiphanot as: An idea that at first seems like an amazing… Continue Reading The ‘epiphanot’ killing social-media endeavors

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What if you were walking down Cascade Avenue and you met a guy who made the most far-out bicycles you’ve ever seen? What if you got to talking to an engineer about the principles of flight and it inspired you to make your own invention? It could happen at this Saturday’s “What If?!” festival in… Continue Reading What If?! festival of innovation gets creativity moving

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It’s going to happen sooner or later. We’re hitting the wireless device critical mass where we need to be connected to the Internet all the time in order to function. And we need a lower price point for this pervasive connection. Sure, right now you can buy 100 percent connectivity via a whole bunch of… Continue Reading Free municipal Wi-Fi – the next big thing, again?

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The Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp.  and Peak Venture Group are accepting nominations for the 2011 Excellence in Local Industry and Celebrate Technology Awards. The EDC Excellence in Local Industry joins the Peak Venture Group for its Celebrate Technology Awards for one combined event, which will be Nov. 9 at The Broadmoor. EDC awards are… Continue Reading Industry and technology award nominations underway

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Xiotech has new name, new product

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Colorado Springs Xiotech Corp. has a new name – and a new product. Now known as XIO (pronounced ex-eye-oh) recently launched a new computer storage system, the Hyper ISE, which allows performance as high as 200,000 IOPS in a storage system. The company also released X-Volume software to create a virtual volume across multiple systems.… Continue Reading Xiotech has new name, new product

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It looks like we’re heading into some rough economic water again, which makes me very excited. Some of the greatest advances in technology take place during economic slumps, so I am looking forward to the results of a second dip. Here’s how it works: When the economy is strong, all of us techies are busy… Continue Reading The up-side of technology during a down economy

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There’s a joke among web developers that the Great Recession coincided with the launch of Twitter, but we only tell the joke quietly after first checking to make sure the room is empty. We’re careful because we know all you business owners and marketers out there just love Facebooking and Twittering all day long while… Continue Reading Did social media contribute to the Great Recession?

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Talk to congressman: there’s an app for that

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Want to talk to U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter? There’s an app for that. Perlmutter on Tuesday released his new mobile office IPhone App as another way for constituents to stay in touch. Perlmutter says it’s a convenient way for constituents to find out what he is doing and ask questions. The three-term Democrat says constituents… Continue Reading Talk to congressman: there’s an app for that

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Neumann receives federal grant for CO2

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Neumann Systems Group, based in Colorado Springs, is getting help from the federal government to test its carbon sequestration system. Continue Reading Neumann receives federal grant for CO2

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QR codes and the new “Enhanced Reality”

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I hope you all know what I’m referring to when I say “QR codes” — they’re those squiggly, square bar code thingies that are showing up on packages and in ads all over the place. The idea is that you hold your phone over this QR code (if you have a QR code reader app… Continue Reading QR codes and the new “Enhanced Reality”

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