Beta Testing

Retail Disruptor b8ta Opens in The Galleria This Week

With space for products from smaller makers and no pushy salespeople, one store is changing the way people purchase new tech.

10/17/2017 By Jamie Smith

Heroes of Harvey

The Unexpected Hero of Harvey: Technology

Harvey was America's first major natural disaster of the modern tech era—which was lucky, as the internet and social media saved lives during the storm.

10/02/2017 By Jeff Balke

News

A Two-Centimeter Implant Could Change Your Health Forever

How many times have you forgotten to take your meds? Alessandro Grattoni's new developments in nanotechnology could mean that will never happen again.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Bit by Bit

These 'Civic Hackers' Are Creating Tools to Improve Life in the Bayou City

Houston’s got problems? Maybe data is the answer.

05/12/2017 By Amber Tong

Ice House

Could Electricity Cure Treatment-Resistant Depression?

UTHealth and the Menninger Clinic's Center for Brain Stimulation are reviving research once considered controversial.

04/17/2017 By Alice Levitt

To the Rescue

Save the Data: Houstonians Join a National Effort to Archive Federal Data Sets

A one-day event highlights a new form of community action that you can join at home.

03/10/2017 By Amber Tong

News

Could Solar Power Ever Catch up to Oil and Gas in Houston?

These believers in the energy of tomorrow say yes.

02/20/2017 By Adam Doster

Rodeo 2.0

The Rodeo Has Gone High-Tech, Y'all

Dust off your boots and charge your phones — you're going to want to use the HLSR's new rodeojis and cowboy photo filters.

02/20/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Travel Tech

Get a VR Headset for Christmas? Take a Virtual Trip

Imagine visiting any place in the world and flying there faster than Superman.

12/26/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

Best High Schools 2016

Dream Catcher: Meet the Man Who Helps Students—and Their Parents—Achieve Success

Local expert Ibrahim Firat on choosing the right school, tutoring over Skype, and why your teenager should be on LinkedIn.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Technology

The Good, Bad and Even Better of Xfinity's New Smart Home Services

It's all about cameras, customization and control.

07/14/2016 By Phylicia Sneed

Dating

Tinder Is the Night

Online dating has become a game. Here's how to win.

07/06/2016 By Liz Hardaway

Travel Tech

As P2P Takes Over Travel, Ride-Sharing Gives Way to Meal-Sharing and More

Why book a hotel when you can rent someone's igloo? Or stay on someone's couch for free?

03/21/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

Quick Hits

Houston Gets a Snazzy New Snapchat Filter

The candy-colored graffiti banner couldn't be more Bayou City.

02/10/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Performance Art

Restless Finger Syndrome

DiverseWorks latest exhibition, What Shall We Do Next?, looks at how technology and advertising are shaping how we think.

01/08/2016 By William Geoffrey Wood

Strike A Pose

Beyoncé's Stylist Wants to Raise Your Selfie Game

The Ty-Lite phone case is designed to make your selfies more beautylicious.

01/06/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Downloads

Our 10 Essential Travel Apps

Going abroad? Time to pack your phone.

04/22/2015 By Kayla Stewart

Arbitrary Criticism

Is the Apple Watch Smarter than Me?

I, for one, welcome our new sentient smartwatch overlords.

03/10/2015 By Catherine Martin

Travel Tech

How to Power up Overseas

Ensure you can preserve all the memories you make in foreign lands

02/11/2015 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel Tech

Traveling For the Holidays? There's an App For That

From languages to prices, these apps break down your travel barriers.

12/22/2014 By Bill Wiatrak