Kids Health Annual

Is Your Smart Tech Leading to Smarter Kids?

How to ensure it's educational and not just entertainment.

08/03/2018 By Adam Castañeda

The Future of Retail

PopUp Shops, the Houston Startup That Connects Brands with Retail Space, Announces Nationwide Expansion

“Houston isn’t the only city where traditional brick-and-mortar retail is suffering and vacancies in malls and strip centers are prolific because of it. It’s happening in all 50 states," said co-founder Megan Silianoff.

06/28/2018 By Julia Davila

Pets in the City

5 Apps That Make Pet Ownership Safer and Simpler

It takes a village—and technology—to raise a pet nowadays.

06/22/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

How Urbane

Young Professionals Kick Off Exclusive Foodie Phone App with a Rooftop Party

The Urbane Society celebrates its launch with 250 of Houston's PYTs.

04/12/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Is This App the Fitness Community's Answer to Uber?

Kanthaka, which launched exclusively in Houston last month, offers in-demand personal training at your fingertips.

03/09/2018 By Kaylee Dusang

Ice House

Elon Musk's Latest Project Could Come to Houston

A "hyperloop" connecting Houston to other Texas cities sounds crazy, but it might be in our future.

01/30/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

What's That Robot Doing Downtown?

Behold, the security person of the future.

12/29/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Ice House

Engines of Our Ingenuity Turns 30

More than 3,000 episodes later, the little radio program that could from UH is still going strong.

12/29/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Where Are Houston's Weather Balloons?

They do help with more accurate forecasts, but we don't have any.

12/04/2017 By Morgan Kinney

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