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Distilld – THE app for Whiskey Drinkers coming to the App Store

Distilld Whiskey App

[UPDATE] – As of August 4th, the app is live on the App Store! When Stu Grubbs of Distilld reached out to us to meet at TechWeek 2014 in Chicago, I was intrigued. Distilld, which is a whiskey scanner, is looking to do (and really build on) what Untapped has proven is what people are looking for – a way to ... Read More »

TechWeek Chicago 2014 Recap – Collaboration and Innovation

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On the 7th floor, in a building from the 1920’s, parts of both the Chicago and area tech community got together for collaboration, sharing, and innovating at this year’s TechWeek Chicago event. Between speeches and panels across 4 stages, startup alley, the Launch competition, and so much more – we had the pleasure of spending time at the event and ... Read More »

TechWeek 2014 Intro Video

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We’re at TechWeek 2014 in downtown Chicago, IL for three days of Technology, Startups, and Music! We have a ton of interviews, articles, and pictures coming your way over the next few days – so stay tuned! Want more information – visit our overview article! Stay tuned to our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Website for all TechWeek Coverage! Read More »

Techweek 2014 – Preview

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Techweek Chicago is a weeklong festival celebrating the innovation ecosystem in the Windy City, with 7 days of exciting tech-related events culminating in a 3 day conference and expo.  We at TechRaptor are fortunate enough to experience this great event and have the pleasure of taking our readers on a ride through Techweek with us. Anyone with any interest in ... Read More »

A Worry about Youtube (Google) Acquiring Twitch


In case you have not yet heard, there is a rumor, yet to be confirmed, that Youtube is at least working out a deal to purchase Twitch. So far, and the news is still quite fresh, the reaction to this seems mixed. On one hand, this purchase has the potential to add a lot of cool resources to Twitch and ... Read More »

Much of the Same (Samsung vs. Apple)


Prior to the unpacked 5 event , I was really hopeful for the Galaxy S5 and here is why. After the garbage that was the S4 conference, Samsung said they were taking a step back to realize what they did so well with their first few Galaxy devices. Innovation, it is a word that is thrown around so easily in ... Read More »

Coding For Education (Computer Science As A Second Language)


Coding is becoming a more important aspect of our lives the further and further we come. Kids today are playing with different devices right out of the womb. With the importance, impact and career opportunities that technology has, don’t you think we should learn the brains of the products that we have become so connected to? 4 weeks back The ... Read More »

Videogames & Education: Endless Possibility


Digital gaming and education have very few memorable titles,“Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing” and “Oregon Trail,” the Pioneers of “gaming” in the classroom and the most memorable educational games for the classroom.Why is this? With gaming as popular as it is today and education having such an impact on our lives, there should be a nice middle point where the two ... Read More »

Products to watch – Lumo Lift: Improve your posture

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Lumo BodyTech is a company that is out to improve your health in many different ways, offering products aimed at people who are looking to both improve their health as well as keep track of it. In this day and age, as we all spend hours hunched over desks and laptops as well as laying on our couches and watching ... Read More »

Education Can’t H@ck IT!


At one point or another in our lives we embark on an educational journey, whether it’s because we have to, want to, or need to. We hope that this journey will lead us one day to that all mighty high paying job @ Google!!!! Oh wait, that’s just me…..anyway, we go to school in hopes of bettering our lives in ... Read More »

Bitcoin: An Overview


Just a few years ago, Bitcoins didn’t exist. Today, they hold a combined worth of over $7 billion. So, what are Bitcoins, how are they worth so much and how did they get so popular in recent months? Read More »

What is Information Technology?

What is IT

Who do you call when your server is down? What about when your wi-fi won’t connect? That’s right—you call the guys in the IT department. But of course information technology is more than a department of useful guys who configure your email. Read More »