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The iPhone 6 Launch Controversy: A Sideline Perspective


This one single image and what it represents has managed to spark a firestorm that set the tech world ablaze for the last several days. If you have had the misfortune of being on websites such as Twitter, Facebook or even comment sections of Youtube, then you’ll notice frantic comments for and against the legitimacy of this image. It’s a ... Read More »

Top 5 Free Productivity Apps

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Trying to get a hang of school assignments? Have aspirations of getting that Youtube vlog off the ground? Want to be more productive in general? Many of us have hopes of accomplishing goals in our lives, but just can’t seem to organize and execute the necessary steps to do so. But worry no more! These 5 apps (all of which are ... Read More »

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

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[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 »