Information security experts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and InfraGard will keynote the Tech Impact Summit in Farmington on October 7, coordinated by The Walker Group, one of New England’s leading technology services firms.
FBI Special Agent Judy Eide, a 25-year veteran currently assigned to the Bureau’s New Haven Division Computer Crime squad […]
Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University and Fairfield University were Connecticut’s stand-outs when The Princeton Review determined the best undergraduate and graduate schools for students to study—and launch a career in—game design.
The University of Utah captured the #1 spot on the undergraduate schools list and the University of Central Florida ranked #1 on the graduate […]
The three-day conference at the Connecticut Convention Center at the end of this month begins with technical tours of Sikorsky and UTC Aerospace Systems to provide industry experts with a first-hand look at their industry-leading innovations.
It is the opening of what organizers describe as a conference “unlike other aerospace and defense events,” focusing on […]
The website of the Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology explains that “as require by law, the Commission “reports annually; on its activities and progress made in the attainment of the state-wide technology goals, and provides recommendations” to the state legislature. At the next Commission meeting, scheduled for next week, the Commission is expected to “take a look […]
Two companies with Connecticut addresses are among the 500 fastest growing private companies in America, cited in the annual survey published by Inc. magazine in their September edition. Saatva, which sells “America’s best priced luxury mattress” exclusively on-line, is ranked at #316 and Discover Video, a video hardware and software company that works across multiple […]
Can chronic pain, often the lingering result of a workplace injury, be predicted?
The Travelers Companies, Inc. believes the answer is yes. The company has developed what it describes as the first predictive model designed to reverse a sharp rise in chronic pain caused by workplace injuries.
The Travelers Early Severity Predictor (patent pending) identifies the […]
Even as new federal rules restricting the sale of e-cigarettes take effect, advocates in Connecticut continue to urge state lawmakers to impose tougher restrictions on electronic cigarettes and vapor products when they reconvene next year. They warn that a growing number of young people are using these electronic delivery systems to “smoke” what could be […]
Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded.
That statistic underscores why Connecticut State Police and more than 50 local police departments across the state are participating in the “U Drive. U Text. […]
The 2012 London Olympic Games, the most watched event in U.S. television history with 217 million viewers, is so four years ago. NBC Sports, with the epicenter of its operations in Stamford, is looking to break its own Olympic and world record with coverage from Rio.
So far, it seems to be working.
Just over […]
Connecticut is one of 11 states that have upgraded, or are in the process of upgrading, their Emergency 911 system to what’s called Next Generation 911, to allow the emergency notification system to respond to text messages and utilize a range of new technologies. Connecticut’s upgrade began last year, and is expected to be fully […]
Contrary to popular belief, entrepreneurship among Boomers is strong when compared to younger age groups, including millennials, according to a new analysis from The Kaufman Foundation of national research into entrepreneurship.
The Kauffman Startup Index reveals that nationally the rate of new entrepreneurs ages 55-64 has increased from 0.34 percent in 1996 to 0.37 percent […]
Connecticut’s Entrepreneur Learner’s Permit program, operated by CTNext, is underway. The two-year pilot initiative, which reimburses first-time entrepreneurs for filing, licensing, and permitting fees associated with starting a business, is aimed at giving certain businesses a boost on the bottom line.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Connecticut Innovations, CTNext is Connecticut’s innovation ecosystem, designed […]
Unbeknownst to most of us, there is a world of difference between an aerial photograph and an orthophotography. In fact, enough of a difference for the State of Connecticut to get behind an initiative to photograph the entire state.
The results are to be made publicly available through the state’s Open Data Initiative. The orthoimaging […]
“Simply redeveloping economic development.” That’s how the leadership of Help Grow CT, a fledgling business dedicated to helping other start-up entrepreneurial enterprises, describe their endeavor. As a playful video summarizes the serious intent driving the effort, “Several years ago, a group of entrepreneurs utterly frustrated with the bad press their beloved state was receiving, just […]
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