Innevation BLOG

Tech Cocktail is looking for more startups to demo at their July 11th Mixer & Startup Showcase, hosted at the new downtown space, The Window. “Work might be from 9-5, but business happens between 5-9,” says the event description. “Tech Cocktail Mixers are like networking events except fun, like a party, except business-oriented, and like a startup pitch series, except informal and fast-paced. The result is a one-of-a-kind experience that makes for the perfect evening

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Oculus, the virtual reality superstar, just announced that they will acquire Carbon Design, designer of famous tech objects like the Xbox 360 controller and Kinect as well as wall clocks and medical devices. “One little gem tucked into the announcement: turns out, Oculus has already been working with Carbon Design for sometime, though they won’t say on what,” says TechCrunch’s Greg Kumparak. Thoughts on this, people? Are you familiar with Carbon Design’s products? Are you

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On August 8 – 10, Vegas GiveCamp will take over The Innevation Center and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it! Last year, 50 volunteers participated in helping 18 local charities by donating their time and skills to building software to help the organizations succeed. Let’s make 2014 EPIC by doubling the number of volunteers this year! We can do it! Let’s collaborate!  In case you hadn’t heard, The Innevation Center

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On June 30th at 8 am, the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities will be hosting Building the Infrastructure of Opportunities for Latinos in Nevada at the Innevation Center. Latinos are the fastest growing segment of Nevada’s population but were hit hard by the Great Recession. Come find out about innovative policies that can help Latinos graduate from college, be prepared for high tech jobs, and get access to capital. Seating is limited so RSVP here. Check out the Guinn Center’s website, which

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Today, let’s chat about Facebook’s new app, Slingshot. Though it’s similar to Snapchat, Slingshot’s main difference from Snapchat is its reply-to-unlock feature. In order for the recipient to view the sender’s photo, the recipient must first send his or her own photo to the sender. “Slingshot’s success will hinge on whether people perceive the reply-to-unlock mechanic as a needless hassle, or as a fun incentive to keep sharing,” says TechCrunch’s Josh Constine. “Born of a

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On July 9th at 6 pm, The Innevation Center will be hosting the Adobe Creative Cloud Event, organized by the Las Vegas Adobe Users Group.* Here’s a description: Join us! Adobe evangelists are here to show the latest innovations added to Adobe Creative Cloud since CS6. Come and learn about the hundreds of innovations in products like Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC that will make everyday tasks easier and faster. See firsthand how desktop apps,

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Who owned one of these bad boys? Sure, the technology seems primitive today, but there’s something about Lite Brite that still appeals to us. Enjoy this throwback commercial for the awesome hands-on puzzle/nightlight! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Huat89z2WrA&w=420&h=315]

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