Innevation BLOG

We’ve teamed up once again with Tech Cocktail to offer you FREE tickets to their latest Tech Cocktail Sessions! On Wednesday, May 7, the monthly speaker series presents Kara Swisher, Co-Executive Editor of Re/code. “Sessions brings the experiences of successful entrepreneurs, investors and other industry experts directly to you,” the site explains. “Hear their stories in their own words and ask them your questions in an intimate setting.” Kara Swisher is an award-winning journalist who started her career

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This Tech Talk Tuesday, we’re looking at an amazing little device that’s taking us one step closer to achieving Fantasia-style wizardry. Introducing Nod, a waterproof, gesture control ring that connects with your devices via Bluetooth, controlling everything from your Google Glass to your smartphone to a PowerPoint presentation. “Gesture control devices are a big new area of interest among hardware startups, and a Bluetooth-enabled ring that makes it possible to control connected devices with a

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Beginning May 24th at noon and ending May 25th at noon, Code Day will invade The Innevation Center! Code Day is a 24-hour event where students passionate about technology get together and build cool things. They pitch ideas, form teams, and build a cool app or game over 24 hours. The event is open to all currently-enrolled students and usually, most of the attendees are in high school and college. Attendees need NO coding experience and lunch,

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Tonight we have the pleasure of hosting the Southwest Career and Technical Academy’s Capstone presentations here at The Innevation Center. The Southwest CTA is a magnet high school here in Las Vegas that offers eleven different educational paths that students take over a four-year program. When applying, students choose an educational path: the Professional Service Academy or the Design Academy. Advanced and Honors courses are offered at Southwest CTA and students are able to earn

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Recently Google announced that it will let its desktop users travel through time with help from their Google Maps street view function. Google Maps has been snapping pictures for its street view function for the last seven years and has now made the past images of streets and landmarks available for users to take a trip down memory lane. Vinay Shet, a Google product manager who oversaw the company’s glimpse into the past, predicted that

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This Tech Talk Tuesday, our topic is again about 3D printing. A pair of innovative high school students in Missouri have used their 3D printing knowhow to solve a most treacherous problem: liquidy ketchup. The teens were fed up with soggy buns and worked together to brainstorm, design, and create a new type of cap for ketchup squeeze bottles, eliminating the separation of tomato paste and oil. Check out this video from techcrunch.com and let

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Every Saturday from 12 to 3 pm beginning April 26 and ending May 24, Neon Initiative & the Las Vegas Urban League will host “Learn to Code,” a 5-week program to teach 8th graders to build their own personal website. From novice to pro, the course is designed to get students familiar with basic web technologies. The course covers HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, the creation of a portfolio, and an exciting demo & field trip on

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On the 3rd Monday of each month, we normally share an Innevator Spotlight, a post that highlights one of the wonderful companies we have working here at The Innevation Center. This month, however, we have a special treat for you all: we are highlighting all five of the Innevators nominated for TBAN Tech Nevada Honors Awards (in no particular order)! We began our week-long series with Banjo followed by Paystr, JusCollege, and Sunny Tara of docBeat and today we focus on

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On the 3rd Monday of each month, we normally share an Innevator Spotlight, a post that highlights one of the wonderful companies we have working here at The Innevation Center. This month, however, we have a special treat for you all: we are highlighting all five of the Innevators nominated for TBAN Tech Nevada Honors Awards (in no particular order)! Check back each day this week for the Innevator Spotlight on Banjo, JusCollege, Paystr, RevUnit, and Sunny Tara of docBeat! We began our week-long series with Banjo followed by

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