Innovation & Tech Today

Innovation & Tech Today is a national magazine showcasing the latest cutting edge, innovative technologies and those individuals driving the industry forward. Every quarter our experts and writers aim to find fascinating stories, products, and people across a variety of industries that we can feature in our magazine, and while we often focus on education, STEM, wearables, smart home technology, business, and sustainability, those are ultimately just a few of the many areas we cover. No matter where the innovation is happening, we’ll be there capturing it all.

Angela Ruggiero: Looking at Sports Through a Technological Lens

To say that Angela Ruggiero has had an impact on sports would be a massive understatement. Ruggiero is a four-time Olympic medalist, assisting the U.S. in winning their first-ever gold medal for women’s ice hockey at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games. Due to her success on the ice, she was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015, where she gave an inspiring speech on the encouragement she got in her younger days to follow her dream of playing professional hockey, even in a time when women’s...

Kevin Smith: How Jay and Silent Bob Changed His World

From 1994’s Clerks to his most recent podcast series Fat Man Beyond, Kevin Smith has had one of the most diverse and prolific careers in Hollywood. In this exclusive interview with Grit Daily partner Inno & Tech Today, Smith breaks down his favorite projects and mediums to work with, as well as his most recent crowdfunded TV show Hollyweed. Innovation & Tech Today: Tell me about the process of crowdfunding a TV show. Would you do this again? Kevin Smith: It’s a nice way to find the...

Why the Video Game Industry is Susceptible to Hacks (and How to Protect Yourself)

Industries that handle sensitive data, such as retail and banking, have long struggled with hacking and data breaches. In 2017, there were a total of 130 large-scale data breaches in the U.S., and that number is expected to grow by 27 percent each year. These breaches occur despite higher levels of security for financial websites and databases. Due to the sensitive data these sites handle, they often implement features such as dual authentication and higher levels of encryption. Unfortunately,...

National Geographic is Bringing Barbie to Unexplored Territory

When I was 13 years old, I sent an email to National Geographic asking what I needed to do to become a National Geographic explorer. My dream was to travel the world exploring unknown and under-researched places for the benefit of mankind. Ambitious, I know, particularly for a little girl. I had just watched one of National Geographic’s documentary series, this one entitled “Africa Extreme,” in which an intrepid explorer named J. Michael Fay took a 1,200-mile hike across dense African jungle....

Phone Scams Are Getting More Dangerous. What’s Being Done About It?

In 2017, people across the U.S. picked up their phones to answer what seemed like a normal call. The caller would sometimes start with a giggle or feign a bad connection. “Can you hear me?” they’d ask. If you answered “yes,” the FCC warned that your personal information might be compromised. The phone scam didn’t care if you could actually hear them; they were just trying to secretly record you saying “yes,” snagging vocal consent that could be used to trick banks, credit card companies, and...

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