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.

One Woman’s Battle to Stop a Killer Robot Army from Inciting an International Arms Race

“Killer robot” isn’t a buzzword created to horrify the technologically challenged. The term refers to autonomous weaponry, a very real and growing sector of civil defense. Drones, unmanned aerial surveillance, and now lethal autonomous weapons (LAWs) are being developed in secret across the globe in a brand new arms race. World War A.I. If these robots could prevent young men and women from enduring the horrors of war, why are the world’s leading technologists urging national governments to...

Former NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin on Prepping the Next Generation for Mars

The former NASA astronaut and STEM advisor to President Obama focuses his energies on his greatest passion: prepping today’s students for Mars. A recurring thought crosses Leland Melvin’s mind sometimes when he looks up at the night sky. As he peers into the stars from his Virginia home, and sees the darkness of space he has twice visited, he recalls the ‘the sky is the limit’ sentiment of his childhood, and wonders how to make it equally magical for students. “Kids might look at the night...

Bank Around the Clock: How Tech Has Made Finance a 24/7 Proposition

It’s said that money makes the world go round but it’s time that keeps the financial world spinning. In today’s tech-filled world, time has become an important commodity in finance. With consumers wanting everything “on-demand,” financial institutions have had to react accordingly. Interestingly, banks weren’t the first institutions to embrace the financial sector’s 24/7 revolution. Before consumers were introduced to a host of novel innovations, traders were getting access to financial...

What You Need to Know About 5G, According to Experts

Smart Tech Leaders from Verizon and Fybr Give Their Opinion on the State of 5G According to Statista, there are currently over 1.5 billion 4G subscribers around the world, a number that has ballooned substantially since 2010, when there were only a little over a million subscribers. However, especially in the smartphone age, we’re always ready for the next big thing. And the next big thing dominating many conversations in the tech space recently? 5G. With some comparing 5G’s rollout to...

Tommy Chong Reveals What He’s Learned on His Journey from Actor to Icon

Writer, producer, musician, actor, and 80 year-old cultural icon Tommy Chong is well known for his portrayal of the classic stoner stereotype. Some might go so far as to say he invented the cliché. He’s made a career from his willingness to be typecast and his portrayals have brought cannabis to the forefront of controversial conversation for the last forty years. Since the debut of Cheech and Chong’s beloved 1978 feature-length film Up In Smoke, the characters have appeared in more than a...

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