October’s starting to wrap up and the weather has finally started to cool down! This week has a lot going on, and you’re bound to find something you love! And while we try to keep our tone positive, please, if you have kids, do better than “trunk-or-treating.” Seriously. Continue reading “Birmingham top 10: October 19-25”
Whatever you do, don’t use WiFi for a bit. A new revelation in computer security has shown that WiFi, no matter what device, is insecure and can be hacked: “if your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected.” Enter key reinstallation attacks, called KRACK. Continue reading “Getting KRACKed: Use WiFi? Drop everything and read this now.”
Trim Tab Brewery took home a bronze medal this year at the Great American Beer Festival! The festival held competitions for 161 different styles of beer. Competition was stout – nearly 8,000 different beers were submitted by over 2000 different breweries. Continue reading “Trim Tab’s Paradise Now gets acclaim”
Tobacco products are bad for you. In many cases, they’re bad for people around you. But until relatively recently, few universities actually taken steps to do something about tobacco use among their communities. In Philadelphia, for example, four universities have begun a process to ban any tobacco products from their campuses. Continue reading “Smoked ‘Ham? Unlike some, Birmingham universities aren’t buying a blanket ban on tobacco use”
As it turns out, alcohol and animals do mix! From bearded concert bunnies to a wine festival at the Birmingham Zoo, I think there’s something for everyone this week in Birmingham. Ever wanted a band to market their own car because their logo was just that cool? Continue reading “Birmingham’s Top Ten – October 4-10”
Who will pay for the wall might remain up for debate, but we’re rapidly approaching an answer to who will build the wall. One Alabama firm has made the shortlist! Caddell Construction, out of Montgomery, AL, will build two types of wall near San Diego, according to the BBJ. Continue reading “Alabama contractor, Caddell, one of six finalists to build The Wall”
Birmingham’s mascot will once more moon the audience (and artists) at the park’s annual concert series. Continue reading “Heads up: Vulcan Aftertunes starts Oct.1!”
UAB and Innovation Depot have caught the federal government’s eye in the best way! On September 22, UAB revealed that the US Department of Commerce awarded the university nearly half a million dollars. Innovation Depot and UAB represent 2 of 42 organizations across 28 states that received funding. Continue reading “Cash injection: UAB and Innovation Depot among RIS 2017 grant winners, for a total of half a million dollars!”
Rev Birmingham, also instrumental in Zyp’s bikeshare program and the Woodlawn street market, will host its 4th annual Big Pitch this November. But don’t worry, you still have time to enter! I interviewed Deon Gordon and Brian Bucher to find out more about Birmingham’s venture capital showdown. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Big Pitch”
What if a computer created your news? A computer that tailored its style, tone, and slant to exactly what its owners wanted? Actually, it would look like The Washington Post, who have been running a neural network to scrape events, create articles, and publish them for over a year now. Continue reading “Who (or what) writes your news?”
Luck Cat Rolled Cream is amazing and need a full store. If you were “lucky” enough to head over to Saturn last Sunday, you already know why. If not, follow them on Facebook to track when they’ll open their next pop-up, because you don’t want to miss this! Continue reading “Lucky Cat Rolled Cream popped up at Saturn and Rojo last week, the feedback explains why it should have a full store”
This week in Birmingham, expect music of every style (and expect sound when you click on a band name), food, beer, and more! Continue reading “Birmingham Top Ten: September 20th-26th”
Sunday had a lot going on, and one of the best was Trucks by the Tracks, a food truck rally at Railroad Park! It was a little warm, but many stands had a way to beat the heat. Continue reading “Trucks by the Tracks happened yesterday and it was great”
College tuition makes people angry. Take a look at a graph of tuition prices over time, and it’s easy to see why! Birmingham-Southern College takes a stand against tuition inflation, announcing a drastic published price reduction today.
Full disclosure, I study at BSC right now, it’s how I got this heads-up!
I don’t think I have ever heard of someone who thinks that reducing lending risk shouldn’t happen – certainly not since the 2009 subprime lending crisis.
I met with Will Bryant and Chris Aliotta to talk about their Velocity accelerator “graduate,” Quantalytix, and starting a tech company in Birmingham!