The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center (Website) at the Orlando Public Library will host the Melrose Creative Expo on Saturday, February 17, showcasing local tech, creative projects, and makers. This year's event will feature something new; Virtual Karaoke. The innovative new...
Orlando's homegrown Juice Bike Share could be getting its first real competition soon, in the form of Chinese bike share company, ofo. Ofo (Website) was founded in 2014 and is arguably one of, if not the, first dockless bike sharing platform...
Amazon's Treasure Truck (Website) is in Orlando. The online retailer has launched their glorified pickup/deliver truck across the country and now Amazon users in Orlando can take advantage of the service. The Treasure Truck program allows shoppers to pick specific Treasure...
The Orlando Science Center (Website) has launched a new educational animal show that focuses on animal adaptations and real-life technology that parallels them. Examples include chameleons and their thermochromatic skin, parrots' strong beaks, heat-sensing snake-vision and more. The new show runs 1:15...
The Orlando Economic Partnership finally let their HQ2 cat out of the bag yesterday, following the big reveal that Amazon.com had passed on our offer to make Orlando the home of their second headquarters. Amazon announced their top 20 potential...
Hyperloop One (Facebook | Website), now Virgin Hyperloop One following a massive investment from Mr. Richard "Halle Berry X-Men Hair" Branson, is still 12-odd years away but you can start planning for your future trips right now. A new multimodal trip-planning app...
The Orlando Science Center (Website) will host Otronicon, Orlando’s interactive technology expo, for the 13th consecutive year on the weekend of January 12. Guests will be able to interact with industry leaders and learn about STEM careers; experience the future of games and...
Green Builder Media (Website) is back in Orlando with their second annual sustainability-minded event, Sustainability Symposium 2018: Champions of Change, on January 8 at the UCF campus. Attendees will learn from and interact with internationally celebrated leaders as they share...
Master Class (Website) is a series of online courses that feature that given subject's best and most talented thought leader. Watch the videos below to get an idea of some of the intimate setups in each learning video. Classes start at...
Premium co-working provider Industrious (Facebook | Website) is opening a location in Orlando next year, according to a recent job description they posted HERE on LinkedIn this past November. According to their website, the new space will be located in...
The Facebook Live tool rolled out in February and is a great tool for many bloggers, businesses, and organizations to share their content with a vast audience. Bungalower uses it often, mostly with our friend the Townie Tourist (Website). But...
UCF grad student Jerry Jasmin knows how hard it is to get a Christmas tree in your Downtown condo. He knows the pain of negotiating an Uber-delivered spruce through a lobby and up 10 floors in an elevator and...
LYNX has released its fourth mobile app of 2017, LYNX PawPass. The new mobile payment app allows bus commuters to use their smartphone to pay their bus fare with a simple finger swipe. Customers can use the app to pay...
The newly birthed Central Florida Social Enterprise Accelerator has announced their first class of inductees. The accelerator is a new six-month program meant to connect early-stage entrepreneurs with funding, training, and mentorship and is the result of a joint partnership...
A professor at Carnegie Mellon has invented a new smart traffic system called Surtrac (Website) that changes traffic lights based on real-time traffic. In short, Surtrac combines AI with basic traffic theory to allow for less time waiting at stop...
The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center at the Orlando Public Library is hosting their 2018 Melrose Awards on February 17, 2018. The awards recognize projects that were created using the resources available at the Melrose Center in the Orange County Library...
The City of Orlando's Green Works Division will be installing 21 new recycling units in Downtown Orlando, including 7 new "Big Belly" units. Big Belly (Website) is a Smart City business that delivers multiple benefits besides diverting waste from landfills....
Facebook has recently launched an "Order Food" option under the Explore bar on their platform (look at the bottom left-hand corner of the image below). Clicking on the option brings you to an aggregated list of all of the partnering...
EDIT: The above photo is for the unlaunched mobile payment app, not the tracking app "It's already saved me from missing the bus a couple of times. That's a big deal when your bus only comes once an hour. Pro...
Pipeline Workspaces (Facebook | Website), a coworking chain with locations across the country, has signed on to lease the 11th floor of the Wells Fargo Tower in Downtown Orlando, according to a recent report by Paul Brinkmann. The 12,000 SF space...
Ikea has launched a new augmented reality app, a la Pokemon Go, to allow users to preview how their furniture looks in their home before dragging their loved ones into a relationship-testing shopping trip. Ikea Places uses ARKit tech in...
ROYAL ALBATROSS TOUR VIDEO SAMPLE   GetMyBoat (Website) is a new application where boat enthusiasts can share their wealth with anyone who has some extra cash. Users can get matched up, Airbnb-style, with nearby boat owners, tour operators, fishing experts, and more...
Last week, Walmart announced on their blog that they were testing a new store-to-fridge delivery concept that has everybody talking. The new project is building on popular options like Amazon Prime's grocery delivery service, but steps it up a notch,...
The Orlando Museum of Art is hosting an experimental event on September 22 that will transform the front foyer into an immersive, DIY pop-up event. Night Shift: An Evening of New Media will showcase a diverse range of mediums including installations,...
A couple of ex-Google employees have launched an app-only accessible pantry full of sundries, snacks, and items you may be able to find in a bodega or corner store, and are calling it "bodega." Bodegas often serve as small, familiar...