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...
iHeart Radio has partnered with NPR to offer all of their podcasts on the iHeartRadio app, for free. Podcasts include: TED Radio Hour - HERE Up First - HERE Hidden Brain - HERE  Invisibilia - HERE  How I Built This...
Coworking hub, Canvs (Facebook | Website), is offering free admission to their downtown Church Street exchange location for Orlando residents who are still without power due to Hurricane Irma. Guests can take advantage of the free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, work space,...
Cities across the continent are clamoring to catch the eye of Amazon, following an announcement that the company was looking for a new home for their planned "HQ2" or second headquarters. The company is looking to invest over $5 billion...
Now that Eclipse Mania has passed, all of you trendy glass-buyers are looking at those fancy paper goggles and wondering what to do with them. Wonder no longer. DON'T WASTE, DONATE Astronomers Without Borders (Website) is looking to take your eclipse...
UPDATE: The Orange County Library events are all at capacity.  In case you stare at your shoes all day and never look up, there's going to be an eclipse on Monday, August 21, and just so you know, sunglasses wont...
Opendoor (Website) is a new tech company that is looking to overhaul the traditional way real estate companies do business. They haven't officially launched in Orlando but they are currently hiring for five local positions; Acquisitions Associate, Estimator Project...
The Orlando Fire Department's Bomb Squad division has requested approval to purchase an ANDROS FX™ Unmanned Ground Vehicle. The "hazardous duty robot" is made by only one company, ROMOTEC, Inc., and is expected to cost $300,036. These types of machines...
Join Mayor Buddy Dyer for his 2017 State of the City address at 10:30 a.m. This video is a live feed provided by the City of Orlando. The address is a moment for the Mayor to reflect on accomplishments and to...
The Iron Yard (Website) made an announcement on their blog on July 20, HERE, that they would be closing all of their campuses. The announcement stated that decision was made by the national coding school's board, and that all operations would...
The Orlando Tech Association (Website) and the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce (Website) are launching a weekend-long civic hackathon event. A civic hackathon is when creative problem solvers in the non-profit, business, and tech communities come together to engage in...