Santa Cruz Tech Beat


Meet Mappy, a Software System That Automatically Maps Old-School Nintendo Games

By Jacob Brogan September 21, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image above: As these images generated from Super Mario Bros. show, Mappy can figure out how different sections of a game relate to one […]

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Impressions – Thimbleweed Park (Switch)

(Source: September 21, 2017 — Felton, CA [Editor’s note: Read past Santa Cruz Tech Beat articles about Thimbleweeed Park here.] “The story of Thimbleweed Park begins in October 1987, with a dead body pixelating […]

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Murres dive into acoustic ecology

By Emma Bueren MBARI September 21, 2017 — Moss Landing, CA At first, Scientist Kelly Benoit-Bird wondered if the strange lines appearing on her acoustic readouts were a technical error. Unlike the more typical blobs […]

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TechCrunch: Yahoo’s former VP of Mobile launches YaDoggie, a dog wellness startup

By Megan Rose Dickey TechCrunch September 20, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA “We’re literally feeding our dogs to death in the U.S.” Having successfully founded and exited a couple of software companies, Tomfoolery (sold to […]

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YaDoggie: Tech Veterans Launch “No Worries Dog Food” Startup

(Contributed) September 20, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA Serial tech entrepreneurs trade big data for big dogs and “dogfooding” for actual dog food, launching membership club and smart scoop that deliver food just when your […]

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Buoy’s product release marks a milestone for smart home devices

By Carrie Kingsley Buoy Marketing Communications Director Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat September 20, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image above: To charge the battery, just slide it out and plug it into a […]

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Learn how SBIR/STTR programs can help fund small business innovation

(Contributed) September 19, 2017 — Seaside, CA The Central CA SBDC Network is hosting an event in Seaside on September 27, 2017 to help local entrepreneurs learn more about funding opportunities via the Small Business […]

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New mirror-coating technology promises dramatic improvements in telescopes

By Tim Stephens UC Santa Cruz September 19, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: UCSC researchers worked with Structured Materials Industries to design and build an atomic layer deposition system large enough to accommodate […]

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Remembering Bennett Roesch

Video by Emily Cohan. Photos and footage within video provided by various friends and family. Photo above: Bennett Roesch. Source: Kaya Lindsay. Bennett Roesch (December 21, 1989 – September 8, 2017): Programmer, Juggler, Friend, and […]

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EDGE Mobile Payments announces revision of EDGE card

(Contributed) September 14, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA Dynamic Smartcard to feature color ePaper screen EDGE Mobile Payments, LLC, (EDGE) a Santa Cruz-based Fintech company today announced the revised feature set for its flagship product, […]

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