At TechRepublic we don't just tackle the latest technology trends and analyze their impact on the business world—we also like to dive deep and research the developments and discoveries that are shaping the future of the enterprise, government and commerce, and society as a whole.
The results of that research—our cover stories—give us a chance to really scratch that investigative journalism itch, to go beyond the headlines and offer compelling features on innovation, disruptive technologies, and the potential of risks and rewards of emerging platforms and solutions. In 2016 we've looked at industry topics like how the NFL has become a leader in massive-scale Wi-Fi and monetization, Dick's Sporting Goods' unique ecommerce philosophy, and GE's 3D printing breakthroughs. That's not all, though.
We've also looked at issues of tech in government, like the future of cyberwarfare and what AI means for the global community. And we've tackled consumer issues, like the hacking of diabetes treatment tech.
In 2016 TechRepublic was recognized as one of the top 10 B2B websites at the ASBPE awards, where a number of our longform articles from last year were recognized as well. Our cover story on NASA's 20-year VR experiment won a regional gold and national silver, and our investigation into gender inequality in the venture capital world won a gold and bronze in the same fields.
We also took home a regional gold and national bronze for our coverage of the women who helped break Nazi Enigma encryption during World War II.
Thank you to everyone who has supported our commitment to longform investigative journalism in 2016—we're incredibly proud of our cover stories at TechRepublic. If you haven't had the chance to check out our work from the past 11 months now is your chance. Below is a list of all our 2016 features in the order we published them.
- Rise of the million-dollar smartphone: How luxury phones became a must-have for billionaires
- United Nations CITO: Artificial intelligence will be humanity's final innovation
- How GE is using 3D printing to unleash the biggest revolution in large-scale manufacturing in over a century
- Why Dick's Sporting Goods decided to play its own game in ecommerce
- How the NFL and its stadiums became leaders in Wi-Fi, monetizing apps, and customer experience
- Governments and nation states are now officially training for cyberwarfare: An inside look
- How we learned to talk to computers, and how they learned to answer back
- Our autonomous future: How driverless cars will be the first robots we learn to trust
- #WeAreNotWaiting: Diabetics are hacking their health, because traditional systems have failed them
- Electronics-sniffing dogs: How K9s became a secret weapon for solving high-tech crimes
- Inside Amazon's clickworker platform: How half a million people are being paid pennies to train AI
Brandon Vigliarolo has nothing to disclose. He does not hold investments in the technology companies he covers.
Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.