Women of DEMO: Female founders give tech career advice

Women founders were few at DEMO Fall in Santa Clara. Here's what they had to say about living, working, and competing in a "man's world."

DEMO Gods: Birds, brains, and the best products of the season

Out of the 77 companies that demonstrated their products at this week's DEMO conference, only five won the coveted DEMO God award. 

Cheap booze wins over voters at Angel Alley

DrinkCity wins Angel Alley competition at DEMO.

Today, birdwatching. Tomorrow, saving the entire planet!

Birdeez is an iPhone app that makes it "ridiculously easy," in the words of cofounder Jeff Simeon, to identify birds and then share your sightings on Twitter.

How one researcher is using tech to make science & medicine better & faster

Scientist Robert Arauz is setting out to solve some of researchers' biggest problems -- not problems about funding or litigation, but the simpler challenges of communication.

LFE gathers experts so we can all learn from hands-on experience

The emphasis at LFE is on getting experts who use their hands or bodies for work, like carpenters.

Salesforce worried more about Dropbox than its direct competitors, says COO

Salesforce may have some huge competitors like Netsuite and Oracle, but it's not the big dogs that keep the customer-relationship manger on its toes. 

Here’s tech that can diagnose Alzheimer’s 3-4 years before first symptoms occur

Early detection of Alzheimer's means better, faster clinical trials -- and soon, life-saving drugs and treatments on the market. Here's what Neurotrack is doing to help.

Learn27 launches its social e-learning software for business

To keep their employees happy, companies are taking more of an active role in professional development and training. 

Neuro-nerds from MIT say they can solve stress with a ‘magic’ watch

If you've ever felt strangled by stress, these brain scientists have just the ticket: a "magical" watch that can tell when you're tense and help you relax.

Cities produce vast amounts of wasted energy. One startup seeks to harvest it

Gravitational System's technology collects the "waste energy" created from momentum and heat.

Segovia makes Excel into a tool for wrangling big data

BiBo Labs makes an Excel-based tool for generating reports from a variety of database sources. 

H2Tran’s disaster-proof server enclosures are eco-friendly — and awesome-looking (gallery)

Making servers able to withstand hurricanes, floods, fires, and earthquakes can be an eco-friendly task.

Acuity Systems’ TraitWare authenticates mobile device users

Acuity Systems wants TraitWareID to authenticate and protect your identity on mobile. 

What do software developers and cabaret dancers have in common? Softarex

Softarex's software seeks out problems in deep source code and suggests improvements.

Bonica births a better baby registry

Baby registry site Bonica aims to take some of the question marks out of buying gear for newborns. 

Evan Williams ‘mistrusts’ any startup that doesn’t target its founders

One thing he’s learned from starting Blogger, Odeo, Twitter, and now Obvious Corp.: The more you’ve done, the smarter you are, and the bigger risks you can take.

PieceWise gets everyone to help in completing a project

Need a project done? Piecewise will help you dole it out to outside workers

InTooch wants to keep you in touch — without business cards

InTooch is a utility for connecting you with the social media profiles and contact information of the people you meet using nothing more than a phone number.

Flinja unleashes stealthy army of students on freelance workforce

On the Flinja marketplace, students can offer services to build professional networks and earn extra cash

Now you can watch 30 videos at once with Gnzo’s unique interface

Gnzo is essentially a new, more animated way of displaying and browsing videos, and it's optimized for touchscreens. Instead of square stills, it displays a mosaic of animated videos, each one a 6-second clip from the video behind it. 

Kliq shares your content smartly across all your social networks

If you've felt like sending out your status and content to all of your social networks was a bit laborious, Kliq wants to give you a hand with its new app that smartly shares your content through all your networks at once.

Who’s the greenest of them all? With Sure points, you can count your eco-friendliness

It's not easy being green, Kermit the Frog sang. A startup called Sure has a way to make it easier: Give people points for making green lifestyle choices.

Seekly helps you find love online with video speed dating

Having trouble finding a quality date online with services like Match, OkCupid, or eHarmony? How about going on some video speed dates with new startup Seekly?

Even Ray Kurzweil is nervous about a future with hyper-intelligent machines

Ray Kurzweil is looking forward to the year 2029. That's the year he predicts that our technology will be able to think without us.

Itography hopes to lure advertisers to location-based virtual collection game

Itography wants to turn us all into virtual goods collectors. 

When Facebook is too much, use Go-Matic to create ad-hoc, mini-social networks

Sometimes a person wants to share a social moment with just a few folks, right when the mood strikes. For those occasions, there's Go-Matic. 

Blipboard’s iOS app tunes you into the cool things around you

Imagine walking down the street and getting a ping from your friend about the restaurant you're standing next to. Your iPhone sends you a notification that this place is one you must check out. Meet Blipboard.

Vilynx wants to make sharing personal videos easier across the web

Vilynx is a service that lets people manage their personal videos across multiple smartphones, tablets, desktops, and cloud storage services.

RecBob takes the work out of after-work sports

RecBob is a Facebook app for adult recreational sports that makes it easy to plan a regular sporting event so all you have to do is show up and play the game. 

MyPref remembers specific things you like, and tells you where to find them

What if you could find products and brands that you like wherever you are?

Place bets and back up your bravado with mobile app Youbetme

Youbetme is a product for people who want to flex their muscles, intellectual or otherwise, and challenge their friends to bets big or small. 

Want better mobile app curation? Meet Hapoose.

Despite some major revisions to the biggest mobile app platform stores, finding new and cool apps is still kind of difficult, which is something Hapoose plans to change.

Apparent’s social network helps parents plan playdates for their kids

Apparent's app for the iPhone creates a small social network that connects parents with each other to make the playdate scheduling process easier.

Givingtrax helps companies match your donations dollar for dollar

Givingtrax was born when one pizza company wanted to be charitable but wound up spending more than it had.

Forget influencers: Tellagence can find people who really care about your tweets

Tellagence for Twitter is a predictive tool that helps businesses tailor their status updates to the right people for the biggest impact.

This app may get friends to your party better than you can

Sometimes getting people to respond to an invitation is hard. Maybe they're lazy, maybe they didn't get your text, or maybe you sent your invitation right before the event was going to begin. iSocialite hopes to fix that.

Playing recruiter: This startup pays you to find your friends jobs

Many people, at some point in their lives, play match maker. You may set up a date, introduce friends, or connect potential business partners. Today, you're bound to have deep benches in your social networks, so why not use them to set up friends with jobs?

Civic engagement startup ElectNext helps you decide on the issues

DEMO startup ElectNext offers a survey that helps you figured out political issues -- and where you stand on them. 

Turn your friends’ social updates into a gossip-soaked, personalized tabloid

Taploid is a service that attempts to solve the problem of noisy social network feeds, while allowing people to view social activity data to learn more about themselves and their friends. 

About DEMO

DEMO is a semiannual showcase of startups and new products in Santa Clara, Calif. On October 2 and 3, 2012, we hosted more than 75 new tech products and companies aiming to change the world in mobile, enterprise, cloud, social, and consumer markets. Read the news from the conference here. We’ll also be posting videos of the highlights soon.

Produced by IDG Enterprise in partnership with VentureBeat, the DEMO conferences in the United States, China, Brazil and Singapore focus on emerging technologies and new product innovations. The DEMO conferences have served as the launchpad for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Salesforce, Webex, Tivo ,VMware and Fusion-io and thousands of others.

The DEMO Scholarship Partner Program, subsidized by corporate sponsorships, offers multiple scholarship opportunities to deserving entrepreneurs.