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How Do I Take Decent Christmas Tree Photos? Apps / Life / Photography / Tech / Tips & Tricks

O, tannenbaum, o tannenbaum, how washed-out are thy highlights. But they don’t have to be. You’ll want to remember your Christmas in photos. And what’s more visually iconic of your Christmas than your Christmas tree? A Christmas tree — whether it’s a confection of tinsel and lights and lush greenery, or spindly bare branches with lots […]

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Slow TV Helps Us Dial It Back Life / Stuff We Love

The last few weeks of the year are busy for us and, at times, tensions can run high. As an antidote to the mile-a-minute conversations, meetings about meetings and hourly deadlines, we’ve been hopping on the Slow TV bandwagon. Slow TV has been described as “watching paint dry on TV,” and that’s a pretty apt description. It’s a […]

The Best Albums of 2014 (So Far), pt 3

The Best Albums of 2014 (So Far), pt 3 Life / Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

Here are ten more albums that have been in heavy rotation around Griffin HQ. Check out our last two sets of picks here and here, and make sure you stream the exclusive Spotify playlist of our favorite tracks from these albums at the bottom of the page! Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams (2014, PAX AM) Ryan Adams’ new […]

Creating The Next Generation Of Product Developers

Creating The Next Generation Of Product Developers Community / Connect / Education / Life

Today’s post is from guest blogger Kevin Goscha, Technology Director at Currey Ingram Academy.     Currey Ingram Academy has partnered with Griffin Technology to enhance our 3D design and programming class for 9-12th grade students. Last year students in the class designed and 3D printed phone cases, this year we are printing, assembling and […]

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Academies partnerships important to Nashville’s future Education / Life

The following piece written by our president, Mark Rowan, recently ran in the Tennessean. We hope other businesses will get involved with local public education to provide much-needed experiences for our students and teachers!     When the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce came to Griffin Technology and asked us to become part of the […]

Business Helping Kids Become 'Future Ready'

Business Helping Kids Become ‘Future Ready’ Connect / Education / Life

We were very proud to be among some of the great business leaders contributing to education in Nashville last night at a special working session with Richard Culotta, Director of the Office of Educational Technology with the US Department of Education. Before the Office of Educational Technology embarks on a 20-city tour supporting their Future Ready […]

The Griffin Academy of Design and Technology

The Griffin Academy of Design and Technology Connect / Education / Life

At Griffin Technology, education is our passion, and we’re thrilled to support the students in the Design and Technology Academy at Hunters Lane High School in Nashville through a partnership with the Academies of Nashville.  After working hand in hand with the students, teachers, and administration for about a year and a half to a […]

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Bringing On-The-Job Experience Into The Classroom Connect / Education / Life

Three teachers from Hunters Lane Comprehensive High School in Nashville recently got an up-close view of the operations here at Griffin Technology.  Thanks to our partnership with the school, made possible by the Academies of Nashville program, we were able to host the teachers from the Design and Technology Academy at Hunters Lane for a three-day externship. […]

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The Best Albums of 2014 (So Far), pt 2 Life / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

2014 is shaping up to be a great year for new releases, so we’re back with ten more of our favorite records of the year, hand-picked by Griffin staff. Stream a playlist of our staff picks below, and don’t forget to check out our first batch of picks here! Donnie & Joe Emerson, Still Dreamin’ Wild (2014, […]

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The Best Albums Of 2014 (So Far) Life / Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

Who wants to wait until the end of the year to find out what new music to check out? Here are the records that have us excited so far this year. Read our capsule reviews, or skip to the bottom to check out the playlist on Spotify! Beck, Morning Phase (2014, Capitol Records) Ethereal, disconnected […]