Introducing Kids to Programming and Technology

23 08 2015

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Dr. Summers mentors leaders, executives, and staff on both the theory and practice of hackers cognitive psychology and the hacking mindset, areas on which he is the leading global authority.
His insights on current events are highly sought, leading to various media appearances.

He has been a commentator, security expert, and interview subject for many news outlets. Dr. Summers is also a highly sought speaker and visiting professor, having lectured at Carnegie Mellon University and Temple University – just to
name a few.

Week In Review

  1. Owner of New York tabloid says it’s off the market
  2. Parking app SpotHero raises $20 million, will add more parking spaces in the city
  3. BuzzFeed Seeks Bigger Screens With Huge NBC Investment
  4. WhatsApp for the Web Now Works on iOS
  5. Sony unveils new SmartBand 2 with heart rate monitoring

Back To School Tech Tools

16 08 2015

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Marc Saltzman has reported on the high-tech industry since 1996 as a freelance journalist, author, lecturer, consultant, and radio and TV personality.

His specialties lie in consumer electronics, computers, Internet trends and social media, small-to-midsized business tech and interactive entertainment.

Marc Saltzman contributes to more than 40 publications including USA Today, Yahoo!, and MSN.

Week In Review

  1. Manhattan Borough President hopes to loosen federal rules preventing online grocers from accepting food stamps
  2. Tesla Drivers Will Soon Find More Charging Stations in Manhattan
  3. NYC lawmakers push for 911 texting service
  4. This is the reason why Russia banned Reddit
  5. Dropbox Adds USB Security Key Support for 2-Factor Authentication

Humans Need Not Apply

9 08 2015

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After billions of dollars and fifty years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, Jerry Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and sensory perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities.

Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure. But as Kaplan warns in HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the transition may be protracted and brutal unless we address the two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labor markets and income inequality.

Kaplan takes the reader on a fascinating journey, explaining why and how technological innovation will accelerate in the years ahead, what it means to have computers intimately involved in most aspects of our lives, and what the relentless advance of automation will mean for the way we work and live. As a Silicon Valley insider, he takes us on a behind the scenes tour of what’s cooking in the startups and labs, and explains how it will impact us in unexpected ways. And Kaplan cautions that we have some serious ethical issues to address before we let machines act as our agents and stewards.

Jerry Kaplan is widely known as a serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, bestselling author, and futurist. He co-founded four Silicon Valley startups, two of which became publicly traded companies. Kaplan holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and is currently a Fellow at The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. He also teaches Philosophy, Ethics, and Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Computer Science Department, Stanford University. For more information about Jerry Kaplan, visit

Week In Review

  1. Renewables May Soon Be Ready to Replace Nuclear Power in New York
  2. Yankee fans can use their fingerprints to get home field access
  3. Apple Doesn’t Want You To Be Able To Fix Your iPhone—Here’s Why
  4. Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign
  5. Google Defies ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Law In France


2 08 2015

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Week In Review

  1. A new app lets you hail a helicopter that will fly you from NYC to JFK in 6 minutes
  2. NYC Education Department prepares to give Amazon $30M contract for public school e-book initiative
  3. SolarCity launches plan to bring solar power to small and midsize firms
  4. Hacker claims to have brought down New York Magazine’s website because he hates NYC
  5. Obama Orders Development Of Supercomputer To Rival China’s ‘Milky Way’