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’

The Good side of Drones

26 07 2015

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Shawn Muehler is a U.S. Air Force pilot and co-founder and CEO of Botlink, a drone software startup based in Fargo, ND.

Week In Review

  1. At Etsy, 86% of Sellers Are Female
  2. A surprising challenger takes on WeWork with a new co-working space
  3. State officials say heat wave proves point about energy grid
  4. World’s largest e-sports group to start drug testing in wake of Adderall scandal
  5. Drones: Sony to create joint venture with ZMP

CE Week 2015 Part 2

19 07 2015

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Week In Review

  1. Birchbox’s Monthly Deliveries Will Give Virtual Reality a Fascinating Test Run
  2. Verizon to Add Vice Content to Its Coming Mobile Video Service
  3. Real estate developers flock to gadgets that measure air quality, protect workers
  4. Oculus buys gesture-control company Pebbles Interfaces
  5. United awards hacker 1 million miles for finding security flaw

The Post Snowden Cyber World

12 07 2015

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Adam K. Levin is a consumer advocate with more than 30 years of experience and is a nationally recognized expert on security, privacy, identity theft, fraud, and personal finance. A former Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Mr. Levin is Chairman and founder of IDT911.

Week In Review

  1. NYU School of Engineering prepares for STEM push through teacher tech training
  2. Trading resumes on NYSE after nearly 4-hour outage
  3. IBM Discloses Working Version of a Much Higher-Capacity Chip
  4. Facebook Wants You to Tell Them Your News Feed Priorities
  5. Honda recalls for Takata air bags surge to 24.5 million after another over inflator problems

The Password Problem

5 07 2015

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Michelle Mazurek is an assistant professor of computer science with joint appointments in the Maryland Cybersecurity Center and the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. Her research is focused on how computer security and human behavior interact. She is interested in designing systems to help users more effectively manage their privacy and security.

Mazurek received her doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2014.

Week In Review

  1. Bus Countdown Clocks Coming To Every Borough, Eventually
  2. City will bring high-speed broadband to digital deserts in Brooklyn and Queens
  3. How IBM Got 1,000 Staffers to Become Brand Advocates on Social Media
  4. US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry
  5. FBI Probes Attacks on West Coast Fiber Optic Cables


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