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AlleyTalk -One of the greatest parts about America is our free market and the ability to try to make money however works. Making it as a free lancer, if you can do it, is an incredible thing; you have the freedom, you are doing something you...
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Cool Tech -  Just north of London, one of the world's most unusual aircraft is taking shape. Hybrid Air Vehicles is trying to bring gas-filled blimps back into style with the launch of its Airlander 10. When will we see blimps...
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AlleyTalk - It’s not uncommon to feel a little jealous after a nice newsfeed scrolling session on virtually any social media platform. From pants to shoes to blouses to suits you may have the impulse to self loathe when instead you should check...
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Mobile -  Checking your smartphone or tablet before bed is common practice, but the so-called "blue light" from the bright display may be impacting your quality of sleep. Here's one explanation why...
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#NYCTech - With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News this week including the fundings,...
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#NYCTech -When trying to go to a concert or sporting event last minute you either have to pay a lot, or you can go to a sketchy website that you don’t know if you can trust. Rukkus is making this a problem of the past. Rukkus, the ticket...
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Videos -  San Francisco-based venture capital firm Unitus Impact is betting on financial startups not in nearby Silicon Valley, but in far-away Vietnam.
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#NYCTech -Everyone who schedules meetings knows the pain associated with constant back and forth on timing, location, and details. One person reschedules, the next one can’t meet at any reasonable time, and finally there’s the person who...
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Cool Tech -  The 17-camera “Facebook Surround 360” has been unveiled at its developer conference in San Francisco, with the design and stitching code available for free on Github this Summer
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#NYCTech -From the first written letters all the way to Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone, communication has always been around to make life easier. In our digital age this is not hard to see, but sometimes we are content with less...
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#NYCTech -  Virtual reality and interactive installations formed a big part of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Mark Kelly reports.
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#NYCTech - Cloud-based SaaS platforms are all the rage and startups are relying heavily on them to keep costs down and infrastructure low.  However even with this growth, there is room for optimization as there is an estimated $30B...
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AI -  With the arrival of the Tap and Echo Dot, we revisit Amazon's talking virtual assistant. She's come a long way, but she's still far from perfect.
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#NYCTech - You may have found out by now that running a business is not all fun and games. There are serious jobs that need to get done and sometimes you don’t have time to focus on the peripheral operational tasks jobs. Managed by Q (AKA...
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Videos -  The Zeiss Tele-Tessar lens used by astronaut Dave Scott on the moon is expected to fetch $400,000-$600,000.
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#NYCTech - With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News this week including the fundings,...