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A C-7 Caribou aircraft, transferred from the U.S. Army to the Air Force on Jan. 1, is used for airlifting supplies to forward outposts in Vietnam.  With a maximum payload of three tons, the C-7A can take off and clear a 50-foot obstacle in about 1,200 feet.  The aircraft, used for landing at short, unimproved airfields, can land on a 1,000-foot runway.
Tech -  Virtual Reality goes beyond Entertainment and is a field that anybody with creativity can be part of. That’s right, you don’t necessarily need an extensive background in the Entertainment industry to make a beautiful VR piece. But...
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#NYCTech -  People pay hundreds of dollars for sketches of themselves, which generally end up in the garbage or lost in the attic.  The new app Chic Sketch, takes sketching digital and lets you send a picture to a fashion illustratorthat will...
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Inside the Code -  Fact or fiction? You can earn money with your tech skills even if you’re not a computer science graduate with 25 years of experience. (BTW: Nobody has 30 years experience on the Web because it was only invented in 1989!)Fact!...
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#NYCTech -  With the influx of memes, tweets and posts, content is everywhere and the standard for good content has gone up. If your social team wants to keep pace with the creativity, it needs to be quick and witty. What you need is CapGenius....
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Resources - Required for effective personalization is knowing thy visitor.You can infer intent by referral campaigns and keywords, on-site searches, site navigation, wishlist activity and cart contents. Or segment customers based on profile...
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Cool Tech - A CES 2017 Report Shelly Palmer (aka Mr. CES) is wrong. At the show, he declared in one of his daily missives that his vote for 2017 “best in show” was the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van. My retort: “Shelly, go outside the North Hall...
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#NYCTech -  During the course of the last three months, Techstars IoT Accelerator based in NYC has been prepping 10 companies for demo day under the leadership of Managing Director Jenny Fielding and Angelia Muller.  The companies received up...
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Tech -  After a very successful year in 2016, the casino industry can expect a lot more great things to unfold in the upcoming calendar year. Here are the most important storylines to follow.There is no doubt that modern casino gaming is...
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#NYCTech -  Parking a car on the street in NYC collectively accounts for millions of hours per year for New Yorkers. Between the alternate side parking, fines, and simply searching for parking, you may just never want to park again or get rid...
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Tech -  Russia has experienced many political, economic and social upheavals in its history. Transitioning from the USSR to the Russian State may have been one of the most difficult. Nevertheless, the ingenuity, determination and optimism of...
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Advice -  Technology is so key to every business these days that experienced business-smart but non-tech entrepreneurs are falling deeper and deeper in the hole. Even if they realize that they need real technical strength at the top, they are...
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Apps -  Recently, Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo sharing app, released its latest platform update: Instagram Stories. It is a new feature that allows you to share photos and videos with your followers in a manner that is incredibly...
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Cool Tech - At a JP Morgan conference this month, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg stated that “forty percent of New York City’s jobs will be automated over the next 10 years.” This means over 1 million people will be out of work by 2026....
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#NYCTech -  I wish I could tell you who was the first smart guy that spouted this advice. I think it’s the best rule I know to help entrepreneurs steady their focus and hone their entire business plan and not just their pitch. Recently, I...
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Security -  If you thought that 2014 was a bad year for data breaches, then brace yourself. 2015 was equally horrific and 2016 was expected to be even worse. Organizations like CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Kaspersky Lab, Hacking Team,...
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Tech - As I sat at the edge of my seat watching HBO’s remake of the 1970s robot series, Westworld, I found myself strangely sympathetic to the robots vs. the “deplorable” human guests. After turning off the TV, I lay awake wondering...