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#NYCTech - Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone take care of all of those various and sundry tasks that come up, week after week, that would be so much easier to manage, if you only had your own butler? You know – a sort of Alfred to your...
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Apps - Gadget-making kits from Kano, Modular Robotics and LittleBits promise to replace screen time with tinker time. Geoffrey A. Fowler puts these toys to...
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Apps - Language barriers be gone! Microsoft has unveiled a preview of Skype’s new software that will translate your speech on video and voice calls on the spot.
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Apps - Lantern, a smartphone app launched in October, aims to provide life coaching and stress help online. Deborah Kan speaks with CEO Alejandro Foung on...
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Cool Tech - In this edition of our Innovators series we take a deeper look at the V360 camera from VSN Mobil. The V.360° camera makes it possible to capture footage every angle simultaneously since it shoots in a complete 360-degree view at...
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Tech - Joanna Stern visits the cardiologist to compare heart-rate readings of new fitness bands to an EKG. Buyer beware! Video not showing up? Click here
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Advice - Developers come in all shapes and sizes, but they do share one thing in common: they all THINK like programmers. And they bring that approach to everything in their lives, whether it is a challenging software problem, or “hacking”...
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Apps - Thousands of irrelevant messages, inefficient search, full inboxes, missed calendar appointments—we all rely on email at work, but it's hardly ideal. In fact, it could be worse than that, with some arguing it's the cause of...
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Drones - A company in France is experimenting with drone technology to help analyze crops and work out fertilizer ratios from the sky. Video not showing...
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Advice - I found this excellent guide on how to easily and simply learn to code.  I share the main steps for my dedicated readers, but I highly suggest you read the original post in its entirety.  If you are indeed embarking on a journey...
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Cool Tech - A rare weather phenomenon at the Grand Canyon had visitors looking out on a sea of thick clouds just below the rim recently. The National Weather Service says it happens about once every several years.
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Cool Tech - The GhostSwimmer is a robotic fish that the U.S. Navy is testing as part of project "Silent NEMO." The robot, modeled after a bluefin tuna, was...
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Apps - Instagram has big news with a nice round number. The Facebook-owned company announced Wednesday it now has 300 million monthly active users, which is more than Twitter. Re/code says the service has grown 50 percent in the past...
PeeeM
#NYCTech - PeeeM is a chat messaging tool that enables people to connect anonymously by shared interests or locations, rather than the usual ‘who you know’ model, cofounder and CEO Christophe de Courson explained to AlleyWatch. But...
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Advice - We humans seem to love two things in particular this time of year: lists and predictions. If we can get both in one shot, that’s even better. Every year, Mark Anderson, CEO of Strategic News Service - a must-read for industry...
VILYNX
#NYCTech - We live in a short attention span world. Instagram. 140 characters. You want our attention? You’ve gotta grab us in the first few seconds. And displaying a stagnant snapshot just isn’t compelling everyone who may click to go ahead...

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