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AlleyTalk - Have you ever had a sound randomly stuck in your head? We aren’t talking about a song; we are talking about the bing-bing of a closing subway door or the sound your computer makes when it turns on. These sounds are repetitive,...
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Cool Tech -  A 2014 file photo shows a building near the San Francisco area following a 6.0-magnitude earthquake. A system is being developed that would give some advanced warning for quakes like this. Here's a look at how it...
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#NYCTech -  Currently there are 15+ Million Americans affected by peanut allergies and all of all of them, we’d hope, brush their teeth. What does this have to do with anything? With Intrommune Therapeutics’ newest product OMIT, you can...
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Advice -  The architects at Monad Studio hope to disrupt the musical instrument industry—by way of 3-D printers. The studio recently unveiled a series of 3-D printed instruments, and CNBC had a Juilliard-trained musician, David Heiss, test...
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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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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 -  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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Cool Tech -  Recently, I finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Admittedly, I am a little late to the party. The book, published in 2011, is already a classic, soon to be a movie directed by Steven Spielberg.The plot itself is okay, not...
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Cool Tech -  Dwindling farm incomes and open-source software are inspiring homespun hackers, helping advance farming technology. Manitoba farmer Matt Reimer has created a tractor that drives itself.
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Cool Tech - Recently, I was a featured speaker at the University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) conference in SUNY Polytechnic Institute. I am a strong proponent for autonomous mobility and with my 18 year old on the cusp of getting a...
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#NYCTech -  Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a growing area, and for good reason. But where AI lacks, humans excel. Humans, sometimes to a fault, are great at collaborating and checking in on nearly everything to make sure it works. So doesn’t...
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AI - One of the most interesting discussions from this past week at RoboUniverse was Dr. Florian Röhrbein’s talk about his work in Neurorobotics as part of the Human Brain Project (see prototype below). Röhrbein has created a suite...
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Cool Tech -  Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, whose name literally means “small rice” in Chinese, launched a smart rice-cooker on Tuesday under its newly-formed sub-brand “Mi Ecosystem.”
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#NYCTech - Though VR is still getting its legs, it is quickly becoming the new, revolutionary way we tell and experience stories.Futurism NYC hosted an event of demos and lightning talks with top VR creators to discuss the future of...
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Cool Tech - With high-quality cameras on smartphones, anybody can become a photographer. But some are keeping film photography alive--Fujifilm Instax, the only instant film camera that is still being made, is expected to hit record sales...
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AI - Alphabet may make good on its promise to revamp Google Glass in the near future, if a recent government filing is any indication.But despite upgrades, images of the high-tech eyewear are still "the opposite of sexy," an...