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#NYCTech - It's easy in the startup world to loosely throw the phrase "changing the world" around in a cavalier fashion.  However, there are very few companies that are truly changing the world; most are solving an isolated problem for a...
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Cool Tech - Recently, Suki Bagel, a 12-week-old Border Collie arrived in our house. Suki was so excited to be united with her new family that she peed on our kitchen floor. Seeing my disappointment, my wife retorted, “what do you expect,...
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AI - This past Monday, I accompanied my 18-year-old daughter to her road test. While there, I began reflecting on the amount of emphasis we put on developing good judgement. It struck me that, as we transition into an autonomous driving...
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Cool Tech - A top surgeon is carrying out the world's first live-streamed virtual reality (VR) operation on a human patient with colon cancer on Thursday.The operation is taking place at 1 p.m. GMT (8 a.m. EST) in a London...
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Cool Tech - One of my favorite TV shows as a kid was Get Smart. Who can forget The Cone of Silence, the Shoe Phone, and, of course, Agent 99. Max, Agent 86, was funniest when he failed.When thinking about autonomy, missing the target by...
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Cool Tech -  In the desert climate of Scottsdale, Arizona, rest 147 brains and bodies, all frozen in liquid nitrogen with the goal of being revived one day.It's not science fiction—to some it might not even be science—yet thousands of...
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Cool Tech - The flying car has long been a feature of science fiction. But now, a small group of entrepreneurs want to turn fiction into a reality.
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Cool Tech -  Last year, a leading group of academics and AI scientists called for a complete ban on “offensive autonomous weapons beyond meaningful human control.” The letter was signed by more than 20,000 people, including luminaries like...
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Cool Tech - A few months back, I went to the Mets playoff game at CitiField.  Driving home at 12:30 am, I was exhausted, which led me to accidentally turn the wrong way on Amsterdam Avenue.  Clearly, my car (via GPS) knew that I had made a...
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Cool Tech -  One Machine Does It All3D printers are the most powerful machines ever invented because they can make finished products, with all their parts, fully assembled. Driven by a digital blueprint, they build layer upon layer of fused...
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#NYCTech - The medical industry is ripe for disruption. Already, Intuitive Surgical has been revolutionizing the operating room with its DaVinci-assisted device. If you are not familiar, robot-assisted surgery means a surgeon sits at a...
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Cool Tech -  Drone racing has quickly turned into an international spectator sport with live broadcasts and six-figure cash prizes.
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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...