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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...
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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...