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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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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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Cool Tech - It is time to address the elephant in the room — jobs. First, I must confess that I was wrong to casually dismiss this issue in past posts. More than the technology itself, for automation to be successful, we need it to enhance...
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Cool Tech - At our #RobotLabNYC MeetUp recently, Stephen Gorevan shared with a hushed audience of 60 plus people how Col. John Glenn’s orbit of the Earth in 1962 inspired him to build a successful company that today tackles NASA’s hardest...
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Cool Tech -  What do Van Gogh, Thoreau and de Mestral (the inventor of Velcro) have in common? All 3 great innovators were inspired by nature to create their magnum opus. This week, the Biometry Institute was holding its annual conference...
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#NYCTech - The instant gratification associated with Polaroid photographs satisfied the nostalgic and impatient.  However, digital photography changed the playing field and lost was the interactive experience. Thanks to Polaroid Swing, you...
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Cool Tech - As we prepare for the busiest travel days of the year, it is time to reflect on how far transportation has progressed since the horse & buggy. This past week the number of cities testing autonomous taxis grew to include Boston,...
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Cool Tech - Last month, I toured around CES with a board member of the CTA who shared with me the image of the show 30 years ago, folding tables and all. A qualitative read on how well a market is growing could be the number and size of trade...
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Cool Tech - Since the beginning of the republic, Presidents have had a great deal of influence on promoting innovation. A year after Alexander Graham Bell spoke the first words on the telephone to Mr. Watson, Rutherford B. Hayes installed a phone...
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#NYCTech -  If the recent PokemonGo craze taught us anything, it’s that no matter how little people care about Pokemon as a whole, society is fascinated by virtual reality. But beyond the initial fascination is an initial peek into the...
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#NYCTech -  If you’re a gamer, you likely loathe all of the hardware and software expenses that are associated with the hobby. Be completely platform agnostic and cloud based with LiquidSky, the newly funded startup that converts...
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Cool Tech - Last week at RoboBusiness, I was fortunate to hear James Kuffner, CTO of Toyota’s Research Institute (TRI), present his vision of a million connected robots. If this premise sounds scary, I am sorry.  Halloween is just around...
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#NYCTech - The age of robots replacing the workforce has been much talked about, yet robot-fueled technologies are already here.  How can these nascent technologies be integrated with our existing workforce? Enter RapidRPA, the company...
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#NYCTech -  When we take a look at what is driving the world, electronics is at the heart. But sourcing the proper electronics components is never an easy task. This is why BotFactory created the Squink - a PCB printer that's your personal...
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#NYCTech - Investing your own money can be intimidating without the knowledge and guidance of how to invest properly. So rather than just throwing you in to the deep end of the pool, Trigger Finance is providing you with a platform to...
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Cool Tech - Two years ago, I invested in Ekso Bionics, and did well on their public offering. I shared my excitement of seeing a person walk again using their technology with a close friend. She then reminded me her son is a quadriplegic and...