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AI -  Although 2016 showed some slowdown in startup and funding activity, I believe we were taking a “wait and see” approach to the presidential election and how it would affect the market and economy. Now that it’s post-election, we...
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Inside the Code -  The internet was conceived decades ago for U.S. research scientists to communicate with each other. It was an enigma that few would have thought would foster individual participation through social media, increase innovation in human...
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#NYCTech -  During the course of the last three months, Techstars IoT Accelerator based in NYC has been prepping 10 companies for demo day under the leadership of Managing Director Jenny Fielding and Angelia Muller.  The companies received up...
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#NYCTech -  With the need for heightened cybersecurity, many companies have devised incredibly complex systems to stop hackers but have overlooked the more obvious. Simply put, if I know who you are, I can recognize your features and can...
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#NYCTech -  With most predictions showing smart TV is the future of television, people are beginning to make the switch and love it. But what does this mean for the huge industry of TV ads? While most companies aren’t think that far ahead,...
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IoT - In industrial manufacturing, machine-to-machine communications allows sensors in one place to communicate with control systems for an automated response. For example, if the temperature in a commercial food processor reached a...
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AlleyTalk - Raising a modern family is an ever-humbling endeavor that requires a peace of mind to deal with all the curve balls it throws. The simple keeping in touch with family gets lost in the mix of things and sometimes you just need to say...
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#NYCTech - According to IDC research, global spending on smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) technology will rise to $1.7 trillion in 2020 - making it one of the fastest growing markets in the nation. With these numbers, it’s no wonder...
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#NYCTech -  It's not surprising or alarming to see a bike tied up somewhere with a missing wheel or seat. Imagine if the same were true for a car. We have gone to great measures to secure bicycles because bike theft is all too common in the...
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Healthcare -  Smartphone-connected trash cans, water bottles, even egg trays: It's hard to tell if these products are real or jokes.Joanna Stern takes a look at the trend of making everything "smarter."
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IoT -  A California federal appeals court ruling could have an impact on smart-gun technology, such as that developed by Armatix, and broad implications for how quickly President Barack Obama’s recent calls for more...
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IoT -   Hulu is planning a new service which will let subscribers stream feeds of major broadcast and cable-TV channels. It's a move that would make Hulu a new competitor to digital streaming platforms and...
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#NYCTech - This may surprise you, but attacks on oil and gas manufacturers are becoming increasingly common and while a new cybersecurity company is coming out daily, few are protecting the data of industrial applications the way that Bayshore...
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Apps -  At this year’s Beijing auto show, Chinese companies showed off their ambitions to reshape the auto industry with vehicles that can be controlled by smartphone apps.
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AI - I never win raffles, but I finally did recently at the MIT Xconomy in Boston. My prize was a Roomba. These robotic vacuums have been around for years for personal use, but now hotels are using similar devices to not only automate...
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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.”