David Pogue presents his annual awards for the year’s best ideas in tech.
The New York Tech Meetup (NYTM), which began ten years ago around a simple conference room table, has expanded to the point where New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, the event’s venue, is routinely sold out. Despite its humble beginnings and the monumental growth it has undergone, NYTM is not yet done […]
There’s an app for that. But should there be? These days, we all think we need an app. Restaurants want apps for online ordering, credit unions want apps for ATM maps, retail stores want apps that send coupons in real time, and then some of us just want an app. Because apps. @_@ Personally, I […]
I attended a GrowHack meet-up in New York City, hosted by Conrad Wadowski, and heard Sean Ellis speak about growth hacking. Sean was the first marketer at Dropbox, Lookout, Xobni, and led marketing teams at companies like LogMeIn and Uproar through IPO filings. Currently, he runs a successful data insight startup called Qualaroo. Most importantly, however, Sean coined […]
In 2011, my friend Kostas and I saw an opportunity: If we developed a hyper-accurate keyboard app, one that enabled users to type without looking at the screen, we could change the way people interacted with mobile technology. We could eliminate the apologetic email signatures, stop walking into things while texting and truly ditch our laptops. […]
In a stage set up for King Lear (literally; the New York Tech Meetup is held at NYU’s Skirball Center and guess which Shakespearean play is about to be mounted there?), David Rose, one of the kings of early stage investing in NY, took to the stage to introduce the city’s new Digital.nyc site, which […]
Kit Eaton reviews three apps that will help you learn the basics of computer programming from your mobile device.
Look, we’re all busy. Sure, we like to stay informed, but with so much going on in the world and so little time – how? That’s where AbridgeME comes in. It’s a news and information/reference site that gives you the salient points on news or a topic, and always in 100 words or less. “I […]
Instagram’s latest app allows you to make time-lapse videos.
Ok, it’s called ‘Instagram.’ So does it make any sense that you take your shot, then it takes how much time and frustration to crop it before you share it on Instagram? With Cropr you can take your screenshot, crop it and share in10 seconds. Cropr co-founder Ben Omesi is based at Cowork.rs, where he […]
It starts as SideProjects, a revolutionary new way to detect human movements across different platforms and devices. Based solely on the motion sensor devices in the phones themselves. It’s motion detection for everyone – and check out the twerk meter to see how it works. For starters. Founders Ken Kruger (‘12SEAS) and Houtan Fanisalek (‘12SEAS) […]