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Cynaps Mint: 3-D Printed Bone Conducting Audio Hardware

When last we left Max Virtual, they had started an Indiegogo campaign for their Cynaps bone conducting hearing helper. The technology amplifies voices and uses small transducers to conduct the sound through our amazing human skeletal system. Max Virtual is … Continue reading

TextMe: Free Commodities and Privacy

Once upon a time, I used to write about about something called Voice over IP or VoIP. They were magical initials at least in the formerly walled off world of telecom in the late 90s and early aughts. You could … Continue reading

ITP Big Screens 2014

I haven’t been to this one before, but Big Screens is where NYU ITP students get to experiment with the enormous 120 x 11 foot video bank at IAC world HQ. ITPers take a class–see this github–and show off their … Continue reading

Hacking the Universe with the Astronerds

I was glad I had some time in my schedule last weekend to stop by Hack the Universe at the American Museum of Natural History. The final demos of this astro-oriented hackathon were given at one of my favorite public … Continue reading

Quadrofoil: Personal Electric Hydrofoil

We do get lots of unsolicited PR pieces from various companies pitching products. Normally, we move them into our junk folder. But last week a Slovenian startup managed to attract our jaded, seen-it-all editor with their personal electric hydrofoil. He … Continue reading

Virtual Hackathon Courtesy of Koding

Koding (formerly kodingen), is a terrific development environment that supports a thriving community of PHP, Ruby, Python and Node coders. I’ve used it for my own teeny projects, and found I could quickly knock out some software and get things … Continue reading

Open Garden’s FireChat: Mesh Solution Finds a Problem

It seemed only yesterday –actually two years ago–that I shared a coffee with Open Garden’s dynamic co-founder Micha Benoliel. He had come close to getting a big fat check at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2013 but did succeed in intriguing everyone … Continue reading

Kazoup: UK-based File Analytics Startup

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October 17, 2014 | Editor

The last few weeks I’ve been focused on my other channel writing about the credit card industry’s gift to insomniacs, the Data Security Standard 3.0. Someday soon Visa, Mastercard, et. al. may eventually discover how to really protect credit card … Continue reading

bpmonline’s Cloud-Based CRM

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October 6, 2014 | Editor

Another gathering of Ukraine startups happened while I was on holiday in September. Like the last few times, these events are out in San Francisco–hey, what’s wrong with New York City’s vareniki?–featuring the usual cast of investors, incubators and successful … Continue reading

Meanwhile Back at NYU: Cyber Security Contest and New Entreprenurial Center

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September 27, 2014 | Editor

I’m finally returning to my grove after an extended holiday earlier this month. September of course means back to school so it’s a good time to take a look at recent tech news at, where else, but NYU First, Computer … Continue reading

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