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Trubrain: Nootropic Drink Startup

Nootropic is shorthand for mind or cognitive enhancing. Simple ideas always sound more mysterious when Greek-ified.  Trubrain is an energy drink for the mind. But as its marketing makes clear, it purposely avoids everyone’s favorite daily stimulant—caffeine. Caffeine is so 19th … Continue reading

Pond5: Huge Source of Public Domain Pics and Videos

Another stock media service? Sure, but NYC-based startup Pond5 has a very large collection of  free public domain photos and images. Some of this media can be found at the websites of, say, the US  National Archives or larger libraries. And of course … Continue reading

More Kickstarter Projects: Robotbase’s Personal AI-bot

Robotbase’s Personal Robot is the most ambitious project that I’ve seen so far on Kickstarter. If the pitch video of this mobile Siri-like bot is anywhere near the actual reality, we’ve moved a step closer to recreating Data from Star Trek: … Continue reading

Interview with NYU’s Justin Cappos: Our Pathetic Password Protection

My interview is not here at TvB, but over on my other show at the Metadata Era. Professor Cappos is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. He’s done significant work in cloud computing and … Continue reading

More Advertisements for Myself: Authentication Ebook Explains it All

As tech editorial writers have informed us, this has been the year of the breach. I’m shocked! My go to source for breach stats is the Identity Theft Resource Center, which calculates the numbers by reviewing security incidents as reported … Continue reading

Unfinished App Business From 2014: LogoGarden, MommyMeds, and More

Going through old emails as part of my end of year clean-up activities, I came across a few companies that I didn’t have a chance to write about, or wrote about but felt deserved more kudos. To make amends, I’ve … Continue reading

Cynaps Mint: 3-D Printed Bone Conducting Audio Hardware

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December 3, 2014 | admin

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

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November 26, 2014 | Editor

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

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November 19, 2014 | admin

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

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November 14, 2014 | Editor

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

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  • Suivez-moi

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    Technology blogger,social media consultant, and aspiring sous chef. Andy currently works as a Senior Digital Content Producer at Varonis. (agreen@varonis.com)
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    RT @felixsalmon: Tom Friedman, in #Davos, proves once again he is the emperor of the idiots. This got spontaneous applause! http://t.co/S9T…
    Jan 24 2015 - 2:14
    I'll add to the buzz:@pond5's cache of public domain pics & videos is a great resource for bloggers,marketers ... http://technoverseblog.com/2015/01/pond5-huge-source-of-public-domain-pics-and-videos/
    Jan 24 2015 - 0:35
    Twitter REST API 1.1 - status OK