In the Media

Intimate Stories and Live Actors Show Just How Beautiful VR Can Be

Hollywood is doing its best to figure out virtual reality, often with less than compelling results. But a small group of VR producers at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival have successfully innovated their way through experimental territory that big studios have not yet dared to tread, using...

Ted Tours the Brooklyn 5G Summit Expo Floor (Video)

Take a whirlwind tour through the Expo floor of the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit. Ted Rappaport, Founding Director of NYU WIRELESS, checks out summit exhibits including the Enigma encryption machine from WWII Germany.  (See more...)

On the Market: These 3 Brooklyn Tech Companies are Hiring

On the Market is a Technical.ly column where we highlight new and noteworthy job openings and the people who are lookin’. Got a submission? Email us and tell us why it belongs in the roundup. ... Engineer or design at Maker’s Row. Maker’s Row offers independent designers a way to...

NewCities Expands Fellowship Program to Highlight Leading Urban Thinkers

The NewCities Foundation has today appointed four Associate Fellows, deepening its expertise and helping to extend the reach of these top practitioners and researchers through the NewCities web platform and global network. In order to further its efforts to stimulate the global conversation on...

How Social Media Data Can Improve People's Lives - If Used Responsibly

In January 2015, heavy rains triggered unprecedented floods in Malawi. Over the next five weeks, the floods displaced more than 230,000 people and damaged over 64,000 hectares of land.  Almost half the country was labelled a “disaster zone” by Malawi’s government. And as...

Nightly Business Report – May 9, 2017 (Video)

NYU Tandon Computer Science & Engineering Professor Nasir Memon at 14:23. … There were some reports last week that Apple was having a bit of trouble with key feature in its next iPhone: the fingerprint reader. But there may be other problems with these sensors. New research found that...

The Unbelievable Truth (Radio)

Robotic fish developed by researchers at NYU Tandon mentioned at 15:45 David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.  Holly Walsh, Mark...

Empire Stores, City Point and Ford Amphitheater Among Winners of 2017 Building Brooklyn Awards

Major Brooklyn developments Empire Stores, City Point and Ford Amphitheater are among the winners of this year’s Building Brooklyn Awards. The awards, organized by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, recognize development projects that enrich the borough economically, culturally, and...

Faculty Inch Closer to Accepting Tech

Izabela Uscinski's students hear an unusual message in their first-ever college writing classes: Open up your laptops, and let's all work together.  The University of Houston visiting assistant professor requires students to drop drafts of their papers in a shared Google folder, where...

Elon Musk's Tunnel Vision: Why His "Boring Company" Underground Traffic Solution is a Bad Idea

Elon Musk revealed recently more details about his proposal to solve traffic gridlock by creating an elaborate 3D matrix of subterranean highways that would whisk cars around on electrified pallets.  But aside from obvious questions about technical feasibility and the cost to build and...