In the Media form May 18, 2017

FCC Upends Licensing Process for 5G Research

The growing demand for faster, more robust wireless service from consumers, smart city integrators and internet-of-things manufacturers is spurring the need for the next generation of wireless connectivity-- or 5G.  To make it easier to experiment with new technologies and services in the...

FOX23 Investigates: Safety of Fingerprint Scans on Phones

A thumbprint may seem simpler and more secure than a passcode or password.  But one of the nation's top computer scientists says he has discovered a security flaw with the kind of fingerprint identification technology often used to lock cellphones. We traveled to New York University to...

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...)

Attendees React to Brooklyn 5G Summit

Attendees offer insights from the presentations, hallway conversations and just the experience of being at the Brooklyn 5G Summit 2017. (See more...)

Optical Nanofiber 'Hears' Bacteria Swim, Cancer Cells Move

At the macroscopic level that’s familiar to us, birds chirp, whales sing and we talk. But at the microscopic level, our cells pulsate, bacteria swim and pressure waves ripple on a scale we can’t reach. UC San Diego engineers have developed a tool to access that realm: an optical...

WannaCry Malware Exploited OS Weakness to Spread

The recent ransomware cyberattack has claimed an estimated 300,000 computers in 150 countries. Cyber security expert Justin Cappos is a professor at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering. He described what the WannaCry malware is doing now and how it invades computers through a loophole in...

When a Hack Shuts Down a Hospital, Who's to Blame?

It's one thing to fall victim to a burglar. It's another to realize the thief got in because you left the front door wide open.  The distinction could lead to difficult legal battles for organizations affected by the WannaCry cyberattack, which crippled an estimated 300,000 of the 2...

Tras la Ofensiva del Viernes: Europol Teme Nueva Oleada de Ciberataque a Partir de Hoy

Europol advierte: el ciberataque no ha terminado y hoy, lunes, podría regresar con fuerza, tras haber sido parcialmente controlado por las empresas y gobiernos durante el fin de semana.  El atentado global que se desencadenó el viernes pasado dejó hasta ahora a más...

Survival in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

There’s all this talk that robots will replace humans in the workplace, leaving us poor, redundant schmucks with nothing to do but embrace the glorious (yet terrifying) creative potential of opiates and ennui. (Let it be noted that bumdom was all the rage in the 19th century, leading to...

Security News This Week: Trump's Cybersecurity Executive Order Looks... Pretty Good!

There are no quiet weeks in security these days, but the firing of FBI Director James Comey made this one particularly loud. President Trump’s controversial dismissal won’t slow down the investigation into his campaign’s alleged ties with Russia, and it occurred with no...

Peter Carr's Hall of Mirrors

It's the mid-1990s, the Wall Street of the Masters of the Universe is partying like it's 1999, LTCM and the dotcom bubble are yet to spoil the good times. Peter Carr and Dilip Madan have developed a robust hedge for variance swaps using vanilla options such that static positions in the...

Global Cyber Attack Cripples British Hospitals

A massive cyberattack galloped across international borders on 12 May 2017, crippling such vital organizations as Telefonica (a telecom company in Spain),  Britain’s network of hospitals run by the National Health Service (NHS), and the Russian Interior Ministry. A live graphic of...

Why AI Researchers Like Video Games

Last year Artur Filipowicz, a computer scientist at Princeton University, had a stop-sign problem. Dr Filipowicz is teaching cars how to see and interpret the world, with a view to them being able to drive themselves around unaided. One quality they will need is an ability to recognise stop...

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...

DSL Pioneer Describes Terabit Future

At a time when carriers are pondering an expensive shift from copper cables to optical fibers, a pioneer of digital subscriber lines is proposing a novel upgrade that someday could deliver terabit data rates. In a keynote at the G.fast Summit in Paris Tuesday (May 9), John Cioffi will unveil ideas...

Spot a Rental Scam Before It's Too Late

You're looking for a new place to live. You check out Craigslist for an apartment or a house rental listing. Yes, you've heard that scams are common on the site, but it can't really happen to you, right? Wrong, according to researchers at the New York University Tandon School of...

Alabama Prison's Cruelty

Treatment of inmates in Alabama’s St. Clair Correctional Facility is not only beneath contempt but also a violation of values and standards at every level. When solitary confinement, itself widely recognized as cruel often to the point of torture, becomes the preferred option, life in the...