Skype Now Hides IP Addresses by Default

To beef up security for users — especially those in the gaming community — Skype will now hide IP addresses by default. The Microsoft-owned chat service recently introduced the ability to hide your IP address, but has now enabled this setting by default in the latest version of its...

NYU Wireless spearheads new testbed for mmWave spectrum

The NYU Wireless research center, which made a name for itself in millimeter wave (mmWave) technology research, will use funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build an advanced programmable platform for designing, prototyping and validating mmWave technologies. The NSF program...

NYU Wireless To Build Test Bed for 5G

NYU Wireless, New York University's multidisciplinary academic research center for wireless networking theories and techniques, is building an advanced programmable platform to support the development of millimeter wave (mmWave) wireless communication, also known as 5G. 5G is the next...

The Gowanus Canal's Beacon of Hope

It is low tide at the Gowanus Canal. The water near 2nd Avenue and 5th Street is dark green and murky. The smell of rotten eggs wafts through the air; it could be from the untreated human waste that regularly empties into the waterway, or from the noisy industry that burdens its banks. This...

NYU wins NSF grant to build mmWave testbed

New York University academic research centre NYU Wireless has secured a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to build an advanced programmable platform to rapidly design, prototype and validate vital technologies for the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum, potentially key to launching 5G. The...

For Stock Markets, January Is a Cloudy Crystal Ball

As January goes, so goes the entire market year. That’s probably the best-known aphorism from the Stock Trader’s Almanac, an annual compilation of dates, statistics and advice for investors first published in 1968 by Yale Hirsch. A prolific author of pithy investment advice, Mr. Hirsch...

Free Wi-Fi network coming to NYC

LinkNYC is a new communications network that is replacing New York City pay phones with state-of-the-art kiosks called Links. Each Link is equipped with free services like high-speed Wi-Fi, phone calls, a tablet for web browsing, and device charging for anyone living in or visiting New York City to...

Swipe right to fix the world: can Tinder-like tech match solutions to problems?

Everyday, millions of people use apps like Tinder to find a romantic match. What if governments used similar technology to match the skills of citizens with the most pressing challenges of our time? The federal government already turns to the public for help online. Challenge.gov, which celebrated...

Can Big Data and Sensors Make Cities Smarter and Safer?

"Smart Cities" are designed to scale up "The Internet of Things" to better manage local transportation, energy, healthcare, water delivery and waste disposal. Can Big Data really improve the quality of life for residents and their neighbors? Constantine Kontokosta, professor of...

IEEE Announces Its Newly Elevated Fellows for 2016

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers recently announced its prestigious group of 2016 Elevated Fellows, including 19 of Indian origin, of which 15 are Indian Americans. Fellows are chosen from IEEE members whose accomplishments in any of the organization’s fields of interest...