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...

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...

It Ain’t Rocket Science Episode 40: Part 2

In Episode 40, Part 2, the reporters of this STEM series for students examine the breadth of NYU Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) and what it teaches students. Among those interviewed is NYU CS student Emily Wicki, a CSAW team leader. (Watch video...)

Wind Power Spreads Through Turbines for Lease

TULLY, N.Y. — Three years ago, Ed Doody and his brothers, Kevin and Rich, installed a wind turbine at the dairy farm they operate here, looking to cut electric bills. They were so happy with the results that each got a turbine for his home, visible from the farm, which overlooks rolling hills...

High schoolers! (And parents!) Here’s a chance to do something really cool this summer

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering announced it’s now accepting applications for an intensive summer program for the best and brightest New York City high schoolers. “This selective program is for academically strong, current 10th and 11th grade New York City students with a...

WiFi routers are getting way more expensive — here’s why you should buy a new one anyway

What's the most underappreciated gadget in your home? I'd argue it is your WiFi router, which is likely one of those gadgets that you a) use every day b) didn't put much thought into buying and c) only pay attention to when it isn't working well. Since you — or your Internet...