NYU's Memon on Biometric Password Technology

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Check out photos of NYU-Poly’s new DUMBO Incubator for digital media and tech startups, part of the City’s network of affordable workspaces, where they held an open house last week. Located at 20 Jay Street, the DUMBO Incubator offers more than 30 dedicated work stations and an equal...

The Mobile Security Show

Taped on November 16, 2011, on the campus of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn, New York, this episode of the Mobile Security Show, "Dealing With Exploitable Mobile Device Vulnerabilities", featured guest panalists Edward Amoroso, Martin Roesch, Uma...

I-Den Touch Featured on Brooklyn 12 News

Professor Nasir Memon and his students demonstrate their app, the I-Den Touch, a program capable of recognizing a user's unique hand gestures and body movements and translating those into a physical passcode for wireless devices.

Logging In With a Touch or a Phrase (Anything but a Password)

Passwords are a pain to remember. What if a quick wiggle of five fingers on a screen could log you in instead? Or speaking a simple phrase?Neither idea is far-fetched. Computer scientists in Brooklyn are training their iPads to recognize their owners by the touch of their fingers as they make a...

Dumbo Is Jumbo With Tech

Tech startups and digital advertising companies have flocked to Dumbo throughout the past decade, drawn to the neighborhood's industrial lofts that eschew Midtown's buttoned-down culture. Now Dumbo's tech scene is about to get bigger. Huge Inc. and Etsy, two of Dumbo's biggest...

Taking the initiative with NY initiatives

AMERICA has always been good at fostering the ingenuity of people who ''think different''. You know, the ones that the Apple ad says ''were told it couldn't be done''. Whether it is Henry Ford back in 1908 introducing the world to the Model T, which...

Wireless Communications Pioneer Ted Rappaport Heading to NYU

The University of Texas at Austin is losing a wireless communications guru to New York University and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Ted Rappaport currently is the William and Bettye Nowlin Chair of Engineering at UT, where he’s been on the faculty for nine years. He...

Street to Alley: Tech lures corporate refugees

Since the start of the recession, many former finance and corporate types have traveled the path from Wall Street professional to Silicon Alley entrepreneur. Some were laid off or fled the Street, turned off by the drudgery of their work or the intense focus on making money. Others were lured by a...

Get Out: Robots and Basketball

On the local competition radar this weekend is the fascinating world of FIRST Robotics at Community Partnership Charter School, which is competing for a $10,000 grant from Time Warner Cable, and Long Island University men’s and women’s basketball programs tipping off against Columbia...