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Smart Antennas Could Open Up New Spectrum For 5G

People in real estate joke that there are only three things that matter in the business of buying and selling property: location, location, location. The same could be said for radio spectrum. The frequencies used for cellular communications have acquired the status of waterfront lots—highly...

NYU launches largest student hacking competition worldwide

The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering has opened registration for a massive hacking competition which offers US students the chance to win cybersecurity-based scholarships and prizes. Announced last week, the US college is now allowing students from high school to doctorate level to register...

2054 - Roanoke 40 years from Now . . .

Projecting 40 years into the future is likely folly, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun and it certainly does not mean we won’t do it. We will. We have. But consider this first: A look back tells that in 1974 Ted Rappaport, former head of Virginia Tech’s mobile portable...

Repeating password raises hacking risk

Jeffrey Moore has what security experts, consumer advocates and law-enforcement officials call a bad habit. He uses the same password to log on to multiple websites. “It’s easier to remember,” he said. Probably so, but relying on a single password also makes it easier for hackers...

Theodore Rappaport: At the Forefront of 5G

The number of smartphone users around the world climbed to about 1.75 billion this year, and that number is expected to rise rapidly in the next three years as the phones’ prices drop, according to a report by eMarketer, a market research firm. Add to that the billions of sensor-embedded...

Summer program at NYU Poly teaches cybersecurity to young women

The soon-to-be high school senior developers we talked to at NYU Poly’s second two-week program on cybersecurity for young women seemed to, broadly speaking, share two big takeaways. First, everything you do is tracked online and you should be aware of that. Second, after visiting two of the...

See these art/tech mashups from Art-A-Hack at Livestream Public

Technologists teamed up with artists to take intriguing inventions and use them for artistic goals. Art-A-Hack was a project of the Volumetric Society and ThoughtWorks, with additional support from Microsoft, O’Reilly Media and Livestream. Volumetric Society’s Ellen Pearlman opened the...

How a password manager can help you stay more secure online

With so many major retailers and social media sites falling victim to hacking, it seems more important than ever before to protect your personal data online. However, many computer users use the same passwords to login to multiple websites -- a big mistake, according to security experts. One simple...

How a password manager can help you stay more secure online

With so many major retailers and social media sites falling victim to hacking, it seems more important than ever before to protect your personal data online. However, many computer users use the same passwords to login to multiple websites -- a big mistake, according to security experts. One simple...

Suneris found its biomedical manufacturing facility on Craigslist

Suneris, the biotech company founded by a couple of NYU Poly undergrads, found its new research, manufacturing and office space on Craigslist. It’s a former woodshop on the second floor of a commercial building on the north end of Sunset Park. The small team did most of the work to rehab the...