Technology

You can help researchers curb NYC noise pollution as a citizen scientist

New York City is noisy, and that fact is more than just an annoyance — it’s a public health concern. New York University researchers are trying to mitigate noise pollution in the five boroughs, but first, they need your help. NYU researchers are calling on New Yorkers to sign up as “citizen...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 3:51pm

Maybe all MBTA trains should be driverless: expert

Reports that a Red Line train went barreling through four stations without a driver on Thursday gave riders quite a stir this week. The mishap, believed to have been caused by operator error, birthed an MBTA controversy that was big even for an agency used to dealing with commuters’ scorn...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:29pm

What to expect from the new iPhones coming in 2019

Apple will launch three new versions of the iPhone this fall with upgraded cameras, antennas and WiFi capability, several sources reported over the weekend. One of the models will be a successor to the iPhone XR, Apple's lower-priced phone with an LCD screen, which has sold underwhelmingly....

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 5:19pm

Google planning $1B expansion in Hudson Square, is NYC ready?

Less than a month after Amazon announced it would establish part of its HQ2 in Queens, Google announced on Monday that it’s expanding in New York City, painting a picture of a tech future for the five boroughs. But is the city ready to handle two tech giants? Google will create a more-than 1...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 4:52pm

Tumblr is banning adult content. Here's how to download all your posts now

Here's how to download all your Tumblr posts ahead of its adult content ban that is starting this month.  Tumblr announced it will ban sexually explicit content on Monday, December 17, 2018 and if you or someone you know has relied on the popular blogging site to view and post NSFW...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 5:10pm

A robot will help a local nonprofit sort 25,000 Thanksgiving pies for this year's annual fundraiser

It takes a lot of manpower to ship out 25,000 Thanksgiving pies, and as Community Servings volunteers tackle that task for the nonprofit’s annual Pie in the Sky fundraiser, they’ll be getting some robotic help. Chuck the Robot, from Waltham-based startup 6 River Systems, will help...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 4:22pm

Moving health care ‘Forward’ with AI and tech

Technology plays a vital role in everything and every industry across the globe — yet health care lags behind. But industry disruptor Forward is on a mission to bring it to the 21st century, from its focus on health and wellness to its use of high-tech and AI devices. “Technology is...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:51pm

Smart sex gadgets for him and her

From improbable porn movies to cringeworthy sex manuals, there’s been little to educate us in performing well in the bedroom. But a new generation of smart gadgets aims to whip our limp selves into shape – by giving a workout to our nether regions. Today’s intelligent sex toys...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:37pm

MIT to invest $1B in studying advancements, ethics of AI with new College of Computing

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced on Monday a $1 billion commitment to study breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and their ethical impacts through the new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. The Schwarzman College of Computing will be a hub for work in computer...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:50am

New center at Brooklyn Navy Yard will prepare high schoolers for STEAM jobs

A new STEAM Center planned for the Brooklyn Navy Yard would help provide students with real-world work experience in emerging tech professions, officials say. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza unveiled this week plans for the Brooklyn...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:05pm

How to play Google's hidden-text adventure game

There’s a Google hidden game that will allow users to go on a secret text adventure the next time you open Google.com in Chrome. On occasion, the search engine company creates several Easter eggs, games, Doodles and other secret features that keeps its users engaged and entertained. The...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 5:27pm

Everything you need to know about the Sony PlayStation Classic

Sony announced it is releasing a PlayStation Classic video game system and if you're a retro gamer and crave most things from the 1990s, you’ll be pleased with this throwback. The PlayStation Classic is a miniature version of the original Sony PlayStation will come pre-loaded with...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 1:31pm

iPhone XS, XS Max and XR shipping dates announced. Here's how to pre-order

Apple unveiled the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR on Wednesday during a product announcement event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. All three new phones boast all-screen displays, faster, A12 Bionic processors and an improved camera system....

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:02pm

How to watch the Apple iPhone event on livestream

Apple has set a date for their fall live event, Gather Round, in which the newly trillion-dollar company is expected to introduce three new iPhone models, an upgraded Apple Watch and most likely a few things no one has leaked yet. The company will broadcast the event live on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:25pm

What is Mastodon? Meet the Twitter competitor that's proudly Nazi-free

Twitter is embroiled in a seemingly never-ending controversy about hate speech on the platform, with many charging that the company has been overly permissive and too slow to remove offenders including white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Their message to Twitter founder Jack Dorsey: This is your...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 2:54pm

The world's most advanced virtual reality game is in Times Square

For 200 years, Madame Tussauds has been known for creating wax sculptures of famous people — not exactly the place where you were expecting to step into our digital future. But just as it’s given visitors a way to escort J.Lo down the Oscars red carpet, it’s now home the next...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:32pm

Dormzi app brings gig economy to college campuses

College students tend to be busy, that’s no big surprise. But what if they could outsource some of their more mundane tasks, like laundry or tidying up their long-neglected dorm room, for a small price? That’s the idea behind Dormzi, a gig-economy app just for college campuses. Co-...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 1:26pm

Everything to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

If you’ve been spending countless hours researching the latest rumors for the Samsung Note 9, search no further. Today, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 during a live stream event from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. During the event, Drew Blackard, senior director of smartphone...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 4:32pm

Facebook begins testing new dating app

The Facebook dating app is another step closer to becoming a reality.   Facebook announced plans to launch Facebook Dating during the F8 Developers Conference in May along with other new Facebook features. The Facebook dating feature will allow singles to create a separate profile on...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 12:42pm

iOS 12 file data reveals next iPhone could support dual-SIM cards

Apple may release a dual-SIM iPhone in the future according to strings of text found in a leaked configuration file. According to 9 to 5 Mac, they spotted evidence that indicates future iPhone models or the iPhone X Plus will support dual-SIM cards. The tech site reports that diagnostic reports...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 4:34pm