ffVC and NYU are mixing researchers with investors in the name of machine intelligence

The timing was perfect. Just as startups were settling into NYU and ffVC’s new brains-meet-money accelerator, “AI Nexus Lab,” Uber acquired¬†Geometric Intelligence. In a stroke of lu

Hublished, The Platform For Expert Webinars, Goes Live

<a target="_blank" href="https://hublished.com/HublishedWeb/">Hublished</a> started as a twinkle in the eye of a few college students, but has now received over $150K in seed funding, part of which ca

Students Code The Night Away At HackNY's Fall Hackathon

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/hackny-hackathon-fall-2010-flickr-photo-sharing1.jpg'> More than 200 students from 33 universities gathered Saturday afternoon to attend <a h

NYU student creates virtual girlfriend: When the king is happy, the queen is happy

An NYU grad student, Drew Burrows, has invented a virtual girlfriend, sorta like the Japanese. Since the young man is so consumed with his studies, he doesn’t have the time, nor the patience (pr

Interesting video of improved robot vision and obstacle navigation

This is a short video by the NYU splinter of a DARPA-funded project that aims to improve the way robots perceive the world around them (and most importantly, in front of them). As the video notes, the

Privacy, security concerns? When colleges require your cellphone number to register for classes [Update2]

Check out this bureaucratic bullshit. My wonderful school, NYU, now requires students surrender their cellphone number in order to register for Fall classes. It’s all in the name of safety, of c

Why I'd trade my vote for an iPod touch

About a week ago, Drudge ran a headline something to the effect of: SHOCK: NYU STUDENTS WOULD TRADE THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE FOR IPOD TOUCH. While I wasn’t part of the poll even though I’m in t

Shock: College kid complains that campus computer store rips people off

I link to this article because A) I go to NYU (don’t go there; go to a real college instead) and B) it has to do with technology. Some kid’s computer crashed, right, and took it to the cam

How NYU Handles Piracy: Don't Get Caught Or Else…

Piracy kills kittens, you know Don’t ask, don’t tell. Oh, but if the RIAA catches you, your ass is grass. That’s essentially how New York University, known as NYU to the Haley Joel O

NYU Supports the Use of Old Ass Computers

It’s not all touch screens, accelerometers and Google Maps today, my friends. I’m based at NYU’s Bobst library in order to be within shooting distance of the various Apple stores and