While New York technology jobs increase in 2012, America's middle class will be shrinking.
The popular indie video game Minecraft will soon be ported to the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA), and the developer of the game’s port is pushing for Minecraft to be the first game to receive constant updates on the XBLA platform. In addition, the XBLA version of Minecraft will be useable with the Microsoft Kinect.
Keeping true to the horror genre, Resident Evil just keeps coming back: Capcom has released a new trailer for Resident Evil 6, which featured classic characters Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield. The game is scheduled for release on November 20, 2012 and will be available for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The storyline takes place 10 years after the original Resident Evil, which was released in 1996 for the original PlayStation.
There's a new seed stage investor in town. Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, which set up shop at 20 Jay Street in DUMBO, is looking commit up to $500,000 and lead investments in seed and angel stage rounds for new internet-based companies.
Founder and CEO of HiiDef Jonathan Marcus is giving people intuitive ways to design and create personal websites. Flavors.me, the original HiiDef product, integrates social networks and other popular web services. Goodsie, launched in May 2011, helps people build an online store in an intuitive fashion.
This afternoon, New York Tech Meetup, a group of roughly 18,000, held an emergency meeting at the doorsteps of New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand in order to protest controversial copyright bills SOPA and PIPA. The demonstration was marked by guest speakers that included founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian and executive vice president of Tumblr Andrew McLaughlin.
Hardware requirements for Windows 8 tablets have been revealed. Will any of the devices entice consumers enough to use Windows 8 rather than the tablet incumbents Google Android and Apple iOS?
On Wednesday, techies will protest against recent legislation concerning copyright and interenet freedoms. New York Tech Meetup will be demonstrating outside of Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand's New York office. In addition, several websites will blackout as a form of online protest.
This weekend, while touring the New Museum with my sister and her husband, I came across a real work of art: A great new mod for my Android phone.
The Lamartine Place Historic District, twelve historic houses in Chelsea that were essential to the Underground Railroad, were recognized in the weekend preceding Martin Luther King Day with a brand new sign that hangs on 339 W. 29th Street.
The American Museum of Natural History will introduce a Master of Arts in teaching program, where roughly 50 former science majors will spend 15 months learning to become science teachers. Applicants must have a background or career in science and be looking to transition into the educational field.
What would you do if you ruptured your eardrum while on a trip out of town? If you go to ZocDoc, you can schedule a doctor visit right away.
The internet is an endless series of information waterfalls--real-time data streams--waiting to be organized. At least, that's what Flow founder Eric Alterman believes. He's betting big on a new platform he's creating that will allow people to exchange real-time data in almost any realm of digital existence.
Two former U.S. Senators will be joining the New York-based healthcare start-up ZocDoc as advisers. Former Senate majority leader and representative from Tennessee Bill Frist will join the company. In addition, former Senate minority leader and representative from South Dakota Tom Daschle will be joining the group.
Rumors surfaced earlier this week about Gilt Groupe, the Silicon Alley high-end e-commerce site, laying off more than 170 employees. The CEO of the company denied the rumors soon after they were made public.
One of New York's hottest start-ups, Tumblr, will join the likes of Google and Microsoft as it becomes a sponsor for New York Tech Meetup, the place where Tumblr fostered its growth in the early days of the company's existence back in 2007.
The Bronx now has a city-sponsored business incubator--the first of its kind in the area. Mayor Michael Bloomberg gathered alongside other officials to cut the ribbon on Monday morning. The 11,000-square-feet project has been made Sunshine Bronx in Hunts Point.
Cops have arrested a New York City cab driver for allegedly raping a female passenger at knifepoint in May. The victim, a 26-year-old woman, had been heading to her Manhattan building from a bar in Williamsburg.
A city official said the Economic Development Corporation remained hopeful about creating another tech partnership. If the new plans go through, the EDC could be making an announcement in the coming weeks.
Sabas, a man living in Inwood Hill Park, comes out of the woods for few reasons other than to watch football.
President Barack Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Kanye West have unexpectedly stuck their noses in the tech world just before CES 2012. Their entry into the tech world marks the end of an age when tech belonged solely to nerds.
The New York Boat Show, one of the largest boat shows in the country, started early on Wednesday, and it will remain open until late Sunday, gaining more momentum and attendance as the event continues. The New York Boat Show is taking place at the Javis Center at 635 West 34th Street and runs from 12-9 p.m. each day. Admission is $14 for adults and children under 15 get in for free.
Vinton Cerf, one of the Fathers of the Internet, has written an op-ed in the New York Times that argues against the notion that the internet is a human right. He also says the internet is not a civil right. I disagree with the latter.
Vinton Cerf, one of the "Fathers of the Internet," has written an op-ed in the New York Times that argues against the notion that the internet is a human right. He also says the internet is not a civil right. I disagree with the latter.
Five things every New Yorker should know about the MTA.
Occupy Wall Street is far from dead, though it's also far from Wall Street at this point. On Tuesday evening, while the weather touched down to 13 degrees, about 100 demonstrators gathered in the main concourse of Grand Central. The demonstrators used Grand Central as a place to voice their opposition against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark faced famous accidents during the flying sequences but has bounced back and earned $2.9 million during the holiday week. The sum earned Spider-Man the highest grossing Broadway show in a single week. Wicked, the musical based on the book with a similar name, held the previous weekly record with $2.7 million.
Former Miss Russia Anna Malova has been released from jail after her fellow drug rehab patients agreed to have her back in the group. The catch: she can't talk to them for a month.
This Tuesday, Citi launched a Facebook application that allows its customers to team up in order to use their points for charity, a group gift or personal goal. The Citi Facebook app builds on the function that Citi released last year that allows customers to transfer there points to others via the bank's homepage.
Chicago Bears fans rejoiced this morning after general manager Jerry Angelo was ousted from Halas Hall. Fans of the Monsters of the Midway complained about Angelo's often questionable decisions regarding free agency and the team, which most recently took form in Angelo's resistance against signing Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte to a long-term deal.