In the early part of 2014, momentum was strong for the rise of bitcoin as a mainstream form of currency. Complications and conspiracies slowed the buzz and stunted acceptance, but it seems like it will inevitably become acceptable. Recent rumors from New York City point to the possibility that 2015 will be the year that… Continue reading If New York City accepts bitcoin, everyone eventually will
The Museum of Modern Art currently has exhibitions for Henri Labrouste and Le Corbusier, two architects that had a huge influence on global architecture. Exciting stuff right? But MoMA is doing something unique, something that has probably never been done before with social media. MoMA has partnered up with Foursquare to launch a NYC architecture… Continue reading Foursquare and MoMA team up for a NYC scavenger hunt
Big business has always been the center for many communities around the world. Industries make cities. Resources make entire countries. From the coal towns of West Virginia to the automakers of Detroit, companies and industries have been able to put people to work, to keep taxes flowing for the government, and to build the personality… Continue reading Big tech companies are building in the heartland
The image above is not one of the drone that was spotted by a pilot flying into New York City, but it may appear something like this. Then again, it may not be the drone you’re looking for if you’re the FBI. The one they want was spotted by an Alitalia airlines pilot on final… Continue reading If you see a drone flying over NYC, call the FBI
When LEGO building pro Alex Jones (no, not that Alex Jones) decides to hit the nostalgic road, he likes to combine geek goodness with his creative streaks. Such is the case with his Ghostbusters creation, an epic and somewhat accurate representation of the iconic movie set piece that is approaching its 30th anniversary. Better known… Continue reading 27 epic views of the LEGO Ghostbusters HQ by Orion Pax
For RIM, you are what you eat. The latest twist for tumbling company Research in Motion, they’ve chosen to change their name and branding to reflect who they really are. Instead of being the once-proud RIM brand, they will be known simply as “BlackBerry” going forward. This is a good move. It focuses all attention… Continue reading Research in Motion is now simply “BlackBerry”
Google, New York City, Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology join forces to form a school offering classes in computer coding, but it is looking to compete with online education empires offering courses in venture management and bent on building a good reputation. Twenty-two thousand feet of the Google campus in New York opens… Continue reading Google takes on online MBA programs, MIT and the mainstream education system
Not too long ago, the rise of “geek chic” surprised a few and elated many. Now, being called a “geek” can be considered the new “cool,” and in a city like Manhattan, that likes to be on the cutting edge of cool – it’s never been a better time to be a tech-savvy individual. No,… Continue reading Talk nerdy to me: Tech takes a seat at the cool kid table
Times Square took another hit on Friday with a quick evacuation because of a suspicious package. CNN reports that a cooler was found near 45th St and Broadway and deemed to be suspicious. With the threat of terrorists attacking again, it won’t be uncommon to see situations like this happen on the regular even more… Continue reading Times Square gets evacuated and Twitter users tell the story.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k2_HHrk8Y8&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Ever had a dream to walk through Times Square in New York City, but could never really find the money to get you there? Google has recently added high quality street level photos to its Google Earth application that will allow you to take a virtual 3D tour of the city from the comfort… Continue reading 3D views of New York City using Google Earth.