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Verizon 5G hits New York City, including parts of Brooklyn and Queens, later this month

09.19.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

The 5G train just keeps on rolling.  Verizon announced Thursday that its mobile 5G network would become commercially available in New York City starting Sept. 26. Similar to how 5G rollouts have gone in other cities, it'll only be available in c... ...

A quarter of NYC’s post-2013 luxury condos are unsold

The real estate bubble is in trouble: London's luxury housing market has been in freefall for years, and New York's retail vacancy has been soaring, even as global super-luxe housing is also tanking.

Now, analysis from Streeteasy finds that at least a quarter of the luxury condos built in NYC since ...

Another US visa holder was denied entry over someone else’s messages

It has been one week since U.S. border officials denied entry to a 17-year-old Harvard freshman just days before classes were set to begin. Ismail Ajjawi, a Palestinian student living in Lebanon, had his student visa canceled and was put on a flight home shortly after arriving at Boston Logan International Airport. Customs & Border ...

The risks of amoral A.I.

Kyle Dent Contributor Kyle Dent is a Research Area Manager for PARC, a Xerox Company, focused on the interplay between people and technology. He also leads the ethics review committee at PARC. Artificial intelligence is now being used to make decisions about lives, livelihoods, and interactions in the real world in ways that pose real risks to ...

Tastemakers raises $1.4M to sell Africa experiences to the world

New York based startup Tastemakers has raised a $1.4 million seed-round—led Precursor Ventures—for its business that connects Africa adventures to global consumers. Tastemakers’ platform curates, prices, and lists African travel and cultural experiences—from paragliding tours to wine-tasting to concerts. The startup generates revenues by taking a 20% commission on each transaction. Community managers in Africa ...

Manhattan DA served Google with a “reverse search warrant” in a bid to prosecute antifa protesters

In October 2018, Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes was invited to speak at the Manhattan Republican club, drawing neo-**** supporters and antifa protesters; Proud Boy thugs waded into the protest and began indiscriminately attacking the protesters.

The Manhattan DA filed assault and riot charges against four Proud Boys, but that's not all: the DA's office also ...

Artificial intelligence can contribute to a safer world

Whether primitive or cutting-edge, in the wrong hands, technology can empower bad actors and put our society at risk, creating a sense of helplessness and frustration. ...

New York City raised minimum wage to $15, and its restaurants outperformed the nation

After NYC raised its minimum wage from $7.25/h to $15/h this year -- the largest pay hike for low-waged workers in half a century -- the city's restaurants boomed, posting the highest growth levels in the country.

The findings come from a study undertaken by the Center for New York City Affairs at The New ...