technology

October 1, 2017 - 9:05am
Alex Salkever co-wrote "The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future."

During a recent visit to Syracuse University's Newhouse School, author Alex Salkever joined The NewsHouse for an interview about the risks and rewards of technological advancement in our everyday lives.

May 8, 2017 - 3:34pm
Students interested in emerging technologies are creating original content for Syracuse and beyond.

Scattered around table are artifacts from the future-turned-present – Google cardboards, virtual reality headsets, and a round 360-degree camera. The drones to the left look like flying robotic spiders and a shiny black contraption in the next corner involves more sensors and gear than any non-engineering club might even consider possible. One student puts on a headset that completely obscures his natural vision, but takes him into another world instead.

March 30, 2017 - 11:00pm
Commentary: Senior Michaela Quigley visited 23 companies in Silicon Valley over spring break and received advice from Syracuse University alumni and CEOs.

The CEO of LiveFyre, Jordan Kretchmer, sat waiting to hear my pitch. He was dressed casually in a black sweater with jeans, mimicking the relaxed West Coast work dress code. Despite his casual vibe, I still felt intimidated by his presence, knowing that he founded a company that raised well over 50 million dollars in funds and was acquired by Adobe Systems. I'd prepared for this moment while showering earlier that morning.

December 2, 2016 - 2:54pm
Ryan Gaus, an 18-year-old from Baldwinsville, is a tech genius who builds code, produces apps, and much more.

Trick or treating has become a digital event with the invention of the app, Crowd Candy. Not only can the users of the app vote on how well the candy selection is at neighborhood houses, but they can vote on how wicked they are, too. Creator of Crowd Candy, Ryan Gaus, an 18 year old from Baldwinsville produced the app at the fall hackathon event in 2013.

October 13, 2016 - 1:11pm
Projects presented at this fall's biannual event include a device that alerts drivers of traffic light changes and a tool that summarizes long online articles.

Red traffic lights pose a stand off between a driver and traffic: Which will move first once the light turns green? Almost every driver has missed the one-second standard reaction time to accelerate his or her vehicle upon light a change. Whether it’s because they are taking swigs of water, changing the radio station or checking the mustard stain left over from lunch, drivers have missed this window. Honks and aggitated shouts echo through the street until these distracted individuals make haste, but what if the aggression could be avoided?

October 4, 2016 - 6:40pm
Students gather at the first University Lecture of the year to hear advice from the leader in 3D printing technology.

Innovator and technology evangelist Bre Pettis kicked off the University Lectures Series with an inspiring lecture Tuesday in Hendricks Chapel.

May 29, 2016 - 1:14pm
Although underrepresented in many science and technology fields, undergraduate SU women are stopping at nothing.

When asked about the challenges for female students in science and technology fields, Sharon Alestalo is quick to mention "molehills" of disadvantages.

The program director for Syracuse University's WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) said researcher Virginia Valian accurately described how women find it difficult to break into male-dominated fields.  

April 18, 2015 - 9:56am
In the 2nd annual TED event, nine speakers, including two SU students, gave their presentations to a crowd at Watson Theater.

Syracuse University hosted its 2nd annual TEDxSyracuseUniversity in Watson Theatre on Fridan night. TED — short for technology, education and design — is a nonprofit organization that helps to spread critical ideas and innovative thoughts through short public speeches. The program is designed to spark conversations among individuals.

March 3, 2015 - 4:41pm
New Tech Garden space provides resources, incubator space for growing technology businesses.

In February, the Syracuse Technology Garden expanded into an 18,000 feet space in AXA Tower, right next to the original location, to accommodate the growth of local innovative businesses.

February 11, 2015 - 12:48pm
Students formed teams, constructed robots and pitted them against one another in the statewide robotics competition.

The crowd roared at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena and Events Center.

“30 seconds left in the round. 30 seconds," an announcer blared into the microphone. "Blue team leads red team. Looks like it’s going to be a close one folks.”