Verizon's big plan to beam super-fast internet to your home

It appears the future of your wired internet service at home is wireless. As Verizon struggles to hit deadlines across the country to wire areas with fiber optics, the company seems to be dialing into the next step of cell phone technology to remove the physical and financial restrictions on wired service. The new 5G service,…


Feds in Trenton to Talk Next Steps on NJ's Elusive Path to Offshore Wind

By 2021, the state projected there would be enough wind turbines spinning off the Jersey coast to produce about 1,100 megawatts of clean electricity, enough to power about 1 million homes. It isn't close to happening. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the federal agency overseeing the Obama administration's efforts to develop offshore wind as…


Meet the geniuses: Frank Gehry, others honored at Liberty Science Center (PHOTOS)

JERSEY CITY -- Hundreds gathered under the Hoberman Sphere in Jersey City Friday night for the fifth annual Liberty Science Center Genius gala. The dinner celebrated four honorees for their achievements in science and technology. As the wall of previous geniuses states, "honorees are chosen not only for their singular brilliance but for allowing a spark…


Ex-N.J. man claims he invented email as a teen, suing site that mocked him

A former New Jersey man who for years has maintained he invented email as a teenager in the 1970s, filed a libel suit against Gawker for publishing two stories mocking his claim. Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai wants $35 million because Gizmodo wrote articles in 2012 titled "Corruption, Lies, and Death Threats: The Crazy Story of the Man…


What is the 'portal,' and why is it in Newark?

 

NEWARK -- It's the one shipping container that can travel across the world without leaving New Jersey. The "portal," a repurposed container that was installed as a temporary exhibit in Newark's Military Park last month, is part of a global artist initiative to connect strangers around the world. The container is equipped with technology that allows…





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