United States Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu spent just as much time taking pictures of the 3-D printers and scanners as he did asking questions about them.
Fresh off the heels of President Obama’s proposal to make the first two years of community college free for prospective students, the nation’s second-highest ranking labor official toured Queensborough Community College’s new 3-D printing lab and virtual hospital with Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) last Friday, both appearing fascinated with the technology.
A pair of teenaged boys robbed two victims inside an Astoria McDonald's — located at 22-50 31 St., near the Astoria - Ditmars Boulevard N/Q Train station — on Monday afternoon.
The Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying four individuals wanted in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 114th Precinct. The suspects are three black males and a black female.
On Saturday, June 28, 2014 at approximately 2:30 a.m., the 22-year-old male victim was exiting an apartment on 12th Street in Astoria when the suspects allegedly surrounded him and demanded his property.
(BPT) - Whether you are shopping for yourself, updating a loved one’s look, or wondering what to wear to a holiday party in chilly temperatures, there are key items to look for when shopping this season that are sure to have you fashionably warm.
The holiday season is certainly a joyous time but it can be stressful when it comes to finding a gift for the special people in your life. Here are some last-minute gift ideas that just might inspire. You may even want to treat yourself!
(BPT) - Technology has made dramatic improvements in the lives of people of all ages, and the improvements made in hearing technology may be some of the most advanced to occur in the last several years.
(NAPSI)—By following a few simple tips, you can save time and money at holiday time and on other year-round gift-giving occasions when you buy things for yourself and your family:
(BPT) - Money worries know no age limit, and financial health is important for everyone – which could explain why financial pledges are among the most common New Year’s resolutions. Still, Millennials are a bit more likely than any other age group to be tempted into spending too much, according to research by the Barna Group.
Sunnyside video game developer Alexander Lau, 29, has always loved video games. Since the age of 4, he wanted to go into the now-popular field.
Instead of staying a dreamer, he and a small development team at his studio, Robotic Potato, are taking the initiative and creating their second video game, “Mother Goose: Demolition Company.”
(NAPSI)—It started with the Boomers. A science experiment in schools to teach students responsibility, (or a simple scare tactic), known as The Pet Egg. Many actually enjoyed caring for their eggs, and the Pet Rock was also born. For thousands of years in fact, kids of all ages have loved to nurture and play parent with baby dolls and the like.
Married Ridgewood couple Luis Chango, 45, and Rosa Jerez, 37, were arraigned Monday night on several charges of what prosecutors called “stroller trolling.” The couple is alleged to have stolen several cell phones, wallets, credit cards and cash out of the strollers of unsuspecting shoppers at a number of Queens retailers between August and November.
More than a dozen women between the ages of 18 and 38 were targeted by the couple. In many cases, it is alleged that Jerez distracted the victims with conversation or acted as a lookout for Chango, who removed the stolen property.
Old-fashioned police work got a boost from modern technology recently when a pair of beat cops in the NYPD’s 105th Precinct responded to a robbery report.
And their ingenuity earned Officers James McMahon and Jonathan Vennetucci the Cop of the Month honors at the Oct. 29 meeting of the 105th Precinct Community Council.
Looking back on his first year as commanding officer of the 106th Precinct, Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff said he believed he and his officers’ proactive approach to reduce crime and quality-of-life violations in the past year have been successful.
And the latest NYPD crime statistics for the precinct seem to agree.
Judith Loli came to the Oct. 8 meeting of the 106th Precinct Community Council with an unusual complaint — a beehive was on a tree branch by the side of her South Ozone Park home.
Loli, who lives on 114th Street, said the bees have taken up residence in the tree since the summer and haven’t left. Thankfully, she hasn’t been stung.
(BPT) - All businesses can be susceptible to threats like hackers and computer viruses. Making matters worse is the great deal of misinformation floating around regarding cyber security. The Internet attracts urban legends and computer security isn’t immune from this trend. Many alleged security “facts” are, at best, inaccurate. Some of these myths are recent developments, while others have been around for years.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for students preparing for Advanced Placement (AP) exams. One of the most popular study systems now lets students create their own customized study plans—and get daily assignments delivered right to their mobile device.
(BPT) - The holiday season is meant to be celebrated with joy. It’s when families and friends gather together to reunite and celebrate the end of the year. You might have people cheering on the college football team in a bowl game, children running around and playing games, and conversations happening in every room of the house where family members are catching up on what was missed since the last reunion.
(StatePoint) With the release of the iPhone 6, you may be thinking about how to protect your pricey new mobile device.
(NewsUSA) - Much is being made of Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch. Overshadowed by this, however, was the introduction of Apple Pay -- a technology touting an easier way to pay for goods and services using mobile devices. But is this too much too soon -- even for Apple?
Going out on your own is never easy, whether it be as a freshman in your first dorm, or leaving your folks’ home for your first apartment. There are a number of consumer goods out there to make your life a bit easier.
Are you feeling behind the times with today’s computer technology? Do you see everyone using their iPads, iPhones, smartphones, and tablets and ask yourself: What are these products all about? Can I ever learn to use them? Do you already own one of these devices but wish to learn more about it?
The Middle Village Adult Center is offering a free “21st Century Computer Technology Seminar” for seniors (60+) Thursday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Seniors will be paired up with high school volunteers from Grover Cleveland High School, who will demonstrate how to navigate today’s iPad, iPhone, Android Tablet and smartphones in a fun, interactive and exciting way.
With weather already starting to shift into fall, look forward to a burst of punchy prints, vibrant gem hues and funky, eclectic patterns spilling over from summer.
While New Yorkers tend to lapse into wearing darker, muted tones like black, slate, or deep stone fruit colors in the fall, runway trends suggest shoppers should stand out against the autumnal landscape.
(NewsUSA) - As the number of workers who telecommute or work remotely increases, conference calls are even more essential for effective communication. Having access to the latest technology will help ensure that all participants in the call are engaged in the presentation and understand the message, making meetings more productive and efficient.
Police are on the lookout for a man who has gone on a Flushing robbery spree from last November through this July.
On Nov. 11, 2013, he entered the Motors Driving School at 136-86 Roosevelt Ave. and removed a bag from a closet containing cash and credit cards. A month later, at the Sarang Bang restaurant at 149-44 41 Ave. he took a bag containing $18,000 and credit cards.