Alex Goldmark is a senior producer in the newsroom for New Tech City and Transportation Nation.
He covers how technology is changing the way we live and work, without getting all obsessed by the gadgets and gizmos. Previously his reporting focused on sustainable transportation from bike lane planning to high-speed rail. He is an occasional contributor on business and social impact stories for Marketplace and NPR News programs. He is a visiting assistant professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and occasionally writes for magazines such as GOOD and Fast Company. Follow him on Twitter @alexgoldmark.
This is a story of heroic effort, decades of toil and a man obsessed with a utopian dream: to replace the written word with symbols. And how today's text message tools could have helped.
One man's quest to translate one of the greatest works of literature into tiny images meant for text messaging resulted in the book, Emoji Dick, and it was recently entered into the Library of Congress.
We used to be swimming in data. Now we're drowning in it. So, how can we stay afloat? By fighting tech with tech.
Search — not storage — is the biggest conundrum for big data.
Keep forgetting your mother's cell phone number? Don't worry. You're not alone. In this New Tech City interview, Columbia University Psychology professor Betsy Sparrow explains why it's so hard to remember things in the digital age and what you can do about it.
Hotels, dorms, offices, they all use digital door locks. Why don't the rest of us? New Tech City reviews some of the reasons holding back the evolution of the key and lock, a truly ancient technology. Plus, a few facts to help you decide if you should make the switch.
When baby-faced startup founders begin to build out their businesses, they hire a lot of young people their age to do the grunt work, but there comes a point when CEOs in their 20s have to hire employees in their 30s and 40s. This week New Tech City talks to young bosses and their older employees on the hunt for wisdom in the new tech workplace.
This lively suburban mom shocked her kids by revealing she had enough bitcoins to buy a Ferrari. Then disappointed them with the news she couldn't remember where, or how, she got the new, confusing, virtual currency or how to access her stash. So New Tech City jumped in to help.
The millennial generation has a reputation for selfies, oversharing and cat memes, but many church leaders are flocking to Facebook and Twitter to bring more young people into the fold.
Tom Kamber, Founding Executive Director of Older Adults Technology Services, talks through a few guests on how to reboot their outlook on technology and working for people a generation older.
Carmen Scheidel, Vice President of Learning + Development at Time, Inc., gives tips for mid-career workers.
Larry Harris, Chief Marketing Officer of ad-tech company PubMatic, offers his advice for recent college grads looking to make an impact during an interview and during their first years on the job.
Sunday's deadly Metro-North commuter train crash happened less than 2,000 feet from the the site of another derailment earlier this year along the same stretch of curving riverside track in the Southern Bronx.
Al Gore has a more than a few fancy titles: Vice President, Nobel Laureate, environmentalist-in-chief, and Apple corporate board member. So we figured he'd be as good a person as any to ask about a seeming contradiction for technology lovers that has been nagging us here at New Tech City.
Meet Marshall Cox. He's the founder and CEO of a New York City startup called Radiator Labs that's working to solve your heating woes, dampen the noise your radiator makes and even reduce energy expenditures and pollution.
Meet Justin Wetherill, CEO of the smartphone repair chain uBreakiFix. He knows how to repair the iPhone whose screen you stupidly shattered when you dropped it on the sidewalk last night.
In areas of the city where New Yorkers don't have easy access to broadband, it can be difficult to find a job – or even a build a resume to get started. The New York City Housing Authority is trying to help some of its residents by rolling in WiFi on wheels.
To open your home wireless internet, or not, that is the question. And to help you decide whether or not to do away with that long string of garbled letters and symbols allegedly protecting your internet, we made you a flowchart.
First there were pads and helmets. Now, there are blinking lights. The latest technology for protecting football players is a device called Checklight, which measures and displays the force of head impacts players experience when they make a tackle or take a hit.
Want to transform into a reporter for the Jewish Times Gazette circa 1909? There's an app for that.