Listen to the full interview with researcher Cheryl Olson on the latest research on whether violent video games causes violent behavior and hear what studies she thinks need to be conducted in the future.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, CNET had an impressive set that broadcast live much of the time. CNET journalists took turns mounting the round, white lacquered stage to relax on the plush red couch and chat about digital trends and gadgets.
The credit rating agency Moody's revised its outlook for the whole U.S. higher education sector from "stable" to "negative" in a report released last week.
This week on New Tech City we’re talking MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses that major universities and newly formed education companies are offering for FREE (and that’s no acronym). Hundreds of thousands of people around the globe are taking these classes.
The Digital Book World Conference kicks off Tuesday in Midtown Manhattan. Organizers bill the event as the most important gathering for publishing professionals when it comes to e-books and self-publishing.
On some website, mourning over the death of Aaron Swartz, the software developer and internet rights activist, has turned into a debate over access to information online. New York’s tech community has been firmly on the side of Swartz and his open ideology.
Social media expert and former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki's latest book is APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, a guide to self-publishing.
E-books have not spelled the demise of the local library in New York. In fact, according to a new report from the Center for an Urban Future, 40.5 million people visited the city’s public libraries, more than all of the city’s professional sports teams and major cultural institutions combined.
Despite the growth of e-readers and digital technology, New Yorkers are spending more time in libraries than ever.
We are emerging from the annual internet and social media “gray period” – the holiday fortnight when the web isn’t blacked out, but slows down. It’s always a welcome relief from the incessant typing.
This week on New Tech City, Manoush Zomorodi speaks with Douglas Rushkoff about how media and the digital age will change the way we live and think in 2013.
Americans have purchased millions of smartphones, tablet computers and other digital tech this holiday season, and many of those gifts are showing up under Christmas trees this morning.
Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and eBay have all opened offices in New York City, and the Bloomberg administration is partnering with Cornell University to build a new computer science grad school. But Silicon Alley's exponential growth has some wondering how long the good times will last.
Apple's App Store and Google Play have hundreds of thousands of smartphone apps. When it comes to the megabytes, however, apps are tiny things, taking up the same amount data as any 3-minute song you can buy on iTunes. So how hard is it to create one of these itsy-bitsy pieces of software?
After payphones proved to be a crucial link for New Yorkers during Sandy, the city's Chief Digital Officer is challenging Silicon Alley entrepreneurs to redesign the city's 11,412 payphones for the digital era.
When it comes to growing a business, sometimes it’s about looking to new horizons, and other times, it’s simply about trying to hold on to what you have.
Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, knows a thing or two about the effects of media on children. She’s the lead author of a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics on the subject, and she spoke with New Tech City host Manoush Zomordi about the pluses and minuses of the digital age for kids.
Americans will buy millions of smartphones, tablet computers and other digital tech this holiday season, and many of those gifts will be given to children.