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.
New Year's is here, and that means resolutions.
Some of you may aspire to plug in more next year and better manage your social media presence or organize your photos stored in the cloud. On the other hand, some of you may plan to do the exact opposite and tune out, for at least a few minutes a day, and set limits on when and where you use your tech gadgets.
Zach Sims is the founder of Codecademy, a start-up that teaches people how to code.
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.
New York City is now the number two hub for tech companies in the nation after Silicon Valley. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and eBay have all opened offices here, and the Bloomberg administration is partnering with Cornell University to build a new computer science grad school on Roosevelt Island.
New York's tech sector has made some entrepreneurs rich. A new study says it could also preserve and grow the city's middle class.
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. The average smartphone app takes up about the same amount data as any 3-minute song you can buy on iTunes.
In the world of business and tech, “mobile revolution” and “app economy” are the buzzwords of the moment. The meaning behind the hype: In a smartphone world, money will be made by those creating the programs that make smartphones smart: apps. For those who want to get in on the act, the good news is there are a record number of books, classes and websites to help you every step of the way. But the hype also clouds a very simple truth: It’s a lot easier to get started than it is to finish. Good luck.
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.
Dr. Ari Brown is a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, and lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics study on the media use by children.
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.
New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi speaks with Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, and lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics study on the effects of television on children.
You still see lots of tourists unfolding and refolding paper maps on New York City streets, but most of us use applications on our smartphones to find the closest subway stop or Starbucks.
Using technology to get communities back on their feet faster after a crisis might include floating blimps with wi-fi over a disaster-hit city or creating a National Guard of tech geeks to take action when the digital infrastructure goes down or maybe even stockpiling electronics and generators for tech reserves, similar to oil reserves.