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How to Be Smarter than Facebook

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Habits are powerful. Tech companies know that when they build you new gadgets and websites. But if you are wise to their tactics, you can drive your habits, not them.
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Learning To Code and Losing My Mind (Reprise)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Computer coding isn't for everybody. But we should all take at least a peek inside the computers and devices that power our lives. It's empowering.
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Me and My Girlfriend Texted Only in Emoji for a Month

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

As one couple found out, visual texting is surprisingly good for emotional expression.
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The Way Colleges Teach Computer Science Hurts Women

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The ratio of women to men in tech is appalling. But it's not hopeless. One thing that works: quashing "the macho effect" in college. 

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Knowing Your N@ighbor, Hacking Your Kids

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

It’s not always so easy to make friends with your neighbors. Can technology help? 

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Mining Your Voice for Hidden Feelings and Company Profits

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

There's a subtle difference between feeling 'exasperated and furious' and 'exasperated but ready to listen.' Hear how new technology aims to decode true meaning from the messy signal of the human voice.

 

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Treating Bipolar with a Microphone

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Amber Smith is bipolar. Her mood swings are dangerous. But she's testing new technology that could spot trouble early by detecting patterns in the sound of her voice.

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It's Business School Types vs the U.S. Post Office

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

They had a plan for the future of paper mail. It was visionary. It was also naive. 

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Mindy Kaling: The New Face of Girls in Tech

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Sure we want more girls to try computer coding. But is the way to do it by using code to make bracelets and "selfie accessories"? This trailblazing girly girl says, 'hell yes!' 

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Trying to Get Google to Forget You

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Our brains are wired to forget. The internet, not so much. That mismatch is a risk to our humanity.

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The Bus of the Future Will Catch You

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Matt George runs a new bus company that doesn't own buses. And he's making some big promises. He says his technology will be the first fundamental evolution in mass transit since subway tracks were laid.

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Your Posture May Change Your Math Skills

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fighting back the fear of math by standing strong just might work. We test out one attempt to tame kids' math anxiety with 'power poses.'

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It's Time to Start Talking About Robot Morals

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

We're at a moment in time where computer programmers are injecting machines with consciousness and the power of thought. It's time we stop and ask: What kind of thoughts?

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Hi, I’m David, and I’m a Digital Addict

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Find out how one man used technology to cure his technology addiction.

 

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The Home of the Future is Spying on You

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

There's a neighborhood where the refrigerators tell stories. The roofs are paved in solar panels. The streets hum with electric cars. It's a kind of eco-paradise — and it could drive you nuts.

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Video Extra: Smart Grid Life

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Inside these typical suburban walls is a glimpse into the future. 700 homes in the Muëller community in Austin are blazing a trail for how we all might consume energy someday soon.
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Sleep's Mortal Enemy: Screens

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

We don't sleep like nature intended, and technology is to blame. From the gaslight to the smartphone, technological innovation has been knocking the human body clock out of sync with nature. 

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Join Team Digital Detox for a Twitter Chat

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Join Manoush Zomorodi, host of New Tech City on Thursday for a chat and strategy session about surviving and thriving in the Sleep Data Challenge to keep phones out of the bedroom. 

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Why Can't We Know Our Own Secret Consumer Scores?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Companies keep tabs on customers in all kinds of ways. It's a murky world with few regulations. 
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WNYC Sleep Project: Join Team Digital Detox

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

New Tech City's Manoush Zomorodi is planning to improve your sleep. But it will take discipline to stop those screens — and their blue light — from ruining your rest. 

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