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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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Attacked in the Comment Section, Companies Strike Back

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A cautionary tale of e-commerce, fine print, and the drastic measures some online retailers will take to protect their reputations, even at the expense of consumers.

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Hiring by Video Game

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The traditional job interview is obsolete. That is, when compared to an all-knowing video game that peers into the psyche of every candidate.

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Inside the Mysterious Google X

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We're talking about hoverboards, a space elevator and floating Wi-Fi hot spots for the developing world. This could be a new golden age of innovation. 

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China's One App to Rule them All

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

One vexed husband tries to understand WeChat, an addictive app that pervades Chinese-American circles. 

 

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Save the Children

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Shhhh...don’t tell the kids, but grown-ups are mostly just making up the rules about technology as they go along. But maybe there is a right and a wrong when it comes to screen time. Hear four radically different strategies, from an outright ban to full digital immersion.

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Solving The Girl Problem

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The ratio of women to men in tech is appalling. But it's not hopeless. Why closing the gender gap could save the U.S. economy--plus, tales from the world's first computer programmer, who was...a woman.

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Is the Gig Economy a Labor Revolution or a Return to Serfdom?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cobbling together a full-time schedule from gigs posted on freelance websites like TaskRabbit is a tough slog that may grow more common.

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Photos: Kids + Technology = Surprise

Monday, March 17, 2014

How do your kids interact with technology? Did your daughter know how to tweet emojis before she could read? (She's not alone.) Or maybe your son crafted his very own laptop out of paper? It's wild out there. 

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The Hottest Thing From Google Is Over Before It Began

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

This post is by New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi. 

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Tech Jargon Unmasked — and Mocked

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Four of the best-known tech journalists define the latest, most ridiculous lingo being tossed around at the SXSW Interactive conference. Then we asked them to talk to us in that very jargon.

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The Simple Steps Behind World Class Efficiency

Thursday, March 06, 2014

These steps from the Toyota Production System make car manufacturing smooth and swift. They also work on every day life.

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Toyota Gives Me a Personal Productivity Makeover

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Office workers pecking away at keyboards are like assembly line workers churning out product. But can a knowledge employee become as efficient as a finely-tuned factory?

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To Help or Hinder Companies that Crave Your Data?

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The machines are watching us. Computers, phones, hospitals and cars are all collecting data on us to serve us better. But how can we the consumers know when our data is working for us, not against us? 

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