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.
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The traditional job interview is obsolete.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.
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.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
One vexed husband tries to understand WeChat, an addictive app that pervades Chinese-American circles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
This post is by New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi.
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.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
These steps from the Toyota Production System make car manufacturing smooth and swift. They also work on every day life.
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?
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?
Friday, February 28, 2014
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.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Cute chat imagery expanded the emotional vocabulary of one cheery couple.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
It's a commentary on the ethos behind innovation today, and it reveals just how much luck and self-love are embraced in the startup world. New Tech City explains the ubiquitous "Holstee Manifesto."
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
As the popularity of online dating sites rises, algorithms are playing a big role in finding Mr. or Mrs. Right. So what will it take to make the machine smarter at finding us love?