Al Gore has a more than a few fancy titles: Vice President, Nobel Laureate, environmentalist-in-chief, and Apple corporate board member. So we figured he'd be as good a person as any to ask about a seeming contradiction for technology lovers that has been nagging us here at New Tech City.
Each year, we create more than two million tons of e-waste, buy only some of it is recycled. This is the story of one computer's journey through the recycling process from the New School in Manhattan to an e-waste graveyard outside the city.
The cracked smartphone screen is such a widespread phenomenon that it's inspired a video in the satirical newspaper The Onion: New iPhone Geared Toward College-Aged Girls Comes with Pre-Shattered Screen.
You love the planet and your gadgets, so how do you find a balance?
If you're like many New Yorkers, cold weather brings your ancient cast-iron radiator to life. That means your apartment is probably too hot (or too cold) and filled with loud clanking that sounds like trolls banging on your pipes with metal hammers.
In areas of the city where New Yorkers don't have easy access to broadband, it can be difficult to find a job – or even a build a resume to get started. The New York City Housing Authority is trying to help some of its residents by rolling in WiFi on wheels.
To open your home wireless internet, or not, that is the question. And to help you decide whether or not to do away with that long string of garbled letters and symbols allegedly protecting your internet, we made you a flowchart.
This week on New Tech City, we're crossing the digital divide.
Ed Note: To go with our New Tech City episode on games that help your brain, we asked gaming expert Liza Stark at the Institute of Play to give a few suggestions about educational learning games for kids. if you don't know them, the folks at Institute of Play design games and game-like experiences to be used in schools. They recently published the PLAY List for the World Innovation Summit for Education. Working her fellow expertsh, here's her list.
Want to transform into a reporter for the Jewish Times Gazette circa 1909? There's an app for that.
Games have power, so this week, we play a few that can motivate kids to learn more, whether they realize it or not. And we see how a test case of a new technology for football might help keep young heads safer (and smarter) from injury.
First there were pads and helmets. Now, there are blinking lights.
Since ATMs first appeared on street corners more than four decades ago, their basic function has barely changed. But recently, to save on costs and attract a younger, more plugged-in generation of customers, banks are updating not only their ATMs, but the meaning of the word “bank" itself.
Andrew Rasiej, chairman of NY Tech Meetup, argues that tech talent can do more for kids and New York's tech sector, if talented programmers get more involved in the classroom.
On Thursday, Twitter starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The initial public offering of shares in the San Francisco-based company matters to New York in several ways.
Coders have a very specific way of working, it’s called Agile. One family decided to apply it to their lives. What if healthcare.gov had too?
We used to classify ourselves as either artsy or analytical. Not only has the myth of left or right-brain dominance been debunked, limiting yourself to one or the other won't further a career these days.
Airbnb, the short-term room rental site that operates in a legal gray zone, is stepping up its campaign to sway public opinion and influence lawmakers as the New York State Attorney General continues its investigation of the popular company.