Every Monday night, a Manhattan Whole Foods fills with a unique breed of "buy-local" enthusiasts. They're not there for the Brooklyn-made pickles or the Westchester apples. They come because they want to buy and sell bitcoins.
This lively suburban mom shocked her kids by revealing she had enough bitcoins to buy a Ferrari. Then disappointed them with the news she couldn't remember where, or how, she got the new, confusing, virtual currency or how to access her stash. So New Tech City jumped in to help.
Bitcoins. Bitcoins. Bitcoins. These days, you can’t swing a digital cat without reading a story about the digital currency that’s got tech and financial reporters all in a froth. We've got two stories that will make everyone else care.
The millennial generation has a reputation for selfies, oversharing and cat memes, but many church leaders are flocking to Facebook and Twitter to bring more young people into the fold.
Workers of every age have to keep their tech smarts up to date to stay relevant in today's workplace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.