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This Guy Brings Smartphones Back from the Dead

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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

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This 'Glorified Oven Mitt' Stops Radiator Banging

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

This story is part of our latest New Tech City podcast. Listen to the full episode here, and subscribe here.

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. 

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Getting Meta: We Recycle a Story on E-Recycling

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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.

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I Love You Mother Earth, But I Love My iPhone More

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

You love the planet and your gadgets, so how do you find a balance?

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WiFi on Wheels Rolls Into Public Housing

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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.

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Flowchart: Should You Open Your Home WiFi?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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. 

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Would You Share Wifi With Your Neighbors?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

This week on New Tech City, we're crossing the digital divide. 

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Five Video Games Your Middle Schooler Should Be Playing (Plus a Bonus One)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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.

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These Games Could Be Good for Young Brains

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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.

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The Rabbi Who Codes

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Want to transform into a reporter for the Jewish Times Gazette circa 1909? There's an app for that. 

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1,021 Reasons Why This Family Built a Computer Just to Play Minecraft

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Minecraft is the mega-popular video game that is all about building. It's sort of like Legos for the digital set, allowing players to make everything from villages to scaled models of Star Trek's Starship Enterprise.

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A Sensor that Could Change the Way Kids Play Football

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

First there were pads and helmets. Now, there are blinking lights.

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ATM of the Future: Where Your Money is Coming From Next

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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.

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A Civic Call for NYC Techies: Bring Digital Talent into Public School Classrooms

Monday, November 11, 2013

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.

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Three Ways the Twitter IPO Matters for New York

Thursday, November 07, 2013

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.

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Programming Families: How Kids are Like Software, and What the Government Could Learn From It

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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?

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Tiny Estonia Beats the U.S. on E-Voting

Monday, November 04, 2013

The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia puts the United States to shame when it comes to electronic voting (not to mention marinated eel served cold and teaching little kids to code.)

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A Juice Cleanse for Your Brain: 5 Steps to Relevance in Today’s Workforce

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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.

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Airbnb Boasts 10,000 Visitors This Marathon Weekend

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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.

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Safety Nets: Broadband & Wifi in a Post-Sandy World

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This week New Tech City looks at New York's internet connectivity a year after Sandy knocked out communications for so many New Yorkers.

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