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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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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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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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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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Alone in the Dark: Susan Crawford and the Telecom Industry

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A year after Sandy cut power to cellphone towers and flooded copper wire, land line telephones leaving thousands of people without service, what's changed?  "Nothing," says Susan Crawford, author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age.

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Bye Bye, Cable Guy. Hello, Microwave Broadband.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Almost three years ago, two brothers decided to start an independent internet provider, Brooklyn Fiber.

The idea came to Eric Veksler, 31, when he was commuting to an IT job in Manhattan, and griping with his neighbors about spotty internet connections.

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Who Is Jeff Bezos? And What is Amazon?

Monday, October 28, 2013

He wants to find in a cheaper way to get to outer space.  He’s building a clock that ticks once a year, moves its "century hand" once every hundred years and chimes once a millennium.  Oh, and he’s also the CEO of the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon.  He is Jeff Bezos.

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Vape Expectations: Testing the Allure of E-Cigarettes

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

“Disruptive technology” is the buzzword in the tech-world.

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MAP: The Coffee Fueling New York City's Tech Sector

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It seems like every time we report on a tech company or coworking space in New York City, there's a great coffee shop around the corner. Check out our map to see where the hippest coffee joints in the city are in relation to tech hubs. 

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Coffee and E-Cigarettes

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

No heavy subject matter this week. Instead, we're diving into two subcultures that have been transformed by tech: Coffee and cigarettes. If you've never heard of a burr grinder or cartomizer, this podcast is for you. 

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Airbnb Claims $632 Million in Annual Economic Activity in NYC

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Airbnb, the person-to-person room rental website, is making the case for its presence in New York City. With the release of a new economic impact study, the company claims it is bringing hospitality dollars to neighborhoods far from the hotel district in midtown Manhattan.

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