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Solving the Grand Internet Mystery of Cicada 3301

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

For the last two years in January, an enigmatic message has appeared on the internet from an unknown source signed "3301, sending thousands in search of answers to increasingly complicated puzzles and mysteries. But for whom, and to what end?

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Meet the Teenage Codebreaker Who Helped Solve the Cicada 3301 Internet Puzzle

Monday, December 30, 2013

An enigmatic message on the internet from an unknown source named “3301” sends thousands searching to solve ever increasingly complicated puzzles for the past two years.  Will it happen again in 2014?  This week on New Tech City, Cicada 3301.  Can you solve it?

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The Tipping Point: How Amazon Reached It and Why This Startup Hasn’t

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

One company is conquering the world, the other hopes to connect you with your neighbors next door. It's a Tale of Two Companies. 

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Price Check! Buying and Selling Bitcoins at Whole Foods

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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.

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This Mom Loves Bitcoins, If Only She Could Find Hers

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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. 

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Dude, Where's My Bitcoin? Tales of Real People Dealing With a Virtual Currency

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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.

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Can You *Like* God?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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.

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The Best of #YSLTF ('You Should Listen To' Friday) on Twitter

Friday, December 06, 2013

Last week radio producer Sam Greenspan of the design podcast 99 Percent Invisible gave a shout out to a new show from WFMU called "Why Oh Why" and added the hashtag #YSLTF ('You Should Listen To' Friday). 

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Advice and Resources for Seniors Rebooting Their Careers

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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

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Advice for Mid-Career Professionals

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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

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How To Kick Digital Butt in a 21st-Century Workplace

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Workers of every age have to keep their tech smarts up to date to stay relevant in today's workplace. 

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6 Tips for Recent College Grads

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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

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Al Gore's Phone Dilemma

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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.  

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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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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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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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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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