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Are E-hail Apps Helping Minorities Get Cabs?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Summer 2013 was the first time New Yorkers could "e-hail" a taxi with a smartphone app like Uber or Hailo, but so far few people are using the technology. 

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Genspace Brings DIY Biolab to Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

At the Genspace community biolab in Downtown Brooklyn, citizen scientists are coming together to explore the basics of biology — and maybe discover something that will transform our lives. 

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Grossology, Tolerant Taxis + Smart Bikes

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Experiments in the life sciences, taxi technology and bike sharing are helping regular people do DIY scientific research and transform the way they get around. 

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Online Ordering Grows, Restaurants Grumble

Thursday, August 08, 2013

This week the New York Attorney General concluded an investigation into two online platforms for ordering food, clearing the way for Seamless to merge with GrubHub.

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Redesigning Mentoring Through Technology

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Finding a mentor can be a difficult and challenging process, but a startup called Everwise believes it's figured out how to connect potential mentors and mentees through data analysis. 

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Biographies in the Age of Email

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

For centuries, biographers have relied on letters to bring historical figures to life, from Gandhi to Catherine the Great. But over the past two decades, most people have switched from writing paper letters to email.

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Weddings Speeches and Toasts Go Digital

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

This blog post is by New Tech City producer Dan Tucker.

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Computerized Confessions: Biographies and Wedding Toasts in the Digital Age

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Biographers have relied on handwritten letters for centuries, but more and more, they're using emails, texts and online chats to tell the story of a person's life.

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Solar Roof Cluster in Brooklyn?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The benefits of home solar technology aren't news, but very few homeowners and businesses have it installed. A new group, Solarize Brooklyn, is helping people get over the hump of paperwork, bureaucracy, and subsidies, to make their own electricity. 

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Your So-Called Future Life: Homes and To-Do Lists Get 'Smart'

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

In the smart home of the future, your milk jug will tell you when your milk has gone sour, your plants will text you when they need watering and with solar panels on your roof, you may not even need to be connected to the power grid. 

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Productivity in the Digital Age

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

This blog post is by New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi.

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Let's Get Physical: E-Retailers Opening Stores

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Not long ago, it seemed as if the days of brick and mortar stores might be numbered. Hot new web businesses were wiping the floor with more traditional stores. Think Zappos, Netflix or Amazon. But now things are getting weird.

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Online Shopping Gets Real

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Some e-retailers are shifting their strategies and deciding to open brick-and-mortar stores, hoping to lure customers who might not be comfortable purchasing a pair of shorts or eyeglasses without first trying them on. 

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MAP: City Expands Public Wi-Fi, Now in More Than 50 Parks

Friday, July 19, 2013

New York City is liberating techies from coffee shops and co-working spaces and sending them into the open air with the expansion of public Wi-Fi to 32 more parks and recreation centers across the five boroughs.

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Can You Read My Mind Now?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

President Obama has allocated $100 million to map the human brain. As a leading center for neuroscience research, New York may be poised to benefit. But there’s a catch: until now the city hasn’t had much success at growing science-based businesses.

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Making it Easier for Start-ups To Raise Money

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently voted to make it easier for private companies, start-ups, hedge funds, just about any privately-held company looking to raise money to advertise to the public.

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Meet Atlas: The Pentagon's 'Freakily Lifelike' Robot

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Defense Department has long teamed up with technology firms to create weapons and vehicles like fighter jets. One of its latest projects is a collaboration with robotics firm Boston Dynamics to build Atlas, a bipedal robot that can walk, jump and climb and could be the future of disaster response on and off the battlefield. 

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Brain Drain: New York City Losing Out in Brain Biz

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New York City is a leading center for neuroscience research, so you'd think it would stand to benefit from President Obama's new $100 million initiative to map the human brain. Well, not so fast. 

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Hackathons - Who Sponsors Them and Why?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The explosion of civic-minded hackathons raises the question of what the organizations funding them are trying to accomplish. 

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Take the New Tech City Hackathon Survey

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

There's been an explosion of hackathons in the last couple of years, including the civic hackathons New Tech City reported on this week.

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