Most summer camps are all about swimming, canoeing and enjoying the outdoors, and the Longacre Camp in Newport, Pennsylvania, is no exception.
But Longacre has a new and unusual policy that's setting it apart from other camps this year, and stirring up a little controversy too: It's letting tween and teen campers use their smartphones, iPads and other tech gadgets all summer long.
In the early nineties Wall Street started to automate the trading process. Today, many Wall Street firms make thousands of trades a second from computer terminals, not the floor of the stock exchange.
Twenty-five solar charging stations for mobile devices are coming to city parks, beaches, golf courses and other outdoor spaces this summer, courtesy of AT&T.
What can we learn from the NSA's surveillance program? A lot, according to Chris Lawrence, senior director of the Mozilla Mentor Community. He calls the scandal's aftermath "a teachable moment."
In the wake of news that the National Security Agency is collecting vast amounts of digital data about the online activity of U.S. citizens, the federal government has said the program — known as PRISM — is crucial for homeland security. Of course, not everyone agrees.
The following blog post is by New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi.
Imagine this: You flash your top-level security badge, settle into a government conference room as the lights dim and begin to watch a slideshow explaining the latest NSA surveillance plan, code-named PRISM.
To disappear in the real world, you need an overseas bank account, some pre-paid cell phones and an uncanny awareness of where potential surveillance cameras might be hiding.
The specifics of a secret government surveillance program called Prism are still being uncovered, but last week it was revealed that for the past six years, the National Security Agency has been collecting people’s emails, photos and videos from companies like Google, Apple and Facebook.
The news that Verizon is providing the government with data about its customers on a daily basis has reignited the debate between balancing individual privacy and national security.
We thought about doing a round up of all the awesome Google Glass memes that are out there. Turns out, it’s been done. A lot. So we decided to go meta with a round up of the round ups. That’s right, it’s New Tech City’s Best of the Best Google Glass Parodies.
For the first time, room-sharing service Airbnb will represent a user in court.
For many special education students in New York City, this school year was the first time they were integrated into general education classrooms. The move is part of city reform efforts in special education that call for more mixed classes of disabled and nondisabled students in public schools.
My name is Melissa Morganlander and my 5-year-old son, Quentin, has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS, a form of autism. Here are five great apps that have helped him greatly, which I have reviewed on my blog, the iQ Journals.
For many students with special needs in New York City, this school year marks the fist time they joined others in a regular classroom setting. With this integration comes the need for assistive technologies to help level the playing field.
Tomorrow’s New Tech City episode is about a woman I met nearly six years ago while walking my colicky newborn around Brooklyn.
As data sets grow larger and more complex in the digital age, Columbia University is forming an institute to train the next generation of technologists — a group you might call "big data crunchers."
Three New York universities are launching new tech-based programs designed to study, analyze and find solutions to real-world problems.