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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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Productivity in the Digital Age

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Civic Hackers Take on the Problems of the Poor

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

People in the tech world have sometimes been accused of catering mainly to their own needs, with apps for hailing taxis and finding romantic partners. But there’s another movement afoot – so called “civic hacking," aimed at solving serious problems.

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Make a Face or Swallow a Pill - This is the Future of Passwords?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Hacking groups like Anonymous have gained notoriety for breaking into the websites and databases of corporations and governments. Chinese hackers have been accused of stealing intellectual property from the U.S. government and businesses.

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At Camp, Swimming, Sports and Smartphones

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

More reporting from Manoush Zomorodi and the New Tech City team about summer camp and smartphones.

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Most Summer Camps Still Forbid Electronic Devices

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Peg Smith, CEO of the American Camp Association, sheds some light on when and where campers are allowed to use personal electronic devices.  

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New York City Gets .NYC Domain Name

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

"Proclaim to the world that you are a proud New Yorker or NYC-based business / organization!" urges mydotnyc.com.

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New Tech City: At Camp, Swimming, Sports and Smartphones

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

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. 

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New Tech City: Algorithmic Trading For the Masses

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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.

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