Monday, January 06, 2014
Cicada 3301 — a shadowy person or organization behind two previous cryptographic challenges on the internet — unfurled a third set of puzzles Monday that is already boggling the minds of dozens of potential solvers. (For the full story, and solution, to the previous Cicada 3301 puzzles, listen to our latest podcast.)
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?
Friday, December 06, 2013
What is #YSLTF? It's 'You Should Listen To' Friday. Starting this Friday, radio makers and radio lovers are tweeting out the handles and links to their favorite podcasts, radio segments and audio storytelling. Here are some cool things we've discovered so far.
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.
Monday, November 11, 2013
"The tech community is rising up and saying, 'We can actually help here. We can actually develop programs, go into public schools and start teaching science and math, teaching teachers and actually building the future that we want as opposed to waiting for the government to respond,'" according to Andrew Rasiej, chairman the 35,000-member NY Tech Meetup.
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.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Airbnb founders gave almost $15,000 to Bill de Blasio's campaign for mayor.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Airbnb is very popular in New York City, but many room rentals through the website may not be exactly legal. Now the company claims it's providing economic stimulus to neighborhoods across the city.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
We're looking into some glitches for an upcoming episode of New Tech City. Naturally, the NTC team shares links and ideas with each other via email. Rarely though, do the clipped rhythms of a busy journalist pecking away at a keyboard accidentally land so poetically as this dispatch on Obamacare.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Renting a room or an apartment through the popular website Airbnb is easy to do and an easy way to make extra money. And according to the state’s Attorney General, it’s also an easy way to avoid paying taxes.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Every time you sign up for a new online service, you face a choice: do you click "accept" at the bottom of a long scroll of dense legalese that is the company's terms of service. We decided to whip out the old magnifying glass to get a better look at the fine print and bring you some of the more unexpected gems buried in real terms of service agreements. Can you guess which ones are real?
Monday, October 07, 2013
Short-term home rental site Airbnb says it won't comply with a subpoena asking it to hand over data about its 15,000 hosts in New York City.
Friday, October 04, 2013
New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi spoke to the New York Times technology columnist about why none of Twitter's original founders continue to work at the company and how a service built on connections ended up driving four friends apart.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
The federal government is currently shut down, and so are the websites for many agencies — but not all of them.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Another peek into the NSA snooping scandal comes to us today via unsealed court documents in the case of Lavabit, a secure email service used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. That email service was run by Ladar Levison, an interesting character. He stopped by the New Tech City studios last week, donuts and Red Bull in hand.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
New York's technologists, storytellers and content creators of all stripes now have a new home in DUMBO.