At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, CNET had an impressive set that broadcast live much of the time. CNET journalists took turns mounting the round, white lacquered stage to relax on the plush red couch and chat about digital trends and gadgets.
This week on New Tech City we’re talking MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses that major universities and newly formed education companies are offering for FREE (and that’s no acronym). Hundreds of thousands of people around the globe are taking these classes.
On some website, mourning over the death of Aaron Swartz, the software developer and internet rights activist, has turned into a debate over access to information online. New York’s tech community has been firmly on the side of Swartz and his open ideology.
Stephanie Rosenbloom is a travel reporter with the New York Times.
A simple stroll around Times Square is enough to show that iPhones, iPads and other smartphones and tablets have virtually replaced paper maps, guidebooks and even digital cameras among the tourists visiting New York City.
E-books have not spelled the demise of the local library in New York. In fact, according to a new report from the Center for an Urban Future, 40.5 million people visited the city’s public libraries, more than all of the city’s professional sports teams and major cultural institutions combined.
Parts of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District are now the largest outdoor public Wi-Fi zone in the city thanks to Google and the Chelsea Improvement Company.
Zach Sims is the founder of Codecademy, a start-up that teaches people how to code.
New York's tech sector has made some entrepreneurs rich. A new study says it could also preserve and grow the city's middle class.
In the world of business and tech, “mobile revolution” and “app economy” are the buzzwords of the moment. The meaning behind the hype: In a smartphone world, money will be made by those creating the programs that make smartphones smart: apps. For those who want to get in on the act, the good news is there are a record number of books, classes and websites to help you every step of the way. But the hype also clouds a very simple truth: It’s a lot easier to get started than it is to finish. Good luck.
After payphones proved to be a crucial link for New Yorkers during Sandy, the city's Chief Digital Officer is challenging Silicon Alley entrepreneurs to redesign the city's 11,412 payphones for the digital era.
Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, knows a thing or two about the effects of media on children. She’s the lead author of a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics on the subject, and she spoke with New Tech City host Manoush Zomordi about the pluses and minuses of the digital age for kids.