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Video: What Happened When We got 130 People Really, Really Bored

Thursday, January 29, 2015

We gave them sponges, forks, and Post-it notes.
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18 Places Where You Can Survive Without Your Phone

Friday, January 23, 2015

The first Bored and Brilliant Week challenge will be to keep your phone out of sight at a moment when you otherwise wouldn't. Here are some ideas.
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5 Reasons You Want to be Bored (and Brilliant)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"I know I will be full of regrets about the role the iPad played in my life when I'm running out of days."
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Bored and Brilliant: FAQ

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What is this whole thing about anyway? Tech support answers, our challenge rules on podcasts, and more.
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How To Sign-up For Bored And Brilliant

Monday, January 12, 2015

Join New Tech City to help you put down your phone, embrace spacing out and get inspired. Here's how to start.
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This Is How You Save Your Beloved Voicemail Messages Forever

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

It's not as easy as it should be. 
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Tell Us About Your Relationship With Your Phone

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

We want your stories. Is your smartphone a fifth limb? A necessary evil? A nemesis? A best friend? A bad boyfriend? You tell us.
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Look! I Taught My Dad To Download Podcasts

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The New Tech City intern took on a huge challenge. She taught her dad how to listen to podcasts, and boy was it fun. 
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How to Give to the Tech-Lover in Your Life

Friday, December 05, 2014

Technology is changing our lives. But one thing that hasn’t changed: You still have to buy people gifts for the holidays. If they like technology, you've come to the right place.
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Video Extra: Tracking Kilowatts in the Home of the Future

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Inside these typical suburban walls is a glimpse into the future. 700 homes in the Muëller community in Austin are blazing a trail for how we all might consume energy someday soon.
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Join Team Digital Detox for a Twitter Chat about Sleep

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Join Manoush Zomorodi, host of New Tech City on Thursday for a chat and strategy session about surviving and thriving in the Sleep Data Challenge to keep phones out of the bedroom. 

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WNYC Sleep Project: Join Team Digital Detox

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

New Tech City's Manoush Zomorodi is planning to improve your sleep. But it will take discipline to stop those screens — and their blue light — from ruining your rest. 

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Photos: Kids + Technology = Surprise

Monday, March 17, 2014

How do your kids interact with technology? Did your daughter know how to tweet emojis before she could read? (She's not alone.) Or maybe your son crafted his very own laptop out of paper? It's wild out there. 

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Tech Journos and the Lingo They Love to Hate

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Four of the best-known tech journalists define the latest, most ridiculous lingo being tossed around at the SXSW Interactive conference. Then we asked them to talk to us in that very jargon.

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The Simple Steps Behind World Class Efficiency

Thursday, March 06, 2014

These steps from the Toyota Production System make car manufacturing smooth and swift. They also work on every day life.

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Getting Feisty Protecting Your Data from Companies

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The machines are watching us. Computers, phones, hospitals and cars are all collecting data on us to serve us better. But how can we the consumers know when our data is working for us, not against us? 

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The Man Who Tried to Eliminate All Words, But Never Met a Smartphone

Friday, February 28, 2014

This is a story of heroic effort, decades of toil and a man obsessed with a utopian dream: to replace the written word with symbols. And how today's text message tools could have helped. 

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4 Ways to Boost Your Online Dating Returns

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

With more than 10 percent of American adults dating online, researchers are devoting serious attention to how singles can get it right, including tapping focus groups. Here's what they said. 

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Drop the Smartphone and Love Me Already

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A study released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center finds that a quarter of cell phone owners in serious relationships have felt that their partner was distracted by their device.

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The Reason Why Internet Servers (Hopefully) Won't Destroy the Earth

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Search — not storage — is the biggest conundrum for big data. 

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