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9 Things We Learned About Phones From a Teenager

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hint: High school is pretty much how you remember it, but the mean girls don't have to look you in the eyes anymore.
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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, 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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The Case for Boredom

Monday, January 12, 2015

We're kicking off New Tech City's biggest project yet. It's called Bored & Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out. Our goal is to get you rethinking our relationship with technology.  
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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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Seriously, Listen to Your Voicemail

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Ask a 20-something, or even a 40-something, if they'd miss their voicemail if it went away tomorrow. Many wouldn't flinch. But there's something deeper we're giving up if that happens.
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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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Tales of Real Life Tech Addiction

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In which video games at 3 a.m. make someone sick, and our mothers nod knowingly. 
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Screens Really are a Nightmare for Sleep

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

May we suggest a holiday activity for the family? Sleep... without screens.
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Look How Cute This Military Cyber Warfare Training Ground Is

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Somewhere hidden in the sleepy suburbs of New Jersey, there is a very small "town" called CyberCity, where the military is training to defend against cyber attacks.
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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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Your Facebook Friend Said Something Racist. Now What?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

There's a formula for a productive conversation about tough topics. Also, we made a flowchart. 
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A Very Techie Gift Guide

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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What to Do When Robots Replace People You Work With

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Sure, you could use an app instead of a personal trainer (or travel agent or accountant) but you pay a price for your savings. 
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Type "Hello" To Amy, Your Plucky Digital Personal Assistant

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Your friends won't know she's a robot, but you will save tons of time. The question is: when to fess up that "she" is not real.
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9 Video Games for Grown Ups

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Not all video games are blood and gore. This list will introduce you the nuanced, mature side of the art form. 
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Varsity Video Gamers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Meet the first ever team of 'e-athletes' playing video games on a college scholarship. 
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Video Games Meet Middle Age Emotions

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Less blood and guts, more heart and soul. The first generation of video gamers are facing middle age with no plans to put down the controller. So the games are growing up too. 
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This Woman Saves Lives in Her Pajamas

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A new cadre of emergency volunteers is leaping into action to assist in disaster relief, often without ever leaving their living rooms, or even their bathrobes.
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EXTRA: Bill Binney and Ladar Levison Talk Cryptography

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Just how paranoid do we need to be of NSA spying? And what can we do about it? These guys know the threat first hand. 
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