Wednesday, January 29, 2014
It seems totally contradictory, but that distracting device in your hand can also be your salvation for focusing your mind through meditation.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Unlike Twitter and Instagram, the video-sharing app Vine isn't dominated by celebrities. The most popular users are comedians, musicians and stop-motion artists who have built up a following through the app - some have even turned it into a full-time job.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Who are your favorite Vine-ographers in New York City? That's what we asked people in the Vine community in recent weeks. We've heard about dozens of incredible comedians, musicians, stop-motion artists and illustrators who bring New York to life with their six-second videos. Here are 10 of our favorites.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Hotels, dorms, offices, they all use digital door locks. Why don't the rest of us? New Tech City reviews some of the reasons holding back the evolution of the key and lock, a truly ancient technology. Plus, a few facts to help you decide if you should make the switch.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
This week New Tech City is exploring wisdom in the workplace. Who has it? How do they get it? And can all those baby-faced founders of tech startups have it? Here are a few lessons from young CEOs and the people who work for them.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
We've all seen people abuse, overuse and get confused by technology, from embarrassing auto-corrects to tweets that missed their mark. Bring us your best (or worst!) story, or confess your own, and we'll tell you how to turn it around when New Tech City hosts a live conversation about balancing the technology in your life on January 23 in The Greene Space.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Spike Jonzes' new movie forces us to ask how "real" love is when it's with artificial intelligence. And that's a very good thing to start thinking about.
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.