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Listen: If Breast Pumps Could Talk, This Is What They’d Say

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The funny-looking devices pump milk out of lactating moms and have transformed the lives of millions of women and babies. And they talk, too.

New Tech City

Are Hackathons Worth It? Five Participants Weigh In

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hackathons are exploding across New York City and the nation, and New Tech City has been checking in with participants to see why they attend, what they get out of the experience and what they'd like to hack at the next event.

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New Tech City

Hackathons - Who Sponsors Them and Why?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The explosion of civic-minded hackathons raises the question of what the organizations funding them are trying to accomplish. 

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Hackathon Survey

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

There's been an explosion of hackathons in the last couple of years, including the civic hackathons New Tech City reported on this week. Have you ever attended one? If so, take our survey and let us know how it went. We'll be crunching the data and answers and reporting back to you on some of the trends. 

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New Tech City

Civic Hackers Take on the Problems of the Poor

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

People in the tech world have sometimes been accused of catering mainly to their own needs, with apps for hailing taxis and finding romantic partners. But there’s another movement afoot – so called “civic hacking," aimed at solving serious problems.

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New Tech City

Make a Face or Swallow a Pill - This is the Future of Passwords?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Chinese and Syrian hackers, internet trolls and hacking collectives like Anonymous tend to give hacking a bad name, but some people hack for good too. This week on New Tech City, meet the participants of a civic hackathon as they try to solve the problem of price gouging at bodegas in Newark. 

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WNYC News

Coders Hunker In Brooklyn Bunker To Come Up With The Next Great MTA App

Sunday, May 05, 2013

WNYC

UPDATE May 6: 05 p.m.: See below for a bit more detail on the winners with links.

About 300 software developers spent the weekend together in a large room on the NYU-Polytechnic campus in downtown Brooklyn, all competing for three prizes in an MTA app contest.

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