New Tech City

1,021 Reasons Why This Family Built a Computer Just to Play Minecraft

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Minecraft is the mega-popular video game that is all about building. It's sort of like Legos for the digital set. John Keefe, head of WNYC's data news team, channeled his family's Minecraft mania into a creative building project for the real-world: He and his daughter put together a computer from scratch so they could have a machine dedicated to the game. 


The Takeaway

When the lights went out: the east coast blackout, five years later

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Guest: Vincent Barbaccia, co-owner of “The Lemon Ice King of Corona”


The Takeaway

More people turn up in the ER with injuries after texting-while-walking

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Texting while driving is dangerous. That's clear. But it turns out that texting while walking comes with its own risks. More and more pedestrians are turning up in emergency rooms with injuries sustained while typing out missives on those mini keyboards.

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The Takeaway

David Wall Rice: iPhone iPhoria

Monday, July 14, 2008

And why is there still a quarter-mile line zigzagging around the mall? A telephone? Right, right... GPS... music... really fast Internet. Sexy. But plans don't come with a great mortgage rate. They don’t come with free gas either. So maybe my homeboy Phil Gramm was on to something with his "mental recession" assessment.

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Studio 360

Design for the Real World: Hardware Store

Saturday, March 02, 2002

Designer Ken Carbone finds delight in his local hardware store.