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New Tech City

Apple Knows You're Sick of Your Phone

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

As the Apple Watch begins to ship, we stop to ask the question: Can more tech decrease our addiction to tech? Hear a conversation with tech writer Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times.

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Conducting Business

Forget the iPod. Was the Sony Walkman the Real Game-Changer?

Friday, April 03, 2015

If you're a music fan of a certain age you’ll remember your first Walkman: likely a cassette player with a belt clip and possibly a built-in radio.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, April 03, 2015

An iPhone's odyssey, Funny or Die trolling everyone, and puppets that would scare the children win the internet this week.
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New Tech City

Is Braille Obsolete?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Touchscreen phones work so well for blind people that Braille may become obsolete. But advocates worry this could render the next generation "functionally illiterate."

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WNYC News

Robbers Are Grabbing Fewer Smartphones

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New York's Attorney General says anti-theft software is working.

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New Tech City

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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PRI's The World

A worldwide viral hit shows a different side of Ukraine

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Much of the news coming out of Ukraine these days is about the ongoing war against separatists and the violence that has ruined small towns near Donetsk. Then along comes an animated music video by a Kiev-based band called Brunettes Shoot Blondes that's impressed people around the world.

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New Tech City

The View from Inside the Glass Cube

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

We asked ex-Apple employees what they think of iPhone hype, product launch mania, and you.

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WNYC News

Comparing Apples to Apples in New York

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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Which is more of a "core" business in NY State — Apples or apples?

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WQXR Blog

Apple Launches iPhone 6 with Strauss-Themed Ad

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

When Apple unveiled its two larger-screened iPhone models, it turned to a well-known soundtrack of grandeur: Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra.
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WNYC News

IPhone “Kill Switch” Appears to be Deterring Thieves

Thursday, June 19, 2014

iPhone thefts have declined — once other manufacturers add kill switches, will thefts decline more overall?

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New Tech City

Al Gore's Phone Dilemma

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Al Gore has a more than a few fancy titles: Vice President, Nobel Laureate, environmentalist-in-chief, and Apple corporate board member. So we figured he'd be as good a person as any to ask about a seeming contradiction for technology lovers that has been nagging us here at New Tech City.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Does Apple Plan Its Own Obsolescence?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Have you noticed that your iPhone starts to slow down...right around the time a new iPhone roll-out is announced? Catherine Rampell of The New York Times discusses whether Apple is intentionally coordinating the obsolescence of its products, and if the strategy could ultimately backfire as it upsets customers.

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On The Media

The New iPhone Fingerprint Sensor is Hackable

Monday, September 23, 2013

When Apple unveiled its new iPhone two weeks ago, one of the immediate questions concerned the phone's new fingerprint sensor. The sensor's supposed to automate security. Rather than typing in a password every time you unlock your phone, you just press your finger to the phone's home button. It's supposed to create a world wherein stolen iPhones are useless to thieves. But does it actually work? 

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New Tech City

Apple Releases New iPhone, NYPD Ramps Up 'Operation ID'

Friday, September 20, 2013

As the theft of digital devices continues to increase in New York City, the city's police department has been ramping up Operation ID, its program where New Yorkers can register their smartphones and other electronics in case they are lost or stolen.

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On The Media

Movies To Bring Your iPad To

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Disney's re-releasing The Little Mermaid, with a twist: they're encouraging audiences to bring along their iPads for a second-screen experience. 

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New Tech City

Understanding the Smartphone Black Market

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This week, Apple introduced a new iPhone. Among its features: fingerprint recognition and other security measures that could make the device harder to re-sell if it’s been stolen. But it’s up against a sophisticated black market that has had six years to cater to the world’s insatiable appetite for second-hand smartphones.

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New Tech City

Phones + Mischief: From Muggers to Dennis Crowley

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This week New Tech City takes you into the bodegas, laundromats and back alleys of New York's black market for stolen cell phones. More than 15,000 handsets were snatched in the city last year alone.  

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On The Media

Apple's New iPhone Has A Fingerprint Sensor

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The iPhone 5S will ship with a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home key. 

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