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Help us Rename New Tech City

Monday, April 27, 2015

We know "New Tech City" sounds like a show about infrastructure, subways, and start-ups. Help us come up with a better, more meaningful fit. 
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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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New Tech City

A Parent's Guide to All That 'Ed Tech' In Your Kid's Classroom

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

We take a look at exactly what tech is in the classroom. Which leads to a bigger question: Why is this tech in the classroom? 

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New Tech City

A Classroom Activity for Tweens and Teens Everywhere

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A lesson plan — and a podcast experiment — for classrooms across the country.
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New Tech City

Tweens and Tech Guide: Getting Them to Open Up

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Things you learn when you talk to 12-year-olds: Kids are mortified when you post their baby pictures for #TBT. Adults use their index fingers, kids use their thumbs. We've got a survey.

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New Tech City

There's One Way to Actually Fight the Surveillance Machine

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Security technologist Bruce Schneier, author of “Data and Goliath,” says you should stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.

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New Tech City

Bored and Brilliant: The Personal Stories

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

We asked you to put some thought into the ways you use your phones. In the process, we stumbled upon a fact that is, perhaps, obvious: No two phone users are alike.

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In Public: Essays from Laura Walker, President of New York Public Radio

Snowflakes Are Brilliant!

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

What it's like to get bored and brilliant with New Tech City...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Learning to Be Bored With Gary Shteyngart

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The WNYC podcast New Tech City is taking on a big new project to get people to rethink their relationship with technology. They call it Bored and Brilliant.

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Studio 360

Want to Be Creative? Try Getting Bored

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We’ve banished boredom with our phones. Recent research suggests that we might be banishing our creativity along with it.

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New Tech City

How to Give to the Tech-Lover in Your Life

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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The Takeaway

The Giant Leap Into Commercial Space Travel

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ten years ago, a private space aircraft left the Earth’s atmosphere and stirred up dreams of an age of commercial space travel. Yet a decade later, no paying passengers have flown.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: WNYC Science Fair, Vol. 3 - Robots and Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

How far have we come in developing artificial intelligence?

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The Takeaway

Careful Posting Online Reviews, You May Get Sued

Thursday, May 01, 2014

What happens when an online review, one of the most basic forms of public participation online, calls into question larger issues of anonymity and libel? Alex Goldmark, senior producer for WNYC's New Tech City, reported on this topic with a focus on two cases playing out in the U.S. 

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The Takeaway

Should a Video Game Determine Hiring and Firing?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Some companies are using video games as a way to evaluate potential employees. It allows them to monitor the "micro-behaviors" of candidates during game play.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: New Tech City Talks Parenting in the Digital Age

Friday, March 28, 2014

Between tablets, cell phones, video games and computers, the minutes of daily screen time the average child logs in can quickly add up to hours. 

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Take a Digital Detox with New Tech City

Friday, January 24, 2014

Struggling to keep up with your email inbox? Overwhelmed by your Twitter feed? Do you feel separation anxiety when you're without your mobile device? Take a deep breath. New Tech City is here to help.

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New Tech City

Submit Your Story: Your Worst Tech Fails

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.  

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Tech + Today's Worker - Upgrading Your Skills in Every Phase of Life

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The importance of STEM (science, tech, engineering and math) education in schools has been getting a lot of attention lately. But it's not just kids who need to be savvy in those subjects to survive the global economy.

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New Tech City

A Glitchy Link Poem, That's Also An Obamacare Summary

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.

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