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5 Reasons You Want to be Bored (and Brilliant)

Friday, February 13, 2015

"I know I will be full of regrets about the role the iPad played in my life when I'm running out of days."
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New Tech City

18 Places Where You Can Survive Without Your Phone

Friday, February 13, 2015

The first Bored and Brilliant Week challenge will be to keep your phone out of sight at a moment when you otherwise wouldn't. Here are some ideas.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Hasn't She Written Back?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The New York Times 'Social Q's' columnist Philip Galanes talks about the new rules for communication etiquette in the age of information overload. 

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New Tech City

Bored and Brilliant: We Got Bored

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

We changed our phone habits, opened our minds to day-dreaming, and it felt good. 

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On The Media

The Case for Boredom

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The podcast New Tech City has kicked off a fascinating project that anyone can join in on. And, we want you to know about it. 
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New Tech City

Challenge 3: Delete That App

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Your instructions for today: Delete that app. And listen in as our favorite casual cell phone video gamer confronts the designer of her worst addiction. 

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New Tech City

Challenge 1: Keep That Phone in Your Pocket

Monday, February 02, 2015

To kick off our week of Bored and Brilliant challenges, try this: on the train, bus, sidewalk, or passenger seat, keep your phone in your pocket. Or — bonus points — in your bag.

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New Tech City

9 Things We Learned About Phones From a Teenager

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hint: High school is pretty much how you remember it, but the mean girls don't have to look you in the eyes anymore.

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New Tech City

The Case for Boredom

Monday, January 12, 2015

We're kicking off New Tech City's biggest project yet. It's called Bored & Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out. Our goal is to get you rethinking our relationship with technology.  

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New Tech City

Tell Us About Your Relationship With Your Phone

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

We want your stories. Is your smartphone a fifth limb? A necessary evil? A nemesis? A best friend? A bad boyfriend? You tell us.
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The Takeaway

Apple's Latest Mess: The Bending iPhone

Thursday, September 25, 2014

It's been a rotten month for Apple: First the iCloud was hacked, and then there were problems with the iOS 8 update. Now the iPhone 6 Plus is bending in people's pockets.

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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

Join Team Digital Detox for a Twitter Chat about Sleep

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Join Manoush Zomorodi, host of New Tech City on Thursday for a chat and strategy session about surviving and thriving in the Sleep Data Challenge to keep phones out of the bedroom. 

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WQXR Blog

Leonard Slatkin: Why I Invited Listeners to Snap Photos During a Concert

Friday, February 28, 2014

Leonard Slatkin says he's been surprising patrons during the Detroit Symphony's six-date Florida tour by inviting them to take photos of the performances on their phones.
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New Tech City

Stop! Recharge Yourself with this One Minute Digital Detox

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Feeling taxed by 2014 already? Promised yourself you'd stop being a slave to your phone? Take one short minute for this fun video guide to a digital detox. 

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WNYC News

Schneiderman: Cell Phone Carriers Blocking Anti-Theft “Kill Switch”

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is stepping up pressure on cell phone carriers to approve a so-called "kill switch" to deter smartphone thefts.

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On The Media

Tracking Your Steps

Friday, September 20, 2013

Last week the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project released a report stating that 74 percent of adult smart phone owners use their phones to get information based on their current location. As more websites and applications start picking up on this trend by launching mobile geo-navigation applications, Brooke talks to geographer Jim Thatcher about what data these apps are taking from our locations, and how is that data being used?

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WNYC News

Schneiderman Scrutinizes Smartphone “Kill Switches”

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office is testing new security features on some of the smartphones most commonly targeted by thieves.

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New Tech City

At Camp, Swimming, Sports and Smartphones

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

More reporting from Manoush Zomorodi and the New Tech City team about summer camp and smartphones.

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