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New Tech City

Putting heart and the human experience into tech coverage, WNYC's New Tech City with Manoush Zomorodi investigates what all the data, constant connectivity, and perpetual "upgrades" really mean for daily life. Follow @newtechcity and subscribe to the podcast for stories of discovery on how the digital age is altering our brains, relationships, and values. 

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NYC Tech Community Reacts to Aaron Swartz’s Death

Monday, January 14, 2013

On some website, mourning over the death of Aaron Swartz, the software developer and internet rights activist, has turned into a debate over access to information online.  New York’s tech community has been firmly on the side of Swartz and his open ideology.

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Tourists Use iPads and Other Digital Devices to Navigate New York City

Monday, January 14, 2013

A simple stroll around Times Square is enough to show that iPhones, iPads and other smartphones and tablets have virtually replaced paper maps, guidebooks and even digital cameras among the tourists visiting New York City. 

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Guy Kawasaki On Marketing Yourself as an Author

Monday, January 14, 2013

Social media expert and former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki's latest book is APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, a guide to self-publishing. 

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New Report on Libraries Transforming in the Digital Age

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

E-books have not spelled the demise of the local library in New York. In fact, according to a new report from the Center for an Urban Future, 40.5 million people visited the city’s public libraries, more than all of the city’s professional sports teams and major cultural institutions combined.

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Chelsea Gets the City's Largest Free Public Wi-Fi Network

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Parts of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District are now the largest outdoor public Wi-Fi zone in the city thanks to Google and the Chelsea Improvement Company. 

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New Tech City: The Future of Libraries

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Despite the growth of e-readers and digital technology, New Yorkers are spending more time in libraries than ever.

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Using Tech to Slow Down Our Lives in 2013

Thursday, January 03, 2013

We are emerging from the annual internet and social media “gray period” – the holiday fortnight when the web isn’t blacked out, but slows down. It’s always a welcome relief from the incessant typing.

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New Tech City: How Digital Tech Will Change Our Lives in 2013

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

This week on New Tech City, Manoush Zomorodi speaks with Douglas Rushkoff about how media and the digital age will change the way we live and think in 2013.

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Three Apps I Can't Live Without | Zach Sims of Codecademy

Monday, December 31, 2012

Zach Sims is the founder of Codecademy, a start-up that teaches people how to code. 

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The Effect of Touchscreens and Social Media on Kids, Plus 3D Printing

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Americans have purchased millions of smartphones, tablet computers and other digital tech this holiday season, and many of those gifts are showing up under Christmas trees this morning.

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Debate: Is New York City in a Tech Bubble?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and eBay have all opened offices in New York City, and the Bloomberg administration is partnering with Cornell University to build a new computer science grad school. But Silicon Alley's exponential growth has some wondering how long the good times will last. 

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Silicon Alley Could Revive NYC's Middle Class, Report Says

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New York's tech sector has made some entrepreneurs rich. A new study says it could also preserve and grow the city's middle class.

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New Tech City: Learning How to Make a Smartphone App

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Apple's App Store and Google Play have hundreds of thousands of smartphone apps. When it comes to the megabytes, however, apps are tiny things, taking up the same amount data as any 3-minute song you can buy on iTunes. So how hard is it to create one of these itsy-bitsy pieces of software?

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How to Build An App

Monday, December 10, 2012

In the world of business and tech, “mobile revolution” and “app economy” are the buzzwords of the moment. The meaning behind the hype: In a smartphone world, money will be made by those creating the programs that make smartphones smart: apps. For those who want to get in on the act, the good news is there are a record number of books, classes and websites to help you every step of the way. But the hype also clouds a very simple truth: It’s a lot easier to get started than it is to finish. Good luck.

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New York City Challenges Silicon Alley to Reinvent the Payphone

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

After payphones proved to be a crucial link for New Yorkers during Sandy, the city's Chief Digital Officer is challenging Silicon Alley entrepreneurs to redesign the city's 11,412 payphones for the digital era.

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Peter Cashmore's Rules For Media in 2013

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Most people in tech and media know the story behind Pete Cashmore‘s Mashable: He started the social media blog from his bedroom in Aberdeen, Scotland at the age of 19 and grew it into a website that now claims 20 million monthly unique visitors.

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Restarting a Business After Sandy, Growing a Business Globally

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

When it comes to growing a business, sometimes it’s about looking to new horizons, and other times, it’s simply about trying to hold on to what you have.

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New Tech City: Is Tech Good for Kids? Plus, 3D Printing Puts Down Roots in NYC

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Americans will buy millions of smartphones, tablet computers and other digital tech this holiday season, and many of those gifts will be given to children.

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Three Apps I Can't Live Without | Ari Brown

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dr. Ari Brown is a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, and lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics study on the media use by children.

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