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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. 

New Tech City

Full Interview: The Effect of Digital Tech on Kids

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, knows a thing or two about the effects of media on children. She’s the lead author of a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics on the subject, and she spoke with New Tech City host Manoush Zomordi about the pluses and minuses of the digital age for kids.

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Full Interview: The Effect of Digital Tech on Kids

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi speaks with Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, and lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics study on the effects of television on children.

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New Tech City: Using Digital Maps to Study Disaster Preparedness, History

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Digital maps play a huge role in everyday tasks — from finding a restaurant to a friend’s apartment. But they’re also playing a large part in serious pursuits like disaster cleanup and rebuilding. This week, New Tech City looks at mapping before and after Sandy, as well as a the process known as “map warping.”

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Interactive Digital Maps Show City's Changing Landscape

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

You still see lots of tourists unfolding and refolding paper maps on New York City streets, but most of us use applications on our smartphones to find the closest subway stop or Starbucks.

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The Future of Disaster Relief: Food, Water, Shelter…and Wi-Fi Blimps?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Using technology to get communities back on their feet faster after a crisis might include floating blimps with wi-fi over a disaster-hit city or creating a National Guard of tech geeks to take action when the digital infrastructure goes down or maybe even stockpiling electronics and generators for tech reserves, similar to oil reserves.

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Tech Key to Rebuilding After Disasters Like Sandy

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Two weeks after Sandy hit the New York region, is the recovery coming along as fast it could?

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Would You Do Your Banking on Facebook? Pushing Your Tech Comfort Zone

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

People I know who work on Wall Street often have two phones (one for personal, one for professional use) and limited access on their work computers to any website that hasn’t been completely vetted.  Security and privacy are paramount in the financial industries for obvious reasons, including regulatory.

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Are Americans Ready for Banking via Social Media?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A bank in South Africa announced this summer that its mobile banking customers will now be able to conduct transactions and monitor their accounts through Facebook. This type of cross-pollination between banks and social media does not yet exist in the United States, but it could be coming.

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New Tech City: Sentiment Analysis and How Banks Use Social Media

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The social media realm can at times seem like a frivolous place full of out-of-focus photos and posts about what your friends ate for breakfast. But for businesses, it can also be a cash cow thanks to the sheer number of people you can reach with something as simple as a tweet.

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For Some Stock-Pickers, Life Is Tweet

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What if Facebook likes and Twitter posts could give investors clues about market trends? The idea may not be as farfetched as it sounds.

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Three Apps I Can't Live Without | Mark Schwanhausser

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mark Schwanhausser is an analyst at Javelin Strategy and Research and studies trends in online banking. Here are the apps that he loves on his iPhone 4S and iPad.

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New Tech City: Healthcare Goes Digital

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

As the medical world goes digital, patients are accessing healthcare online and through smartphone apps while doctors and hospitals are using software to do everything from track prescriptions to transfer patients to different offices or departments.

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Cornell Reveals Plan for Roosevelt Island Campus

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cornell University is for the first time detailing its plans to transform a 12.5-acre site on Roosevelt Island into what university officials claim will be the first information-age research campus designed from the ground up.

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Tech Booms in New York City, And So Do Meetups

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

As the New York City tech sector continues to grow, so too have the number of meetups, happy hours, demos and networking events – somewhere in the ballpark of hundreds a month are held throughout the city.

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NYC is #1 in Co-Working But Is It Right for You?

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

New York City has over 60 co-working spaces, more than other city, according to a survey done by co-working website DeskMag.

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Map | New York City's Coworking Centers

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

New York City is home to several dozen “coworking” locations, places where people who don’t work in traditional offices can rent a desk and have a place of work.

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New Tech City: Networking and the Fast-Growing Trend of 'Coworking'

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

As Silicon Alley has boomed, so has the market for events that cater to tech sector employees and those that want to get their foot in the door at the city's start-ups.

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In Novel Move, City Campus Gets US Patent Officer

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

In a first-of-its-kind effort to help students and others capitalize on their ideas, a patent officer is setting up shop at a New York City technology graduate-school campus.

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The Maker Movement: The Next Industrial Revolution?

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Reporter Stan Alcorn caught up with the editor-in-chief of Wired, Chris Anderson, to discuss the DIY movement of tech-savvy tinkerers known as "makers." In his new book, Makers, Anderson argues that "making" is a revolution with the power to revive American manufacturing.

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Job Applicants: How to Game Resume Scanners

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

More and more companies are relying on technology to weed out job applicants at the initial stage of the hiring process – using software that scans and screens resumes in what has become a multi-billion dollar industry.  

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