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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. 

The Takeaway

Art.sy: The 'Pandora' of the Art World

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Fine art is one of the last mediums to resist the digital pull. We buy music, shoes, books, and anything else we want online, but art has remained a world apart. Carter Cleveland and Sebastian Cwilich, the developers of Art.sy, aim to change that.

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New Tech City: The Resume in the Digital Age and Maker Faire Comes to New York

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

When President Obama and Mitt Romney take the stage in Denver for their first presidential debate Wednesday, the talking points will no doubt center on jobs and the economy.

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Three Apps I Can't Live Without | Jacob Ford, NYU Freshman

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Jacob Ford, 18, is a freshman at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where he plans to pursue a degree in design.

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Three Apps I Can't Live Without | Jonathan Bowles

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Jonathan Bowles is the executive director of the Center for an Urban Future in New York.

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New Tech City: New York City and Its Small Businesses Go Digital

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A year ago, the city outlined its strategy to make municipal government and New York City residents more high-tech. This week WNYC's New Tech City goes one-on-one with the woman tapped to make it all happen, NYC’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot.

 

A year ago, the city outlined its strategy to make municipal government and New York City residents more high-tech. This week’s Money Talking goes one-on-one with the woman tapped to make it all happen, NYC’s Digital Officer Rachel Haot

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Who is Rachel Haot and What Does NYC's Digital Officer Do?

Monday, September 24, 2012

In January 2011, Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Rachel Haot the city's first Digital Officer. But what does that mean?

 

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Rachel Haot Explains Upcoming Redesign of the City's Website

Monday, September 24, 2012

New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi talks to the city's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot about what the city is doing to retain top-level software engineers and expand broadband around the city.

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As Apple Releases iPhone 5, NYPD Launches Operation ID

Friday, September 21, 2012

As the iPhone 5 hit stores Friday, the NYPD asked Apple aficionados to sign up for "Operation ID," a program aimed at helping police address a recent surge in smartphone thefts.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: What Does High-Frequency Trading Mean For Your Average Investor?

Friday, September 21, 2012

In Olympic track and field, a tenth of a second can mean the difference between the gold and the silver. But on Wall Street, mere milliseconds separate the winners from the losers. WNYC’s Money Talking explains “high-frequency trading” and what it means for average investors and the market.

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New Tech City: Transportation and Tech Intersect as UNGA Gridlock Hits NYC

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Motorists may find their cars at a standstill as the UN General Assembly kicks off. Bottlenecks and detours are daily headaches for drivers and cabbies plying Manhattan's roadways. WNYC’s New Tech City looks at how technology is being used to help people travel around the city more efficiently.

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Near-Field Communication Coming to Cars of the Future

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi talks to Alex Goldmark of WNYC's Transportation Nation about the future of technology and transportation.

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New York City's Tech Boom: Bad News, Good News

Monday, September 17, 2012

New York City’s tech industry is booming, which should be good news for the city which has an unemployment rate of about 10 percent. But despite all buzz, regular New Yorkers aren’t benefiting from the tech boom...at least not yet.

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The Takeaway

Average iPhone Announcement Begs the Question: What Now?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Yesterday's launch of the newest iPhone had superfans excited. Still, some critics are questioning whether the announcement was quite the “slam dunk” we’ve come to expect from Apple. So what's the future of Apple? Ken Auletta, writer and media critic for The New Yorker, explains.

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Q&A | Leigh Ann DeLyser, Computer Science Curriculum Consultant

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Leigh Ann DeLyser is the computer science curriculum consultant for the Academy for Software Engineering, a new public high school near Union Square that aims to produce the next generation of software engineers, web developers and internet entrepreneurs. She's the co-author of the report Running on Empty: The Failure to Teach K-12 Computer Science in the Digital Age.

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Teaching a New Generation of Coders and Web Developers

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

No one knows who the next Mark Zuckerberg will be, but 135 high schoolers at New York City's Academy for Software Engineering are stepping up to the plate with coding textbooks in hand.

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