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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. 

Money Talking

Why Congress' Budget Deal is Good for Business

Friday, December 13, 2013

There were signs of bipartisanship in Washington this week as budget negotiators announced a two-year budget deal that will hopefully avert another shutdown.  Now, will the economy start growing faster?

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New Tech City

Can You *Like* God?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The millennial generation has a reputation for selfies, oversharing and cat memes, but many church leaders are flocking to Facebook and Twitter to bring more young people into the fold.

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New Tech City

Advice and Resources for Seniors Rebooting Their Careers

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Tom Kamber, Founding Executive Director of Older Adults Technology Services, talks through a few guests on how to reboot their outlook on technology and working for people a generation older.

 

 

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New Tech City

Advice for Mid-Career Professionals

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Carmen Scheidel, Vice President of Learning + Development at Time, Inc., gives tips for mid-career workers.

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New Tech City

How To Kick Digital Butt in a 21st-Century Workplace

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Before tech ruins your job, try these strategies.

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New Tech City

6 Tips for Recent College Grads

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Larry Harris, Chief Marketing Officer of ad-tech company PubMatic, offers his advice for recent college grads looking to make an impact during an interview and during their first years on the job.

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New Tech City

Al Gore's Phone Dilemma

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Al Gore has a more than a few fancy titles: Vice President, Nobel Laureate, environmentalist-in-chief, and Apple corporate board member. So we figured he'd be as good a person as any to ask about a seeming contradiction for technology lovers that has been nagging us here at New Tech City.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

23andMe vs. F.D.A.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The F.D.A. warned genetic testing company 23andMe to stop marketing their product, as they need more approvals from the agency. Alice ParkTime magazine staff writer covering health, shares on the latest.

Any 23andMe users? Call us and tell us what you've done with your results and how you feel about the company's marketing promises.

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New Tech City

Flowchart: Should You Open Your Home WiFi?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

To open your home wireless internet, or not, that is the question. And to help you decide whether or not to do away with that long string of garbled letters and symbols allegedly protecting your internet, we made you a flowchart. 

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Soundcheck

With Cochlear Implants, Music Is Harder To Hear Than You Think

Friday, November 15, 2013

Since the 1970's, more than 200,000 people have received cochlear implants, which allow deaf patients to hear speech, and sometimes even talk. But not all auditory signals are created alike: While people with cochlear implants can hear speech, but those patients can't hear music. But now, a team from the University of Washington has developed an algorithm that allows the implants to process some of the building blocks of music, namely pitch and timbre. 

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New Tech City

Five Video Games Your Middle Schooler Should Be Playing (Plus a Bonus One)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Check out this list for ways to convert a video game habit into an educational opportunity. 

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New Tech City

These Games Could Be Good for Young Brains

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Games have power, so this week, we play a few that can motivate kids to learn more, whether they realize it or not. And we see how a test case of a new technology for football might help keep young heads safer (and smarter) from injury.

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New Tech City

ATM of the Future: Where Your Money is Coming From Next

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Since ATMs first appeared on street corners more than four decades ago, their basic function has barely changed.  But recently, to save on costs and attract a younger, more plugged-in generation of customers, banks are updating not only their ATMs, but the meaning of the word “bank" itself.

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New Tech City

Three Ways the Twitter IPO Matters for New York

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Twitter was born in San Francisco, but New York could benefit from its IPO

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WNYC News

How Many Payphones Are Left in the City?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Just how much does it cost to make a call on a payphone these days?  Then again, will it even work if you find one?

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New Tech City

Airbnb Boasts 10,000 Visitors This Marathon Weekend

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Airbnb founders gave almost $15,000 to Bill de Blasio's campaign for mayor.

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New Tech City

Bye Bye, Cable Guy. Hello, Microwave Broadband.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Two brothers had an idea: How about starting a broadband service provider in New York City?

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New Tech City

Who Is Jeff Bezos? And What is Amazon?

Monday, October 28, 2013

He wants to find in a cheaper way to get to outer space.  He’s building a clock that ticks once a year, moves its "century hand" once every hundred years and chimes once a millennium.  Oh, and he’s also the CEO of the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon.  He is Jeff Bezos.

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Money Talking

Six-Year High School Answer for Tomorrow's Workers?

Friday, October 25, 2013

In a visit to Brooklyn Friday, President Obama will honor the innovative new education model at the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, P-Tech for short. Is it the answer for preparing kids to be tomorrow's workers?

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New Tech City

MAP: The Coffee Fueling New York City's Tech Sector

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It seems like every time we report on a tech company or coworking space in New York City, there's a great coffee shop around the corner. Check out our map to see where the hippest coffee joints in the city are in relation to tech hubs. 

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