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Manoush Zomorodi

New Tech City host

Manoush is the host and managing editor of WNYC’s New Tech City. From 1995-2006 Manoush reported and produced for BBC News, with postings in Washington, Berlin, Brussels, and New York. As a freelance reporter and anchor, she covered business and technology for Reuters Television in New York from 2006-2010.

 

She is the author of the multimedia ebook CAMERA READY: How to Present Your Best Self and Ideas On-Air or Online and blogs at manoushz.com. Follow her @manoushz.

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Manoush Zomorodi appears in the following:

Is Braille Obsolete?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Touchscreen phones work so well for blind people that Braille may become obsolete. But advocates worry this could render the next generation "functionally illiterate."

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A Parent's Guide to All That 'Ed Tech' In Your Kid's Classroom

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

We take a look at exactly what tech is in the classroom. Which leads to a bigger question: Why is this tech in the classroom? 

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Tweens and Tech Guide: Getting Them to Open Up

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Things you learn when you talk to 12-year-olds: Kids are mortified when you post their baby pictures for #TBT. Adults use their index fingers, kids use their thumbs. We've got a survey.

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There's One Way to Actually Fight the Surveillance Machine

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Security technologist Bruce Schneier, author of “Data and Goliath,” says you should stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.

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Ethical Questions for Your Inner Couch Potato

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The creators of the web video "High Maintenance" tell us how they choose what to stream online. Plus: how they feel about paywalls, sharing Netflix passwords, and what they smoke on set.

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A Young Reporter on the Scene at Meet the Breeds

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In case you missed it, fuzzy pups of all sorts came to to Pier 92 during the Westminster dog show festivities, and we sent 7-year-old reporter Kai Robin to investigate.

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Bored, Brilliant and... Counterintuitively Interesting: A Reading List

Friday, February 13, 2015

Just some of the compelling reads about boredom (and beyond) you've been sending our way.
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Bored & Brilliant Challenge: Put Away Your Phone!

Monday, February 02, 2015

WNYC's New Tech City is challenging listeners to put away their phones in their new "Bored and Brilliant" project.

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Looking Up From Your Smartphone, Perish The Thought

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Every time we pick up our smartphone to distract us when we are bored, we may be robbing ourselves of the opportunity to brainstorm, plan, or think creatively. 

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Learning to Be Bored With Gary Shteyngart

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The WNYC podcast New Tech City is taking on a big new project to get people to rethink their relationship with technology. They call it Bored and Brilliant.

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If You're Too Busy to Be Bored, Find Time

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Boredom in the age of technology is unheard of. There's always a screen somewhere to distract us. But staying so occupied might be preventing us from realizing what matters most.

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Want to Be Creative? Try Getting Bored

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We’ve banished boredom with our phones. Recent research suggests that we might be banishing our creativity along with it.

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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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A Gaggle of Guest Hosts

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Meet Our Guest Hosts! As Leonard is away for two weeks in January, we have an amazing roster of guest hosts filling his seat. Find our more about them here.

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The Greene Space

Bored and Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

7:00 PM

Wed, Jan. 14 | SOLD OUT. Join New Tech City for a digital detox that will help you reclaim the time you spend on your phone and use it to rediscover the creative benefits of boredom.

How To Sign up For Bored And Brilliant

Monday, January 12, 2015

Join New Tech City to help you put down your phone, embrace spacing out and get inspired. Here's how to start.
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Engage or Unfriend? What to Do When Facebook Gets Racist

Monday, December 08, 2014

When it comes to conversations about race, justice and equality in America, the new town hall is online.

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Type "Hello" To Amy, Your Plucky Digital Personal Assistant

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Your friends won't know she's a robot, but you will save tons of time. The question is: when to fess up that "she" is not real.

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Varsity Video Gamers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Meet the first ever team of 'e-athletes' playing video games on a college scholarship. 

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Video Games Meet Middle Age Emotions

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Less blood and guts, more heart and soul. The first generation of video gamers are facing middle age with no plans to put down the controller. So the games are growing up too. 

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