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Blind Kids, Touchscreen Phones, and the End of Braille?03/25/15
Touchscreen phones work so well forblind peoplethatBraille may become obsolete. But advocates worry this could render the next generation "functionally illiterate."
Parents, We Did Your 'Ed Tech' Homework for You
We take a look atexactly whattech isin the classroom. Which leads to a bigger question:Whyis this tech in the classroom?
Tweens and Tech: Our Guide to Getting Them to Open Up
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.
Bruce Schneier says There's One Way To Actually Fight the Surveillance...
Security technologistBruce Schneier, author of Data and Goliath,says you should stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.
Ethical Questions for Your Inner Couch Potato
The creators of the web video"High Maintenance" tell us how they choose what to stream online. Plus:how they feel aboutpaywalls, sharing Netflixpasswords, and what they smoke on set.
Bored and Brilliant: The Personal Stories
Weaskedyou to put some thought into the ways you use your phones. In the process, we stumbled upon a fact that is, perhaps, obvious: No two phoneusersare alike.
Bored and Brilliant: We Got Bored
We changed our phone habits, opened our minds to day-dreaming, and it felt good.
Bored and Brilliant Challenge 6: Dream House
It's time to get really bored and make something creative. You might just learn something about yourself. Here are your instructions!
Bored and Brilliant Challenge 5: One Small Observation
For today's challenge, we want you totake note of one person, object, or interesting, uninventable detail you would have missed if your nose were glued to your phone.
Bored and Brilliant Challenge 4: Take a Fauxcation
Your instructions:Craft an away-message (or use one of ours).Put it up for an hour, an afternoon, or the whole day. It will make you more productive at things that matter.
Bored and Brilliant Challenge 3: Delete That App
Your instructions for today: Delete that app. And listen in as our favorite casual cell phone video gamer confronts the designer of her worst addiction.
Bored and Brilliant Challenge 2: Photo-Free Day
We take 10 billion (yes, that's a "b") photos per year, mostly on our phones. Today, we want you to start seeing the world through your eyes, not your screen.
Bored and Brilliant Challenge 1: In Your Pocket
On the train,bus, sidewalk, or passenger seat,keep the phone in your pocket. Or bonus pointsin your bag.
Bored and Brilliant, Early Findings
Prepare for ourweek ofBored and Brilliantchallenges with a peek atthedata we're gathering on how much you use your phones andthe science behind why it matters for your brain.
A Smartphone and Its Teenager
Hint: High school is pretty much how you remember it, but the mean girls don't have to look you in the eyes anymore.
Bored and Brilliant, The Beginning
We'rekicking offNew Tech City's biggest project yet. It'scalledBored Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out.Our goal is to get you rethinking our relationship with technology.
Seriously: Listen to Your Voicemail
Find a 20-something, a 30-something and a 40-something. If you’re feeling especially experimental, add in a 70-something and a teenager. Say the word: “voicemail.” Watch what happens. Voice messages —and the etiquette around them —are...
Tales of Real Life Tech Addiction
This week, an encore of one of our favorite New Tech City episodes ever: The tale of David Joerg, self-professed tech addict. David spent years living the life many kids can only dream of: video games at 3 a.m., Nutella from the jar, unlimited hours...
Screens Really are a Nightmare for Sleep
May we suggest a holiday activity for the family? Sleep. Without screens. Get alot of it. New researchfromthe Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesfinds that thatbluish-glow from computers, smart phones and tablets is, in fact, keeping us up...
Look how cute this military cyber warfare training ground is
Somewhere hidden in the sleepy suburbs ofNew Jersey, there is a very small town. This all-American villageboasts good public transit, its own reservoir, a coffee shop, a church, a bank... you name it. Their internationalairport rarely has delays....
- New York, NY
160 Varick St.
New York, NY 10013