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The Takeaway

Cool or Creepy? Kings of Tech Offer to Freeze Eggs for Female Workers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Apple and Facebook will reimburse female employees who want to freeze their eggs. Is this a new perk, or a strategic move for the companies?

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The Takeaway

You're Not Alone Bono: Here Are 6 'Good' Music Ideas Gone Really Bad

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bono apologized after U2's latest album was automatically sent to all of the world's iTunes users. We explore this bad idea & other music ideas that seemed like good ones at the time.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Siri Meets Her Grandpa

Friday, October 03, 2014

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Tomorrow is Siri's birthday, and to test her skills, we played her a 1962 recording of an IBM 704 computer singing "Daisy Bell." Will Siri recognize her own voice-sythesized forebears?
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The Takeaway

Apple's Latest Mess: The Bending iPhone

Thursday, September 25, 2014

It's been a rotten month for Apple: First the iCloud was hacked, and then there were problems with the iOS 8 update. Now the iPhone 6 Plus is bending in people's pockets.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Groundskeeper Willie, Michael Jackson, and octopuses win the internet this week.
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On The Media

Apple Will No Longer Let The Cops Into Your Phone

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that their new operating system makes it impossible for the company to give cops access to its users phones. 
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Slate Culture Gabfest

"Oh, Grow Up!" Edition

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss A.O Scott's article which asks, "Who or what killed adulthood?", fingerprint words, and whether Apple Watch is the beginning of our wearable future.

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The Takeaway

The World's iPhones Are Made in Toxic Chinese Factories

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Many of the workers are teens who've left home to support their families—and the first job they're given is simply cleaning iPhone screens, over and over, with toxic chemicals.

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Money Talking

Exciting? Sure. Innovative? Nah.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New phones. Bigger phones. Smart watches. Soaring stock prices. The tech industry's not short on glitzy announcements, but every new gadget isn't a game-changer.

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New Tech City

The View from Inside the Glass Cube

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

We asked ex-Apple employees what they think of iPhone hype, product launch mania, and you.

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WQXR Blog

Apple Launches iPhone 6 with Strauss-Themed Ad

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

When Apple unveiled its two larger-screened iPhone models, it turned to a well-known soundtrack of grandeur: Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra.
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Money Talking

Where the Economy's Headed Before the Midterm Elections

Friday, September 05, 2014

Two months before the midterm elections, how is the economy doing? The answer could have a big impact on who gets elected this fall. 

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Listen to Lucy

Descent into drivel is a sign of Apple’s fall

Monday, June 16, 2014

Descent into drivel is a sign of Apple’s fall

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Soundcheck

Apple Could Soon Be The New Owner Of Beats Electronics

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

There's a hotly debated acquisition reportedly underway in the music world: Apple -- the home of iPads, iPhones, and iTunes -- might soon be the new owner of Beats Electronics. The company known for its Beats by Dre headphones and Beats Music subscription music service could soon be under the Apple umbrella, if a multi-billion dollar deal goes through. We talk about the deal with New York Times music writer Ben Sisario

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The Takeaway

Will Dr. Dre Be Hip-Hop's First Billionaire?

Friday, May 09, 2014

According to reports, Apple is in talks to buy Beats Electronics LLC, the headphone and streaming music company owned by music legend Dr. Dre. The deal could make Dr. Dre the first billionaire in hip-hop.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Apple After Steve Jobs

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

After Steve Jobs’s death, new Apple CEO Tim Cook and his team faced many challenges and high expectations to sustain Jobs’s vision and keep the company moving forward. Former Wall Street Journal technology reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane discusses the situation at Apple today and offers clues to its future. She explores Tim Cook’s leadership and its impact on Jobs’s loyal lieutenants, new product development, and Apple’s relationships with Wall Street, the government, tech rivals, suppliers, the media, and consumers. She’s the author of Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs.

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WNYC News

Stringer to Apple: Protect Our Assets

Monday, February 10, 2014

Activist investor Carl Icahn is abandoning his proposal for a $50 billion buyback from Apple. The news comes as the heads of some state and city pension funds called on the company's shareholders to vote against the plan.

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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

Does Apple Plan Its Own Obsolescence?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Have you noticed that your iPhone starts to slow down...right around the time a new iPhone roll-out is announced? Catherine Rampell of The New York Times discusses whether Apple is intentionally coordinating the obsolescence of its products, and if the strategy could ultimately backfire as it upsets customers.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Chrisann Brennan on Her Life with Steve Jobs

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Chrisann Brennan talks about her relationship with Steve Jobs, which began in high school. She describes Jobs’s ascent and the toll it took on her as his girlfriend, co-parent, friend, and object of his cruelty. The Bite in the Apple: A Memoir of My Life with Steve Jobs is about her life with Jobs, an idealistic young man who was driven to change the world, about a young father who denied his own child, and a man who she says mistook power for love.

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