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New Tech City

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. 

New Tech City

Local Politicians Need a Digital Campaign Strategy Too

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ben Coffey Clark is a partner and head of business development at Bully Pulpit Interactive, a digital marketing and advertising agency. He worked on Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and Rahm Emanuel's 2011 mayoral campaign in Chicago.

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New Tech City

Mayor's Race Will Test Tech's Political Force

Monday, February 25, 2013

With increasing numbers, and definite buzz, some in the tech sector are looking to leverage their new power to decide who will come after Bloomberg, but it’s not yet clear how much return a tech investment will have at the polls.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Maps and How the Worlds Looks

Monday, February 25, 2013

Simon Garfield tells the history of maps from the early explorers’ maps to the satellite renderings on our smartphones. He explains how maps reflect the best and worst of what makes us human. His book On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks is full of fascinating tales of cartographic intrigue, outsize personalities, and “pocket maps.”

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Adam Davidson Tackles the Economy

Monday, February 25, 2013

Adam Davidson, co-founder and co-host of Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life, and author of the weekly "It's the Economy" column for the New York Times Magazine, talks about current economic issues—whether illegal immigrants really hurt the economy, what would happen if economists controlled the borders, the connection between money and happiness, and waning power of union, the debate over raising the minimum wage, sequestration, and more.

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Soundcheck

Billboard Shakes Up The Charts With YouTube

Monday, February 25, 2013

Billboard magazine, which has charted popular music for decades, announced that it will now count YouTube views when tabulating the Hot 100 singles. The means that viral videos can now top the charts -- just in time for Baauer’s 'Harlem Shake' to debut at #1. Joining us to explain the change is Billboard's director of charts, Silvio Pietroluongo

 

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The Takeaway

Communities Compete to Be Silicon Valley of Domestic Drone Production

Monday, February 25, 2013

Across the country, states are vying to attract the engineers who will build our new domestic drone force, and they're finding that being a hub for drone production and testing could be a major economic boom for their area. Ryan Delaney, a reporter from WRVO in upstate New York, has been spending time with some of the advocates competing to attract drone-makers to their own airspace.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg, and City, Touting Tech

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The city is expanding its Made in New York campaign to promote tech jobs as well as film and television production in the city: "I think it's fair to say that we are on the right path, growing dramatically, but Silicon Valley is still bigger than New York City in terms of start-ups and access to capital," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: What Is Augmented Reality? And Vine?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Imagine blending the real world with computer generated images: glasses or contact lens that are actually computer screens displaying images before our eyes.  Has the future of augmented reality arrived? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chinese Army Tied to Hacking Against U.S.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent at the New York Times and contributor to WNYC, discusses his reporting on a Chinese Army unit tied to hacking against the United States.

 

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The Takeaway

Report: Chinese Hackers Linked to Government

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Today an American computer security firm, Mandiant, released a detailed 60-page report linking members of one of China's most sophisticated cyber espionage units directly to the Chinese military. David E. Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times explains the implications of this report.

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New Tech City

Coming to a Mobile Device Near You!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Devindra Hardawar is a national editor at VentureBeat where he focuses on mobile technologies. 

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New Tech City

Vine: Quick Do’s + Don’ts to Make the Most of Six Seconds

Monday, February 18, 2013

Media people love Twitter, so they love that their favorite social network is finally is getting in on video with an app called Vine. Here's how to do it well.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chris Anderson's Vision

Friday, February 15, 2013

Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and former editor of Wired, discusses his drone company and cross-border labor issues. Plus: a follow-up on 3D printing, which got a mention during President Obama's State of the Union speech this week.

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WNYC News

Customers Quit Verizon Over Extended Phone and Internet Outages

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

More than three months after Sandy, frustration continues to grow in parts of lower Manhattan where many residents and businesses are still without phone or internet service

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New Tech City

Internet Troll Weev: Full Interview

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Andrew Auernheimer (aka Weev) is a gray-hat hacker and self-described internet troll who is facing up to 10 years in prison for breaching AT&T's servers.

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New Tech City

Hackers Are Vigilantes, Cybersecurity Expert Says

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cybersecurity expert Alan Paller says hackers and internet trolls like Andrew Auernheimer (aka Weev) are nothing more than vigilantes. 

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: Is It Too Broad?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Jordan Kovnot is the privacy fellow at the Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Internet Troll or Freedom Fighter?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Internet troll Andrew Auernheimer (aka Weev) is facing up to 10 years in federal prison for breaching AT&T's servers.  On this week's New Tech City he explains why he believes his actions helped consumers and upheld American democratic ideals.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gavin Newsom on Citizenville

Monday, February 11, 2013

Gavin Newsom former mayor of San Francisco, current Lt. Gov. of California discusses his book Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating

Monday, February 11, 2013

Journalist Dan Slater shows how online dating is changing society in more profound ways than we imagine. In Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating, he explores how these new technologies are reconditioning our feelings about commitment and challenging the traditional notions of adult life. He goes behind the scenes to see how dating sites capitalize on our quest for love.

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