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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. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Hidden Cyberwar

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Senior correspondent at The Daily Beast and author, Shane Harris, talks about how the U.S. military, hackers and tech firms are already involved with the battle of the cyberspace.

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WNYC News

The Future Payphone: Gigabit Speed and Free Wi-Fi on NYC Streets

Monday, November 17, 2014

Faster than an express train, New York City plans to turn payphones into the largest, fastest (and free) Wi-Fi network in the world.

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New Tech City

This Woman Saves Lives in Her Pajamas

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A new cadre of emergency volunteers is leaping into action to assist in disaster relief, often without ever leaving their living rooms, or even their bathrobes.

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The Takeaway

The FCC Vote That May Change The Web

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Two upcoming FCC actions could fundamentally alter the future and structure of the Internet. One former FCC commissioner explains what you need to know.

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The Takeaway

'Good Karma' Isn't How Women Get Ahead in Tech

Monday, October 13, 2014

Last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told an audience of women in the tech industry that women who don't ask for a raise have "good karma" that will help them get ahead. 

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On The Media

Weev Is A White Nationalist. He Still Shouldn't Have Gone To Jail

Monday, October 06, 2014

A convicted hacker has gone public as a white supremacist. His views are terrible, but he still shouldn't have gone to jail.
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On The Media

Facebook Announces Reforms To Its Research Policies

Friday, October 03, 2014

Yesterday, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer announced updates to the way that Facebook conducts research.
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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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New Tech City

Why Live Music Won't Be Live For Long

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Is your favorite band really playing live when you go see them? Not so much. This isn't about Milli Vanilli. It's about something artists love called backing tracks.

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Money Talking

How Important is the Alibaba IPO?

Friday, September 19, 2014

What to make of the attention (and hype) around the public stock offering of the Chinese e-commerce company, expected to be one of the largest in history. 

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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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Studio 360

Our Computers, Our Viruses, Our Selves

Friday, September 12, 2014

We’ve been living with computer viruses since the earliest networks. But how similar are they to biological ones?

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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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The Takeaway

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Tech

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tech is one the fastest growing sectors of the American economy, but women continue to only represent a small portion of the workforce.  

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WNYC News

Mayor “Concerned” Over Comcast Bid for Cable Subscribers

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Yorkers could be the losers in a mega-merger of two communications giants, according to Mayor de Blasio.

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New Tech City

The Way Colleges Teach Computer Science Hurts Women

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The ratio of women to men in tech is appalling. But it's not hopeless. One thing that works: quashing "the macho effect" in college. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What It's Like for Women In Tech

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

There's lots of talk about getting more young girls to code, but what's life like in Silicon Valley for women right now? And what do consumers miss out on because of tech's diversity problem?

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WNYC News

Firms Bid to Revamp NYC Payphones

Monday, July 21, 2014

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They'll be WiFi hotspots, digital ad displays, and even pollution sensors. Monday is the deadline for proposals to modernize the city's payphones and payphone kiosks.

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New Tech City

Treating Bipolar with a Microphone

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Amber Smith is bipolar. Her mood swings are dangerous. But she's testing new technology that could spot trouble early by detecting patterns in the sound of her voice.

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Money Talking

Coming Attractions: Future Innovations to Spur Economic Growth

Friday, July 04, 2014

From the "Internet of Things" to drone deliveries to cell phone batteries that lasts longer.

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