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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

The Bus of the Future Will Catch You

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Matt George runs a new bus company that doesn't own buses. And he's making some big promises. He says his technology will be the first fundamental evolution in mass transit since subway tracks were laid.

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Money Talking

Can the Economy Get Out of Its Perpetual Rut?

Friday, June 13, 2014

The stock market keeps hitting record highs, but the economy is sputtering along. What will it take to get it growing again. Plus, how the electronic currency Bitcoin is doing after a bad winter. The stock market keeps hitting record highs, but the economy is stuck in a rut. Tomorrow, WNYC’s Money Talking looks at what it will take to get the economy growing again. Plus, how the electronic currency bitcoin is doing after a winter of ups and downs. Tune in to Money Talking and all the latest news tomorrow on Morning Edition on

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New Tech City

It's Time to Start Talking About Robot Morals

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

We're at a moment in time where computer programmers are injecting machines with consciousness and the power of thought. It's time we stop and ask: What kind of thoughts?

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New Tech City

The Home of the Future is Spying on You

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

There's a neighborhood where the refrigerators tell stories. The roofs are paved in solar panels. The streets hum with electric cars. It's a kind of eco-paradise — and it could drive you nuts.

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New Tech City

Video Extra: Tracking Kilowatts in the Home of the Future

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Inside these typical suburban walls is a glimpse into the future. 700 homes in the Muëller community in Austin are blazing a trail for how we all might consume energy someday soon.
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WNYC News

De Blasio Advisor: Let’s Make a Gigabit Hub

Monday, May 19, 2014

A gigabit innovation center is a possible next step in bringing superfast internet to New York City.

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WNYC News

Make the Internet a Utility, Say Tech Companies

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tech startups say they and their users would be harmed by a two-speed internet.

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WNYC News

Judge Says Airbnb Can Keep Its Secrets

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A judge quashes Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's effort to examine Airbnb's business records in New York.

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New Tech City

Hiring by Video Game

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The traditional job interview is obsolete. That is, when compared to an all-knowing video game that peers into the psyche of every candidate.

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On The Media

The #1 Android App is a Complete and Total Scam

Monday, April 07, 2014

Until yesterday, the #1 app for Android in the Google Play store was called Virus Shield. As Android is a platform known for security vulnerabilities, Virus Shield promised a one-button solution for protecting your device. There's just one problem. It appears to be a complete and total scam.

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Money Talking

Recalled Cars and Rigged Stock Markets

Friday, April 04, 2014

Why did it take GM over a decade to respond to a defect the carmaker has linked to 13 deaths and dozens of accidents? And has high-frequency trading rigged the stock market? Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time discuss.

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WNYC News

How Many Tech Jobs Are There in NYC? Depends Whom You Ask

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Researchers can't seem to agree how many tech jobs there are in New York, only that the number is growing.

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WNYC News

Forget the Bat Signal: This Is a Protest

Monday, March 24, 2014

Meet The Illuminator, the activist group that's using the city skyline as a canvas to project political messages.

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New Tech City

Is the Gig Economy a Labor Revolution or a Return to Serfdom?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cobbling together a full-time schedule from gigs posted on freelance websites like TaskRabbit is a tough slog that may grow more common.

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New Tech City

Photos: Kids + Technology = Surprise

Monday, March 17, 2014

How do your kids interact with technology? Did your daughter know how to tweet emojis before she could read? (She's not alone.) Or maybe your son crafted his very own laptop out of paper? It's wild out there. 

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New Tech City

The Hottest Thing From Google Is Over Before It Began

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Google Glass has not been officially released yet, but it's already facing a backlash from the tech-forward crowd expected to be its most ardent fans. Here's why. 

 

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New Tech City

Tech Journos and the Lingo They Love to Hate

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Four of the best-known tech journalists define the latest, most ridiculous lingo being tossed around at the SXSW Interactive conference. Then we asked them to talk to us in that very jargon.

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New Tech City

The Simple Steps Behind World Class Efficiency

Thursday, March 06, 2014

These steps from the Toyota Production System make car manufacturing smooth and swift. They also work on every day life.

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New Tech City

Toyota Gives Me a Personal Productivity Makeover

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Office workers pecking away at keyboards are like assembly line workers churning out product. But can a knowledge employee become as efficient as a finely-tuned factory?

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New Tech City

Getting Feisty Protecting Your Data from Companies

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The machines are watching us. Computers, phones, hospitals and cars are all collecting data on us to serve us better. But how can we the consumers know when our data is working for us, not against us? 

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