Streams

Technology

Edit Bucket

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 Takeaway

When the Skies Are Too Dangerous to Fly

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot out of the sky over a conflict zone in Ukraine, the FAA announced that no U.S. flights would be allowed to fly to Israel for a period of 24 hours after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv. What happens when the airspace becomes a war zone? 

Comments [4]

On The Media

The Wall Street Journal and Vice Were Hacked

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Russian hacker accessed the WSJ and Vice websites.

Read More

Comment

New Tech City

Mining Your Voice for Hidden Feelings and Company Profits

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

There's a subtle difference between feeling 'exasperated and furious' and 'exasperated but ready to listen.' Hear how new technology aims to decode true meaning from the messy signal of the human voice.

 

Comment

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Dangers in The Sky, A Mysterious Death, and The Future of Play

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

1. When the Skies Are Too Dangerous to Fly | 2. Who Killed KGB Agent Alexander Litvinenko? | 3. Powerful Politician Kills Bill to Protect Vets | 4. Designing Outdoor Play With Creativity in Mind

9/11 Commission Issues An Update On Anniversary Of Report

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Saying that the world has changed "dramatically," the report's authors write that al-Qaida groups have spread, and the threat for cyberterrorism has grown.

Comment

Don't Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Researchers have stumbled on an ingenious idea: Use bubble wrap as a cheap test tube and petri dish. They've even run tests on blood that's sitting inside the poppable packaging. So how does it work?

Comment

Radiolab

What's Better Than A Total Eclipse Of The Sun? Check This

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

This may be the most heart-rending, most beautiful eclipse in our solar system. But you can't travel to see it. Not yet.

Read More

Comment

'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

This year's Television Critics Association press tour found networks pitching hard for the view beyond overnight ratings. But getting the right number isn't the end of the issue.

Comment

Tweeting From A Conflict Zone: Does It Help Or Hurt News Reporting?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

As Gaza, Ukraine and Syria trend on Twitter, has social media changed the way conflicts are covered? Host Michel Martin finds out from reporter Anne Barnard and Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch.

Comment

On The Media

Someone at the EPA Really Likes Kim Kardashian's New iPhone Game

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Late last night, the official Twitter account for the Environmental Protection Authority accidentally tweeted an excited proclamation about their success in the Kim Kardashian's new mobile game, which invites you to "create your own celebrity and rise to fame and fortune!" 

Read More

Comments [2]

All Things Considered

Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Net neutrality can be an issue that's difficult to understand and difficult to explain, so the metaphor that's used to describe it is kind of important. See what neutrality is being compared to.

Comment

All Things Considered

1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter?

Monday, July 21, 2014

The last time the FCC saw this much public interest was after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. But research shows comments aren't likely to sway the agency's policy decision.

Comment

Why Diversity In Tech Matters: 'People Solve Problems That They See'

Monday, July 21, 2014

Host Michel Martin talks to a roundtable of activists and innovators about the future of technology, and recruiting the next generation of African-Americans and Latinos into the tech field.

Comment

On The Media

TLDR #31 - Race Swap

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Internet you experience depends on who the Internet thinks you are.

Read More

Comment

On The Media

Ja Rule is Here to Help

Monday, July 21, 2014

A new site promises to provide you with the perfect Ja Rule song for any moment. 

Read More

Comment

On The Media

You Can Watch The Private Sector Edit Wikipedia Too

Monday, July 21, 2014

We're still waiting for an @TLDRedits account to appear. 

Read More

Comment

Book News: 'Big 5' Publishers Absent From Amazon's New E-Book Service

Monday, July 21, 2014

Also: North Carolina Poet Laureate Valerie Macon resigns; David Orr on James Franco's poetry.

Comment

Morning Edition

Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Monday, July 21, 2014

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

Comment

WNYC News

Firms Bid to Revamp NYC Payphones

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC

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.

Comment

Schoolbook

NYC Teachers Sharpen Digital Tools for the Classroom

Monday, July 21, 2014

It may be vacation season but hundreds of New York City teachers are spending their summer days brushing up on the latest technology tools for the classroom.

Read More

Comments [1]