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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. 

On The Media

Reporting the Sony Hack

Friday, December 19, 2014

Did the Sony hack reveal newsworthy information, juicy gossip, or just our own voyeuristic tendencies? Ethicist Kelly McBride weighs in. 

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All Things Considered

FBI Officially Pins Sony Cyberattack On North Korea

Friday, December 19, 2014

The FBI released a statement on Friday saying that the North Korean government is responsible for the massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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Apple Responds To BBC On Conditions At Asian iPhone Suppliers

Friday, December 19, 2014

Jeff Williams, the tech giant's vice president for operations, told British-based employees that Apple has done more than any other company to ensure fair and safe working conditions.

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Instagram Is Now Valued At $35 Billion By Citigroup Analysts

Friday, December 19, 2014

Less than three years ago, Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion. The photo-sharing service is said to have more than 300 million users.

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On The Media

One Hell(boy) of a Reddit Secret Santa

Friday, December 19, 2014

Diane from Legal was nice to give you that Starbucks gift card, but this surprising Reddit user might be the Secret Santa of the year.
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PRI's The World

Now will Cuba get better Internet service?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cuba feels like the late 1990s when it comes to Internet access. But if Havana is serious about a real upgrade, it's time to think outside the Socialist box.

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Morning Edition

U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Computer Hack

Friday, December 19, 2014

The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.

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Morning Edition

For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean's largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.

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All Things Considered

North Korea Has Invested Heavily In Cyberattacks

Thursday, December 18, 2014

American officials have concluded that North Korea was behind the hack of Sony Pictures Company. Melissa Block talks to James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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On The Media

#41 - Tell Me How To Live My Life

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What happens when the most popular astrologer on the internet doesn't post on time?
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White House Says Any Response To Sony Attack Needs To Be 'Proportional'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The White House won't confirm North Korea is behind the attack, citing an ongoing investigation. Nevertheless, it is mulling over its options.

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Science Friday

Does Mars Have What It Takes to Support Life?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds evidence of methane and organics on the Red Planet.

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Science Friday

Making Space a More Democratic Place

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What if anyone could 3-D-print a satellite in space? Or jet from the Earth to the Moon, using just the hydrogen found in a two-liter bottle of water?

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Science Friday

Scientists Speak Out About Attacks on Science

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bioengineer John Dabiri and conservation biologist Terrie Williams, two targets of Senator Tom Coburn's 2014 “Wastebook” look beyond the caricatures painted by politicians and pundits to tell the story of their research.

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Science Friday

Moving Ice May Mean More Melting for Greenland

Thursday, December 18, 2014

By 2060, Greenland’s seasonal “supraglacial” lakes will double in number and move farther inland.

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Science Friday

Weighing In on the ‘Good Carb, Bad Carb’ Debate

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Curbing “high glycemic” carbs may not benefit healthy eaters.

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Science Friday

Under the Influence of Beer Foam

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A team of fluid mechanics researchers at Princeton University dive into the anti-sloshing physics of foam.

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Science Friday

Science Goes to the Movies: ‘The Imitation Game’

Thursday, December 18, 2014

SciFri’s scientist-film critics weigh in on the Alan Turing biopic.

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The Takeaway

Sony Has Set a 'Horrible' Precedent

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cyberwar expert Peter Singer says that Sony and American cinema companies that refuse to show the movie have done everything exactly wrong.

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Morning Edition

With Sony Hack, Nation-State Attacks Go From Quiet To Overt

Thursday, December 18, 2014

U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That's major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation-states typically make covert attacks.

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