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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. 

Drivers, Passengers Say Uber App Doesn't Always Yield Best Routes

Sunday, September 21, 2014

People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.

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All Things Considered

In San Diego, A Bootcamp For Data Junkies

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Natasha Balac runs a two-day boot camp out of the San Diego Supercomputer Center for people from all types of industries to learn the tools and algorithms to help them analyze data and spot patterns in their work.

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Tech Week: Smartphone Privacy, Cyberstalking, Alibaba's Big Debut

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes the biggest debut on the NYSE ever. The details, and the other tech stories that piqued our interest, are in this week's roundup.

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With Alibaba IPO, Yahoo Reaps A Big Reward From Risky Bet

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week's Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.

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The Takeaway

The Weekender: Digital Reading, Driverless Cars, and The Secret to Happiness

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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On The Media

This Fake Identity Generator Wants You to Think About How to Use Fake Identity Generators

Friday, September 19, 2014

There’s a new tool available for all your temporary false identity needs: fakena.me.
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The Takeaway

Alibaba Claims America's Largest IPO

Friday, September 19, 2014

Alibaba went public today, and the Chinese e-commerce giant reportedly raised $21.8 billion—the biggest initial public offering ever in United States history. 

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Remix Summit

Forces Shaping the Industries that Matter to the Arts

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
In this Lightning panel, you'll hear how to tackle the trends that are shaping the industries that matter to the cultural and creative sectors. 

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Remix Summit

Keynote from Tod Machover at the MIT Media Lab

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
Tod Machover, Professor of Music and Media at MIT Media Lab, delivers a keynote address at the Remix Summit at Bloomberg headquarters in Manhattan.

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Remix Summit

Mobile Culture

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
Mobile technology is ubiquitous with over 60% of the US population carrying a smart phone. This panel explores how the rapid rise in connectivity is changing the way we communicate

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Remix Summit

Inspiring the Next Generation

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
This panel discusses how we can create opportunities for cross-discipline, platform collaborations, and partnerships to inspire the next generation.

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Remix Summit

Cultural Landscape

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, gives a keynote speech at the Remix Summit at Bloomberg headquarters in Manhattan. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Follow Up Friday: Recycling Bags and Foam; School Uniforms

Friday, September 19, 2014

A follow-up on two things that came up this week: Can you recycle plastic bags and styrofoam? And should students wear uniforms?

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Remix Summit

New Horizons: The Challenges & Opportunities Ahead

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
Joseph V. Melillo, Executive Producer for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, gives a keynote speech at the Remix Summit at Bloomberg headquarters in Manhattan.

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Morning Edition

Retailers' Customers Cautioned As Cyber Attacks Continue

Friday, September 19, 2014

Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach affected online shoppers.

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Morning Edition

How NASA's New Spaceships Stack Up

Friday, September 19, 2014

Earlier this week, NASA awarded two contracts for new spaceships to commercial companies. Here's how they compare.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Groundskeeper Willie, Michael Jackson, and octopuses win the internet this week.
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Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.

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Transportation Nation

Taxi Drivers Get Sticker Reminding Them to Yield to Pedestrians

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cab drivers will soon be required to post a sticker on their windshields reminding them to watch for pedestrians in crosswalks.
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Science Friday

‘Dr.Fill’ Vies for Crossword Solving Supremacy

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A computer program named “Dr.Fill” competes against human solvers for crossword puzzle glory.

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