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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 Takeaway

House Votes to Defund NSA Spying Programs

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Republican controlled House of Representatives took a surprising step to curb the federal government's power by voting to defund two key NSA programs. But the bill still has to pass the Senate.

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TED Radio Hour

Does Technology Make Us More Honest?

Friday, June 20, 2014

Who hasn't sent a text message saying "I'm on my way" when it wasn't true? But some technology might actually force us to be more honest, says psychologist Jeff Hancock.

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Morning Edition

Is A Threat On Facebook Real? Supreme Court Will Weigh In

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving perceived death threats on Facebook. The court and the company could have starkly different approaches to identifying credible threats.

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On The Media

Extremist Social Media

Friday, June 20, 2014

ISIS and its brutal offensive in Iraq has left the media reeling. But social media has become another battleground. Intelwire.com editor J.M. Berger has been tracking ISIS on social media for the last year, and he talks with Brooke about how the group's online strategy is better honed than its extremist competitors.

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On The Media

Threats in Cyberspace

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Supreme Court will hear a case involving Anthony Elonis, a Pennsylvania man serving jail time for posting death threats against his wife on Facebook. Elonis says he didn’t mean it literally, and it’s up to the High Court to decide if that distinction matters. Brooke talks with Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about the impact this case could have on how violent speech online is viewed in the eyes of the law.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Iraq's Unravelling, Lawmaker Reacts to Detention of Immigrant Children, and An Abortion Rom Com

Friday, June 20, 2014

1. Iraqi Ambassador: Iraq Conflict Could Go Global | 2. What Can 300 Military Advisers Achieve in Iraq? | 3. Arizona Lawmaker Reacts to Detention of Hundreds of Immigrant Children | 4. New Rom Com 'Obvious Child' Tackles Abortion Taboo

On The Media

ISIS's Media Offensive, Online Death Threats, and What NPR Is (and Isn't)

Friday, June 20, 2014

ISIS's Twitter and television offensive, the effects of language on your morals, and what NPR is and what it isn't. 

On The Media

ISIS on the TV Screen

Friday, June 20, 2014

As ISIS storms through Iraq, its allies and enemies wage an information war on television. Elliott Colla, professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown and author of the crime novel, Baghdad Central, has been watching the events unfold onscreen alongside his wife's Iraqi family, who recently resettled from Baghdad to Amman. Colla reads part of his essay, “Watching ISIS on TV,” published in the online magazine Jadaliyya, and talks with Brooke about the origins of Iraq's frenzied media landscape.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Thursday, June 19, 2014

This week in “Thanks, Internet” — floppy disk drive jams, MS Paint World Cup recaps, OK Go makes another masterpiece, farewell to funnies, and the most important six seconds of Summer 2014.

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All Things Considered

Your Favorite Musicians, Straight From Their Laptop To Yours

Thursday, June 19, 2014

If you'd like to catch some live music tonight, you may find some surprising options without even leaving home. Online, bands are performing concerts — and making money — using virtual venues.

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Harley-Davidson's New Bike Hums, Instead Of Roaring

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Harley-Davidson wants fans of motorcycles often called "hogs" to get to know its new electric bike that's quiet and has zero emissions.

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Science Friday

Reinventing How City Dwellers Get Around

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Portland, Oregon, is a hotbed for transit innovation. Will other cities catch on?

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Science Friday

What Happens After the Robot Apocalypse?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

In Robogenesis, sci-fi author Daniel H. Wilson imagines the world post-robot uprising.

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Science Friday

At Reed College, Nuclear Education That’s Really 'Hands-On'

Thursday, June 19, 2014

At Reed College, undergraduates keep a nuclear reactor running.

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Science Friday

Untangling the Web of Spider Science

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Arachnologist Greta Binford traces the evolution of spiders by examining their venom.

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On The Media

Timesify Makes It Look Like You're Reading a New York Times Article, Even When You're Not

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Every human adult person has at least one website they read religiously, but that they shamefully alt + tab away from whenever a coworker walks by. 

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Iraq Turmoil: How Extremists Use Social Media To Gain Support

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Government clashes continue in Iraq after an attack on an oil refinery. The extremist group ISIS may be responsible. Tell Me More learns how the militant fighters use technology to win supporters.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Patents For Abstract Ideas

Thursday, June 19, 2014

At issue in the case, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International: Do software inventions get the same kinds of patent protections as other inventions? The court's decision was unanimous.

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On The Media

People Who Get Paid To Edit Wikipedia Articles Now Have to Admit It

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Wikimedia Foundation announced a rule change this week. Anyone who’s been paid to edit a wikipedia page (public relations firms, for instance) is now required to disclose that on the site.

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Morning Edition

With Loyal Customers In Mind, Amazon Unveils Fire Phone

Thursday, June 19, 2014

At a gala party on Wednesday, Amazon launched its first smartphone. It is distinguished from other phones by the ease with which you can use it to buy things from Amazon.

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