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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

From Stay-at-Home Mom to Multi-Million-Dollar CEO

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Brandi Tysinger-Temple's husband was facing a layoff, so she started selling homemade customized kids clothes on the internet.

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After Flickr, Startup Guru Smells The Sweet Success Of Failure

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of the photo-sharing site, has a knack for prevailing in ways he didn't predict.

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Democrats Unveil A Bill To Ban Internet Fast Lanes

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lawmakers are stepping into the ongoing tussle over whether companies should have to pay more for faster Internet service to consumer homes.

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The Takeaway

SCOTUS Considers Free Speech & the Internet

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This week, the Supreme Court has agreed to consider the case Elonis v. United States in its next term, starting October 2014. The case examines the intersection between free speech and criminal behavior on the internet.

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On The Media

250 New Emoji Characters Announced

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Unicode Consortium released two hundred fifty new emoji yesterday. The new set doesn't add any racial diversity, although you do get an image of a derelict house. 

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Book News: Apple Settles In E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Also: Sherlock Holmes is now (mostly) in the public domain; Daniel Genis writes about celebrating Bloomsday in prison.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The War That Has Not Passed, Free Speech and the Internet, A History of Red Lipstick

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

1. With Fighting on the Horizon, Will Baghdad Fall? | 2. Confronting the Ghosts of a War Not Past | 3. Supreme Court to Consider Free Speech and the Internet | 4. A History of Red Lipstick: From Suffragettes to Coco Chanel

Can Schools Solve The Tech Industry's Pipeline Problem?

Monday, June 16, 2014

It might be time to change the message on STEM.

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All Things Considered

How Retailers Use Smartphones To Track Shoppers In The Store

Monday, June 16, 2014

Retailers aren't only tracking consumers online; they're also doing it when consumers shop in brick-and-mortar stores. Robert Siegel talks to Latanya Sweeney, chief technology officer for the Federal Trade Commission, about how the tracking works and whether consumers can opt out.

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All Things Considered

Software That Sees Employees, Not Outsiders, As The Real Threat

Monday, June 16, 2014

Security software that's meant to prevent data loss in firms is shifting the focus to employee behavior, monitoring activity round-the-clock in search of bad intent. But will bosses go too far?

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Finally! A Decent Espresso On The International Space Station

Monday, June 16, 2014

An Italian aerospace firm, in conjunction with coffee company Lavazza and the Italian space agency, have jointly developed a system for producing zero-gravity espresso.

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On The Media

Match.Com Uses Facial Recognition Software To Pair Users With People Who Look Like Their Exes

Monday, June 16, 2014

When it comes to dating, people generally have a type. Blonds, brunettes, big noses, little ears, a person often finds an immutable set of physical characteristics attractive. It's just a fact. So enterprising online dating company Match.com is hoping to capitalize on this tendency. Partnering with an LA based company called Three Day Rule that matches people to dates using facial recognition software, users will be asked to send in pictures of their exes, which will be used to determine who they will be matched with on the site. 

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Science Friday

Beer Science: Crafting the Perfect Pint

Monday, June 16, 2014

Two of Oregon’s craft brew experts pore over hops, yeast, malt, and the microbiology of beer.

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Listen to Lucy

Descent into drivel is a sign of Apple’s fall

Monday, June 16, 2014

Descent into drivel is a sign of Apple’s fall

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On The Media

Should Some Death Threats Be Considered Protected Speech?

Monday, June 16, 2014

According to a new Supreme Court ruling, some death threats are more death threat-y than others.

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The Spoiler-Free 'Game Of Thrones' Twitter Translator

Monday, June 16, 2014

If you don't watch Game of Thrones, you can still follow it on Twitter with our handy translator of tweets to plot.

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Book News: Labor Department Investigating Deaths At Amazon Warehouses

Monday, June 16, 2014

Also: Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize; notable books coming out this week.

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Morning Edition

Power To The Health Data Geeks

Monday, June 16, 2014

There's a gold rush on in health information technology. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are betting on companies that aim to help consumers, insurers and providers save money.

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Morning Edition

Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes

Monday, June 16, 2014

Insulin monitors and pumps are getting better, but a person with diabetes will tell you they're far from ideal. Potential solutions include one that delivers two hormones to control blood sugar.

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