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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. 

@CIA Tweets; Internet Explodes In Not-So-Covert Sarcasm

Friday, June 06, 2014

The agency has probably been on Twitter before, but its first public tweet was cloaked in tongue-in-cheek humor.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: The Science of Sound

Friday, June 06, 2014

Acoustics, how sound works, and hunting for the world’s strangest sounds.

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Uber Car Service Company Is Now Valued At $17 Billion

Friday, June 06, 2014

Uber, the company whose app pairs drivers with passengers, hit it big in a new financing round, bringing in investments of $1.2 billion and sending its valuation skyward.

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On The Media

Yes, We Were Followed On Twitter By Taye Diggs. No, We're Not Special

Friday, June 06, 2014

On TLDR #26, we talked to Buzzfeed's Charlie Warzel about what we can glean from people's non-textual online communication. Like their Twitter favorites, their Facebook likes, who they choose to follow on Instagram, and what it means to us common folk when a celebrity interacts with us online.

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On The Media

Colbert Wages War on Amazon

Friday, June 06, 2014

Here's what happens when the mega-globo store starts picking on one publisher. Specifically, Stephen Colbert's publisher.

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TED Radio Hour

Can The Sun Fuel A Flight Around The World?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Explorer Bertrand Piccard explains why he's aiming to carry out an unprecedented mission: to circle the planet in a solar-powered airplane.

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TED Radio Hour

Is Space Tourism Finally About To Take Off?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Entrepreneur Richard Branson shares his vision for private, commercial space travel.

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TED Radio Hour

How Does Henry Ford's Great-Grandson Envision The Future?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford describes how we can create a green future of smart roads and smart cars.

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Morning Edition

The 'Cool War' With China Is Unseen, But Comes With Consequences

Friday, June 06, 2014

Dueling charges of cyberspying between China and the U.S. are escalating in this new conflict, which could have huge stakes for American industry and trade secrets.

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On The Media

Data after Death

Friday, June 06, 2014

We don’t know for certain who owns our digital legacies after we die. A group of legal volunteers called the Uniform Law Commission is trying to sort this out with model legislation they call the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, or FADA. The goal is to give executors and other legal proxies access to files created by the deceased. Bob speaks to Suzanne Brown Walsh, attorney and chair of FADA, about the act.

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On The Media

A Year of Snowden

Friday, June 06, 2014

On the one-year anniversary of Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks, Brooke reflects on the man who set off a global debate about surveillance and the right to privacy, and whose personal saga and public image continue to intrigue and divide us.

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On The Media

Our Digital Afterlives

Friday, June 06, 2014

After a loved one passes away, accessing his or her Facebook profile, emails, and other “digital assets” often puts family members in a legal bind. But there’s a robust array of online services tailor-made for people who want to control the future of their own digital content, pre-mortem. Brooke talks with Evan Carroll, co-author of the book, Your Digital Afterlife, about the potential for these services to change the way we think about death.

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On The Media

He Didn’t Jump on the Couch!

Friday, June 06, 2014

On May 23rd, 2005, Tom Cruise was on Oprah to talk about his new movie. But Oprah wanted to hear about his new relationship, with Katie Holmes. The freeze frame from that interview, of Cruise apparently jumping up and down on Oprah’s couch, is now enshrined in pop culture history, and has tarnished the mega-star’s reputation. Trouble is, it never actually happened. Brooke talks to Amy Nicholson, head film critic for the LA Weekly, about the incident.

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All Things Considered

Using Social Media, Jihadi Groups Stay On Message

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Bowe Bergdahl exchange video released by the Taliban is the latest propaganda coup for jihadis on social media. Social media benefits jihadi groups because it is all about immediacy, not accuracy. Social media is changing the nature of jihad for young fighters as well. Some jihadis boast thousands of Twitter followers and are broadcasting their jihad for all to see.

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All Things Considered

One Year Later, Snowden Still Evades U.S. Charges

Thursday, June 05, 2014

One year ago Thursday, Edward Snowden leaked National Security Agency documents revealing details of its surveillance program. The Obama administration still considers Snowden a fugitive from justice and wants him to return to the U.S.

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All Things Considered

A Privacy Capitalist Wins Big After Snowden

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The NSA scandal has hurt some companies, but there are also some tech winners, including an American who has been cashing in on the political hype. Mike Janke's firm sells privacy devices and apps.

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On The Media

#28 - No Trail

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The murder of Philip Welsh remains unsolved, largely because he didn't use the internet, and left no digital trail. 

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Science Friday

It's a Material World

Thursday, June 05, 2014

In his book Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik explains why the everyday materials around us are truly extraordinary.

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Science Friday

The Goat Brigade

Thursday, June 05, 2014

A herd of “elite” brush-clearing goats demonstrate why they are a versatile tool to shield against wildfires in Southern California.

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Science Friday

Documenting the Oldest Living Things in the World

Thursday, June 05, 2014

In her new book of photography, The Oldest Living Things in the World, artist Rachel Sussman documents the oldest continuously living organisms on the planet.

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