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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. 

Apple, Google, Agree To Drop Patent Infringement Dispute

Friday, May 16, 2014

The highest-profile suit between the two companies involved one patent essential to the way cellphones operate on a 3G network.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Should We Be Teaching Kids to Code?

Friday, May 16, 2014

More and more kids are learning how to code at an early age. Is making it part of the curriculum the key to empowering them for the digital age?

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All Things Considered

European Ruling On Removing Google Links May Leave A Mess

Friday, May 16, 2014

Europeans now have the right to have search results about them deleted from online databases. But legal experts say each of the EU's 28 countries could interpret the decision differently.

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On The Media

All The Worst People Would Like the Internet To Forget Them

Friday, May 16, 2014

A child pornographer; a disgraced politician; an attempted murderer. These are the first people who've shown up in the wake of an E.U. court ruling, to get information about themselves removed from the internet.

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Is It Donald Sterling's Right To Fight For His Team?

Friday, May 16, 2014

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling will reportedly fight the NBA to keep his team. The Barbershop guys weigh in on that feud, and Solange and Jay-Z's elevator dust-up.

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Morning Edition

Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It

Friday, May 16, 2014

The film industry is using drones for movies and commercials, even though federal regulators are still working on rules that would permit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to make money.

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On The Media

Free To Forget

Friday, May 16, 2014

Europe's highest court recently ruled that EU citizens have the right to be forgotten—by Google's search engines. Bob talks with Emily Bell, Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, about the impact of this decision on freedom of information and internet privacy. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Raising a Glass; Raising a Class

Friday, May 16, 2014

Steve Hindy of the Brooklyn Brewery talks about how micro-brews turned into big business. New York State Education Commissioner John King talks about inequality and the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed. We’ll hear about coding in the classroom; the conflicting emotions in the 9/11 museum; and take your calls on who spoke at your commencement address. 

All Things Considered

FCC Votes To Open Debate On New Net Neutrality Rules

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to move forward with considerations on a proposal for new open Internet rules. What exactly is in the proposal?

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Science Friday

Is Graphene the New 'Wonder' Material?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Graphene is stronger than steel and more conductive than copper—a look at the applications and limitations of this ‘wonder’ material.

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Science Friday

Listening In on Seizures

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A “brain stethoscope” turns seizure patients’ brainwaves into music.

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Science Friday

Should the Last Samples of Smallpox Virus Be Saved?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

World health experts will meet to discuss whether or not to destroy the last live samples of smallpox virus.

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Science Friday

Remembering Nereus, Explorer of Ocean Depths

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The robotic deep-sea submersible Nereus was destroyed while diving over six miles beneath the surface in the Kermadec Trench.

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Science Friday

Antarctic Ice Sheet Slipping Into the Sea

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Scientists confirmed a West Antarctic ice sheet the size of the Dakotas is melting.

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Science Friday

Can’t Read This Headline? It’s Written in Invisible Ink

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Prisoners, Lovers, & Spies tells the story of invisible writing, from lemon juice to microdots.

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Solar-Powered Bike Lock Aims To Be The Airbnb Of Bike-Sharing

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Skylock can let you share your bike with others — and it'll send you a text if it thinks a thief has his hands on it.

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FCC Gives Initial OK To New Internet Traffic Rules

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The rules could set standards for Internet providers to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks. Public comments on the proposal are due by July 15.

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Morning Edition

FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The suggestion last month that the FCC might let Internet providers charge companies more for faster service prompted a firestorm of protest. The commission votes Thursday to begin debate on the plan.

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Freakonomics Radio

The Three Hardest Words in the English Language

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Why learning to say “I don’t know” is one of the best things you can do.

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