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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. 

NYPR Archives & Preservation

How Irish Tape Saved Civilization

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WNYC
60 Years Ago, Audiotape Coming from Opelika, Ala., was among the World’s Finest. But who was Molly, the Irish Nurse?
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pre-K, Year Two; Blurred Copyright Lines & A Defense of Moods

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Universal pre-K, year two; in defense of moodiness; the "Blurred Lines" copyright infringement suit; a case for skipping high school & the sudden shutdown of Gigaom.

All Things Considered

What Cockroaches With Backpacks Can Do. Ah-mazing

Monday, March 16, 2015

Researchers are developing technology to control the movement of cockroaches. Strapped with electrodes and sensors, these insects we often loathe could be used for disaster relief or surveillance.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Our Passwords Unlock Ourselves

Monday, March 16, 2015

The New York Times' Ian Urbina explains how we imbue our passwords with personal meaning. He says passwords unlock more than our computers -- they can be the key to our dreams and fears.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Smell the Past Through a Dead Man's Nose

Monday, March 16, 2015

Stuart Eve, a partner at L-P: Archaeology (a UK-based commercial archaeology firm), explains his augmented-reality device which takes you into the past by surrounding you in its senses.

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Pew: Nearly One-Third Of Americans Hide Information Online

Monday, March 16, 2015

While Americans are deeply divided over whether government surveillance is serving the public interest, one-third of those surveyed are taking steps to hide their personal information online.

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Schoolbook

How Compatible Are Common Core and Technology?

Monday, March 16, 2015

WNYC
“People have this fear that if you put technology into a classroom, kids will just be staring at computers,” says a New York City principal, but that's not always the case.
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WNYC News

EXTRA! EXTRA! Teddy Roosevelt Goes Digital!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt is considered one of the great presidents, but he doesn’t have a presidential library. His papers are scattered, so a group of scholars are creating a virtual one.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Fighting Common Core, Legalizing Marijuana, and A True Crime Drama

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Takeaway looks at Common Core as students around the U.S. take standardized tests, we explore a federal bill to legalize medical marijuana, and the strange story of Robert Durst.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany Politics; Subway Troubles & The Bystander Effect

Monday, March 16, 2015

It's budget season in Albany; poor subway service this winter; the "bystander effect" at a big fight in a McDonald's; what our passwords say about us & a sensual experience of the past.

All Things Considered

An 'Upstream' Battle As Wikimedia Challenges NSA Surveillance

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A law professor and expert on national security law sheds some light on the lawsuit by Wikipedia's parent company against the National Security Agency.

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Six Things We Learned At South By Southwest EDU

Sunday, March 15, 2015

At the annual event in Austin, Texas: Big data, privacy, physics and the power of Twitter.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Grow Your Own Clothes

Sunday, March 15, 2015

What if we could harness nature to grow clothing for us?  London-based fashion designer Suzanne Lee explains how she grows cloth inside giant vats of fermented tea. It's part of a future industry she calls "bio-couture".

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On The Media

#49 - Do URL Believe in Magic?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Etsy has a selection of mystics, spellcasters, and witches to help you get money now, have better sex, and become enviously beautiful.
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On The Media

The Haunted Dolls of eBay

Friday, March 13, 2015

How do you shop for a haunted doll?
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WNYC News

Insuring Against Rising Cyber Attacks

Friday, March 13, 2015

Small to mid-sized companies are especially at-risk from hackers because they’re often the least prepared and lack adequate protections.

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Obama, Unions On Opposite Sides Of The (Fast) Track For Trade Deals

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Labor groups, which have been allies of President Obama, are now stepping up their efforts to thwart White House plans for passing foreign trade deals on a "fast track" through Congress.

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All Things Considered

Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Some entrepreneurs are leaving the high-tech hot spots of San Francisco, New York and the Silicon Valley for greener pastures in a place that actually has greener pastures: Lincoln, Neb.

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All Things Considered

Hillary Clinton's Privacy Problem

Thursday, March 12, 2015

"I've always believed in a zone of privacy," Clinton once said. Her use of a personal email account while secretary of state is just the latest example of trying to defend that zone.

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All Things Considered

Tijuana Cops Turn On Body Cameras And Hope To Turn Off Bribery

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Police in Mexico are known more for taking bribes than fighting crime. Tijuana's force is now using body cameras and hopes it will show that the public also plays a big role in corruption.

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