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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. 

Weekly Innovation: Better Luggage Checking ... And Tracking

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Air France and KLM have developed two gadgets — the eTrack and the eTag — that let you drop off your bag without checking it with an agent and track it during your trip.

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New Tech City

Inside the Mysterious Google X

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We're talking about hoverboards, a space elevator and floating Wi-Fi hot spots for the developing world. This could be a new golden age of innovation. 

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The Takeaway

Ukraine Uses Force to Push Back Separatists | Saturn Just Birthed a Baby Moon | A Bombing, a Neighborhood and a Community Forever Changed

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ukraine Uses Force to Push Back Separatists | Ford Celebrates Mustang Anniversary Amid Changing Industry | Saturn Just Birthed a Baby Moon. How Does that Happen? | Boko Haram Continues Reign of Terror With Abductions, Explosions | This Is Where: 'All Arms Are Open' | A Bombing, a Neighborhood and ...

All Things Considered

Between Heartbleed And Homeland, NSA Treads Cybersecurity Gray Area

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Amid controversy over the Heartbleed security bug, the White House clarified how U.S. intelligence agencies must handle such bugs. Bloomberg News cybersecurity reporter Michael Riley explains.

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Apple Upgrade Tracks Customers Even When Marketing Apps Are Off

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Apple's Bluetooth-based customer tracking system, iBeacon, just got better, if you ask marketers. But privacy researchers aren't so sure.

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Teen Sexting Not So Bad?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Many parents probably hope their teens will never share explicit cellphone messages or photos. But some researchers and parents now say sexting might just be a normal part of teen development.

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Morning Edition

A Small Tablet Company Brings High-Tech Hopes To Haiti

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A tablet computer assembled in Port-au-Prince makes the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation the latest player on the high-tech stage. Economists hope such jobs help grow Haiti's middle class.

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Ooops! US Airways Accidentally Includes Lewd Photo In Tweet

Monday, April 14, 2014

Airlines commonly use Twitter to address the concerns of customers. When US Airways did that Monday, its response included a graphic picture of a naked woman.

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All Things Considered

A Video Game Meant To Take Us Back To The Physical World

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ingress, an innovative game from a Google startup, is designed to get its players more engaged with each other. And as the game evolves, the writers respond to actions taken by players.

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All Things Considered

Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

Monday, April 14, 2014

Servers and bartenders say those addictive glowing screens are changing restaurant experiences, and not for the better. "This is just sort of the new norm," psychology professor Thomas Plante says.

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Dutch Test Glow-In-The-Dark Road Of The Future

Monday, April 14, 2014

Luminescent paint absorbs energy during the daylight hours and then glows green in the dark. If widely adopted, the inventor envisions an energy-saving smart highway.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Our Genes Change Our Lives—and Our Lives Change Our Genes

Monday, April 14, 2014

What rare genetic conditions can teach us all about our own health and well-being.

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A Girl Ages From 0 To 14 Years Old, In 4 Minutes

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lotte turned 14 in October; that led her father, Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester, to make a new "time lapse edit" of the images he has collected since her birth.

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Getting Back In The Game: Arming Yourself To Play With Strangers

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The wide, wide world of multiplayer online games can be intimidating for the would-be gamer. Here's how to meet great people and avoid the trolls.

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On The Media

TLDR #21 - There Is No Such Thing As Silence

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Continuing our expose into the very hush-hush world of Silence, we look at an app that promises to deliver you four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence. PJ talks to Larry Larson, who helped design the 4'33" app.

 

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All Things Considered

With Crimean Borders In Dispute, Google Maps Has It Both Ways

Saturday, April 12, 2014

In most of the world, the region is included in Russia with a dotted line. Viewed in Russia, the line is solid. Guest host Tess Vigeland speaks with John Gravois about the issues with mapping borders.

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All Things Considered

Diagnosing And Treating The Internet's Heartbleed Bug

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Encryption software meant to protect users online had a giant hole in it. Researchers found the Heartbleed bug Monday but Jordan Robertson from Bloomberg Businessweek tells guest host Tess Vigeland says it's been around for a while.

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Google Maps Displays Crimean Border Differently In Russia, U.S.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

In Russia, Google Maps now shows the Crimean Peninsula as part of Russian territory. The service shows a different image on browsers in the U.S.

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Tech Week: Heartbleed, The Latest Bubble And Windows XP Retires

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The cybersecurity threat that individuals are largely powerless to fix, Heartbleed, dominated this week's headlines. And is Silicon Valley overvaluing the future?

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