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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. 

This Jet Lag App Does The Math So You'll Feel Better Faster

Friday, April 11, 2014

When it comes to resetting your biological clock, calculus can help. Mathematicians say they've found a faster way to adjust to time zone changes, and they've used it to drive a smartphone app.

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On The Media

Google Will Now Let You Buy Google Glass (for One Day Only)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Google announced today that they’ll let anybody buy Google Glass, but for one day only. Previously, only a limited number of people were allowed in to Google’s beta test. But next Tuesday, if you’d like, you can plunk down $1,500 for a pair of internet spectacles.

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Morning Edition

Tech Alternatives To Passwords Could Help Thwart Hackers

Friday, April 11, 2014

A bug called Heartbleed has revealed a hole in one of the most popular encryption programs online. Tech professionals are working on other ways to protect your data beside needing a password.

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On The Media

The Camera and the Color Line

Friday, April 11, 2014

As a kid, writer and photographer Syreeta McFadden was never satisfied with the way she looked in pictures. But it wasn't physical appearance that bothered her; it was the way the camera captured—or, failed to capture—her dark skin. Brooke talks to Syreeta about how racial bias lies within the chemistry of photography.

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German Fears About U.S. Spying Could Hurt Trade Deal

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, Germans overwhelmingly said they prefer EU data privacy standards to those of the U.S.

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One-Day Sale: Google Glass Will Be Available For A Cool $1,500

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The wearable computing headset will be available for anyone to purchase, for one day only, on Tuesday. Google says it's expanding the Glass testing program to get more feedback.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Bill Nye Stops By

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bill Nye stops by to chat about teaching science, launching solar sails into space, and more.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Busting Bad Bacteria With Their Viral Enemies

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Phages added to packaged beef or spinach could cut down on E. coli bacteria outbreaks.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Up Close With the Lunar Eclipse

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The lunar eclipse on Tuesday, April 15, will be visible from all over North and South America.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Reawakening Limbs After Years of Paralysis

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Paraplegics were able to stand and move their legs again with the help of a spinal implant.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Scientists Study Vole Romance Under the Influence

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To learn how alcohol affects relationships, scientists mix prairie voles a drink.

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Science Friday

SciFri: With Her Kids' Help, Jean Craighead George’s ‘Ice Whale’ Sees Print

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The final novel from My Side of the Mountain author Jean Craighead George takes children underneath the Arctic Ocean.

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All Things Considered

What A Ban On Taxi Apps In Shanghai Says About China's Economy

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The smartphone apps let people summon cabs and negotiate prices directly with drivers. Officials say they benefit the young and the rich. But they're also a free-market challenge to state control.

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Sex, Style And Success In 'An African City'

Thursday, April 10, 2014

If you miss the HBO hit show Sex and the City, there's the new web series, An African City. We get an inside look at its take on friendship and fashion with young women looking for love in Ghana.

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Lost In Translation: French Rule On Work Email Covers Fewer Workers

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A French reader tells us that the agreement between unions and tech and consulting companies covers about 200,000 people – not 1 million as had been originally reported.

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Morning Edition

No Laptops, No Wi-Fi: How One Cafe Fired Up Sales

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What's the etiquette around using your laptop in public? If you stop for lunch at the August First Bakery in Burlington, Vt., keep your computer in your bag. The cafe is banning screens.

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All Things Considered

What To Do Now That The Heartbleed Bug Exposed The Internet

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

As companies scramble to patch a bug that exposed much of the Internet for two years, you can protect yourself by practicing some good Web hygiene.

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All Things Considered

Across The Atlantic, Glimpse An Alternate Internet Universe

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Americans have very little choice over their cable Internet provider. This is largely because of a decision made 12 years ago, when the U.S. went one direction and the rest of the world went another.

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Pop Stars Are Sippin' On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Palisades View

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Tech giant LG has announced it plans to build a new (very tall) headquarters in a scenic part of New Jersey. The rest of the story involves jobs, nuclear power and Bette Midler.

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