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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. 

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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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | April 09, 2014

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Also on Today's Show The so-called Heartbleed bug was discovered last week by team of Finnish security experts...Two undefeated teams began the 2014 Women's NCAA final, but it couldn't end that way.

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Debate: In An Online World, Are Brick And Mortar Colleges Obsolete?

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Proponents of online education say it's flexible and economical. But skeptics say "college by Internet" is a pale substitute for real-world exchanges with instructors and peers inside the classroom.

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Seniors Find Connection, Support In Technology

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

There are plenty of stereotypes when it comes to seniors and technology, but the Pew Research Center says those don't always ring true.

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This Packing Tape Innovation Takes The Hassle Out Of Unboxing

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Rip Cord is a simple solution to open tightly sealed boxes without a knife, keys or any other sharp objects. And it might encourage recycling.

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The Takeaway

The Winners & Losers of a Time Warner-Comcast Mega-Merger

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Today, Comcast will go before the Senate Judiciary Committee to defend its desire to purchase the second largest-cable company in America—Time Warner Cable—for $45 billion.

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All Things Considered

The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Nothing At All

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Older generations might have left behind physical letters, photographs and journals. But much of that is digital now. Saving and organizing it all is a new challenge for librarians and writers alike.

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Google Trains Its Lenses On Cambodia's Ancient Temples

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The ancient city of Angkor Wat has gotten the Street View treatment. Google says it combined 90,000 panoramic images to let people explore the country's famed temples.

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Morning Edition

Encryption Flaw Puts Internet Security At Risk

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

If you bank online or sign into work remotely using a virtual private network, your data may not be safe. A flaw in the encryption program OpenSSL could expose much of the encrypted traffic.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Protecting Egyptian Antiquities from Looting

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

For centuries, Egyptian archaeological sites have been looted–most recently to feed the black market trade of antiquities. Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Monica Hanna talks about the looting situation in Egypt, which has grown more pressing since the 2011 uprising. She’s used social media informed people about the problem and to enabled the return of stolen objects. Dr. Hanna is the recipient of the 2014 SAFE Beacon Award from the nonprofit SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone.

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New Tech City

China's One App to Rule them All

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

One vexed husband tries to understand WeChat, an addictive app that pervades Chinese-American circles. 

 

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The Takeaway

To Infinity & Beyond with Pixar Chief Ed Catmull

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Ed Catmull, now the president of Pixar and Disney Animation, discusses how both managers and employees can contribute to a more creative, and ultimately productive and profitable workplace.

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All Things Considered

Massive Security Flaw Picks The Padlock On Much Of The Internet

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A bug has been discovered in one of the Internet's principal encryption programs. The bug enables attackers to evade security and eavesdrop on information supplied to companies online by users.

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All Things Considered

Putting Student Data To The Test To Identify Struggling Kids

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Schools collect a trove of student information, like attendance and grades. Now, more schools are mining that data to flag kids at risk of dropping out — often before anyone realizes they need help.

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The Security Bug That Affects Most Of The Internet, Explained

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Google, Yahoo and other major Internet companies use OpenSSL to protect your data transactions with them. Turns out a bug called Heartbleed has been exposing much of their data, and yours.

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