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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. 

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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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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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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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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All Things Considered

An Angry Hearing On The Hill For 'Cockamamie' Twitter-like Network

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

During a hearing Tuesday, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy vented anger about a USAID program to fund a failed, Twitter-like network in Cuba.

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On The Media

The Greatest Video Game You May Never Play

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Back in 2012, a small browser game came out that reminded us of the limitless possibilities of a video game, and no one knew about it. The game was called Frog Fractions, and it was made by the independent game development studio, Twinbeard, and its sole employee, Jim Crawford.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Twitter Co-Founder: 'I use full sentences. I don't abbreviate. I don't use emoticons.'

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, talks about how he helped develop such popular Internet mainstays as blogging, podcasting and the 140-character behemoth.

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Creating An Ecosystem In 140 Characters

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Tell Me More continues its national poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Regular contributor and poet Holly Bass shares her Twitter poem.

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Windows XP Users, It's Time To Upgrade. Here's How

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Microsoft support for Windows XP stops Tuesday. If you're still using the 12-year-old operating system — an estimated quarter of PC users still run XP — here are some tips to get through an upgrade.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Update to Our List of What We Know the NSA Can Do (So Far)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

In January, we started keeping a running list of technology the NSA has at its disposal -- disclosed by the documents stolen by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and leaked to the media. Shane Harris, senior staff writer at Foreign Policy, returns to discuss the updates to the list since he was last on.

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Morning Edition

In China, Hagel Outlines U.S. Approach To Cybersecurity

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The U.S. is trying to learn more about China's cyber capabilities. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is revealing more about what America's cyber forces can do, so that China might reveal something too.

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All Things Considered

The Latest In HD TV, From The Comfort Of Your Courtside Seat

Monday, April 07, 2014

Huge HD TV screens have changed the stadium experience, meaning that many fans who paid big bucks for a seat at the game will still be watching the action on TV.

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All Things Considered

Silicon Valley Buying Spree: A Tech Bubble, Or Strategy At Play?

Monday, April 07, 2014

Over the past few months, the country's biggest technology firms have spent billions buying startups like WhatsApp and Nest. That has analysts wondering if another tech bubble is about to burst.

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All Things Considered

Deep-Sea Ping May Lead To Malaysian Jet — But Time's Running Out

Monday, April 07, 2014

Australia and China both claim to hear underwater pings from the missing Malaysian jet's black boxes. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel explains the pings, why they're tough to verify and what might happen next.

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