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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. 

On The Media

When Your Favorite TV Show Jumped the Shark, In Graph Form

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Internet TV criticism means that we scrutinize each episode more minutely than we ever have before. Here's how to know if we're right.

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WNYC News

Forget the Bat Signal: This Is a Protest

Monday, March 24, 2014

Meet The Illuminator, the activist group that's using the city skyline as a canvas to project political messages.

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All Things Considered

Weaned On Youth, Silicon Valley Keeps Older Workers On Sidelines

Monday, March 24, 2014

Writer Noam Scheiber talks about a predominant strain of ageism in the tech industry, a Silicon Valley culture which often prizes youth as commodity and relegates older workers to token roles.

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All Things Considered

Does Google Glass Distract Drivers? The Debate Is On

Monday, March 24, 2014

Google Glass is a lightweight frame that sits on the nose with a tiny computer built into the lens. Before it even hits stores, lawmakers in several states want to ban it on the roads.

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Smartphones And Mealtime: Turn Device-Avoidance Into A Game

Monday, March 24, 2014

This is one way to encourage being fully present at mealtime.

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Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

Monday, March 24, 2014

Lawyers may tell you not to compare apples with oranges. But Google's new tool allows you to compare the nutrition of any food in a huge government database. You might even learn something surprising.

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Starting Today, Find NPR Shows And Newscasts On iTunes Radio

Monday, March 24, 2014

So far, Apple's iTunes Radio has been a music-only service. But Monday, NPR announced it will provide news and cultural content for the service.

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What To Do With Your Smartphone While You're Having Dinner

Monday, March 24, 2014

Norms around what we're supposed to do with our digital devices at mealtime — and during other human interactions — are changing. Where do you draw the line on smartphone use?

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Morning Edition

High-Tech Training Programs Try Deferred Payment System

Monday, March 24, 2014

The U.S. has more high-tech jobs open than it can fill. The problem is many of these programs cost tens of thousands of dollars which makes them out of reach for folks who are out of work.

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Getting Back In The Game: Where Should A Would-Be Gamer Play?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

So you want to play video games. Whether you're returning to the scene or a complete newbie, we're here to help. The first step: choosing a platform to play on.

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Reviewing Restaurants For The Heartbroken Masses

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Chase Compton wrote a series of Yelp reviews chronicling his relationship and breakup with the "love of his life." NPR's Rachel Martin talks to him about sharing his heartbreak on Yelp.

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Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Old records are breaking, cassette tapes are warping, even digital recordings can become obsolete. The Library of Congress is working to save millions of the nation's recordings before they're lost.

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WNYC News

Art Made of Electronics and LED Lights

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens has a new show on the work of Jim Campbell.

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All Things Considered

Need Money For Your Startup? Being An Attractive Male May Help

Saturday, March 22, 2014

When men and women pitch the same business idea to venture capitalists, men are awarded money more often. A new study found that appearance also factors into whether or not an idea will get funded.

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Latest Leak: NSA Burrowed Into Chinese Telecom Giant's Servers

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Documents provided by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden highlight the spy agency's efforts, The New York Times and Der Spiegel report.

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Tech Week: Robots, Turkish Twitter And A Frustrated Zuckerberg

Saturday, March 22, 2014

In this week's roundup, tensions between tech companies and the NSA run hot, the simmering debate over women in tech continues and Turkey bans Twitter. What's next?

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Breaking News: Robot Reports An Earthquake

Saturday, March 22, 2014

When an earthquake rumbled in southern California, a robot called "Quakebot" generated a newspaper article about it within three minutes. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the robot's creator, Ken Schwencke.

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Satellites' Scope And The Search For A Plane

Friday, March 21, 2014

Satellites have focused the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on the southern Indian Ocean. But without results yet, the effort also highlights the technology's limitations.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Hello Future, Can You Hear Me?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Last week we presented an allegory for retrieving audio, where we compared it to listening to a distant radio station. Of course, that is only half of what audio archivists do: the other half is to try to extend the reach of that signal into the future.

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