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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. 

Radiolab

Radiolab and Physicists, On The Same Wavelength

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It's like physicists were just waiting for our latest Radiolab episode, before making that big announcement about the beginning of the universe.

 

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How Parents Are Leading The Revolution For Girls In Tech

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tell Me More learns different ways parents can integrate science and tech into their families from math professor Rachel Levy, her daughter Mimi Kome, and educational technologist Iman Saint Jean.

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On The Media

Viacom and Google Settle Massive, 7-Year Youtube Lawsuit

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Since 2007, Google and Viacom have been locked in legal battle over copyright infringement issues on Youtube. Today, both companies have announced a settlement.

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Weekly Innovation: Paper Notebooks That Become Digital Files

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

This week's innovation pick marries good old-fashioned notebooks with digital storage options. That way you can keep your ideas and sketches in the cloud and access them when you need them.

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All Things Considered

With Google's Robot-Buying Binge, A Hat Tip To The Future

Monday, March 17, 2014

The price and difficulty of building robots has fallen, and Google has scooped a half-dozen robotics firms. It's a safe bet that bots will be an increasing part of our workplaces and daily lives.

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All Things Considered

Computers That Know What You Need, Before You Ask

Monday, March 17, 2014

Programs — some already on your smartphone — are preparing useful information based on your past behavior, ushering in the era of predictive, or anticipatory, computing.

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The Takeaway

Malaysian Flight 370 Reveals Aviation Blind Spots

Monday, March 17, 2014

In the months following 9/11, airport security changed dramatically. The latest news regarding Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has aviation security analyst Chris Yates wondering whether the country was meeting even those minimum standards. Our partners at WNYC used runway data from around the world to determine that the plane could have landed on one of 634 runways across 26 different countries. Noah Veltman with the WNYC Data News team explains.

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On The Media

Popcorn Time will not cause a piracy apocalypse

Monday, March 17, 2014

For the past week, tech sites have been reporting hysterically on a new app called Popcorn Time, which is being referred to as video piracy's "Napster moment." What it seems the press is missing is that video's Napster moment came and went a long time ago.

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On The Media

Why We're All Living in Nellyville

Monday, March 17, 2014

Around 3PM on Friday, March 14, San Francisco radio station Latino Mix, 105.7 started playing the 2002 Nelly hit "Hot in Herre." It has now been playing for around 69 hours, with the station pausing only for station IDs and ads.  

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Morning Edition

Google Glass: Coming Soon To A Campaign Trail Near You

Monday, March 17, 2014

Google Glass is still in the testing phase and still rather expensive, but that hasn't stopped political professionals from looking for ways Google Glass can become a powerful tool for campaigns.

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Morning Edition

Doctors Use 3-D Printing To Help A Baby Breathe

Monday, March 17, 2014

Garrett Peterson was born with a defective windpipe and every day he struggled to breathe. Now, thanks to a 3-D printer, his windpipe has been strengthened and Garrett should soon breathe normally.

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All Things Considered

Parenting In The Age Of Apps: Is That iPad Help Or Harm?

Sunday, March 16, 2014

With tablet technology still relatively new, pediatricians are trying to understand how interactive media affects children.

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All Things Considered

Photo Identification: The 'Best And Worst Way' To ID People

Sunday, March 16, 2014

How reliably can we find the fakes? A new study says the more forgeries people come across, the better they are at spotting them. But there are multiple traps that can cloud screeners' judgment.

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All Things Considered

Christian Missionaries 'Called Together' By Online Dating Site

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The new dating site CalledTogether.us is seeking to fill a void in the online dating world by helping missionaries find a match for their lives of ministry overseas.

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Physicists, Generals And CEOs Agree: Ditch The PowerPoint

Sunday, March 16, 2014

A group of physicists banned PowerPoint from forums, and they aren't the only people who say we should cut back on slide-based presentations: Others include Amazon, LinkedIn and NASA.

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Attacks Over Crimea Play Out In Virtual Arena; Websites Hit

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Some of the serious clashes between Russia and Ukraine are being carried out online. Crimea's referendum website was hit Sunday.

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Making Your Device Your Best Travel Companion

Sunday, March 16, 2014

With all the travel apps to pick from, how do you know which ones to are the most useful? NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Tom Samiljan, tech correspondent for Travel and Leisure magazine.

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A Chronicle Of Phony Tech Gadgets

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Engadget, the technology web site, has a regular feature called Keepin' It Real Fake, charting the world's most notable tech rip-offs. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Engadget editor Michael Gorman.

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Goggles Bring Virtual Reality Closer To Your Living Room

Sunday, March 16, 2014

NPR's Laura Sydell is afraid of heights, so when she got a first-person view from atop a castle, the experience was dizzying. Is Oculus Rift, the headset she was using, the future of entertainment?

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Authors Tighten Up Their Stories For Twitter Fiction Festival

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Can fiction really be told in 140 characters or less? NPR's Rachel Martin asks best-selling author Brad Meltzer, who participated in this year's Twitter Fiction Festival, that very question.

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