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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. 

The Takeaway

Is Bossy the New "B" Word? Should it be Banned? | Traveling the 1,179 Mile Journey of the Keystone XL Pipeline | Living to 100: Science Takes on Life Expectancy

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Keystone XL: The 1,179 Mile Journey from Alberta to Nebraska | Rethinking E-Waste Recycling | Is Bossy the New "B" Word? Should it be Banned? | The Dangers of the Debo Adegbile Vote | For the First Time Ever, Snowboarding Hits the Slopes at the Paralympics | Decoding the Tech Jargon at SXSW | Living Longer: Life Expectancy and the Future of Health Policy 

New Tech City

The Hottest Thing From Google Is Over Before It Began

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Google Glass has not been officially released yet, but it's already facing a backlash from the tech-forward crowd expected to be its most ardent fans. Here's why. 

 

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People Overload Website, Hoping To Help Search For Missing Jet

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A satellite company's call for crowdsourcing to help find the missing Malaysia Airlines jet brought a strong response on the Internet, placing an "unprecedented load" on the company's servers.

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Is There A Better Way To Track Aircraft During Flight?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Much of the technology we use to track a plane – like radar – is old. New technology is already out there, but their limited use and the cost of adoption are deterrents.

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The Takeaway

Living Well to the Age of 150 and Beyond

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Would you want to live to 150? What would be the impacts if everyone could? Genomic and synthetic life scientist J. Craig Venter says aging is a phenomenon we can control and arrest.

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All Things Considered

Evolved Science: Crowds Can Catalog Bugs Faster

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Thousands of non-scientists sitting at their home computers may now be as useful as a single Einstein — thanks to online crowdsourcing. What once took years, now takes days.

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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Files For Bankruptcy In U.S.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mt. Gox had been the most active bitcoin exchange before it announced the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of the cryptocurrency last month.

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All Things Considered

Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Next month Norway is expected to become the first country where 1 percent of the cars are electric. Most Norwegians are supportive, but it's taken large financial incentives to reach this level.

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Investing In Women Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tell Me More looks at how to connect investors to women-owned businesses. Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann and Pipeline Fellowship's Natalia Oberti Noguera share their ideas.

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On The Media

Jimmy Kimmel Will Keep Hoaxing, The Media Will Continue To Fall For It

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

On our podcast a couple weeks ago, I posited that the reason we haven't seen a massive viral hoax so far this year is because people are becoming smarter about it. In an article I wrote last week, I actually included a paragraph about my suspicions that an app that was getting reported as legit was, in fact a hoax (and I was correct). The king of meaningless pranks, Jimmy Kimmel disagrees.

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On The Media

In the Battle Over Aereo, CBS Explores the Nuclear Option

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves has reportedly suggested the network would stop broadcasting if the streaming service Aereo wins a forthcoming Supreme Court case.

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New Tech City

Tech Journos and the Lingo They Love to Hate

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Four of the best-known tech journalists define the latest, most ridiculous lingo being tossed around at the SXSW Interactive conference. Then we asked them to talk to us in that very jargon.

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Morning Edition

Why Is Locating A Lost Airliner So Hard?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Renee Montagne talks with aviation reporter Stephen Trimble about airplane technology and black boxes.

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'Ringing' Phones Do Not Mean Malaysian Passengers Are OK

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Some friends and family of the 239 people who have been missing since Saturday have called their loved ones' cellphones and heard rings. Sadly, that doesn't mean the phones and their owners are safe.

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The Internet Will Be Everywhere In 2025, For Better Or Worse

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A new report by the Pew Research Center predicts that the Internet will magnify our awareness of the world, eliminate privacy and become as embedded in our lives as electricity is today.

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The Takeaway

Another Cold War? Russia Can't Afford It | Music Identity from SXSW to Seattle | J. Craig Venter on Living Well to the Age of 150

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

How Does a Plane Go Missing? | Another Cold War? Russia Can't Afford It | Florida Race Offers Swing State Insights | Inside the Paralympics: The Biathlon | From SXSW to Seattle: Music and Music Identity Across America | J. Craig Venter on Living Well to the Age of 150

Seattle Moves To Curb Uber, Other Ride-Share Services

Monday, March 10, 2014

Taxi companies have been vocal opponents of web-based "ride-share" services, which they say have an unfair advantage because they're playing by different rules.

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Plane Lost, Uncertainties Regained

Monday, March 10, 2014

The mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is all the more troubling given how certain we seem to be about everything around us. Has technology inoculated us from reality?

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All Things Considered

SXSW: Software, Apps Still Rule But A Hardware Resurgence Is On

Monday, March 10, 2014

Technology talk is often focused on software and programs that run inside our devices. But a "maker movement" is driving interest toward making the physical devices themselves.

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All Things Considered

Keep Austin Wary: Snowden Streams Warnings To Tech Conference

Monday, March 10, 2014

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden addressed the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, urging developers to build encryption systems to stifle government snooping.

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