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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. 

Morning Edition

Apps That Allow You To Post Anonymously Gain Popularity

Monday, February 24, 2014

A growing number of social apps provide anonymity to users. One of the most popular is Whisper. It allows people to share secrets without disclosing their identities.

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A Father Plays Call Of Duty With His Son, Watched By Thousands

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Jason Munkel introduced his father to the game a year ago, and their channel on the streaming site Twitch has grown dramatically. Twitch has also grown, and with millions watching games every month.

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How We Love In The Digital Age: The Podcast

Friday, February 21, 2014

Whether it's dating or mating, technology and online communities have changed the way we connect with one another. Our latest digital life podcast explores the new terrain.

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Tech Week: Facebook's Bet, Streaming Fight, Google Maps Indoors

Friday, February 21, 2014

What a week in technology news: Facebook made a $19 billion purchase, Verizon and Netflix are feuding and Google's trying impressive new projects.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Broadband Access for All?

Friday, February 21, 2014

Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Media, which focuses on the intersection of technology and politics, talks about increasing access to broadband Internet here in New York, and how it might be funded. Plus, Rasiej discusses the announcement that Google Fiber is expanding to more cities and explores the possibility of it coming to New York.

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On The Media

The New Google Maps Update Would Like To Sell You A Bunch of Stuff

Friday, February 21, 2014

A new upgrade brings event listings for venues (buy tickets!), icons for local businesses (buy local goods!), and a way to map an airplane route. Why add this? Because it allows Google Flights to sell you plane tickets.

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Apple's Steve Jobs To Be Featured On U.S. Postage Stamp

Friday, February 21, 2014

The late tech icon is just one of several individuals slated to appear on stamps within the next year or so, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Johnny Carson.

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WNYC News

How de Blasio Can Make 'Affordable Broadband for All' a Reality

Friday, February 21, 2014

Mayor de Blasio wants "universal access" not only for New Yorkers who need childcare, but also for those who don't have a home connection to high-speed internet.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Broadband Access For All; NYC Transportation Commissioner; The World’s Biggest Family Tree

Friday, February 21, 2014

Andrew Rasiej of Personal Democracy Media talks about efforts to increase internet accessibility all over the city and the possibility of Google Fiber coming to New York. Plus: NYC Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg on Vision Zero plans and potholes; and an Esquire editor is building the world’s biggest family tree and wants you to help him expand it.

On The Media

Drone Law

Friday, February 21, 2014

A rash of state laws considered or passed in 2013 seek to rein in drone surveillance. They offer a patchwork of restrictions that seem to reflect the particular culture, or business interests, of individual states. Bob talks with Margot Kaminski, executive director of the Information Society Project and a lecturer at Yale Law School, who has surveyed the legal landscape and noticed a trend.

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On The Media

Cable Barons

Friday, February 21, 2014

The proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable could do more than mess with our TV and Internet bills. It could shape how many of us experience the flow of ideas. Brooke talks with communications law scholar Susan P. Crawford about the potential impact of this mega-merger on the information we access through Comcast's digital pipe. 

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On The Media

Fighting Telecom Giants

Friday, February 21, 2014

All across the country, communities are fighting to build their own broadband internet networks as an alternative to the services offered by big cable companies. However, these efforts have often been thwarted by legislation lobbied for by, you guessed it, the cable companies. Bob talks with James Baller, president of the Baller Herbst Law group, who has long been leading the legal charge on behalf of municipalities.

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On The Media

Protests in Ukraine, A Broadband Behemoth, and A Vile Rat

Friday, February 21, 2014

Remarkable images from protests in Kiev, a Pentagon Vietnam War commemoration website, and the proposed Comcast -Time Warner merger.

Money Talking

Should the Internet Be Treated Like a Utility?

Friday, February 21, 2014

The FCC is renewing its efforts to pass net neutrality rules to keep the internet free and open. These days, we can't live without the web, just like we can't live without water or power. So, should the government regulate internet access like a utility?

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On The Media

Swipe Right For Tinder Users' Exact Location

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tinder is a dating app that allows users to search for potential matches based on proximity. There's been a lot of talk of the app's popularity with Olympic athletes, which the media seems to be eating up. Yesterday, some security researchers published an article saying that they had figured out how to use Tinder to get users' exact locations.

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Science Friday

SciFri: App Chat: Social Media Gets Newsy

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ellis Hamburger, a reporter at The Verge, talks about why social media giants are betting on news.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Artificial Muscles Flex Using Fishing Line and Thread

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Researchers create superhuman strength from sewing thread and fishing line.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Building an Open 'Internet of Things'

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Will the 'Internet of Things' be open to developers—or hindered by proprietary smart boxes?

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Science Friday

SciFri: Beneath a Sleeping Volcano, Magma Mush Lies in Wait

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Despite what Hollywood might show you, there’s no big tank of liquid rock under a volcano. Stored magma spends most of its time as a crystalline mush.

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Science Friday

SciFri: The Science Behind the World’s Strangest Sounds

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Acoustic engineer Trevor Cox recorded the world’s longest reverberation.

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