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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. 

Tech Week That Was: The Mac Turns 30, More NSA Rumblings

Friday, January 24, 2014

In technology news this week: Apple's iconic baby celebrated a big birthday, the debate over Edward Snowden and NSA data collection continued to simmer, and the Target data breach prompted more talk about credit card security.

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On The Media

#12 - Hunting For YouTube's Saddest Comments

Friday, January 24, 2014

YouTube's infamous for having one of the worst comment sections on the internet. There's no reason to ever read them. Unless you’re writer & filmmaker Mark Slutsky. Mark spends hours scouring the comments section on YouTube, and occasionally, scattered in the dross, he finds small poignant stories for his site Sad Youtube.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | January 24, 2013

Friday, January 24, 2014

Other Highlights From Today's Show: Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency for the state of California. What does this mean for cities like San Diego?...Our Movie Date team reviews this week's big release and gives their top picks for this year’s Sundance Film Festival ...The World Economic Forum will devote all of today to panels and talks on the threat of climate change. Is this a sign of things to come?

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On The Media

A Reporter Interviews Men On an Anonymous Phone Sex Line

Friday, January 24, 2014

In the Bay Area, there's a number you can call to chat anonymously with strangers. People use it for phone sex. On the new Love + Radio, reporter Julia DeWitt called up and tried to interview the men on the line, and it's very great radio. 

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Take a Digital Detox with New Tech City

Friday, January 24, 2014

Struggling to keep up with your email inbox? Overwhelmed by your Twitter feed? Do you feel separation anxiety when you're without your mobile device? Take a deep breath. New Tech City is here to help.

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As Windows XP Fades Away, Will Its Users Stick With Microsoft?

Friday, January 24, 2014

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP in April. But the company faces a challenge as it herds its users away from the 12-year-old operating system: With so many computing options on the market, customers leaving XP behind might end up turning their backs to Microsoft, too.

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New Tech City

10 New York City Vine-ographers You Should Follow

Friday, January 24, 2014

Who are your favorite Vine-ographers in New York City? That's what we asked people in the Vine community in recent weeks. We've heard about dozens of incredible comedians, musicians, stop-motion artists and illustrators who bring New York to life with their six-second videos. Here are 10 of our favorites.

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New Tech City

Meet the Vine-ographers Who Can Make $10k in 6 Seconds

Friday, January 24, 2014

Unlike Twitter and Instagram, the video-sharing app Vine isn't dominated by celebrities. The most popular users are comedians, musicians and stop-motion artists who have built up a following through the app - some have even turned it into a full-time job.

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The Takeaway

The Clinton Machine Gears Up for 2016 | Video Game Music Gains Recognition | Who Really Gets to Do What They Love?

Friday, January 24, 2014

'Planet Hillary': The Clinton Machine Gears Up for 2016 | How California's Cities Are Coping With Drought Conditions | Sundance Preview & This Week's Movies Reviews | World Economic Forum Takes Up Climate Change | Ludomusicology: The Study of Video Game Music Gains Recognition | Who Really Gets to Do What ...

On The Media

A Blogger's First Amendment Rights - and Responsibilities

Friday, January 24, 2014

A federal court ruled last week that a blogger who had lost a defamation suit in 2011 should have the same free speech protections as a traditional journalist, and as everyone else who publishes online. The blogger is Crystal Cox, who is notorious for creating domain names and blog posts tarring the online reputations of her targets and then offering to fix the problem for a price. Bob speaks to Ellyn Angelotti of the Poynter Institute about what the decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals means for First Amendment protections online, and whether it matters that Cox is the defendant.

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On The Media

Snowden's Beliefs, Banning the word "Nazi" in Israel, and More

Friday, January 24, 2014

A look at whether the motivation of leakers matters, Israel's push to ban the word "Nazi," and new frontiers in child porn law.

On The Media

Combating "Bad" Speech With More Speech

Friday, January 24, 2014

The blogger Crystal Cox has also targeted First Amendment lawyer Marc Randazza, his wife, and their toddler. Bob spoke to Randazza in the Spring of 2012 about how Cox's actions were testing his free speech values. Since then, Randazza decided to take her to court and won. (He told us this week that his legal strategy had nothing to do with the content of Cox's speech and were instead based on domain law. His court arguments are available upon request, for free, if you ever find yourself in Cox's cross hairs). Randazza also blogs at The Legal Satyricon.

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How To Follow The Sochi Olympics On Twitter

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Have a favorite Olympic team? We've made it easy to follow all of the athletes on Twitter.

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New Tech City

Stop! Recharge Yourself with this One Minute Digital Detox

Thursday, January 23, 2014

WNYC

Feeling taxed by 2014 already? Promised yourself you'd stop being a slave to your phone? Take one short minute for this fun video guide to a digital detox. 

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On The Media

Revenge Porn Pioneer Hunter Moore Indicted

Thursday, January 23, 2014

UPDATE: read indictment below.

Time Magazine is reporting that Hunter Moore has been indicted by a grand jury for conspiracy to “access a protected computer without authorization to obtain information for private financial gain.” There aren't many details available and I haven't seen a copy of the indictment online, but will update the story as that information comes in. In the meantime, I've embedded Bob's interview with Moore from December of 2011 below:

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Are E-Books Killing Reading For Fun?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Americans are reading differently than they used to: more e-books, more audio books and young people choosing not to read at all. Guest host Celeste Headlee looks at this country's changing reading habits with Pew Research Center's Kathryn Zickuhr and librarian Elissa Malespina.

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People Assumed I Was A Tech Whiz Because I'm Asian

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Philip Guo was on the fast track with his computer programming career. But he says that's because he's Asian and people assumed he was a whiz. He talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about benefiting from racial profiling.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Star-Crossed Galaxies

Thursday, January 23, 2014

What happens when two spiral galaxies collide?

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Science Friday

SciFri: Is Coding the Language of the Digital Age?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that programming jobs will grow by 12 percent from 2010 to 2020.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Sara Paretsky: ‘Critical Mass’

Thursday, January 23, 2014

In Critical Mass, a crime writer draws inspiration from an overlooked physics pioneer.

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