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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

A Weird, Gwen Ifill-Related Twitter Mystery is Happening Right Now (Update: Solved!)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

At 2:01 this afternoon, a bunch of journalism-related Twitter accounts suddenly started tweeting this cryptic message: "f gwenifill." If you search twitter for the phrase, you see that it's very widespread, and that no one really seems to know what's going on. 

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JPMorgan Says It Will Replace 2 Million Credit Cards, Due To Breach

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The bank also reported a $5 billion profit, despite a series of costly settlements with the U.S. government.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Predictions for 2064

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Yesterday, we spoke with Matt Novak of Gizmodo's "Paleofuture" blog about Isaac Asimov's 1964 predictions for 2014. Now, we want to get your predictions for fifty years from now -- life in 2064. Post your predictions now, and Matt will be back at 11:40 on Tuesday to assess your predictions and talk about the state of futurism.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Being a Woman on the Internet is Terrible

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

“Harrassers and people who threaten women will try to harass women in a way they think they can get away with," says Amanda Hess, freelance writer and contributor to Slate. She discusses her new piece in Pacific Standard, "Why Women Aren't Welcome on the Internet."

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | January 14, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Why Fortune 500 companies will end up becoming leaders in innovation—not tech start-ups like we are seeing today...In Detroit, a group of local and national philanthropists have put together a $330 million deal to save the Detroit Institute of Art collection...In Russia, 1.3 million have the life-threatening virus that causes AIDS. A look at Russia's HIV epidemic....

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On The Media

Businesses Might Suffer If They Google Prospective Employees

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Scientific American reports on a study that shows job applicants who know their prospective boss viewed their social media profiles are more likely to think that their hiring process was unfair. This is even true in cases where the applicant gets the job. 

 

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Fresh Air

'What Everyone Needs To Know' About Today's Cyberthreats

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Security questions such as, "What's your mother's maiden name?" are easy to look up online. So for an extra layer of protection, author P.W. Singer advises making the answer something counterintuitive, like pizza.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Port Authority; Women Online; Baby Boomers; Predictions for 2064

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

With names still emerging in the Bridgegate scandal, is the structure of the Port Authority partially to blame? WNYC's Andrea Bernstein breaks down the chain of authority at the Port Authority. Then: writer Amanda Hess explains why women aren't really welcome on the internet. Plus: a look back at the Baby Boom generation with P.J. O'Rourke, and a look ahead to the future inspired by Isaac Asimov.

Google Buys Nest, May Soon Know How Cool You Like Your Home

Monday, January 13, 2014

The search giant bought Nest, the home automation startup with smart thermostats and smart smoke detectors that are found in homes around the world. It signals a tipping point for "the Internet of things."

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From The Archives: 1984, The Year Of Online Shopping?

Monday, January 13, 2014

A decade before Amazon.com was founded, shopping online involved a telephone, a TV, a typewriter keyboard and a monthly fee. Listen to Robert Krulwich, then NPR's business correspondent, navigating the brave new world of e-commerce.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Isaac Asimov's 2014 Predictions, Today

Monday, January 13, 2014

"Mankind will have become largely a race of machine tenders,” is one of the many predictions science fiction writer Isaac Asimov made in 1964 for what life would be like today. Matt Novak, writer of Gizmodo's Paleofuture blog, talks about what Asimov got right and wrong.

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On The Media

Of Course You Can Tweet About Having Cancer

Monday, January 13, 2014

UPDATE: 12:37PM. Wow, The Guardian pulled the columnCached copy is here. It could've been because of the content, or because of this. Guardian's notice just says that it was "inconsistent with the Guardian editorial code."

 

People are angry about a Guardian op-ed by Emma Keller titled: “Forget funeral selfies. What are the ethics of tweeting a terminal illness?”

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Soft Launching In Nine Months? You'll Need A Social Strategy

Monday, January 13, 2014

Everyone's announcing their pregnancy on Facebook these days. That means it's important to consider your social media strategy, and NPR's Melody Kramer mines the tech startup culture for some humorous ideas.

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The Takeaway

Iraq War Vets Reflect as Al Qaeda Rebounds | Can You Teach Entrepreneurship? | War on Film: A Changing Story, Changing Box Office

Monday, January 13, 2014

Iraq War Vets Reflect as Al Qaeda Rebounds | World Powers & Iran Reach Deal on Nuclear Program | 300,000 Still Without Water in West Virginia | Balancing Regulation & The Need to Create Jobs | Can You Teach Entrepreneurship? | War on Film: A Changing Story, Changing Box Office

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The Case Against Hugging, Dead Authors, Sharon Jones

Sunday, January 12, 2014

In this week's podcast, we hear a researcher's objections to hugging, comedian Paul F. Tompkins brings authors back from the dead, and Sharon Jones beats cancer and releases a long-awaited album.

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A First Look At New Tech Products To Hit The Market

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas closed on Friday. Visitors were treated to more than 20,000 new products, with everything from Internet-connected clothing to giant television screens. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with reporter Steve Henn about some of the gadgets on the horizon.

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Wearable Sensor Turns Color-Blind Man Into 'Cyborg'

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Wearable devices were all the rage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, from smart watches to Google Glass. NPR's Scott Simon talks to artist Neil Harbisson, who has gone beyond wearable technology and calls himself a cyborg. Harbisson considers the device he wears to correct color blindness to be an integral part of his body.

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Neiman Marcus Says Hackers Stole Credit Card Data

Friday, January 10, 2014

The upscale retailer isn't yet saying how many customers might be at risk, but it is confirming that a breach of credit card data took place. The company says it learned of "potentially unauthorized payment card activity" before Christmas.

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Tech Week That Was: CES, T-Mobile CEO And Predictions For 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

In this first full week of 2014, tech headlines came fast and furiously out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, and beyond.

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On The Media

A Good Year For Duck Duck Go, the Search Engine That Promises Privacy Protection

Friday, January 10, 2014

Last April, OTM producer Chris Neary profiled an upstart search engine called Duck Duck Go. DuckDuckGo’s selling point is that it promises its users that their privacy will be protected and that their results will be unfiltered.

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