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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 Best Concert-Finding Mobile Apps

Monday, July 08, 2013

Back in the day, the only way to find out which bands were playing in your area was the local paper. Or maybe you called a club and simply asked. Things got a lot easier once we had websites to visit, but if you have a lot of venues that can be cumbersome. Now apps are changing the game.

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When Social Sharing Goes Wrong: Regretting The Facebook Post

Monday, July 08, 2013

Researchers explored the many ways what we say on Facebook get us in trouble and how offline and online regret aren't the same. Users often don't remember or know who might see their Facebook content until it's too late.

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Money Talking

Is Tech the Next Corporate Evildoer?

Friday, July 05, 2013

The odyssey of NSA leaker Edward Snowden has focused more on the where than the what in recent days, so it's easy to forget about what got him in hot water in the first place: Leaking the details of a secret government program that's tracking our digital info with the help of some of the biggest companies in tech.

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Douglas Engelbart Dies At 88, Invented Computer Mouse

Thursday, July 04, 2013

U.S. inventor Douglas Engelbart was one of the visionaries of the computer age. Besides inventing the computer mouse, his insight laid the groundwork for the interactive technology we now take for granted. Engelbart was 88.

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SoftBank Moves Closer To 78 Percent Stake In Sprint

Thursday, July 04, 2013

SoftBank's acquisition of a majority stake in Sprint Nextel appears to have cleared a final hurdle. The FCC reportedly approved the deal on Wednesday. Regulatory approval is the last step before the mega deal can be completed.

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Inventor Of Computer Mouse Dies; Doug Engelbart Was 88

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

U.S. inventor and Doug Engelbart, the man known as the father of the computer mouse and a thinker who helped introduce other key innovations, died Wednesday morning at age 88. His death was announced today by the Computer History Museum.

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Martin Luther King's Memory Inspires Teenage Dream

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Martin Luther King Junior's famous "I Have a Dream" speech is fifty years old this summer. Tell Me More is asking listeners to use #MyDream on Twitter to share their own wishes and visions of the future. Fourteen-year-old Aubrey Moran from Mississippi shares her dream for kids her age.

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New Jay-Z Album Tests The Musician And Samsung

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

On July 4, Jay-Z will release his album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, via an app that will be available to Samsung smart phone users three days before its wider release. It's not the first branding promotion between the tech and music industries, but it may be the highest profile.

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Father: Teen Jailed For Facebook Comment Beaten Up Behind Bars

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The push to reduce Justin Carter's $500,000 bail is getting more urgent after his family says the Texas teen is suffering physical abuse while an inmate in a Central Texas jail.

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New Tech City

Most Summer Camps Still Forbid Electronic Devices

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Peg Smith, CEO of the American Camp Association, sheds some light on when and where campers are allowed to use personal electronic devices.  

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New Tech City

New York City Gets .NYC Domain Name

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Web addresses ending in .nyc will be available for New Yorkers and New York-based businesses once the proposal is approved later this year, Mayor Bloomberg and City Council speaker Christine Quinn announced Tuesday.

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Tools To Help You Hide Online Raise The Ire Of Advertisers

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The recent revelations about the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance have breathed new life into a basic question: How do you hide online? There are some things you can do to cover your tracks, and privacy advocates are working on even better tools for staying anonymous. But that worries advertisers.

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Educational Innovators Ask 'Why Can't Learning Be Fun?'

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Remember the days when everything from ABCs to math and the arts were taught the same way to every student? Well now, innovations in education are changing the ways that children learn. Host Michel Martin finds out more at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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Avoiding The Post-Millennial Mid-Life Crisis

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

There's been no shortage of articles written about how twenty-somethings are struggling to turn the corner into adulthood. But psychologist Meg Jay says it's not because they lack opportunity: it's because they lack motivation. She joins host Michel Martin for a special parenting segment to discuss life skills for millennials.

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Hot Tips To Reinvent Education

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about new methods for teaching with a panel of education innovators at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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To Make Hearing Aids Affordable, Firm Turns On Bluetooth

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Traditional hearing aids can be too expensive for many people. But a new type that uses Bluetooth technology costs only about $300. The company that makes the new devices aims to reach millions of people around the world who need hearing aids but have trouble paying for them.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: At Camp, Swimming, Sports and Smartphones

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

One Pennsylvania summer camp is letting tween and teen campers use their smartphones, iPads and other tech gadgets all summer long.

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An MIT Project That Lets You Spy On Yourself

Monday, July 01, 2013

With nothing but email metadata, you can paint a pretty complete picture of your personal and professional universe.

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Texas Teen Jailed For Sarcastic Facebook Comment

Monday, July 01, 2013

A Texas teen who made a Facebook comment about "shooting up a school full of kids" is in jail on a felony charge for making terroristic threats. "These people are serious. They really want my son to go away to jail for a sarcastic comment that he made," says the teen's father.

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Kids Unplugged: Summer Camps Ban Electronics

Monday, July 01, 2013

A decade ago, many summer camps nationwide instituted a no-tech policy. Technology has changed since then, and social media threatens to distract kids' attention more than ever. But while kids are kept from their gadgets, behind the scenes, technology is enhancing their safety.

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