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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. 

All Things Considered

In Tech Marketplace, Seniors Are Carving Out A Sizable Niche Of Their Own

Monday, January 19, 2015

Robert Siegel talks to Laurie Orlov, founder of the market research firm Aging in Place Technology Watch, about the growing industry for seniors and tech.

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All Things Considered

At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

Monday, January 19, 2015

Barbara Beskind stands out in youth-obsessed Silicon Valley. She inspires designers at the IDEO firm to think about the needs of older generations: What if your glasses could help you remember people?

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Morning Edition

Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But Can Your Doctor Use It?

Monday, January 19, 2015

People use wearable gadgets and phone apps to monitor their health — everything from calories consumed to medication taken. But all that data doesn't necessarily translate into better health care.

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Smoke Got In His Eyes And Inspired A New Kind Of Lamp

Sunday, January 18, 2015

As a boy in Kenya, Evans Wadongo struggled to do his homework by the light of kerosene and firewood. Now he has designed a solar-charged lamp made of scrap metal for sub-Saharan Africa.

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All Things Considered

'Blackhat': A Classic Detective Story For A Brave New World

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Over his years as a director, Michael Mann has taken on many crime stories. In his new film, malware is a central villain and the hero battles an adversary who resides in the virtual world.

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All Things Considered

Sit. Stay. Call 911: FIDO Vest Gives Service Dogs An Upgrade

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Wearable tech is popping up everywhere, and now there's a new vest that has GPS, can make phone calls and can talk back like Siri. But it's not for people — it's for service dogs.

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As Cities Push For Their Own Broadband, Cable Firms Say Not So Fast

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Some U.S. cities are bypassing private Internet providers and creating their own, faster networks. But laws in 19 states impede those efforts, and some cities want the FCC to get involved.

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Experts Pledge To Keep Computers On Humanity's Side

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Experts are signing a letter calling for research to ensure that artificial intelligence benefits humanity. Philosopher Nick Bostrom tells NPR's Scott Simon about the potential and dangers of AI.

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The Takeaway

The Weekender: Adventurers, Hollywood, and The Moon

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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All Things Considered

In 'Silk Road' Trial, FBI Paints Picture Of 'True Drug Empire'

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Silk Road was an online anonymous black market for buying and selling illegal drugs. The FBI shut it down in 2013 and now the man accused of running that billion-dollar drug market is on trial.

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All Things Considered

Concept Cars, Once Outlandish, Now Vital To Auto Industry's Future

Friday, January 16, 2015

Those futuristic prototypes that cost millions to produce have re-emerged at the Detroit auto show. It's a sign that the industry has regained confidence amid an accelerating economy, analysts say.

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On The Media

User Experience: One Star

Friday, January 16, 2015

Talking to Internet users about how it feels to leave a negative review.
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On The Media

#43 - Hey Ladies

Friday, January 16, 2015

Planning a St. Patrick's Day outing is no small feat, as these emails between a group of female friends reveal.
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The Takeaway

The Silk Road Trial: One of The Most Important Cases of Our Time

Friday, January 16, 2015

The trial of Ross Ulbricht, accused as the mastermind behind the online black market Silk Road, began this week.  Legal scholars say it's one of the most important cases of recent times.

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Money Talking

Failure is Not an Option....But it Should Be

Friday, January 16, 2015

Get your venture capital money out of here! Meet the billion-dollar company that bootstrapped it's way to becoming a New York tech giant. 

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Tech Giants Will Pay $415 Million To Settle Employees' Lawsuit

Friday, January 16, 2015

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe were accused of colluding to keep tech worker salaries low and avoid recruiting one another's employees.

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On The Media

A Paranoid Reflection Of Our Digital Age

Friday, January 16, 2015

"Black Mirror" creator Charlie Brooker on making a hit TV show that explores technological obsession and the more disturbing facets of our humanity.

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Money Talking

Uber Worth More Than $40 Billion. Come Again?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Venture capitalists are pumping billions into private tech companies. But soaring valuations and newly-minted billionaires leave some wondering if we're plunging into another bubble. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Your Cuba Travel Guide, The Best of the Web, and the End of Power

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Takeaway looks at tourism in Cuba, we dish on the best five things online this week, and we dive into a new book that shot to fame after Mark Zuckerberg chose it for his book club.

Public Sales Of Google Glass To End Later This Month

Thursday, January 15, 2015

In an announcement, the company said Glass is not dead, it's just going through a "transition.

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