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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. 

PRI's The World

Will the real Dread Pirate Roberts please stand up?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Silk Road trial is now underway in New York. The alleged mastermind of the clandestine website is is trying to fend off charges of online crime and amassing an illegal fortune in bitcoins.

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All Things Considered

Remaking Vegas In A Tech Billionaire's Image: Will It Last?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh pumped $350 million into downtrodden downtown Las Vegas to make it a home for startups and a place young people want to live again. Three years in, is it working?

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Science Friday

Cybersecurity, Synthetic Speech, Book Club Hunts Lost Cities

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A look at the science behind your digital assistant’s voice. Plus, what’s at stake when cyber-security is compromised, and the SciFri Book Club goes in search of lost cities.

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Science Friday

STEM, Planet Rotation, Sea Turtle Navigation, Smartphones, and Sleep

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ira and guests explore why some planets stop rotating, how turning off your smartphone can help you sleep better, and how sea turtles navigate using their sense of magnetism.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is Amazon Good, Or Evil? A Debate

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Amazon accounts for 41 percent of all new book sales. But is the company a reader's friend? We tackle the question in this preview to this Intelligence Squared debate.

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The Takeaway

The Beginning of the End of Bitcoin?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The digital currency Bitcoin has fallen by 25 percent over the last two days. One financial expert says this might be the beginning of the end of Bitcoin.

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On The Media

Tweet to a Grecian Urn: Behind #TwitterPoetryClub

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Snap snap snap. Twitter has its own poetry salon. Snap snap snap.
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WNYC Digital

The 2015 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Watch From Home

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Did you miss Boyhood, Grand Budapest Hotel or Gone Girl in theaters? Here's your guide to what's viewable from the couch.

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All Things Considered

Finding, Selling Flaws In Apple's Code Can Be Lucrative Work

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Every time there is a big new release of some Apple software or operating system, hackers get to work — finding a flaw in Apple's computer code can be very lucrative.

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All Things Considered

Obama Spotlights High-Speed Internet Success In Iowa

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

President Obama visited Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Wednesday to spotlight that community's investment in an affordable, high-speed Internet system. The president wants to encourage similar systems elsewhere, but community-owned networks face challenges from commercial Internet providers.

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New Tech City

Bored and Brilliant: FAQ

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What is this whole thing about anyway? Tech support answers, our challenge rules, and more.
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Broadband A 'Necessity,' Obama Says, As He Pushes FCC To Expand Access

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The president is asking the agency to address state laws that could inhibit competition for high-speed Internet service. The move could draw opposition from major cable and Internet companies.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Bored and Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Watch New Tech City's digital detox that will help you reclaim the time you spend on your phone and use it to rediscover the creative benefits of boredom.

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Radiolab

Painting in Tongues

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Watch this amazing video of Emilie Gossiaux, a young artist left blind after being struck by and 18-wheel truck, reconnect with her art by seeing with her tongue.  
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The Takeaway

The Moon Is a Galactic Garbage Can

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In total, the moon hosts more than 400,000 pounds of man-made material. But is this trash a problem, or just the cost of doing space travel?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Case Against the Internet

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A twenty-year veteran of the tech industry explains why the Internet is not always a good thing.

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New Apps Give Teens Easier, Persistent Access To Mental Help

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The services provide coaching, counseling and monitoring for young adults with eating disorders, depression or other issues; some experts caution that they aren't a replacement for face-to-face talks.

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All Things Considered

A Closer Look At Obama's Plan To Protect Consumer Data

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

This week, President Obama is talking about cybersecurity. One proposal sounds pretty straightforward: Alert users if their data has been hacked within 30 days. But critics say it misses the mark.

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The Takeaway

What the Car of the Future Will Look Like

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Imaging the car of the future is a real gig and Sheryl Connelly has it—she's the head of global consumer trends and futuring manager for Ford.

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On The Media

Ship Your Enemies Glitter Delivers on a Beautiful Promise

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Internet has created a sparkly new way to torment the people you hate.
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