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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. 

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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Facebook To Post Amber Alerts To Help Find Missing Kids

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says social networking and sharing are essential in helping to find minors who may have been abducted.

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The Takeaway

The CentCom Hack & The Age of Cybervandalism

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

U.S. Central Command, also known as CentCom, is responsible for U.S. military affairs in the Middle East. Yesterday their social media accounts were attacked by a group claiming be ISIS.

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Morning Edition

Jury Selection To Begin For Accused Silk Road Mastermind

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ross Ulbricht is accused of running the now defunct site. For years, the website allowed hundreds of thousands of drug buyers, and thousands of drug dealers, to find each other online anonymously.

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Morning Edition

Video Game Based On Ancient Story Aims For Audiences In Iran, Beyond

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Two entrepreneurs with Iranian roots hope to make an international splash with a new online multiplayer game that is an update of a 1,000-year-old Iranian poem.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Fighting Extremism, Cybervandalism, and Waiting for Justice

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Takeaway explores radical Islam and the fight against it, we dive into the CentCom hack, and we look at jury selection in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

The Brian Lehrer Show

A Family Meeting on Risk

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A family meeting on risk, from jobs to playgrounds.

The New Yorker: Out Loud

Play and Parenting at KidZania

Monday, January 12, 2015

Rather than escape into a fantasy world, at KidZania children take jobs, purchase items branded by corporate sponsors, pay taxes, and even run a legal system. Impressive, or spooky?

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