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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. 

New Tech City

The Case for Boredom

Monday, January 12, 2015

We're kicking off New Tech City's biggest project yet. It's called Bored & Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out. Our goal is to get you rethinking our relationship with technology.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Marching in Paris; Real Estate Boom; & Standardized Tests

Monday, January 12, 2015

Mitch McConnell's new role as Senate majority leader; standardized tests; rallying in Paris; real estate boom & boost your creativity by ditching your phone.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Science of Decision-Making, Free Community College, and The End of The World

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Takeaway explains why you might be having trouble sticking to that New Year's resolution, we explore a new Obama Administration education proposal, and a horror novel.

All Things Considered

Protecting Yourself From Cyberattacks In the New Year

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Last year was the worst year ever for cyber attacks. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Kurt Stammberger of the Norse Corporation about how his company tracks such attacks and what we can do about protecting ourselves.

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If A Smart Stove Could Suggest Recipes, Would You Buy It?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Tech companies are lining up to sell us "smart" things that learn what we might want and give it to us before we ask. But so far consumers seem wary, in part because of privacy concerns.

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New Streaming Services Are Changing TV — And Viewers, Too

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Streaming services like Netflix and the DISH Network's new Sling TV are helping consumers break free of cable subscriptions. That means TV shows must find new ways to connect with their viewers.

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All Things Considered

Forget Wearable Tech. People Really Want Better Batteries.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show has wrapped up its showcase of the latest in high-tech gizmos. But according to a survey from Fortune magazine, many Americans have a simpler wish: longer battery life.

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In Vegas, Intel Hopes A Smart Idea Takes Flight

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Chipmaker Intel made Silicon Valley possible. But now the company is searching for a new identity — and business stream. As consumers abandon PCs, the CEO is looking toward an untested area.

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WNYC News

Innovation Hub Comes to WNYC

Friday, January 09, 2015

WGBH
Innovation Hub makes its debut on WNYC's line-up this weekend. Learn about the show and catch it Saturdays at 7am on AM 820 and streaming online at wnyc.org.

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The Takeaway

The Best 5 Things Online This Week

Friday, January 09, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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Money Talking

There’s a New Electronic Sheriff Coming to Town

Friday, January 09, 2015

Ben Lawsky is the Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services. And he's got plans for the future of virtual currencies.

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On The Media

Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2014

Friday, January 09, 2015

Brooke speaks with futurist and io9 contributing editor George Dvorsky about the 2014 breakthroughs in science, technology, and culture that could be right out of a sci-fi novel. 

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On The Media

Aggregation and Ownership in the Digital Wild West

Friday, January 09, 2015

In a "remix culture" where sharing is a business and virality a science, Bob asks if copyright has lost all meaning.

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Money Talking

Bitcoin’s Young and Wild Days May Be Coming to An End

Friday, January 09, 2015

Digital currencies have had little to no regulation. And that’s about to end.

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On The Media

#42 - GodTube

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Will Rogers wanted to let Christians know that non-Christians had something to say. So he made a video saying almost nothing at all.
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All Things Considered

Look Out, This Poker-Playing Computer Is Unbeatable

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Forget chess. Poker may be even harder for a computer. But a software program has now "solved" a variant of Texas Hold'em, the bot's creators say. And nothing can keep it from winning.

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All Things Considered

Privacy, Security Focal Points At CES

Thursday, January 08, 2015

From Goldkey's smart watch that can make encrypted phone calls, to the iWallet that prevents hackers from stealing your credit card information, tech companies at CES are focusing this year on privacy gadgets. Melissa Block talks to CNET's Lindsey Turrentine about the latest in personal privacy technology at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show.

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After Leelah Alcorn's Suicide, Trans Youth Fight Broader Bias

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The media response to Leelah Alcorn's suicide has prompted young transgender people — especially people of color — to demand greater awareness about the discrimination they face every day.

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Science Friday

The Cold Virus Seeks Safety in the Nose

Thursday, January 08, 2015

One out of five people harbors a cold virus in their nose at any one time.

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Science Friday

Can Diet and Exercise Affect Your Genes?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Researchers are examining how exercise, diet, and your environment play a role in gene expression.

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