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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. 

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

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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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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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

Diet Pill Mimics the Effects of Eating

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The “imaginary meal” pill helps mice lose weight—but can it do the same in humans?

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Science Friday

A Broadway Hit, With an Autistic Math Whiz at Its Center

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Actor Alex Sharp talks about playing a 15-year-old math whiz on the Autism spectrum in the hit Broadway play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-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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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

Sifting Soils for New Approaches to Antibiotics

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Researchers report that they’ve isolated a new type of antibiotic compound from soil-dwelling bacteria that previously couldn’t be cultured.

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Science Friday

Mapping White-Nose Syndrome’s Lethal Course in Bats

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Bats infected with white-nose syndrome use up twice as much energy during hibernation as uninfected bats.

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Science Friday

Bill Nye on the Origins of Evolution

Thursday, January 08, 2015

When it comes to evolution, Bill Nye the Science Guy won’t be denied.

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Science Friday

CES 2015: Smart Mirrors, Autonomous Cars, and Safer Home Security

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Re/code reviewer Lauren Goode gives her rundown of the best tech at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show.

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Innovation: An Alarm Clock That Won't Take 'Snooze' For An Answer

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Even its developer says it's annoying — and that's the point. The Ramos clock forces you to get out of bed and walk to another room to turn it off. Even unplugging it won't silence the alarm.

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Weavers Turn Silk Into Diabetes Test Strips

Thursday, January 08, 2015

In India, where silk is plentiful, the luxe fabric turns out to be more efficient — and cheaper — than paper or plastic for testing a diabetic's glucose levels.

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The Unstoppable Selfie Stick Trend Has Invaded American Shores

Thursday, January 08, 2015

You can't miss them, and some folks can't resist them. Selfie sticks — monopods that help you take cellphone photos of yourself — are only growing in popularity.

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Freakonomics Radio

Why Doesn’t Everyone Get the Flu Vaccine?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Influenza kills, but you’d never know it by how few of us get the vaccine.

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