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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

The Best Of The Internet In 2014

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to Sean Rameswaram, host of the weekly pop culture podcast, Sideshow, about his top picks for the best of the Internet in 2014.

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All Things Considered

Net Neutrality Debate Forces FCC Chairman Into The Spotlight

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Tom Wheeler is a former cable TV lobbyist and the president's appointee as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

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Science Friday

Don’t Stress! How to (Hopefully) Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Thursday, January 01, 2015

A lack of discipline isn’t what might undermine your goals, but rather an abundance of stress.

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Science Friday

Birding Into the New Year

Thursday, January 01, 2015

We’ll check in on the 115th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count and hear what birds have made an appearance so far this winter.

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Science Friday

An App a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Dr. Eric Topol's book The Patient Will See You Now argues that technology will save patients time and money—and put healthcare back in their hands.

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Science Friday

Could an ‘Ocean’ of Water Be Trapped Within the Earth?

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Rocks deep within the earth’s mantle could sequester water for billions of years and release small amounts to the surface.

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Science Friday

Families Geek Out! Try These DIY Experiments at Home

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Bill Nye the Science Guy writer Lynn Brunelle and Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments author Mike Adamick share fun science experiments parents and kids can do at home.

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The Takeaway

2014: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, And The Hidden Gems

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The calendar might have changed at midnight, but we're not done with 2014. Today we're delivering you a special New Year's episode dedicated to some of the high & low points of 2014.

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Freakonomics Radio

What’s the “Best” Exercise? (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Most people blame lack of time for being out of shape. So maybe the solution is to exercise more efficiently.

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PRI's The World

There's a push in Sweden to deal with Internet trolls

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A TV show and a data research group are examples of how Sweden is raising awareness about hate on the Internet.

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10 Final Thoughts Of The Protojournalist

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

As the sun sets on The Protojournalist storytelling project, I reflect on the question: What have I done?

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Morning Edition

Vocab Tech For Toddlers Encourages 'Anytime, Anywhere Learning'

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sesame Workshop's games are designed to help kids learn words and have fun. One New York City educator says it's never too soon to teach tykes that technology can be more than just entertainment.

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New Tech City

Tales of Real Life Tech Addiction

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In which video games at 3 a.m. make someone sick, and our mothers nod knowingly. 

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PRI's The World

Quoting Spiderman didn't spare a Bitcoin evangelist from prison

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Uncle Ben told Spiderman that with "great power comes with great responsibility." But the line didn't prevent Bitcoin evangelist and exchange operator Charlie Shrem from prison time after he was convicted of aiding illegal transactions.

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PRI's The World

If you want to honk in India, you may have to pay

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

India's noise pollution is legendary: By some measures, India has three of the top five noisiest cities in the world. The worst offenders are on the road, and while some people complain about it, one person stepped up to the challenge of taking it on — by making honking a privilege that will literally cost you.

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All Things Considered

The 2014 Tech Trends We'll Still Be Talking About Next Year

Monday, December 29, 2014

Apple is ending an influential 2014 but faces another big test ahead. And we revisit the mega-hacks of the year and look to a more voice-controlled future.

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PRI's The World

An AirAsia jet carrying 162 people is still missing

Monday, December 29, 2014

As authorities continue to search for a missing AirAsia flight bound for Singapore, fears are growing that the aircraft is "at the bottom of the sea." Meanwhile, AirAsia’s flamboyant chief executive, Tony Fernandes, has been thrust into the international spotlight as his company confronts its first major crisis.

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Facebook Finds That Not All Users Want To Review Their Year

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The social media giant's "Year in Review" app has upset some who prefer to forget 2014's unpleasant memories.

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Tech Week: Video Game Console Sites Attacked; Uber's Crazy Year

Saturday, December 27, 2014

In our weekly roundup of tech headlines, Sony and Microsoft video game console sites streaming The Interview were possibly hacked, and a look at Uber's year of hyper-growth and backlash.

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Pyongyang Blames U.S. Amid Reports Of New Internet Outages

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pyongyang has accused President Obama of "reckless words and deeds" and said the U.S. is "playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would."

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