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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. 

Videos Of Ray Rice, Eric Garner Among Biggest Media Moments Of 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Some of the most interesting things on TV in 2014 weren't actually made for TV. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans lists the moments in television, viral video and social media that changed us all this year.

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Morning Edition

Is Sony Hack Really 'The Worst' In U.S. History, As CEO Claims?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sony Pictures is still reeling from the damage caused by the cyberattack. The company's reputation and Americans' free speech were put on the line. But experts dispute how to measure the damage.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Send Us the Best Photo You Took With Your Phone in 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The best of 2014: we want to see the best photo sitting on your cell phone! 
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All Things Considered

What You Need To Know About Subprime Lending For Smartphones

Monday, December 22, 2014

A new startup focuses on offering loans for the purchase of top-of-the-line smartphones. But what seem like deals come with hefty markups.

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All Things Considered

Services Offer A Means To Foil Widespread 'Elder Fraud'

Monday, December 22, 2014

The holidays are a time for giving — and for scams that prey on altruism, particularly among older adults. But several products on the market are designed to help fight fraud that targets seniors.

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All Things Considered

An 'Erasable Internet' Could Be Welcome In A Hackable World

Monday, December 22, 2014

With our digital lives just a hack away from being released in the world, do we really want to store all our information in perpetuity? That's the question raised by New York Times technology columnist Farhad Manjoo.

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PRI's The World

The North Koreans have been honing their hacking skills for years

Monday, December 22, 2014

How did one of the least wired countries in the world become a hub of hacking? North Korea has been investing in their cyber-capability for years.

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The 5 Business Stories That Made 2014 A Memorable Year

Monday, December 22, 2014

From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.

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Calling U.S. A 'Cesspool,' North Korea Warns Against Escalation

Monday, December 22, 2014

North Korea's National Defense Commission, which is headed by the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, said its military was ready to fight America "in all war spaces including cyber warfare space."

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Morning Edition

What's Hot In Tech Gifts This Year?

Monday, December 22, 2014

David Greene finds out from Jacqui Cheng, editor-in-chief of Wirecutter, a tech shopping blog, about which gifts are in demand. She's tracks what gizmos and gadgets are popular with readers.

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WNYC Digital

Our 25 Favorite New York City Instagrams of 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

These photos caught our eye, and our followers on Facebook and Twitter loved them.

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Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism'

Sunday, December 21, 2014

On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.

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Did North Korea Benefit From The Sony Cyberattack?

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The FBI says North Korea was responsible for the Sony cyber hack. North Korea denies involvement. NPR's Rachel Martin talks about possible next steps with Georgetown University professor Victor Cha.

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In Wineries Vs. Weather, Drones To The Rescue?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Rising temperatures have hastened harvest dates in Sonoma County — and they're changing grape-growing patterns around the world. Vineyards are responding with everything from sunscreen to sensors.

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Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of The Interview.

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'Going There' in 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she's met and the stories they've shared with her. She remembers her 'Top 5' moments of 2014.

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North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else.

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Obama: Sony Should Have Talked To Him Before Pulling 'The Interview'

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The FBI has concluded North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures. NPR's Scott Simon talks with White House correspondent Scott Horsley about what happens now.

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Tech Week: Sony's Cyber Woes, And A Coating To Ease Ketchup's Flow

Saturday, December 20, 2014

In our weekly roundup of tech headlines, we get you up-to-date on Sony's troubles after North Korea targeted its film The Interview, and tell you a community organizer's advice for tech companies.

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All Things Considered

FBI Officially Pins Sony Cyberattack On North Korea

Friday, December 19, 2014

The FBI released a statement on Friday saying that the North Korean government is responsible for the massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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