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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

Telling Co-Workers: "Get Off My Back"

Thursday, December 18, 2014

If you're feeling like your colleagues are conspiring to waste as much of your time as possible, well, now it's time to strike back!

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Specials

Innovation Hub: Sink Or Swim

Thursday, December 18, 2014

On this episode of Innovation Hub: it's sink or swim. Our overwhelmed brains... and what we can do about it.

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Freakonomics Radio

Time to Take Back the Toilet

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Public bathrooms are noisy, poorly designed, and often nonexistent. What to do?

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U.S. Officials Believe North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The recent attack on Sony Pictures' computer network that resulted in a flood of confidential data has its origins in North Korea, U.S. intelligence officials say.

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Weekly Innovation: Nonstick Coating Helps Ketchup Slide Out

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

LiquiGlide is a coating that helps that last bit of ketchup or mustard slide out easily without shaking or squeezing the bottle. Now, the company is expanding to other kinds of uses and industries.

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All Things Considered

Major Movie Theater Chains Drop 'The Interview' After Threats

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Audie Cornish talks with LA Times Hollywood Editor Joe Bel Bruno about the latest surrounding hacker threats to Sony and theaters showing the film, The Interview.

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On The Media

New Bot Eliminates the Need for Writers, Writing

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Content, Forever solves the problem of content. Forever.
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New Tech City

Look How Cute This Military Cyber Warfare Training Ground Is

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Somewhere hidden in the sleepy suburbs of New Jersey, there is a very small "town" called CyberCity, where the military is training to defend against cyber attacks.

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Google News Is Taken Offline In Spain, After A Call For Payments

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

In Spain, Google and other news aggregators would face steep fines if they publish headlines and abstracts without paying.

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On The Media

Instagrammar: Why Adding Periods to Instagram Notifications Makes Users Feel "Sassed"

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Instragram added the smallest update to their notifications. So why are users so offended?
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Apple Wins $1B iPod Antitrust Lawsuit

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A California jury has found that Apple's iTunes 7.0 did not violate antitrust laws when it restricted files bought on other music services.

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The Takeaway

Cargoland: Automation Threatens Dockworkers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Independent producer Lu Olkowski continues her tour of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with a look at automation moving to supplant the human dockworker.

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Successful Tech Requires An Old-Fashioned Skill: Organizing People

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Learning how to code may be the hot thing to do right now, but it's not enough, argues contributor Catherine Bracy. What successful tech companies do best is organize people toward similar goals.

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Morning Edition

Sony On The Defensive After Hackers Attack Its Computer Network

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Unidentified hackers have been releasing internal documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Renee Montagne talks to Kim Zetter, a senior staff reporter at Wired magazine, about the attack.

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All Things Considered

Hustle Behind The Wheel: What It's Like To Be An Uber Driver

Monday, December 15, 2014

The ride-hailing service says it is creating 20,000 driver jobs every month. While this makes the service better for customers, drivers worry it will drive prices — and their earnings — down.

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All Things Considered

Lawyers Say Sony Can't Keep Media From Reporting Hacked Details

Monday, December 15, 2014

NPR's David Folkenflik talks with Melissa Block about the discussion within media circles about the legality and propriety of publishing information stolen in the hack attack against Sony Pictures.

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All Things Considered

The Distracting Problem With The Term 'Disruption'

Monday, December 15, 2014

Audie Cornish speaks to journalist Kevin Roose about the use of the term "disruption" in the tech industry.

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On The Media

#illridewithyou and Rising Beyond Clicktivism

Monday, December 15, 2014

In the wake of the Australian hostage crisis, #illridewithyou started trending.
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From Australia To France, Another Bad Day For Uber

Monday, December 15, 2014

Uber's "surge pricing" quadrupled fares for some customers trying to flee the area in Sydney where a gunman took hostages. France banned Uber's low-cost service over its lack of professional licenses.

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Book News: Apple Enters A New Round In E-Book Price-Fixing Fight

Monday, December 15, 2014

Apple goes before an appeals court in a battle expected to help clarify the legal line between business agreements and outright collusion. Also: Hilary Mantel denounces her critics' "froth and bile."

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