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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. 

Avant-Garde Afterlife: Space Shortage Inspires New Burial Ideas

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Urban areas present a problem: how can the dead be interred both respectfully and efficiently? Proposed solutions include vending machine-like vaults, inverted skyscraper cemeteries and glowing pods.

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Tech Week: Instagram Vs. Twitter And Europe Vs. Google

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Instagram beat Twitter on a key metric, but Twitter's co-founder says he doesn't care. And Google's woes in Europe continued as the tech giant shut down Google News in Spain over a new law there.

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PRI's The World

A computer glitch paralyzes London's Heathrow Airport for hours

Friday, December 12, 2014

British airspace was shut down this afternoon for several hours after a "computer glitch" halted flights to several airports. That included Heathrow, one of Europe's busiest hubs — and the ripple effect was felt by flyers around the globe.

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PRI's The World

The man behind a top ISIS Twitter account lives in India

Friday, December 12, 2014

An investigation by the British Channel 4 News reveals the identity of the man behind one of the most prolific ISIS Twitter accounts. The man, known only as Mehdi, is a businessman living in Bangalore, India.

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Coming Soon To Iowa: Driver's License On A Smartphone App

Friday, December 12, 2014

The new app license will be available in 2015 at no additional cost to drivers, said Paul Trombino, director of the state's Department of Transportation.

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On The Media

We Don't Want to Be Prevented From Posting Drunken Facebook Photos

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Facebook Artificial Intelligence Lab is working to prevent users from posting drunken photos. But do we want that? And will it even work?
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Morning Edition

After Law Requires Payments To Papers, Google News Shuts Down In Spain

Friday, December 12, 2014

In a victory for Spain's news outlets, aggregators are now required to pay the sites for linking to their content. But Google's choice could hurt the sites, limiting their global reach and influence.

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Morning Edition

Please Touch! Cooper Hewitt Creates A Museum For The Internet Age

Friday, December 12, 2014

The design museum is housed in a historic building, but it has been remade into one of the country's most technologically advanced museums. Officials hope it attracts younger visitors — and donors.

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On The Media

#40 - Tinder Bros

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tinder is home to some of the worst pick-up lines on the internet, and they aren't even original. 
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Weekly Innovation: A Smart Power Outlet That Can't Shock You

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Kids often hurt themselves when they put their fingers into electrical outlets, but the Brio Smart outlet prevents injury by using sensors to differentiate between human touch and an electric plug.

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Science Friday

The Best Science Books of 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Science writers Deborah Blum and Annalee Newitz join Ira to share their favorite science books of 2014.

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Science Friday

DIY Holiday Gift Hacks

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Avoid the long lines and hack your holiday gifts, from homemade perfume to 3-D printed ornaments.

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Science Friday

Alan Alda Challenges Scientists to Answer: What Is Sleep?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Alan Alda’s “Flame Challenge” asks scientists to answer the big questions that keep them up at night to 11-year-olds around the world.

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Science Friday

Food Failures: Cookie Science Secrets

Thursday, December 11, 2014

In this episode, Cooking for Geeks author Jeff Potter gives home bakers tips on how to achieve cookie perfection using different sugars, fats, and flours.

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Science Friday

Evidence Mounts for Liquid Water on Mars

Thursday, December 11, 2014

NASA reveals new evidence for a large lake that could have existed for millions of years on Mars.

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PRI's The World

One of the world's original digital diplomats says Twitter is an 'unrivaled tool' for foreign policy

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It's no surprise that Twitter is changing the way we communicate with each other — but it's also changing the way we communicate with our government. Meet Arturo Sarukhan, a former ambassador from Mexico and a pioneer in the world of digital diplomacy.

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New Tech City

Look! I Taught My Dad To Download Podcasts

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The New Tech City intern took on a huge challenge. She taught her dad how to listen to podcasts, and boy was it fun. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Do You Do When Your Facebook "Friend" Posts Something Racist?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Post-Ferguson and Eric Garner, how do you respond to racist posts by your Facebook "friends?"

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Freakonomics Radio

The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

We spend billions on our pets, and one of the fastest-growing costs is pet "aftercare." But are those cremated remains you got back really from your pet?

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Watch: Navy Ship Uses Energy Weapon In Persian Gulf

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The U.S. Navy says it made a "historic leap" by deploying a laser weapon system for the first time. A video shows the system, based on the USS Ponce in the Persian Gulf, taking target practice.

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