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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. 

The Takeaway

How Policing Changes When Everyone's Filming

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A quarter of police departments are already using body cameras or are starting to implement them, and that number is likely to grow. How do cameras change police-community relations? 

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The Takeaway

5 Things to Know Before Recording the Police

Thursday, April 16, 2015

You have a right to record. The police can't delete your videos. But you can't break other laws, like trespassing. Here's what you need to know before taping a police encounter. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Filming the Police, Jane Goodall's Lifelong Work, A Culinary Computer

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the state of technology and policing in America, Dr. Jane Goodall drops by to discuss her new film, and we cook up a recipe from IBM's supercomputer Watson.

The Brian Lehrer Show

City Council Budget; Backfilling Charters; Ukraine Conflict; Losing Faith

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Backfilling charter schools; City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras; Google's EU troubles; historical context on the Russia/Ukraine conflict and one man's story about losing faith & family. 

All Things Considered

European Union Charges Google With Antitrust Violations

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

After a nearly five year investigation, European Union officials on Wednesday charged Google with antitrust violations and opened an investigation into its Android operating system.

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All Things Considered

Online Crafts Marketplace Etsy Prepares For Public Offering

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Etsy — the company best known for selling handmade goods — is going public. The financial media is having a lot of fun with this IPO, even mocking it as "artisanal." But it's actually serious business. The company has grown steadily and is considered one of the more promising recent IPOs.

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All Things Considered

Personalizing Cancer Treatment With Genetic Tests Can Be Tricky

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Genetic profiling of cancer cells can help guide treatment, but such profiles can be ambiguous. Results would be more accurate if all labs tested normal cells from each patient, too.

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The Takeaway

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Gets Team of Armed Guards

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In the 1980s, the total population of all northern white rhinos hung around 2,000, but now there is only one male left and few females.

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The Takeaway

The Road to a Sustainable Future

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

With a crisis on nearly every continent, world governments are negotiating a set of  goals focused on ending extreme poverty, preventable diseases, and curbing climate change. 

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

A Wigwam in Brooklyn

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WNYC
Boerum Hill was once nicknamed Little Caughnawaga for the Mohawk community that lived there as they braved great heights constructing the Empire State Building and more.
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EU Charges Google With Antitrust Violations, Will Also Look At Android

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Saying that Google abused its grip on the online search market by "systematically favoring" its own shopping services at the expense of others, a European panel releases a list of antitrust charges.

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The Takeaway

E.U. Regulators File Charges Against Google

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Is Google really good at maps, search, video and aggregation? Or are they a monopoly destroying competitors? The E.U. says the tech giant is monopolistic. 

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The Takeaway

Turning Human Corpses Into Compost

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Urban Death Project wants to bring sustainability and peace to our social practices of death and dying by taking deceased human bodies and turning them into nutrient rich compost. 

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Morning Edition

European Union Accuses Google Of Abusing Its Market Dominance

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The European Union has been looking into whether Google favors its own products in online searches. EU officials have filed a complaint against Google. The tech giant has not yet formally responded.

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New Tech City

Here's What Watson Actually Does

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

IBM's Watson won Jeopardy. Now, it wants to win your trust in the kitchen — and beyond. This week, we test out the premise of cognitive computing. And cook an avocado.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Sustainability, Childhood Freedom, and Composting Corpses

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Takeaway explores new international goals on climate change and poverty, the debate over "free-range" parenting, and a new initiative to compost the dead.

How AeroPress Fans Are Hacking Their Way To A Better Cup Of Coffee

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Coffee aficionados say the simple, syringe-like device makes exceptional espresso and allows for countless variations on the perfect cup. Not surprising, given that its inventor is a serial tinkerer.

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Digital Tools For Health Come With 'Hope, Hype And Harm'

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Medicine's move into the computer age has great potential for improving care. But patients and doctors still face serious challenges in adapting to the rush of new technology.

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All Things Considered

'Overly Attached Girlfriend' Meme Star Turns Online Fame Into Comedy Career

Monday, April 13, 2015

Laina Morris is the real person behind the Internet meme known as the "Overly Attached Girlfriend."

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All Things Considered

Russia Bans Some Internet Memes That Mock Public Figures

Monday, April 13, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Kevin Rothrock, who wrote the article, "The Kremlin has declared war on memes" for Global Voices and Quartz.

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