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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

Political Science: Where Evidence & Ideology Collide

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Plenty of politicians say they're not scientists. But when politics bumps up against science, there are consequences for all of us.

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In Movie Piracy Case, Australian ISPs Are Ordered To Share Customers' Info

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

It's being called a landmark ruling in Australia, where delayed film release dates are blamed for helping create one of the highest rates of Web piracy in the world.

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Morning Edition

A New Internet Domain: Extortion Or Free Speech?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

New Web suffixes have popped up in recent years to supplement .com and .net. One of the newest — .sucks — has companies worried their reputations will take a hit, so they're buying up the addresses.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Politics and Science Clash, Sausage Racers, and Pilotless Planes

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The Takeaway launches a new series on the intersection politics and science, we chat with one unsung baseball hero, and we look at the future of air travel.

All Things Considered

Artists In Residence Give High-Tech Projects A Human Touch

Monday, April 06, 2015

A 3-D printing software company hands artists high-tech tools to craft human-centered projects. But it isn't the first program to pair the imaginative with the practical to inform great innovation.

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Judge Allows N.Y. Woman To Serve Divorce Notice Using Facebook

Monday, April 06, 2015

Attempts by Ellanora Biadoo to reach her husband, Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku, were unsuccessful. But he has kept in touch exclusively via phone and Facebook.

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The Takeaway

Take Note: Use A Pen and Power Down The Laptop

Monday, April 06, 2015

New research indicates that students who take notes with laptops, rather than by hand, remember less and are more distracted.

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Morning Edition

Is Cash-Free Really The Way To Be? Maybe Not For Millennials

Monday, April 06, 2015

Financial advisers advocate using cash whenever possible. But new technologies are making it easier to do just the opposite. Still, a recent study shows more millennials are turning away from plastic.

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Owner Of 'Revenge Porn' Site Sentenced To 18 Years In Jail

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Kevin Bollaert who ran a site allowing people to anonymously post nude photos of others and then charged the victims to have them removed, was convicted of identity theft and extortion.

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Far From Silicon Valley, A Disruptive Startup Hub

Saturday, April 04, 2015

In South Africa's townships, entrepreneurs lack the basic necessities of an office, such as electricity and water. Enter Hubspace. "Damn," one of them said on his first visit. "This is a cool space."

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The World According To Xi Jinping (Or At Least His App)

Friday, April 03, 2015

The man sometimes described as China's most powerful ruler since Mao Zedong now has an app that lets you read about Xi's love of soccer and learn all about his "Four Comprehensives."

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Will Smart Clothing Amp Up Your Workout?

Friday, April 03, 2015

Startups are developing clothing with sensors that measure heart rate, breathing and muscle activity. Fitness enthusiasts are the target market. But the garments could be used for health care, too.

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If A Caller Says, 'I Am With The IRS,' He's Not

Friday, April 03, 2015

The IRS says if you are surprised to be getting a call from the agency, it's not them on the line. Don't fall for it! Scammers are trying to trick you into giving up personal information or cash.

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On The Media

Podcast Extra: Jon Ronson and Public Shaming

Thursday, April 02, 2015

WNYC
Brooke talks with Jon Ronson about his new book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed. 
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All Things Considered

BuzzFeed Writer's Stolen Phone Sparks Chinese Viral Sensation

Thursday, April 02, 2015

BuzzFeed writer Matt Stopera tells NPR's Melissa Block about his trip to China to meet "Brother Orange" — the man who bought Stopera's stolen iPhone and started a sensation on Chinese Twitter.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Mercury, BAHFest Science Satire, Cancer Vaccines

Thursday, April 02, 2015

How dust from passing comets could have darkened the surface of Mercury, a festival that challenges science fans to construct real arguments for completely bogus hypotheses, and looking to the genome of a patients tumor to build a cancer vaccine.

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Science Friday

Hr1: News Roundup, Iran Nuclear Deal, Egg Science, Long-flying Bird

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Eric Holthaus breaks down the new U.S. climate pledge, Energy Secretary Moniz talks Iran, Jeff Potter describes egg cookery, and a look at the 1700 mile flight of the blackpoll warbler.

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Searching Online May Make You Think You're Smarter Than You Are

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Googling that fact can make insufferable know-it-alls even more sure of their superior abilities, a study finds. The mere act of searching seems to boost faith in one's knowledge.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Knowing Steve Jobs for 25 Years, And Telling His Story

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli discuss the life, work, and legacy of Steve Jobs in their book Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader. 

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U.S. Creates First Sanctions Program Against Cybercriminals

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

President Obama signed a new executive order that will allow the administration to freeze the assets of any individual or group involved in "malicious" cyberattacks.

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