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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. 

New Tech City

It's Business School Types vs the U.S. Post Office

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

They had a plan for the future of paper mail. It was visionary. It was also naive. 

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All Things Considered

Grokking And Greebling In The 'Strange Land' Of Gamer Lingo

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

For an All Things Considered series on trade lingo, Melissa Block speaks with game designer Max Nichols about the terms "grok" and "greebling."

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Fresh Air

The Hazards Of Probing The Internet's Dark Side

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Brian Krebs, who broke the Target security breach story last year, says cybercriminals are "some very bad people." He tells Terry Gross about how they have found creative ways to taunt him.

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All Things Considered

Will This Tech Tool Help Manage Older People's Health? Ask Dad

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

There's a growing market in technology to address health problems in older people. But young techies don't always know what their clients really need and want. Enter the focus group of Dad.

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On The Media

Making Online Art Boring and Static

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Electric Objects, the small company which aims to “put the Internet on your wall” by creating an internet-connected screen with the ability to display a lot of art has launched a Kickstarter campaign.

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Police Use Dog To Find Memory And Hard Drives In Search

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Using food as a reward, a Lab named Thoreau has been trained to detect the scent of flash drives and other devices that can hold illegal images and video.

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How A Text Message Could Revolutionize Student Aid

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

New research suggests that text messages would nudge students to fill out the dreaded FAFSA.

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All Things Considered

We Asked, You Answered: Going To Extremes To Disconnect On Vacation

Monday, July 07, 2014

Giving up digital devices — even if for just a few hours or days — is a struggle. Whether it was to catch up on the news or peek in on the World Cup, NPR listeners found it tough to kick the habit.

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All Things Considered

From Pen And Paper To 3-D, Look Who's Challenging Google Maps

Monday, July 07, 2014

Today, digital maps are a big business, and Google has become nearly everyone's go-to cartographer. But there are challengers out there — and you might be surprised by some of the competition.

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Asian-American Leadership Programs Tackle The 'Bamboo Ceiling'

Monday, July 07, 2014

The programs aim to address a lack of Asian-American representation among top executives by highlighting the cultural tendencies of American workplaces.

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On The Media

The Quick Brown Fox Subtweets The Lazy Dog

Monday, July 07, 2014

Pangrams! Sentences that use every letter of the alphabet! You can definitely live without them (unless you happen to be a typographer), but why would you want to? Fortunately, you don’t have to live without them anymore, at least on Twitter.

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The Takeaway

Inside the World's Only Undersea Lab

Monday, July 07, 2014

Ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau recently wrapped up his record-breaking underwater expedition, Mission 31. Cousteau lived and worked more than sixty feet underwater for 31 days aboard the world’s only undersea laboratory: the Aquarius Reef Base in the Florida Keys. Cousteau’s mission honored the pioneering work of his famous grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, who led a similar undersea expedition 50 years ago aboard another underwater habitat called Conshelf II, in the Red Sea. 

 

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All Things Considered

The Life And Death Of 'The Internet's Own Boy'

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Programmer and activist Aaron Swartz was a "complex person," says filmmaker Brian Knappenberger. He tells Swartz's story, including his legal battle and suicide, in a new documentary.

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Yearning To Be A 'True Sport,' E-Sports Group Changes Gender Rules

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Backlash prompted an e-sports organization to pull an about-face last week after promoting a competition exclusively for male players, but the group's larger ambition may have been as much motivation.

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Report: Most NSA-Intercepted Data From 'Ordinary Internet Users'

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Nine out of 10 communications snagged by the National Security Agency were not from legally targeted foreigners, The Washington Post says.

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Keeping Time By Rubidium At The Naval Observatory

Sunday, July 06, 2014

You know when you dial a number, and a man reads you the exact time at the tone? That precise timekeeping starts at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. NPR's Linda Wertheimer takes a tour.

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All Things Considered

From Thermostats To Prison Security, More Things Going Online

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Carlos Watson, co-founder of the online magazine Ozy.com, talks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about how companies are using connected, smart devices to plug into the "Internet of Things."

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Tech Week: The Facebook Fail, Internet 2025 And Fondue Footwear

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Sheryl Sandberg apologizes for Facebook's "poorly communicated" secret user-testing, Reading Rainbow sets a Kickstarter record, plus more headlines in this week's tech news roundup.

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Quit Social Media, Save Your Marriage?

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Researchers found that, in general, people who use social media are 32 percent more likely to think about leaving their spouse.

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Specials

Innovation Hub: Celebrating American Innovation

Saturday, July 05, 2014

On this episode of Innovation Hub, celebrate Independence Day by taking a look at great American innovations and how the American dream has changed over time. 

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