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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. 

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Reporting the Sony Hack

Friday, December 19, 2014

Did the Sony hack reveal newsworthy information, juicy gossip, or just our own voyeuristic tendencies? Ethicist Kelly McBride weighs in. 

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One Hell(boy) of a Reddit Secret Santa

Friday, December 19, 2014

Diane from Legal was nice to give you that Starbucks gift card, but this surprising Reddit user might be the Secret Santa of the year.
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#41 - Tell Me How To Live My Life

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What happens when the most popular astrologer on the internet doesn't post on time?
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New Bot Eliminates the Need for Writers, Writing

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Content, Forever solves the problem of content. Forever.
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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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#illridewithyou and Rising Beyond Clicktivism

Monday, December 15, 2014

In the wake of the Australian hostage crisis, #illridewithyou started trending.
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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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#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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Unicode, Ophiuchus, and a Surprisingly Goth Emoji Poem

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Emoji are darker than you ever realized.
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JakeDate.com Nails App Marketing, Reminds Us That Tech is Boring

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The latest in dating is here: JakeDate, an app that allows you to finally connect  – with Jake.
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Blog to... Novel?: Five Internet Personalities Turned Fiction Writers (Besides Zoella)

Friday, December 05, 2014

Zoella's Girl Online is making a huge splash – are bloggers-cum-novelists always such a hit? (Nope.)
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What Police Video Can and Can't Do

Friday, December 05, 2014

As the debate surrounding the effectiveness of police-worn body cameras grows, Bob Garfield looks at the concerns and evidence regarding the technology and its practical use.

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Little Trolls

Friday, December 05, 2014

Alanah Pearce is a video game reviewer who gets harassed a lot online. But recently she learned something about her harassers that gave her a new way to deal with them. 

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#CrimingWhileWhite: How Should an Ally Be?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

#CrimingWhileWhite tells tales of white privilege. But are those the stories we need right now?
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#39 - Little Sh*ts

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Alanah Pearce is a video game reviewer who gets harassed a lot online. But recently she learned something about her harassers that gave her a new way to deal with them.
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Somebody Think of the (Internet Famous) Children

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Child stars face a difficult road, so why should Internet famous teens be any different?
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“Racists Getting Fired” and the Desire to Do Something to About Ferguson

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

"Racists Getting Fired" has the mobilizing spirit of the Ferguson protests, but not the best impulses.
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The Mysterious Rehana

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob talks with Emergent's Craig Silverman about 'Rehana' - a mysterious Kurdish volunteer fighter who became the propaganda object of both ISIS and its enemies. 

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A Conversation with George Takei

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob speaks to Star Trek icon turned multimedia phenomenon George Takei.

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Survivor Library

Friday, November 14, 2014

In 1959, a solar storm threw an electromagnetic pulse at Earth so strong it fried the telegraph system. A whole lot more is on the line now.  

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