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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. 

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Operation Digital Data Rescue

Friday, June 26, 2015

A guide to moving your data from those obsolete cassettes, tapes and even floppy disks to somewhere you can actually use them.

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Vint Cerf and Our Uncertain Digital Future

Friday, June 26, 2015

Four decades after he co-developed one of the protocols that made the internet a reality, Vint Cerf is worried about our digital future.

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Digital Dark Age

Friday, June 26, 2015

What if, either by the slow creep of technological obsolescence or sudden cosmic disaster, we were cut off from our electronic records? 

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Preventing a NASA Dark Age

Friday, June 26, 2015

NASA's archives faced technological extinction, until a series of happy accidents allowed Keith Cowing to rescue the iconic photograph, Earthrise.

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The Solar Flare Scenario

Friday, June 26, 2015

Could a solar flare cause a digital meltdown? Brooke speaks with Lucianne Walkowicz, astronomer at Chicago's Adler Planetarium, about the sun's power to affect our electrical grid.

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Surviving A Solar Flare

Friday, June 26, 2015

Rocky Rawlins created the Survivor Library in preparation for a solar flare taking us back to a pre-digital age.

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Digital Dark Age

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What if, either by the slow creep of technological obsolescence or sudden cosmic disaster, we no longer could draw from the well of of knowledge accrued through the ages?
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Share Your Story About Digital Loss

Monday, June 15, 2015

Tell us your story about not being able to access a part of your personal history - photos, files, etc - because they're trapped on old technology. 
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Codes of Conduct

Friday, June 12, 2015

What you need to know about filming the police and understanding massive data breaches, the importance of coding, and the future of storytelling via virtual reality.

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Behind the Code Curtain

Friday, June 12, 2015

Most of us are familiar with Facebook or Apple products, but don't really understand the code that animates them. Programmer Paul Ford wants to change that.  

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Did Science Fiction Predict the Future of Journalism?

Friday, June 12, 2015

Brooke speaks with journalist Loren Ghiglione, who believes he might have found some answers about the future of journalism in the science fiction of the past.

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The Future of Storytelling Is Here

Friday, June 12, 2015

Bob takes a tour of an exhibit that lets him soar like bird, visit a refugee camp in Syria, and smell Goldilocks' porridge. 

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Surveillance Beyond the Patriot Act

Friday, May 29, 2015

The current Patriot Act debate suggests that mass surveillance comes primarily from Section 215. But other, less-known programs actually account for most of the metadata collected.

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The Right to Repair Our Things

Friday, May 22, 2015

Because of copyright laws and the rise of the Internet of Things, farmers break the law if they tinker with the software inside their tractors. That is, unless a new bill helps them.

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Climate Feedback

Friday, April 10, 2015

Scientist Emmanuel Vincent spearheads Climate Feedback, a group of scientists annotating climate change coverage online to bridge the gap between reportage and scientific fact. 

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Podcast Extra: Jon Ronson and Public Shaming

Thursday, April 02, 2015

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Brooke talks with Jon Ronson about his new book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed. 
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Confession and Suppression

Friday, March 20, 2015

OTM examines the line between making great documentary and heeding the law. Plus, Florida officials suppressing the term "climate change," and Wikipedia vs. NSA.

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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales Vs. NSA

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Wikimedia Foundation is suing the NSA over its "upstream" spy program. Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales discusses the "chilling effect" he says surveillance has on its users. 

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#49 - Do URL Believe in Magic?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Etsy has a selection of mystics, spellcasters, and witches to help you get money now, have better sex, and become enviously beautiful.
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The Haunted Dolls of eBay

Friday, March 13, 2015

How do you shop for a haunted doll?
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