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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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Condemning #GamerGate

Friday, October 24, 2014

Christopher Grant, Editor in Chief of Polygon, explains #GamerGate and his approach to speaking out against the video game industry's latest misogyny problems. 

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Ask Leah

Friday, October 24, 2014

Leah Reich was a 24-year old writing for a video game website who accidentally became Advisor-in-Chief to thousands of lonely teenaged boys. Including reporter PJ Vogt. 

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Want to Make a Bot That'll Write a Novel? November is the Time to do it.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

November is National Novel Writing Month. This year, for the second time, it's also National Novel Generation Month
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McLuhanisms, 50 Years Later

Friday, October 17, 2014

Brooke speaks to Nicholas Carr about how Marshall McLuhan's theories have held up, 50 years later.

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TLDR #38 - Ask Leah

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Leah Reich was a 24-year old writing for a video game website who accidentally became Advisor-in-Chief to thousands of lonely teenaged boys. Including reporter PJ Vogt. 
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#38 - Ask Leah

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Leah Reich was a 24-year old writing for a video game website who accidentally became Advisor-in-Chief to thousands of lonely teenaged boys. Including reporter PJ Vogt. 
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A Pop Song Written Using iOS's Predictive Text Feature

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

YouTuber Jonathan Mann has written a pretty solid pop song using only the predictive text function on his iPhone. 
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The World's Greatest First Name is Back, as an App

Friday, October 10, 2014

Specifically, an app to allow you to talk to one guy named Ethan. 
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Californians Shame Their Neighbors With a New "Drought Shaming" App.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The data revolution is upon us, folks, and we are using it to shame our neighbors for wasting water during a drought. 
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Men Can Finally Pay Someone to Explain Feminism to Them

Monday, October 06, 2014

Artist Elizabeth Simins made something to draw attention to a particular and often ignored form of abuse. 
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Weev Is A White Nationalist. He Still Shouldn't Have Gone To Jail

Monday, October 06, 2014

A convicted hacker has gone public as a white supremacist. His views are terrible, but he still shouldn't have gone to jail.
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Facebook Announces Reforms To Its Research Policies

Friday, October 03, 2014

Yesterday, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer announced updates to the way that Facebook conducts research.
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Nothing But The Truth

Friday, October 03, 2014

The splintering image of the Secret Service, why rumors are more interesting than fact, and an atheist tome for kids.

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Lawyer Threatens Google With $100 Million Lawsuit Over Nude Stolen Celeb Photos

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Lawyer Threatens Google With $100 Million Lawsuit Over Nude Stolen Celeb Photos
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Facebook Apologizes to LGBT Community and Promises Better Authentication Tools

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Chris Cox — Facebook’s Chief Product Officer — apologized for account suspensions following weeks of protest over the social media company's name policy.
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There is Now a "Mutual Consent" App

Monday, September 29, 2014

An app was released last week that allows potential partners to record their consent to sex prior to having it, as well as their level of intoxication at the time they consent. 
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The NSA Has An Advice Columnist

Friday, September 26, 2014

When employees of the NSA's Signals Intelligence Division need advice about workplace frustrations they can write 'Zelda.'

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Goth Teens On The Internet Are Never What They Seem

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

On July 8, 2008 the YouTube account xXblo0dyxkissxX uploaded its first video, and created a small mystery.
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Website That Threatened to Release Nudes of Emma Watson Now Threatens to Censor Internet

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A website threatening to leak nudes of Emma Watson has turned out to be an elaborate anti-nude hoax, but it has turned out not to be any better.
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The Strange True Story of Dr. Selfie

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How I tried to break an app I was beta testing
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